10 New Year's Resolutions to Take on Global Warming

There’s never been a more urgent time to reduce your carbon footprint. With the U.S. government still opting out of mandatory emissions cuts, it’s up to every individual, business owner and city or state government to take steps.


Review: Day of Empire – How Hyperpowers Rise to Global Dominance – and Why They Fall

This work had so much anticipatory potential as Amy Chua’s previous work “World on Fire” had provided a strong, well-supported thesis on how the colonial elites later brought about much of the incompetence, racism, and malevolent tendencies of post-colonial governments.


Book Review: Political Economy of Health Care

I first met Dr. Julian Tudor Hart as a newly qualified medical doctor, when he gave a lecture for a student meeting at Bristol University. Even then, he impressed with his knowledge and commitment to the health service.

Venezuela Continues to Warm US Homes

Venezuela continues its program to help low-income US families get through the cold winter season. This year’s heating oil donation plan began Wednesday in a poor neighborhood in the US capital.

US Celebrities Oppose Bush Policy on Cuba

More than 500 artists, writers and scholars from the United States have signed on to a letter to President Bush requesting he put an end to the nearly half-century blockade against Cuba and stop impeding cultural exchange between the two nations.


Kyoto's Bali Successor may be Little More than a Carbon and Rainforest Market

Short of revolution, I do not believe alternative international political processes exist at this late date to enable nations to cooperatively and successfully reduce emissions.


Mexican Attorney General: Trafficking of people in Yucatan Encouraged by US laws

Mexican Attorney General Eduardo Medina said on December 19 that mafioso networks in Miami linked to drug trafficking also control the trafficking of “undocumented Cubans” carried out from within Mexico with the complicity of criminals in that country.


Japan: End ‘Sympathy Budget’ for Stationing of US Forces

In drafting the next fiscal year’s military budget, the Japanese government is discussing with the U.S. government to what extent Japan will bear the cost of the stationing of U.S. forces in Japan – the so-called “sympathy budget.”

Mexican Farmers Demand NAFTA Suspension

Mexican national and regional rural organizations demanded on Tuesday that the government suspend the trade agreement with North America.

Cuba to Sign World Human Rights Pacts

Cuban Foreign Affairs Minister Felipe Perez Roque announced on Monday that Cuba will soon sign the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights and the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights.

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