'We Need the Truth': Downing Street Anniversary Sparks Demand for Investigation

'Our nation’s sons and daughters are dying and killing in Iraq out of loyalty to their country but in the name of lies from the Bush throne,' charged Al Fishman, head of the Detroit Area Peace and Justice Network, in his statement as part of a panel convened yesterday in Detroit by Rep. John Conyers (D-MI) to highlight the 3rd anniversary of the Downing Street Memo.

How the United States Marked the 3rd Anniversary of the Downing Street Memo

Hundreds of people were turned away today as capacity crowds packed public forums in U.S. cities to discuss the Downing Street Memo and related evidence that President Bush lied about the reasons for war. 

The Yuan of a New Day? Classes and currencies

I read in the morning paper about the People’s Bank of China’s decision to end its tie of the yuan, the Chinese currency, to the U.S. dollar. The article mentioned the old and new value of the yuan per dollar. This move, I read, will make exports from China to the U.S. more costly. Meanwhile, U.S. exports will become less costly.

Fire Rove: Will Bush Keep His Word?

Faced with a question about whether or not he will keep his promise to fire those involved in leaking the identity of an undercover CIA agent while we are at war, President Bush backed away from his initial pledge and lowered the ethics bar.

Opposition to US-India Joint Statements

It should be noted that the US has neither supported India's claim to UN Security Council membership nor recognized it as a nuclear weapons power but merely as a 'state with advanced nuclear technology'. The US has only agreed to consult with its partners in the Nuclear Suppliers Group and try to get an agreement from the US Congress to provide fuel supplies for India's nuclear reactors at Tarapur.

Dear London

We write from the After Downing Street Dot Org Coalition in the United States to thank you for your solidarity on this third anniversary of a meeting that we were never meant to know about, a meeting that took place some yards from where you stand.

Luis Alberto Moreno: Bush’s friend at the IDB

On July 27th, the governors of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) will choose their new president. Currently, the position is held by Enrique Iglesias of Uruguay, who revitalized the IDB and infused it with ethics and a sense of professionalism that had eluded the organization throughout its long history.

A Functioning Democracy? : The Intolerable Abuses of Guatemalan Women

Despite the blatant crimes committed against Guatemalan women, the U.S. has chosen to all but ignore the problem, instead rewarding the Guatemalan military with $3.2 million in aid in March of 2005, while burying the subject during the current CAFTA debate...Washington claimed that the Guatemalan government had made marked improvements in reforming its army, which played the greatest role in committing human rights abuses...

Supreme Court Nomination Opposition : Stop John Roberts Campaign Launched

Just one day after the President’s announcement of his nomination of Judge John Roberts to replace retiring Justice Sandra Day O’Connor on the Supreme Court, grassroots activists opposed to Roberts’ confirmation launched the Stop John Roberts campaign.

German PDS changes name to The Left Party

An extraordinary session of the PDS 9th Congress taking place on 17 July, 2005 in Berlin has decided by 74,6% of the delegates elected (over 90% of the delegates present) to change the name of the party to 'The Left Party' (short form: 'The Left.').

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