Pharmacists Can’t Say No to Contraception

The retailer Target recently announced that it would allow pharmacists at its stores to refuse to fill prescriptions for emergency contraception (EC), if dispensing it would violate their religious beliefs.

The United States of Amorality

We can all forget about God blessing America. No God would bless such a narcissistic nation. It's time to dispense with our deluded and romanticized notions of America standing for truth, justice, or the rule of law. We subvert such principles whenever it suits us.

Update on Four Missing CPT Members in Iraq

We were very saddened to see the images of our loved ones on Al Jazeera television recently. We were disturbed by seeing the video and believe that repeated showing of it will endanger the lives of our friends.

Disloyal Opposition: Anti-Chávez Parties Serve Bush Administration’s Narrow Ideological Interests

In an arrant display of rank political opportunism, Venezuela’s faltering middle-class opposition parties have announced that they would boycott the December 4 legislative elections.


Colombia – crying out for solidarity

Colombia’s long and brutal political crisis drags on. Human rights organisations and visiting trade unionists attest to the often unspeakable violence of the quasi-state paramilitary forces inflicted on progressive sections of the population.

How Ruling Powers Distort Morality So That It Does Not Restrain Them

In a wise and fortunate society, ruthless and amoral forces are kept out of power—blocked by effective constitutional checks backed up by the society’s “moral capital” endowing its elites with a genuine love of the greater good.

Pinochet’s aides long silent loyalty cracks

Chilean former dictator Augusto Pinochet ordered current ruling coalition presidential candidate Michelle Bachelet and her mother, Angela Jeria, arrested in January 1975, admitted former secret service chief Manuel Contreras.

Spanish Arms Sale to Chávez: Venezuelan F-16s Bad; Chilean F-16s Good

This fall has been a trying time for the Bush administration, both at home and around the world, but in no arena is its reputation more compromised or the contempt with which it is held is greater than throughout Latin America.

Venezuela´s Chavez Has US in a Tizzy

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez was in the limelight at the Summit of the Americas on November 4-5 after taking the lead role in burying the US-backed 'Free Trade Area of the Americas.'

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