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An Israeli drone struck a Hamas office as smoke rises in Beirut, Lebanon, on January 2, 2024. Lebanese Prime Minister Najib Mikati has declared the Beirut explosion to be a “new Israeli crime” with the alleged intention of pushing Lebanon into a fresh phase of confrontations.

Will Israel Drag the US Into Another Ruinous War? Will Israel Drag the US Into Another Ruinous War?

President Biden refuses to pursue the most obvious way of de-escalating tensions and avoid American deaths: a cease-fire in Gaza.

Jan 3, 2024 / Trita Parsi

A projected picture of President Joe Biden with the text reading “Genocide Joe” on the wall of the African American Civil War Memorial Museum during in a Pro-Palestinian demonstration in Washington, D.C. Pro-Palestinian demonstrators gathered at Thomas Circle to hold a rally with Palestinian flags and banners, calling for a cease-fire in Gaza.

The Empire Strikes Back The Empire Strikes Back

Once more, wars abroad threaten domestic reform.

Jan 4, 2024 / Comment / Robert L. Borosage

A priest blesses a lesbian couple in Munich.

Why LGBTQ Catholics Are Ambivalent About the “Gift” of Same-Sex Blessings Why LGBTQ Catholics Are Ambivalent About the “Gift” of Same-Sex Blessings

For some, it’s a watershed moment and for others it’s a piddling half-step. But it has the radical potential to encourage some very important conversations.

Jan 3, 2024 / Michael F. Pettinger

A child eats amid the rubble of destroyed buildings following Israeli bombardment in Rafah on the southern Gaza Strip on December 29, 2023, amid the ongoing battles between Israel and the Palestinian militant group Hamas.

A Palestinian Whose Childhood Was Destroyed by War Pleads for Peace A Palestinian Whose Childhood Was Destroyed by War Pleads for Peace

Never letting children endure war again is the “never again” that might actually heal our wounded humanity.

Jan 3, 2024 / Ibtisam Barakat

People look at food prices at a private business in Havana on December 20, 2023. Cuba's economy will shrink by up to 2 percent this year, Finance Minister Alejandro Gil estimated on Wednesday, after acknowledging that the country will not be able to achieve the projected economic growth of 3 percent by 2023.

Cuba’s Humanitarian Crisis Cuba’s Humanitarian Crisis

US policy is exacerbating the growing crisis.

Jan 1, 2024 / William M. LeoGrande

Former United Nations human rights chief and current head of an international commission of inquiry into alleged crimes committed during the latest conflict between Israel and the Islamist group Hamas in Gaza Navi Pillay presents her report on the opening day of the 50th session of the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva on June 13, 2022.

Will Human Rights Survive? Will Human Rights Survive?

Seventy-five years ago, the UN adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Can we ensure its implementation today?

Dec 28, 2023 / Navi Pillay

Sailors observe the USS Nimitz and USS Ronald Reagan Carrier Strike Groups steam in formation as the Nimitz Carrier Strike Force.

Will the New Year Bring a War With China? Will the New Year Bring a War With China?

As the year comes to an end, top leaders in both Beijing and Washington have become ever more concerned that a major US-China crisis is near.

Dec 27, 2023 / Michael T. Klare

From left, Representatives Elissa Slotkin, Chrissy Houlahan, Mikie Sherrill, and Abigail Spanberger participate in a panel discussion during the DNC Women's Leadership Forum conference in Washington, D.C., on October 17, 2019.

The Street and the Elite Can Unite to End Israel’s Criminal War The Street and the Elite Can Unite to End Israel’s Criminal War

Both realists and idealists realize that Biden’s carte blanche policy of support for Netanyahu is hurting America.

Dec 22, 2023 / Jeet Heer

A Measure of Justice at Last for Victor Jara

A Measure of Justice at Last for Victor Jara A Measure of Justice at Last for Victor Jara

World / December 21, 2023 A Measure of Justice at Last for Victor Jara Fifty years after the famed Chilean folksinger was murdered by Pinochet’s military, his alleged execution…

Dec 21, 2023 / Peter Kornbluh

A supermarket in Buenos Aires shows the extreme rise in prices due to inflation on December 15, 2023.

Argentina’s New President Swaps the Chain Saw for the Blender Argentina’s New President Swaps the Chain Saw for the Blender

As Javier Milei’s new free-market economic measures start to roll out, devaluation has already started to impact everyone in Argentina—especially the middle classes and the poor.

Dec 20, 2023 / Pablo Calvi

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