Georgia Suffers in Bush’s 2009 Federal Budget Proposal

ATLANTA – The Bush Administration rolled out a $3.1 trillion budget proposal for Fiscal Year 2009 on February 4, 2008 that calls for increased spending on national defense and foreign aid, while calling for cuts in funding for key domestic priorities.

Changing times

In yet more signs of changing times towards the political left is the election of Demetris Christofias as President of Cyprus and the smooth change in the leadership of Cuba. Both events took place last Sunday and both have their own significance.

India: New Policy on Defense Contracts Offsets

India's policies on defense-related acquisitions from abroad and production within India are believed to have been directed not only at ensuring India's security interests but also at promoting self-reliance and indigenous capability in this vital sector often involving advanced technologies.


Ethics Problems Haunt John McCain

Sen. John McCain tried to prove his ethical good standing Monday, Feb. 25, by claiming to have acted 'exactly' like former Democratic presidential hopefuls Howard Dean and Dick Gephardt.

Chad: Poverty-Stricken Neoliberal Model

The most recent and failed uprising of opposition groups to the government of Chad is another episode in the drama lived by a people in one of the poorest nations on Earth.

Iraq's Health Sector Under Pressure

With scores of doctors killed over the past few years, an exodus of medical personnel, poor medical infrastructure and shortages of medicines, Iraq's health sector is under great pressure, a senior Health Ministry official said on 26 February.

Fidel Won the Battle

The outcome of this story couldn't have been more frustrating and unexpected for the enemies of the Cuban revolutionary process, nor more promising for its heroes: the Cuban people.

Video: Paul Robeson – The Great Forerunner

Honoring the life and contributions of actor, singer, and activist Paul Robeson. Robeson stood for peace, equality, and civil rights. He was a champion for workers rights and social justice. Thank you, Paul!

Cuba's New Leader Promises Change to Make Cuba Stronger

Cuba's newly-elected President Raul Castro said Sunday that he would bring about changes in the country to make its government more efficient and economy stronger.

John McCain's Health Plan: Tax Hike and Insurance Boondoggle

'How about a thousand years of affordable health care?,' asks Iraq war veteran Rose Forrest in a new TV ad produced by VoteVets.org in response to presumptive Republican presidential nominee John McCain's recent statements suggesting he didn't care if US troops stayed in Iraq for that period of time.

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