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Mysterious Medieval Book Is Indecipherable, But Is It A Hoax?

The Huffington Post | Meredith Bennett-Smith | Posted 06.26.2013 | World

A mysterious manuscript written in a so-far indecipherable language, which some believe was fabricated centuries ago, may actually contain a message, ...

Obama Making Long-Anticipated Trip To Africa

AP | Posted 06.26.2013 | Politics

BY NEDRA PEDLER, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama is making a long-anticipated return to Africa, with the health of forme...

Cache Of Forgotten Photos May Show Aviator's Last Footsteps

The Huffington Post | Meredith Bennett-Smith | Posted 06.26.2013 | World

For years, the resting place of American hero Amelia Earhart has been considered among aviation's greatest mysteries. But now, pictures of the island ...

Snowden Crash

William Bradley | Posted 08.24.2013 | Politics
William Bradley

Beset on all sides by great powers, sophisticated operators, and clashing agendas, Snowden, like his perhaps new Wikileaks patron Julian Assange before him, seems like a character in a cyberpunk novel.

Life in Fast Forward

John Feffer | Posted 08.24.2013 | Books
John Feffer

The late 1960s, with the explosion of youth movements, the Vietnam War, and the transformation of popular culture, offered a grand opportunity for the reinvention of self. So, too, did the late 1980s, particularly in East-Central Europe.

Construction Workers Accidentally Demolish Ancient Tombs In China

Posted 06.22.2013 | World

Archaeologists in southern China were outraged last week after workers reportedly demolished a series of ancient tombs during construction on an under...

Obama Summitry Encounters the Snowden Effect, Again

William Bradley | Posted 08.21.2013 | Politics
William Bradley

President Barack Obama's latest stabs at summitry -- with the G-8 in Belfast, Northern Ireland and again with Germany's leaders in Berlin -- met with mixed results this week.

State v. Market in Bulgaria

John Feffer | Posted 08.21.2013 | World
John Feffer

The last century has witnessed an enormous tug-of-war between the state and the market. One hundred years ago, coming out of World War I, three succes...

Three Everyday Ways to Inspire Urban Change

Charles R. Wolfe | Posted 08.21.2013 | Green
Charles R. Wolfe

Unfortunately, when it comes to these far-away urban places, not all of us have real-time access to the inspirational modern projects served by transit, or the historic monuments, streets and squares that illustrate the potential of creative city life.

LOOK: Ancient Mayan City Discovered Hidden In Jungle

Posted 06.20.2013 | World

Archeologists working deep in the Mexican jungle say they have discovered a large Mayan city, complete with many monuments and carvings. The city w...

Reviving Slovak Civil Society

John Feffer | Posted 08.20.2013 | World
John Feffer

Although much of the focus of the world's attention in 1989 was on Prague and Vaclav Havel, the civic movement Public Against Violence played an equally important role in ensuring that the revolution in Czechoslovakia was "velvet."

Australian Women Post Breast Pics To Protest Sexism

Posted 06.19.2013 | World

A cheeky protest movement in Australia has women flaunting their cleavage online in response to a blogger's criticism this weekend of the country's pr...

WATCH: Controversial Campaign Plays With Racial Stereotypes

Posted 06.19.2013 | World

A new video produced by Amnesty International sparked a fierce debate on immigration and race after pointedly reversing traditional racial roles. ...

North Korean Dictator Gives Hitler's 'Mein Kampf' As Gifts?

Posted 06.18.2013 | World

Is Kim Jong Un starting an Adolf Hitler book club? The North Korean leader reportedly gave out copies of Hitler's ideological tome Mein Kampf to se...

Via Campesina and the Fight for Seeds

Salena Tramel | Posted 08.18.2013 | World
Salena Tramel

The U.S. Court of Appeals ruled in favor of Monsanto and its patented seeds last Monday by throwing out a case tirelessly petitioned for by organic farmers. It was only last month Supreme Court unanimously affirmed the agricultural giant's "license agreement" yet again.

Squat Paradise

John Feffer | Posted 08.18.2013 | World
John Feffer

It was an exhilarating time to be young in November 1989 and living in East Berlin. It was not only the physical Wall that fell on November 9. It was also the many invisible walls that closed off anyone who didn't conform.

Couple Finds Ancient Skeleton In Backyard, May Have To Foot $5,000 Excavation Bill

The Huffington Post | Meredith Bennett-Smith | Posted 06.18.2013 | World

A Canadian couple who unearthed the ancient skeleton of an aboriginal woman may also have to foot the thousands of dollars it cost to excavate the his...

Iranians Duped or Hijacking Elections?

Setareh Sabety | Posted 08.17.2013 | World
Setareh Sabety

Why would they, namely Khamenei, allow a win by a candidate who had the full support of the reformists who revolted four years ago?

Pakistan Must Cultivate Respect for Public Property

Liaquat Ali Khan | Posted 08.17.2013 | World
Liaquat Ali Khan

Pakistanis have little respect for public property, that is, the natural and human-made properties accessible to all members of the society. This lack of respect for public property reinforces corruption that runs through every artery of the Pakistani economy.

PHOTOS: Tribal Dads Around The World

Posted 06.16.2013 | World

On Father's Day 2013, dads around the world will be celebrated for the immeasurable contributions they make to their children and society as a whole. ...

Beyond the Hype: PrEP for People Who Inject Drugs

Daniel Wolfe | Posted 08.14.2013 | World
Daniel Wolfe

The clinical trial finding that a once-daily pill halved HIV infection among people who inject drugs in Thailand is an important development in HIV prevention science, and brings welcome attention to a group often excluded from clinical trials.

Obama's Serious Syrian Straddle Threatens His Own Strategy

William Bradley | Posted 08.14.2013 | Politics
William Bradley

The Obama administration's geopolitical pivot to the Asia-Pacific seems more than a little stuck between moves. Already slowed by the long goodbye of the Afghan War, the strategy is threatened by the prospect of Syria spinning up into a much wider war.

Challenging Gentrification in Eastern Europe

John Feffer | Posted 08.14.2013 | World
John Feffer

Certainly 1989 was a watershed year for politicians, political scientists, and human rights activists in East-Central Europe. But the people that really must have felt the ground shake beneath their feet were: real estate developers.

Big Obama Trip Requires Extraordinary Provisions

Washington Post | Posted 06.13.2013 | Politics

When President Obama makes his first extended trip to sub-Saharan Africa this month, the federal agencies charged with keeping him safe won’t be tak...

Roma Politics

John Feffer | Posted 08.13.2013 | World
John Feffer

A key question facing Roma politicians is whether to run as candidates with the major political parties or to push forward with a Roma-identified initiative.