Turkish Offensive in Iraq Displaces Villagers, Damages Bridges

An ongoing Turkish military offensive into Iraq targeting Turkish-Kurdish separatist rebels has forced at least 12 Kurdish families to flee their homes and has destroyed four bridges, the Iraqi Red Crescent Society (IRCS) said on 24 February.

Hezbollah and the 'Unknown Knowns'

A major Israeli daily newspaper Maariv shared the views of many others when it concluded that: “Officially, Israel yesterday denied responsibility for the killing. But experts say the brilliant execution of the attack was characteristic of the Mossad.”

Going Vegetarian: Now is as Good a Time as Any

There has never been a better time to go vegetarian. Mounting evidence suggests that meat-based diets are not only unhealthy, but that just about every aspect of meat production is an environmental disaster with wide and sometimes catastrophic consequences.


Cuba Votes as Fidel Castro Steps Down

As the January 20th Cuban national elections came to an end, after which Fidel Castro predictably announced his future status as a civilian with only his self-assigned responsibilities, Washington flat out rejected the results of the elections, claiming that, like all of Cuba’s post-1959 ballots, were illegitimate.

Change to Win Endorses Obama

Saying his position on trade makes a difference, and that it's time for the Democratic presidential nomination race to end, the 7-union, 6-million-member Change to Win federation endorsed Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.) Feb. 21.

The Last Testament of Benazir Bhutto

I don't know who killed Benazir Bhutto: the radical anti-western so-called 'Islamists,' the Musharraf government, or the Bush government. All three groups have shown that they don't hesitate to use murder and political assassination to gain their ends.

Widespread Praise of Bush’s Africa Visit Ignores his Flawed Legacy

As President Bush returns to the United States from his whirlwind tour of Africa, Africa Action notes with concern that coverage of Bush’s trip has concentrated on particular successes in individual countries while ignoring the systemic, continent-wide development challenges that unjust U.S. economic policies continue to promote.

Georgia: Fulton County Consents to Grady Hospital Lease Agreement

The Fulton County Board of Commissioners approved a resolution Wednesday, February 20, 2008, consenting to the lease and transfer agreement by and between the Fulton-DeKalb Hospital Authority (FDHA) and the Grady Memorial Hospital Corporation.

When Paint is Not Enough: NBA All Star Weekend Comes to New Orleans

Last weekend the NBA All-Star Game came to New Orleans. If you were one of the thousands to make the trip to the Big Easy and hang out on Bourbon Street, you no doubt saw one kind of NOLA.

Texans to Join Iraqi Workers in Protests Against Big Oil

Calling for a boycott of the three largest multinational oil companies, ExxonMobil, Shell, and BP, Dallas-area 'consumers for peace' are planning a public protest against the role of Big Oil in launching the Iraq war this Saturday, Feb. 23 in Dallas, Texas.

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