Mixed Appeals Verdict for Cuban Five

Activists plan to protest a federal appeals court ruling Wednesday to uphold the convictions of five Cuban intelligence agents accused of spying in the United States.

To Utopia and Back

Prof. Gilbert Achcar of the School of Oriental and Asian Studies in London has made a unique contribution to the ongoing “one-state or two-states” debate in a recent wide ranging interview to Mesele, a progressive periodical in Turkey.

Obama Campaign Reaches Out to LGBT Community

Praising Sen. Hillary Clinton's long record of fighting for equality for LGBT people, Obama for America Deputy Campaign Manager Steve Hildebrand extended a warm welcome to LGBT supporters of the New York Senator on a conference call June 6.

Japan: Stop seeking short-term profits and help ease poverty in Africa

Prime Minister Fukuda Yasuo at the 4th International Conference on African Development held in Yokohama City (May 28-30) promised to double Japan’s Official Development Assistance volume for Africa to 200 billion yen within the next five years.

Trying to put more in the food basket

A new UN task force on the food crisis is analyzing the situation in at least 45 affected countries to help develop action plans to meet urgent and long-term needs, said John Holmes, the UN Emergency Relief Coordinator and Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs.

Native Americans Walk for the Water in Georgia

Native Americans and others are about half-way through their journey along the Chattahoochee River, to walk and give thanks to the river.

What Hunger Feeds On

About fifty heads of state gathered before cameras from all over the world : the reason why the summit of the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organization that opened in Rome yesterday is arousing so much interest is that it comes at a time when mankind is confronted with a tragic situation.

CARICOM to Address Food Crisis

Georgetown, Jun 5 (Prensa Latina) Caribbean officials and businesspeople will meet in this capital of Guyana on June 6-7 to discuss about two dozen proposals to be presented to investors in order to attract them to put their money into food production in this region.

Iraqis Want the Occupation to End

An Iraqi parliamentarian told a congressional committee June 4 that as many as 70% of Iraqis want the US military to leave their country.

Australia: Unions launch offensive against outsourcing

Between 700,000 and one million jobs in the service sector face the chop in the biggest off-shoring of Australian jobs in our history, according to a comprehensive analysis of Australian labour market trends.

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