Agonist Top Posts – All Time

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Pay Attention! The EU and IMF confiscate private deposits

Where were you when they told us the world as we know it is over?

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Here is a list of top posts from the Agonist in terms of hits/views. […]

Saturday Jukebox – Nous sommes tous des Bostoniens


Saturday Jukebox – Spring!

Ahh, Spring…:


Monday Roundup

Guardian – ‘Climate change isn’t a challenge of the future – it’s here’

Harvard Business Review – Where the Green Jobs Really Are

New Republic – Karl Rove’s Latest Project Won’t Solve the GOP’s Problem

Mother Jones – California’s overflowing prisons

The Verge – Ron Paul asks UN to strip domain ownership away from […]

The Agonist 2012 Retrospective

During 2012, we’ve read some good posts and some great posts by contributors at the Agonist. Here’s a look back at the posts the internet remembers best according to our traffic figures, Yahoo! search and Google search. 2012 was an election year, of course, and it’s no surprise that many of those posts dealt with […]

How to Remember What Occupy Stands For

I was trying to think of ways that we could remember the basic tenets of the Occupy movement so that when people ask what we stand for we can more easily recall them. In this way we don’t spend time arguing over the things that are being yelled at us (lazy, socialist, get […]

The Road to Annapolis

If the Bush administration intended to lower expectations ahead of the Middle East peace conference it is hosting in Annapolis on November 27, the effort has been a resounding success. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice spent weeks shuttling back and forth to the region, and at times sounded decidedly pessimistic about prospects for progress. Then, […]

Kurdish Rebels (PKK) vs Turkey: Updates

The Qandil mountains, a vast mountain range that straddles Iraq, Turkey and Iran.

Please check comments for current articles and events


Iran Adapts to Economic Pressure

Oil Market Could Help It Weather U.S. Sanctions

Confronted by mounting U.S. and U.N. pressure, Iran has been steadily shifting its trade from West to East and, with the benefit of record high oil prices, is likely to be able to withstand the new U.S. sanctions, according to U.S., European and Iranian analysts.


Is The US an Operating Democracy Any More? (Real ID Act Updates)

Originally posted August 22

From Slashdot, (hat tip MediaGirl):

rev_media writes to tell us that CNN has a few updates to the Real ID act currently facing legislators. The Real ID acts mandates all states to begin issuing federal IDs to all citizens by 2008. Costs could be as much at $14 billion, but […]

Where the Jihad Lives Now: Pakistan

Islamic militants have spread beyond their tribal bases, and have the run of an unstable, nuclear-armed nation.

Today no other country on earth is arguably more dangerous than Pakistan. It has everything Osama bin Laden could ask for: political instability, a trusted network of radical Islamists, an abundance of angry young anti-Western recruits, secluded training […]

Geopolitical jockeying for position in Myanmar

There are facts and then there are facts. Take the case of the recent mass protests in Burma or Myanmar, depending on which name you prefer to call the former British colony.

First it’s a fact which few will argue that the present military dictatorship of the reclusive General Than Shwe is right up […]

'Sudan expects full-blown fight'

The combination of a crisis in Sudan’s unity government and fresh violence in Darfur is threatening to trigger a full-blown conflict in the oil-rich region of Kordofan, say observers.

They said that Kordofan, which had increasingly seen the Darfur conflict spill over its borders, could be Sudan’s next frontline.

Late last month, suspected Darfur […]

The man who knew too much

Richard Barlow was the CIA’s expert on Pakistan’s nuclear secrets, but he was thrown out and disgraced when he blew the whistle on a US cover-up. Now he’s to have his day in court.

Rich Barlow idles outside his silver trailer on a remote campsite in Montana – itinerant and unemployed, with only his hunting […]

Key activists arrested in Burma

Burma’s military rulers have arrested three of the last remaining leaders of the recent pro-democracy protests which were violently suppressed.

Among those detained was Htay Kywe, who led some of the first marches and was a prominent activist in a 1988 uprising.

The arrests came as thousands attended a pro-government rally in Rangoon, many of […]