The Spanish 'Adios'

When trying to understand the geopolitical reality of Spain, one must never forget the two military bases the United States actively maintains in the country. One of which currently serves as the main transit point between the United States, Iraq and Afghanistan.

Are Fire Retardants Safe?

So-called long-term fire retardants—those usually dropped from airplanes over forest fires—are comprised of water mixed with a slurry of chemicals, thickeners and corrosion inhibitors designed to prevent plants on the ground from igniting, keep the ingredients from separating and dispersing during targeted drops, and ensure that the harsh chemicals on board the plane don’t endanger the flight’s safety.

The Great Lake of Gaza: A New Crisis in the Making

In a place just a few miles from sandy beaches and soaring sky-scrapers, white stone villas and sky-blue swimming pools, it seems the epitome of irony and injustice that over 1.5 million people would be subjected to drinking sewage-contaminated water.

Murder in the Andes

The March 1, 2008 death of Colombian FARC guerrilla leader and spokesperson Comandante Raul Reyes and twenty-five of his companions on Ecuadorian soil has American fingerprints all over it.

Curfew in Baghdad

Iraqi authorities declared a curfew in this capital from Thursday at 11 pm to Sunday at 5 am, due to the deterioration of security in the country.

Cuba Denounces Permanent Media Aggression from US Territory

The president of the Cuban Journalists Union (UPEC), Tubal Paez, denounced on Thursday in Caracas, Venezuela, the permanent media aggression carried out from the United States against the island.

Worsening Banditry Threatens Humanitarian Effort in Darfur

Relief agencies in Sudan have expressed concerns over an alarming increase in the number of attacks by bandits against people carrying out humanitarian work in the strife-torn region of Darfur

Modern US Presidents Act Like 'Thugs,' Says Historian Michael Parenti

President George W. Bush is “the biggest thug” ever to occupy the White House, writes historian Michael Parenti, adding that most post-World War II U.S. presidents have also acted like “thugs.”

The Dangerous Theism of Chris Hedges

Chris Hedges recently published an article called 'The Dangerous Atheism of Christopher Hitchens and Sam Harris,' but he failed to include in it any indication of what he thinks is dangerous about their atheism.

Condemnation of Violence in Iraq

Acts of violence have escalated once again, in many provinces and cities of Iraq. This has resulted in bloodshed and loss of precious lives, thus inflicting heavy damage to our people and homeland, hindering efforts to remedy the political situation and rebuild the state on sound foundations that fulfil the rights of all Iraqis.

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