Nonviolent Action to Mark 5th Anniversary of Iraq War

Washington, DC -- On Wednesday, March 19, 2008, the U.S. occupation in Iraq will enter its 6th year. To mark this tragic anniversary, over 30 peace and justice organizations are uniting their efforts, under the umbrella of United for Peace and Justice, in an unprecedented day of coordinated nonviolent direct action and civil disobedience.

Leather and the Environment

Leather is everywhere—from shoes and belts, to purses, wallets, jackets, furniture and car seats. Most probably assume that the leather that finds its way into our wardrobes and living spaces is a byproduct of the meat industry.

Cuba-Canada Relations: A Model to be Copied

Although it may not have been the purpose of the authors of a recently published book on Cuba-Canadian relations, it is a good example of what could have been and still can be ties between the United States and Cuba.

The Grim Reality of Economic Truths

It is always good to know as a citizen that your leaders think everything is under control, for this reason I can only begin to imagine the relief people in the United States must feel when President Bush publicly acknowledges; 'I believe that our economy has got the fundamentals in place.”

Do Colombia and the US want war in South America?

'This could be the start of a war in South America', Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez warned after Colombian military forces massacred members of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) inside Ecuador.

Clinton's Crack Cocaine Apology: Too Little, Too Late?

Does former President Bill Clinton want to become a drug policy reform advocate? On its face, it would seem that way following President Clinton's keynote speech at the University of Pennsylvania last week commemorating the 40th anniversary of the Kerner Commission report that addressed the causes of racial disturbances in the 1960s.

Elections in Germany: Die Linke Further Challenges the Rules of the Political Game

For the third time in the last few weeks, Die Linke (the Left, as the new party is called) has made an entrance into the Parliament of one of Germany’s western 'Länder'.

Noncombatants Killed in Gaza

From 27 February to the afternoon of 3 March, 106 Palestinians were killed in the Gaza Strip. Contrary to the Chief of Staff’s contention that ninety percent were armed, at least fifty-four of the dead (twenty-five of them minors) did not take part in the hostilities.

Atlanta: Grady Coalition Looks to Future, Vows to Keep Fighting

(APN) ATLANTA – Even though the transfer of power between the Fulton-DeKalb Hospital Authority (FDHA) and the new Grady Memorial Hospital Corporation (GMHC) may appear to be a done deal, members of the Grady Coalition say they are going to keep fighting for Grady Hospital, its patients, and its workers.

Plan Colombia: The Real Destabilizing Force in South America

In surveying US press coverage of the recent tensions between Colombia, Ecuador, and Venezuela one might come to the conclusion that Colombia has become the victim of the wrath of its’ evil next door neighbor, Hugo Chavez.

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