WikiLeaks is a game changer. Whether you are an ardent supporter of the enigmatic organization, or are calling for the head of its leader, Julian Assange, or your feelings lie somewhere in between, you cannot deny that the organization's methods and activities have changed government interactions, media practices, corporate behavior, and instilled a sense of empowerment for the less powerful.
"Where it cuts across the island of New Guinea, the 141st meridian east remains one of colonial cartography's more arbitrary yet effective of boundaries."
In this excerpt from a new graphic novel, a young protester goes missing after a mass demonstration in the aftermath of Iran's 2009 elections.
A free-trade deal would normalize Panama's status as a notorious tax haven for U.S.-based corporations.
Predictions of economic decline and regime change in China have become increasingly popular. Hard times ahead? Almost certainly. Regime change? Not so likely.
In the face of a disturbing past and widespread apathy, leftist students struggle to encourage political action on campus.
This is, of course, the week before the tenth anniversary of the day that "changed everything."
Critics have wrongly attacked U.S. legislation designed to regulate minerals imported from Congo.
A more stable U.S.-China relationship is needed to avoid great-power conflict in the South China Sea.
When the Cold War ended, many believed there would be a peace dividend, nuclear disarmament, and dismantling of the war machine with industrial conversion to peaceful technology. Instead, we've witnessed the aggressive expansion of NATO, to include the former Soviet Republics, right up to the Russian border, which should be a wake-up call to many living in the American Empire.