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Michigan Voters Made It Clear: Biden’s Gaza Policy Threatens His Reelection Michigan Voters Made It Clear: Biden’s Gaza Policy Threatens His Reelection

The “Uncommitted” vote was a measure of frustration with Biden’s stance on Gaza, and it was up dramatically from past primaries.

John Nichols

Taking Aaron Bushnell at His Word (and Deed) Taking Aaron Bushnell at His Word (and Deed)

The airman who set himself alight on Sunday signed up to sacrifice himself for the greater good—only to discover that he had become an accomplice to evil.

Lyle Jeremy Rubin

The Biden Administration Joins Israel’s War on UNRWA The Biden Administration Joins Israel’s War on UNRWA

Following Washington’s lead, key US allies have cut funding for the United Nations Relief Works Agency for Palestine—making them all complicit in genocide.

Phyllis Bennis

World Leaders

Christians for Israel, a religious organization that supports Zionism, brought to the Capitol for a rally,

Christian Zionism, With Daniel Hummel Christian Zionism, With Daniel Hummel

Podcast / American Prestige / Feb 27, 2024 Christian Zionism, With Daniel Hummel On this episode of American Prestige, a discussion about Zionism and the Christian right. Da…

American Prestige / Podcast / American Prestige

Meir Kahane (left) and Benjamin Netanyahu (right) edited side by side.

Israel’s Far Right Finally Gets the War It Has Always Wanted Israel’s Far Right Finally Gets the War It Has Always Wanted

Billed as a response to the October 7 Hamas attack, the conflict in Gaza has increasingly become a war to eliminate all Palestinians—a longtime goal of Israel’s homegrown fascists…

James Bamford

Flowers laid in homage to Alexei Navalny, next to the Russian Embassy

Russian Opposition Leader Navalny Was Brave, Authentic, Funny, Larger Than Life. Will His Movement Survive Him? Russian Opposition Leader Navalny Was Brave, Authentic, Funny, Larger Than Life. Will His Movement Survive Him?

More than a politician, he became a talisman for Russia’s liberals.

Vadim Nikitin

Africa

Young men sell milk along the street in Juba.

The Problem With US Security Assistance to Africa  The Problem With US Security Assistance to Africa 

On this episode of American Prestige, Elizabeth Shackelford discusses US involvement across the continent.

American Prestige / Derek Davison and Daniel Bessner

American military helicopter wreckage in Mogadishu

The US Military Ignores and Neglects the Civilian Victims of Its Air Strikes The US Military Ignores and Neglects the Civilian Victims of Its Air Strikes

The United States can find time to issue orders for new air strikes but not to issue apologies for past errant attacks.

Nick Turse

Pro-Palestinian supporters react in celebration after watching the International Court of Justice deliver its decision following a hearing of the case against Israel brought by South Africa in The Hague at the Embassy of Palestine in Pretoria on January 26, 2024.

The Complex Politics of South Africa’s Genocide Case Against Israel The Complex Politics of South Africa’s Genocide Case Against Israel

The ANC’s legal fight at The Hague is based on sincere principles—but it’s also given South Africa’s beleaguered government a crucial boost in an election year.

Peter Fabricius

Asia

Pakistan election 2024 PTI

The Unexpected and Uncertain Result of Pakistan’s Elections The Unexpected and Uncertain Result of Pakistan’s Elections

Former prime minister Imran Khan’s party was banned from running. But as independent candidates, Khan’s allies claim to have won a majority.

Highlights / Hasan Ali

A model of a Soviet nuclear bomb sits at an exhibition in Moscow's All-Russia Exhibition Centre

Surviving an Era of Pervasive Nuclear Instability Surviving an Era of Pervasive Nuclear Instability

A call for grassroots activism.

Michael T. Klare

Palestine Is in Asia: An Asian American Argument for Solidarity

Palestine Is in Asia: An Asian American Argument for Solidarity Palestine Is in Asia: An Asian American Argument for Solidarity

Edward Said’s Orientalism brought a burst of intellectual energy to Asian American liberation. The wider solidarity he called for is even more important today.

