Labor Calls for Health Care Reform

Working families are deeply concerned about their health care coverage, especially the health care costs that are major contributors to the eroding standard of living for middle-class Americans.


Iraq: Militants Using Water to Extort “Favors” From Displaced

Many internally displaced persons (IDPs) in camps in Iraq are facing shortages of water, especially clean drinking water, and the situation is being exploited by unscrupulous militants


Senator Obama, the Bomb, and the Battle for the Democratic Nomination

The press is running with a story in which a few Democratic presidential hopefuls have criticized Senator Obama’s comments that he would not use nuclear weapons against Al Qaeda in Pakistan.

Petition in Protest of Police Brutality in India

Police opened fire on the peaceful protests taken up the Left parties in Mudigonda in Khammam district of Andhra Pradesh.


Anti-Nuclear Activists Descend upon Tennessee, Five Arrested

Fifty two years ago today, on August 6, 1945, the United States dropped a nuclear bomb on Hiroshima, Japan, killing more than 200,000 people, mostly civilians.


Military Atrocities Less Newsworthy Than Right-Wing Fantasies

The Nation's investigation into the U.S. occupation's impact on Iraqi civilians (7/30/07) and a series of columns by a U.S. soldier published in the New Republic (2/5/07, 6/4/07, 7/23/07) have given media access to compelling new documentation of egregious behavior by U.S. troops in Iraq.


Why the Anti-War Movement Doesn't Embrace the Iraqi Resistance

Alexander Cockburn (helped by Lawrence McGuire) makes three major points* in his 'Support Their Troops?' column in The Nation. In my view one is right, one is wrong, one is preposterous, and linking the three of them only confuses the issue.


Campaigning for Nukes: Who is Being Naive?

Sen. Barack Obama's recent assertion that under his administration if 'actionable intelligence' became available regarding the location of terrorist organizations in Afghanistan and Pakistan he would use conventional rather than nuclear weapons to destroy those targets fits into his larger foreign policy aims of 'de-emphasizing the role of nuclear weapons.'


US Labor Responds to Iraqi Prime Minister about Iraqi Unions

Below is a letter from John Sweeney, President of the AFL-CIO, to Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri Al Maliki, expressing his strong condemnation of an order issued by the Iraqi Oil Minister to state-owned oil companies not to recognize or deal with the Iraqi Federation of Oil Unions.


Red Cross Report Blasts US Interrogation Methods as 'Tantamount to Torture'

CIA interrogation techniques approved by President Bush are described in a confidential Red Cross report as “tantamount to torture,” according to a report in “The New Yorker” magazine.

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