China: Stimulus Pays Off – GDP Growth on Target at 7.9 Percent

China’s gross domestic product (GDP) grew 7.1 percent in the first half from a year earlier, with a year-on-year growth rate of 7.9 percent in the second quarter, close to the government's target rate of eight percent, the latest official figures show.


Magazine Review: Current Issue of the Labour Journal

Canadian readers of Political Affairs will find the new issue of Labour/Le Travail of interest. The current issue of the Labour Journal offers several invaluable, engaging articles on the history of the Communist Party of Canada (CPC) and more.

Light at the End of the Unemployment Line? (July 16th)

The latest jobless claims offer new hope of 'green shoots' emerging after more than 18 months of recession. A disappointing unemployment report earlier this month that saw the loss of 467,000 jobs in the month of June and a rise in the unemployment rate to 9.5 percent, caused predictions of a nearing economic turnaround to fall flat in recent months.


Cuba to Graduate over 25,000 New Health Professionals

Over 25,000 health professionals will graduate this year in Cuba, in the largest graduation ceremony ever in the history of medicine on the island, which will be dedicated to the 50th anniversary of the Cuban Revolution.


Coup in Honduras: the US Involvement

A coup in the new area of Latin American and Caribbean democracy? How could this be? All we have to do is look back over the last seven years to see that the coup in Honduras demonstrates that things have not really changed much.

Unions Denounce Coup in Honduras

Workers Uniting, representing 3.5 million workers in North America, the UK and Ireland, unequivocally condemns the military coup and kidnapping of the democratically elected President of Honduras, Manuel Zelaya.


Call for Unity of 'Non-aligned' Countries

The Non-Aligned Movement has overcome the difficult moments of the last decade of the twentieth century when, after the end of the so-called Cold War, the relevance of this organization was put to the question.


The Unholy Marriage to American Health Care

It appears people have married the healthcare system in this country. Americans are either unconvinced or unwilling to acknowledge that our healthcare system is corrupt, under-serving, unmanageable and outright dangerous.

Podcast #104 – Swine Flu, Popular Science and Junkyard Empire

On this episode, the government is now saying that the swine flu may not be as bad as expected, plus, we interview scientist Neil deGrasse Tyson about his new radio show, Star Talk Radio, and we talk with up and coming hip hop band Junkyard Empire about politics and music.


Get On Board High-speed Rail

It’s true that train travel is one of the lowest impact ways to get from point to point short of walking, jogging or bicycling. In the early part of the 20th century, with car and air travel both in their infancies, taking the train was really the only practical way for Americans to get from city to city.

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