Feature / Viet Thanh Nguyen

Latin America

Pakistan election 2024 PTI

The Gaza War, Pakistan’s Election, and Venezuela-Guyana Tensions The Gaza War, Pakistan’s Election, and Venezuela-Guyana Tensions

On this episode of American Prestige, headlines from around the globe.

American Prestige / Derek Davison and Daniel Bessner

Protesters hold a huge banner reading

Making Abortion Safe Outside of the Legal System: A Q&A on Self-Managed Abortion Making Abortion Safe Outside of the Legal System: A Q&A on Self-Managed Abortion

Sociologist Naomi Braine’s new book on the global feminist movement for self-managed abortion took her to Latin America, sub-Saharan Africa, and Europe to study activists’ work the…

Q&A / Felicia Kornbluh

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.

William M. LeoGrande

Middle East

Natalia Katie places a sign on the podium before the beginning of the press conference for the group Listen to Michigan during their election night watch party for the Michigan presidential primary election in Dearborn on February 27, 2024.

Michigan Voters Made It Clear: Biden’s Gaza Policy Threatens His Reelection Michigan Voters Made It Clear: Biden’s Gaza Policy Threatens His Reelection

The “Uncommitted” vote was a measure of frustration with Biden’s stance on Gaza, and it was up dramatically from past primaries.

John Nichols

A group of Palestinian children is pictured at a school run by the UNWRA a in Deir Al-Balah in the central Gaza Strip on February 22, 2024.

The Biden Administration Joins Israel’s War on UNRWA The Biden Administration Joins Israel’s War on UNRWA

Following Washington’s lead, key US allies have cut funding for the United Nations Relief Works Agency for Palestine—making them all complicit in genocide.

Phyllis Bennis

Aaron Bushnell

Taking Aaron Bushnell at His Word (and Deed) Taking Aaron Bushnell at His Word (and Deed)

The airman who set himself alight on Sunday signed up to sacrifice himself for the greater good—only to discover that he had become an accomplice to evil.

Lyle Jeremy Rubin

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Marcie Pedraza pickets near an entrance to Ford's Chicago Assembly plant during UAW's stand-up strike on September 29, 2023.

The Auto Workers Who Stand With Gaza The Auto Workers Who Stand With Gaza

More than half of organized labor in the US is part of a union that has called for a permanent cease-fire in Gaza. One worker explains why.

Feb 28, 2024 / Sarah Lazare

Abortion Could Make Florida a Swing State; Plus “Ukrainians in Exile”

Abortion Could Make Florida a Swing State; Plus “Ukrainians in Exile” Abortion Could Make Florida a Swing State; Plus “Ukrainians in Exile”

On this episode of Start Making Sense, Amy Littlefield on reproductive rights in Florida, and Janek Ambros talks about his documentary short film.

Feb 28, 2024 / Jon Wiener

Michael Moore Says Michigan’s “Uncommitted” Campaign Can Send Biden a Vital Message About Gaza

Michael Moore Says Michigan’s “Uncommitted” Campaign Can Send Biden a Vital Message About Gaza Michael Moore Says Michigan’s “Uncommitted” Campaign Can Send Biden a Vital Message About Gaza

Moore, Beto O’Rourke, and dozens of Michigan elected officials are calling for an uncommitted vote today, in a push for a cease-fire.

Feb 27, 2024 / John Nichols

Ali Abu Awwad

“I Don’t Want to Resist the Occupation—I Want to End the Occupation” “I Don’t Want to Resist the Occupation—I Want to End the Occupation”

An interview with Palestinian activist Ali Abu Awwad.

Feb 27, 2024 / Editorial / Ray Suarez

An injured man pulled from the rubble of a collapsed building receives medical treatment after an Israeli air strike hit a residential building in Rafah on February 26, 2024.

“There Was a Woman Lying On the Floor. 15 Minutes Later, She Had Died.” “There Was a Woman Lying On the Floor. 15 Minutes Later, She Had Died.”

What a medical aid worker saw in Rafah.

Feb 27, 2024 / Hadas Thier

Scoop Jackson holding a model plane

Biden’s Cold War Nostalgia Is Dooming His Presidency Biden’s Cold War Nostalgia Is Dooming His Presidency

Missile scares and military Keynesianism won’t win voters who want domestic reform.

Feb 26, 2024 / Jeet Heer

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