Royal Dutch Shell Oil announced on Sept. 28 that it is shutting down — for now — its drilling operations in the Arctic Ocean off the coast of northern Alaska. For three years, Indigenous community and environmental groups have waged a fierce “sHell No!” campaign against the corporation’s . . .
Gen. Gilbert Diendéré, who led a coup aimed at derailing upcoming elections in Burkina Faso, was arrested on Sept. 30 in the Burkinabe capital of Ouagadougou. Earlier reports suggested that he had gone to the Vatican representative’s residence in the capital of the impoverished and . . .
Jorge Risquet Valdés-Saldaña, a leading figure in the formation of the Communist Party of Cuba and vital to numerous heroic efforts on the African continent, passed away on Sept. 28 at the age of 85. Risquet was born on May 6, 1930, and joined the revolutionary youth movement in 1943. He was . . .
Undeterred by rain, New Yorkers came out to protest a speech by Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko on the campus of Columbia University on Sept. 29. They loudly chanted: “U.S. out of Ukraine! Fascists off the campus!” People left work and school early to join the demonstration. They included . . .
Who wants to study defeats? It is much more satisfactory to study victories. To read about conquering heroes instead of fallen ones. Yet any soldier can tell you that warriors shun the study of defeats at their own peril. The lessons to be learned from past setbacks are essential to future . . .
Atlanta was the location for what was billed as the final, “make it or break it” negotiating session of an almost eight-year effort to finalize the Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement among 12 countries rimming the Pacific Ocean. Although described as a trade deal, only a minority of the . . .
Oct. 5 — Two days after a U.S. airstrike targeted and destroyed a hospital in Kunduz, Afghanistan, 10 patients and 12 health care providers are reported killed. Doctors Without Borders (MSF), who ran the hospital, has decided to leave Kunduz. Afghan children bombed by the Pentagon. U.S. . . .
Oct. 5 — Does Syria have the right to defend its sovereignty from imperialist conquest and its population from the total chaos of sectarian warfare and ruin? Does Syria have the right to seek assistance? Washington and the European Union countries have spent more than four years in an . . .
Shortly before the Sept. 20 national elections in Greece, it became clear that a European Union bureaucrat from the Netherlands would be running the country’s economy. Economist Maarten Verwey, a former civil servant from the Dutch finance ministry, is heading the EU task force on Greece. . . .
After more than two years of dialogue over ending the armed conflict between the FARC-EP revolutionaries and the Colombian government, an important decision occurred that may lead to ending the fighting while establishing a legal framework for social justice. On Wednesday, Sept. 23, for the first . . .