The “Caracazo” Uprising in Pictures

Friday, February 27th, 2009 marks the twentieth anniversary of Venezuela’s popular upheaval against the imposition of neoliberal shock policies by the second government of Carlos Andrés Pérez.

Why 'Buy American' is Good Policy: An Interview with Scott Marshall

Basically the labor movement supported it. The Buy American provision was changed a couple of times, but in its initial form it mandated that public projects in the stimulus package receiving tax dollars must have some domestic content.


Pics: Strawberry Workers in Santa Maria, Calif.

SANTA MARIA, CA - 16FEBRUARY09 – Guillermina Arzola, a Mixtec immigrant from San Sebastian del Monte in Oaxaca, works in a crew of indigenous Mixtec and Zapotec farm workers from Oaxaca and Guerrero picking strawberries.

Obama's Military Response in Afghanistan not the Path MLK Would Walk

“Because I will not allow terrorists to plot against the American people from safe havens half a world away” is the reason President Obama gave for forging “a new and comprehensive strategy for Afghanistan and Pakistan…”


A Short Story on Film

Rolf is a Swiss-born security guard in a German department story. He becomes totally infatuated with Sarah, the store's book seller. The problem is that she doesn’t know it. He just follows her every movement on the store's security cameras.

A Good-bye Kiss to the Blockade?

“The embargo on Cuba has been in place for almost 50 years. Although it may have been an appropriate policy response to the Cuban Revolution in the milieu of the Cold War, the reality of the 21st century calls for its abolishment.”

Venezuela Solid Despite Global Crisis

Venezuelan Finance Minister Alí Rodríguez announced Wednesday that Venezuela is in a strong position to weather the global financial crisis for at least three years if oil prices remain at their current level, and that Venezuela will propose a new reduction in oil production at a meeting of the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries.

Global Vehicle Industry: A Question of Survival

On Monday February 16, 400 workers were stood down for a week in Albury, on the Victorian border, as their employer went into receivership. On the Friday they learnt that it would be for another week at least, and that many of them would not be coming back to work.

Would You Go to Jail to Protest Torture?

Are you ready to go to jail for what you believe? Would you stand up to the Pentagon by engaging in non-violent civil disobedience to protest torture?

Pushing to Rebuild the Gulf Coast, Still

Trouble the Water came close to winning an Oscar on Sunday Night! If you don't recall, it's the inspiring story of two Katrina survivors and their journey to rebuild their lives.

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