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Zapatistas at Twenty

There are two tests of social change movements: endurance and regeneration. After two decades, Mexico's Zapatista movement can now say it passed both.

Reasons To Be Cheerful

Before we get cynical about 2014, let's recount the good news from 2013: declining U.S. militarism, a resurgence of diplomacy, and a more forceful global discussion about inequality.

Kim the Third

No one performs Shakespeare in the theaters of Pyongyang. Instead, he is enacted in the corridors of power.

Spineless in Bali

Developed countries are still using the WTO to squeeze small farmers in the developing world--and developing world governments are going along with the charade.

The Twilight of Leadership

We don’t have many Nelson Mandelas left, and we don’t really like the more pedestrian politicians that we’ve been saddled with.
South Korea's conservative government is rolling back free speech protections and going after progressive activists and political parties.

Pandora and the Drones

Drones are a growth industry with, aside from the U.S., states such as Israel, Britain, Sweden, Iran, Russia, China, Saudi Arabia, and even Lebanon in possession of the more lethal varieties.
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