The last American troops left Iraq earlier today after an eight-year war and conflict. CNN reports that this was the largest troop drawdown since the Vietnam War. "The United States will still maintain a presence in Iraq: hundreds of nonmilitary personnel, including 1,700 diplomats, law enfor ... More >>
For Time's annual "Person of the Year" issue, they've chosen "The Protester." The Awl announces, "Okay, yay, we won!" The spread features simple portraits of and interviews with protesters from around the world -- Tunisia, Egypt, Greece, Spain, and right here in the U.S. The attached cover ... More >>
Back during the Tea Party heyday, months ago, rightbloggers would applaud the guys and gals in tricorners who gathered in public to protest the "ruling class" that, they said, was destroying America, and agitate for a new Revolution. The Tea Party seems to be fading, and now we have Occupy Wall Str ... More >>
Hosni Mubarak, president of Egypt for three decades, "has waived the office of president," said Vice President Omar Suleiman in a speech that lasted less than a minute at 6:00 p.m. local Egypt time today, Friday February 11, 2011, eighteen days after massive protests started in Cairo. The arm ... More >>
Despite reports that President Hosni Mubarak would step down today, the maligned Egyptian leader took to state television and announced that he would be fulfilling his term. He reiterated his February 1 speech in which he said he would not be running for reelection in September, and that it i ... More >>
Egyptian State TelevisionEgyptian President Hosni Mubarak has announced he will not to seek reelection. This follows reports that President Obama suggested the leader, who has been the subject of protests across Egypt, step down.
via Zohra Bensemra/ReutersThe speaker of the Tunisian parliament, Fouad Mebazaa, has been sworn in as acting president in the wake of former president Zine El-Abidine Ben Ali's flight from the country. Now-former prime minister Mohamed Ghannouchi, who had declared himself in charge yesterday ... More >>
• President Obama is in New York today, the day after the Department of Homeland Security cut funding to prevent terrorism in New York. (The final DHS budget decision for the year gives the New York City area $111 million for transit security -- a 27% cut from last year's funding of $153 mi ... More >>
There were two and a half million dead in the last two Sudan genocides—and now a third is on the way
Does a nation's sovereignty allow it to destroy its own people?
Has anyone heard Darfur mentioned in the presidential debates? Or in Congress?
China, naturally, supports a UN resolution with no teeth
Using China's pride in the 2008 Olympics as a weapon against its shameful support of the Darfur nightmare
African Union humiliates Sudan, but doesn't stop rapes and murders in Darfur
After hundreds of thousands of black Muslim corpses, is the genocide at last over?
Confronting the shame of indifference
On April 30 in Washington, a 'Rally to End Genocide' confronts the shame of indifference
A close-up of Sudan's chief mass murderer and his genteel, cultivated entourage
The U.S. Military's $500 Million Gamble to Prevent the Next Afghanistan
With rape as an official weapon in Darfur, Sudan officials are now welcome here
President trades silence on Darfur for terrorist information from murderous Sudan
CIA's close relationship with Sudan's government enables genocide there to continue
The only chance for the survivors of Darfur may be a mass divestment campaign
How free-market investors contribute to genocide in Darfur while they take the profits
As black Africans are murdered and raped, most Americans are indifferent
For Egypt's opposition, reforms change little, and America is still the 'kiss of death'
The other sides of the party and its issues—including Africa and the plight of a dead GOP president
'Never again,' said secretary general Kofi Annan after Rwanda. Corpses are back.
Arab Muslims Are Viciously Killing and Raping Black Muslims. So Where Is the World?
'Our Work Isn't Done. It's Just Begun.'
A Law Punishing Slavery Now
Advocates Warn of Thirst and Turmoil for a Parched Planet
Showing Bush the Face of Terror
How the U.S. Missed a Chance to Get Bin Laden
No Greater Tragedy on Earth
'They Came One After Another'
All the Children Had to Watch
Running, I Can Smell the Horses
How Clean Is Amoco's Gas?
'The World Is Strangely Silent'
An American Pharmaceutical Giant Offers to Donate an AIDS Drug to South Africa
South Africas President May Become the First World Leader to Believe That HIV Is Not the Cause of AIDS
The Security Council Declares AIDS in Africa a Threat to World Stability
Building a Movement on the Ruins of Apartheid
The Bombing of the Al Shifa Pharmaceutical Plant in Sudan is one of Clinton's lamest lies but who cares?