Business Interests Splitting Over Honduras Coup?

A group of apparel makers with business interests in Honduras, in a July 27th letter to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, endorsed the administration's call for restoration of democracy and basic civil rights and liberties in that country.


Without Reform, Millions Could Lose Health Care

If nothing is done about health reform, as Republicans have indicated is their top priority in order to 'break' President Obama, a typical family can expect to pay about 71 percent more for health insurance premiums within the next 10 years, says a new memo from the Center for American Progress Action Fund. According to the memo, the average family premium will total more than $22,000, if no health reform is enacted this year.

Green Life Lessons for Youngsters

With environmental awareness so widespread among younger people in our society, most kids have learned more about being green from their school teachers and camp counselors than we adults might have gleaned in a lifetime.

Live Animals in Cosmetic Testing

Still used today by some companies, the test involves applying a small amount of the substance under study to an animal’s eye or skin for several hours, and then observing whether or not irritation occurs over the following week or two.


The G8 Ban on ENR Technologies and its Implications

After the Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG) meeting last September, the government of India had mounted a high voltage campaign how it had secured a “clean and unconditional” waiver. Prime minister Manmohan Singh had hailed the NSG's waiver as enabling “full civil nuclear cooperation” with India

Lonesome Hobo Economics – On the Road at the CoC

The Committees of Correspondence for Socialism and Democracy has just concluded its 6th National Convention in San Francisco, CA. The CoC was founded in 1994 as a coalition of socialist-oriented groupings from a number of organizations.


Honduras Against History: By Their Methods You Shall Know Them

The Bible relates the story of how the teachers of the law brought before Jesus an adulterous woman. They intended to stone her to death, as they were required to do by the law of God, which at the time was said to be the law of men as well.

Yes,You Can!

In the first years after the Six-Day War, I was a frequent guest there. My work in the Knesset demanded that I stay in Jerusalem at least two nights every week, and after the war I switched from the hotels of West Jerusalem to those in the Eastern part of the city. My favorite was the Shepherd. I felt at home there.


Small Business to Benefit from Health Reform

The overwhelming majority of small business owners will see important new benefits as a result of health reform working through Congress right now, said Council of Economic Advisors (CEA) Chair Christina Romer and Small Business Administration (SBA) head Karen Mills in a joint teleconference with reporters, July 24.


Republicans Playing Political Games with Health Reform

President Obama continued his campaign for health care reform this week with a stop at a Cleveland area clinic, July 23. The town hall event came one day after a major televised press conference during which the President confronted Republican obstructionism to health reform and pressed Congress for urgent action.

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