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Civil Unrest news and analysis from The Nation
August 2, 2021
“We Will Live in a Completely Different World”: A Conversation With Svetlana Alexievich
The Nobel laureate on a new wave of repressions in Belarus, the role of women in revolution, and life after the pandemic.
July 30, 2021
House Democrats Want to Know the Truth About the Bolivian Coup
The OAS’s false accusations led to the expulsion of Evo Morales. Now members of Congress want the State Department to investigate.
July 30, 2021
We Need to Scale Back America’s War Machine
Sixty years after Eisenhower warned the nation against the threat of the military-industrial complex, America continues to maintain a bloated, imperialistic military presence at home and abroad.
July 23, 2021
The Best Haitians Can Expect From Prime Minister Ariel Henry
…is that his administration will be a brief stage in a series of transitions to genuine democracy.
July 20, 2021
How Far Will the US Take Intervention in Cuba?
Lawmakers in both parties are divided on whether to mend troubled relations or escalate already aggressive foreign policy.
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July 16, 2021
Colombia’s Strategy to Quell Protesters? Shoot at Their Eyes.
Human rights groups estimate as many as 200 protesters have suffered eye injuries after being targeted by Colombia’s notorious anti-riot police.
July 13, 2021
Cuba’s Protests Are Different This Time
A shrinking economy, frightening new rates of Covid infections, and growing discontent with the government are fueling once-in-a-generation protests.
William M. LeoGrande
July 12, 2021
What Next for Haiti?
The announced arrests didn’t solve the murder of Jovenel Moïse. Nor do they address the deeper problems of a country where the presidency has become a business, not a duty.
July 6, 2021
Haiti Has Been Abandoned—by the Media, the US, and the World
Human rights activist Antoinette Duclaire’s murder is the latest for a country in chaos—where an obsession with elections obscures a complete absence of democracy or accountability.
June 9, 2021
The Kids Are Reimagining International Solidarity
Millennial and Gen Z activists are connecting their struggles at home to the workings of US empire in Palestine, Haiti, Colombia, and other countries.