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The Cops Hate Being Filmed. So Why Are They OK With Body Cameras?

Fri, 12/19/2014 - 10:30am
Raven Rakia

Body cameras have been embraced by the police, even as police attack cop-watch patrols.

The Biggest Lesson From the War on Terror? It Didn’t Work

Thu, 12/18/2014 - 10:00am
Tom Engelhardt

Why can’t Washington get the message?

Why Is Ecuador Selling Its Economic and Environmental Future to China?

Thu, 12/18/2014 - 9:00am
Andrew Ross

The slick, oily underside of Correa’s “citizens’ revolution.”

Why the US-Cuba Deal Really Is a Victory for the Cuban Revolution

Wed, 12/17/2014 - 3:49pm
Tom Hayden

The left should recall and applaud the long resistance of tiny Cuba to the northern Goliath.

What Does it Feel Like to Be Tortured?

Wed, 12/17/2014 - 11:54am
Ariel Dorfman

Unless you’ve experienced it, you can never really know. Here are five books that come closest to conveying the horror.

A Holiday List You Should Definitely Check Twice

Tue, 12/16/2014 - 6:43pm
Katha Pollitt

These groups are already making a difference for women, victims of war, disease and violence—but they can do more with your help.

Why the Torture Report Won’t Change Anything

Tue, 12/16/2014 - 5:49pm
Tim Weiner

At most, it only further proves the incompatibility of a secret intelligence service and an open democracy.

The CIA Didn’t Just Torture, It Experimented on Human Beings

Tue, 12/16/2014 - 5:39pm
Lisa Hajjar

Reframing the CIA’s interrogation techniques as a violation of scientific and medical ethics may be the best way to achieve accountability.

If Black Lives Mattered…

Tue, 12/16/2014 - 5:32pm
Naomi Klein

Valuing all lives equally would transform how we respond to the climate crisis.

Tortured Words

Tue, 12/16/2014 - 4:55pm

Responses to the torture report ranged from angry to defensive to… silent.

Comix Nation

Tue, 12/16/2014 - 4:53pm

Snapshot: To Touch the Tomb

Tue, 12/16/2014 - 4:49pm

Mass Incarceration’s Collateral Damage: The Children Left Behind

Tue, 12/16/2014 - 4:43pm
Katy Reckdahl

When a parent is sent to prison, a child’s life is derailed, leaving schools to pick up the pieces.

On ‘Lost Causes’ and the Future of Palestine

Tue, 12/16/2014 - 4:37pm
Richard Falk

The appearance of Palestinian defeat is an optical illusion—one that hides the probability of eventual Israeli defeat.

Anniversary or Apathy?

Tue, 12/16/2014 - 4:31pm
Piotr H. Kosicki

Memory and revolution in Poland since 1989


Tue, 12/16/2014 - 4:27pm


Tue, 12/16/2014 - 2:46pm

Puzzle No. 3348

Tue, 12/16/2014 - 2:12pm
Joshua Kosman and Henri Picciotto

And don’t miss Kosman and Picciotto’s crossword blog, Word Salad.

China’s New Silk Road

Tue, 12/16/2014 - 10:17am
Pepe Escobar

The new route could be China’s first breakthrough in a trans-continental trade revolution.