Capitalism at $4 a Gallon?

If the Bush invasion of Iraq was a 'war for oil,' it has been a war for expensive not cheap oil. The crackpot assertions of Bush administration policy planners – that war would 'pay for itself' or the U.S. would take oil profits from the Iraqis as the price of their 'liberation' – aside, the price of a barrel of crude oil is today at an all time high.

Dems Prepare to Block Bush Cuts for Children's Health Care

It's not the biggest political story of the day, but maybe it should be. A behind the scenes confrontation between Congressional Democrats and the Bush administration could block a White House effort to cut or eliminate funding for programs that help children with disabilities and other health problems.

AHA Defrauds, By-Passes Council, Fails to Answer Questions

(APN) ATLANTA – Atlanta Housing Authority’s Vice President for External Affairs, Barney Simms, made a fraudulent claim to the City Council of Atlanta, on Tuesday, March 11, 2008, about its promise to consult with the Community Development and Human Resources Committee regarding demolition applications.

Change for Peace: an Interview with Rev. Osagyefo Sekou

In a recent essay on Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s advocacy for peace, titled 'Vocation of Agony: A Personal Meditation on Dr. King's Legacy,' Rev. Osagyefo Sekou elaborated a stirring call for deep moral change in America.

'New Urbanism' and Environmentally Friendly Housing

The husband-and-wife team of town planners Andrés Duany and Elizabeth Plater-Zyberk are typically credited as the founders of new urbanism, a style of community design that embraces mixed use (commercial and residential) development.

Venezuela and the Environment: Can an Oil Country Go Green?

Venezuela is best known for being a major oil producer – the world's fifth-largest, and with reserves of crude larger than those of any other nation outside the Middle East. Few are aware, though, that it also boasts a level of biodiversity that is unmatched in most other parts of the world.

Things Fall Apart: Wall St. and the Crisis of US Imperialism

As the economic crisis deepens and Republican nominee Sen. John McCain (AZ) admits he doesn’t “know much about economics,” voters, especially working-class voters, are looking for a change from Bush-style politics and leadership that will actually address economic issues.

Landslide: Sweep Republicans from Power in November

At its quarterly national committee meeting this past weekend, the Communist Party USA (CPUSA) called for a landslide in the November 4th elections to defeat John McCain and strengthening the Democratic Party majorities in Congress.

Power to Generate

There is no doubt, judging by comments from environmentalists, politicians, trade unionists and any other concerned group you can imagine, that a low carbon economy and massive reductions in the production of greenhouse gases are essential to the future of the world.

What's in that Energy Drink?

Energy drinks constitute one of the fastest growing sectors of the soft drink market across the U.S. and around the world, with some 500 new varieties introduced in recent years. But it’s true that most are far from healthy.

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