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Maurice Carney on the Democratic Republic of Congo

May 20, 2013
World Bank head Jim Yong Kim and UN Sec. Gen. Ban Ki-moon visit Congo on May 25th, supporting a framework for peace agreement that was engineered by Uganda and Rwanda, Western allies that are accused of backing rebel armies committing war crimes in Congo

From Capital Punishment to Guns, Old Fears Weigh Like a Nightmare on Today’s Debate

May 8, 2013

Stephen John Hartnett (author of Executing Democracy): The roots of today’s debate about capital punishment, prisons and guns goes back to pre-civil war religious ideas that slaves must be terrorized and God must be appeased

US Syria Policy Promotes Endless Civil War

May 2, 2013

Omar Dahi: Daniel Pipes, neo-con and ultra Zionist, spells out US policy towards Syria – let both sides destroy each other

Students and Teachers Defend Education

March 28, 2013
Teachers, workers and activists hope to pressure Chicago to abandon plans to close 61 schools

Venezuela Coverage and Analysis

March 28, 2013
Find all of our Venezuela stories here, from the current crisis to the early days of The Real News Network

The Life and Legacy of Hugo Chavez

March 7, 2013
Greg Wilpert looks at the achievements, failures and life of the leader of Venezuela’s Bolivarian Revolution

Egypt

December 17, 2012
Unofficial results show central Cairo voted against the constitution while rural regions, where the ruling Muslim Brotherhood wields influence, voted in favor

Jihan Hafiz Reporting from Cairo

December 17, 2012
Unofficial results show central Cairo voted against the constitution while rural regions, where the ruling Muslim Brotherhood wields influence, voted in favor

Micromanaging the Syrian Revolution

November 29, 2012
Hamid Dabashi: The brutality of the Assad regime created conditions for the US, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and Turkey to arm proxies forces and attempt to control the outcome of the struggle

Syria: Sectarian War or Class War

April 8, 2011
Bassam Haddad: Real reform would mean striking Article 8 of the Syrian constitution

Hezbollah and the modern history of Lebanon

April 30, 2010
Traboulsi: Wealthy elites directly control government, indebted the state to their own banks