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March 20, 2020
The Sudanese Ousted a Dictator Last Year—Why Is Washington Still Imposing Sanctions?
Middle East scholar Stephen Zunes talks about Sudan’s hopeful but uncertain future in the wake of its peaceful democratic revolution.
February 21, 2020
Trump Has Dropped the Pretense of Playing by the Rules of Democracy
He’s gambling that every agency that could put the brakes on his power grab is too cowed or compromised to stop him.
January 30, 2020
Confirmed: Elliott Abrams’s Defense of Mass Murder Was Based on Lies
The reporters who covered the El Mozote massacre were right all along.
January 21, 2020
The US Sanctions on Iran Are Causing a Major Humanitarian Crisis
There has been a catastrophic drop in living standards, and the deterioration in public health warrants immediate action by the international community.
January 9, 2020
Sanctions Are Economic Warfare
Trump used his Iran speech to say the US is “ready to embrace peace with all who seek it.” But the crippling sanctions he proposes will only make things worse.
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December 25, 2019
President Scrooge and His Dickensian Cabal
The administration’s holiday greeting is a plan to slash food stamp benefits for roughly 700,000 unemployed Americans.
December 23, 2019
What Never-Ending War Does to Kids
In expanding the reach of its military involvement, the United States has left a generation of children traumatized.
December 23, 2019
The End of Human Rights
The United States is throttling what meager enforcement mechanisms still exist.
December 13, 2019
ICE Is Everywhere, So Is Never Again Action
In coordinated actions this week, activists have rallied, marched, and engaged in civil disobedience as part of protests that spotlight ICE abuses.
November 13, 2019
The EU’s Shame Is Locked Away in Libya
Incarcerated refugees wrote on mattresses with tomato paste: “We condemn EU policy on innocent detainee refugees in Libya.”