Synthetic Chemicals in Baby Bottles

No links connecting specific human illnesses to chemicals oozing out of baby bottles have been proven definitively. Nonetheless, many parents are heeding the call of scientists to switch to products with less risk.

From Venture Capitalism to Vulture Capitalism

Former US government officials often become either lobbyists or high paid executives for corporations over whom they previously had some regulatory power. They then often return to government much richer than when the left to serve the interests of those corporations.

Latter Day Protest? Proposition 8 and Sports

As supporters of Gay Marriage are have discovered, it's never easy to be on the Mormon Church's enemies list. The Church of Latter Day Saints backed the anti-Gay Marriage Proposition 8 in California with out-of-state funds, and gave the right a heartbreaking victory this past election cycle.

CPUSA Supports Call for Ceasefire in Gaza

The Communist Party USA (CPUSA) emphatically condemns the continuing Israeli air strikes in Gaza, which have left hundreds dead and over a thousand wounded. The hundreds of Israeli air strikes have been carried out with a total disregard for the safety of civilians and institutions.

Deaths and Injuries in Gaza Include Hundreds of Non-combatants

For the second consecutive day, Israeli Occupation Forces (IOF) have continued to wage their bloodiest and most brutal war against the Gaza Strip since its occupation in 1967, under an international and Arab conspiracy of silence.

A Poem for Gaza

I never knew death until I saw the bombing of a refugee camp
Craters filled with disfigured ankles and splattered torsos
But no sign of a face, the only impression a fading scream...

78,000 Cubans Benefited from Operation Miracle

More than 78,000 Cubans were operated on from their eye problems in 2008, stated sources from the Ministry of Public Health (MINSAP) in Havana on Monday.


Book Review: 2666, by Roberto Bolaño

Women and girls in the fictional Northern Mexico city of Santa Teresa are being murdered. Law enforcement officials, riddled with incompetence and corruption, have few clues and do not seem overly concerned.

Dire Humanitarian Situation Looms in Gaza

As a result of a major offensive on 27 December by Israel against Hamas, the Islamist movement that controls Gaza, a dire humanitarian situation looms, according to aid officials.

Bailout Blackout: Demand Full Accounting

Some $350 billion in taxpayer cash has been handed over to the biggest banks in the country without oversight or even the slightest curiosity by the US government about what has been done with the money.

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