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99 nights with the 99 percent
What are they protesting? Whaddya got?
There are at least 99 reasons to grab a bullhorn this summer.
Once more, with feeling
CHRIS FARAONE AND LIZ PELLY
| June 08, 2012
PHOTOS: NATO demonstrations in Chicago
#NoNATO actions in the Windy City
Scenes from the NATO protests | May 18-20
| May 18, 2012
Occupy the future
After barreling straight ahead for more than three months, Occupy is at its first fundamental turning point.
As it evolves, the movement is building on a network laid down in the encampments
| December 30, 2011
Letters to the Boston editor, May 27, 2011
When I first read your issue of May 20 with all the hue and cry about the Rapture due the next day, I thought it was a lot of nonsense.
The end is here
| May 27, 2011
What's going on; What's at stake
Two months and 7000-plus air strikes into its Libyan intervention, NATO is running out of straightforward combat targets and is expanding its hit list to include infrastructure, communications networks, and command and control centers.
| May 20, 2011
Taking the long view
The surprising and dramatic death in Pakistan of Osama bin Laden at the hands of American Special Forces operating under shoot-to-kill orders from President Barack Obama was a triumph of singular rarity in the annals of international conflict.
Obama's secret. Plus, Bill Taylor, RIP.
| May 06, 2011
Libya: Why Obama is right
That the nation is apprehensive and ambivalent about President Barack Obama's military intervention in Libya is natural, even healthy.
What's wrong with saving lives?
| April 01, 2011
Give Malalai Joya a visa
In a display of mendacity worthy of the days when the late Senator Joseph McCarthy stifled free speech from coast to coast, the United States Department of State has denied a visa to Afghanistan's most internationally recognized activist, Malalai Joya.
Plus, Obama's Libyan War
| March 25, 2011
Judicial ups and downs
It was about time that Rogeriee Thompson was finally confirmed (unanimously, we might add) by the United States Senate for what amounts to an historic spot on the Federal Court of Appeals.
Plus poppy hypocrisy, pressuring the Pope, and even more ‘Buttercup’ trivia
PHILLIPE AND JORGE
| March 26, 2010
In the land of the stoner cops
Major Jim Contreras was awaiting his marching orders. Literally.
On the front lines of Obama's campaign in Afghanistan
| February 26, 2010
Propping up a puppet
"If you ask me anything I don't know, I'm not going to answer," Yogi Berra once said. President Obama should do the same.
Obama gets it wrong on Afghanistan
| February 25, 2009
A revolutionary, Ralph Nader, a Baptist minister, and two former congressmen from Georgia are all running for president in Rhode Island.
On the Rhode Island ballot: a revolutionary, conservatives — and Ralph Nader, of course
| October 29, 2008
Balkan Rhapsodies: 78 Measures of War
Is there some poison in the air of the Balkans, as one individual asserts, that breeds eternal ethnic bloodletting?
A ruminative experimental mosaic
| October 16, 2008
Abroad and at home, the future looks grim.
The potential for even more public disillusionment and anger is huge as events outstrip the nation’s political imagination
| October 09, 2008
Georgia on your mind?
So much for the Republican Party’s long-standing boast that Ronald Reagan neutered the Soviet Union.
Why the Russians are acting like Soviets! And why it will be difficult to stop them!
| August 13, 2008
The dictator slayer
According to some people — including at least one sitting head of state — East Boston’s Gene Sharp is a dangerous dude.
East Boston's Gene Sharp is soft-spoken, but he makes bad guys from Caracas to Beijing cringe
| December 05, 2007
Dark new wave
Every now and then, it happens: a new wave from where?
Contemporary Romanian cinema at the HFA
| October 01, 2007
A rare thumbs-up
When two of the Boston Globe ’s three metro columnists left the paper earlier this year there was talk that Editor Marty Baron might simply leave their jobs unfilled.
The Globe turns out two good choices
| June 20, 2007
Cinema of Shadows
It’s not likely, but Judd Apatow’s pitch for Knocked Up might have sounded something like this.
We’re five years into the Iraq crisis, and Hollywood hasn't made a film about the war. Or is every film is about the war?
| June 06, 2007
Darfur: The only hope
The genocide in Darfur continues.
It is time for corporations and investors to disinvest in Sudan
| May 16, 2007
Using the Web to stop a war
Wesley Clark is 62 years old. He is a retired four-star general, and is the former supreme allied commander of NATO. He also has a MySpace page.
Wes is more
| March 14, 2007
Had Groucho Marx been a Marxist and stopped in the middle of A Night at the Opera to praise Karl Marx, the effect might have been a little like that which greeted Venezuela’s president Hugo Chavez after he lauded Noam Chomsky at the UN General Assembly
As the lefty linguist’s most recent book rises to the top of Amazon’s bestseller list, a partisan explains why Noam Chomsky’s all that
| September 27, 2006
Welcome back, Castro
On Tuesday, the Cuban dictator announced his recuperation on Cuba’s state-run news Web site.
Around the world with Adam Reilly
| September 06, 2006
Rebels with a cause
Unlike the war in Iraq, or the BU-biolab controversy, or immigrant rights, the fight to end genocide in Darfur — in which more than 300,000 have died, and 3.5 million are suffering violence and starvation — has brought out a cohesive movement of studen
Students stand up for the people of Darfur
| April 26, 2006
It was a spooky image. Two women, who look like grandmothers and are identified as Russian Communists, standing in front of the American embassy in Moscow waving pictures of Slobodan Milosevic.
Plus, outlaw prosecutors and Healey’s true colors
| March 15, 2006
Suicide Attacks Target Kabul Peacekeepers
KABUL, Afghanistan - Two separate suicide attackers rammed car bombs into vehicles belonging to NATO-led peacekeepers Monday in Kabul, killing at least one German soldier and wounding at least 13 people in the first major attack on foreign troops in the capital in more than a year.
| December 18, 2005
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