Global Recession: Protectionism and Diversification in the US and South America

As the G-20 meeting is about to begin in London, the outlook for Latin American growth in 2009 is grim, as the tempo of foreign direct investment ( FDI) and loans stand-by credits and development funds plummet, the demand for commodities diminish, and foreign remittances plunge.

Keep Pressure on for Single-Payer Solution

WASHINGTON, D.C.-- Following its successful town hall meeting with Rep. John Conyers in Northampton, MA, last week, PDA is moving south to sponsor a rally in support of the single-payer solution outside the White House Regional Health Forum tomorrow, March 31, in Greensboro, NC.

Gas Stations and Environmental Hazards

Some of the perils include ground-level ozone caused in part by gasoline fumes, groundwater hazards from petroleum products leaking into the ground, and exposure hazards from other chemicals that might be used at the station if it’s also a repair shop.

US Media Silences Support of Cuba and the Cuban Five

HAVANA, Cuba, March 28 (acn) An unprecedented event in the history of the United States, a gesture of solidarity with Cuba and the Cuban Five, has been silenced by the US media, reported Granma newspaper.

Canada and the G20 – State-Monopoly Capital Fights for Advantage

Prime Minister Harper will head to the London G20 on April 2nd boasting of Canada’s superior banking system that he says will pull the country out of recession faster than any other country on earth.

NATO: After 60 Years, Out of Area or Out of Business?

Berlin, March 27, 2009 – On the morning of April 4th, some twenty heads of state (including US President Barack Obama, French President Nicolas Sarkozy and German Chancellor Angela Merkel) will shake hands for a photo-op on the bridge across the Rhine River that connects the German town of Kehl with Strasbourg in France.

Buy American and the Recovery Program: Now What?

In February 2008, the US Air Force stunned the aerospace industry, many members of Congress, and thousands of Boeing workers in Washington State and Kansas when it awarded its $35 billion contract to build a midair refueling tanker to the European Aeronautic Defense and Space Company and Northrop Grumman.

A 12-point Program to Reverse the Economic Crisis

Because of the election of Barack Obama, the American people in their great majority have a leg up, but there is still a long way to go. To his credit, the new president is off to a quick start. In less than three months in office he has...

Iraqi Teachers Union Under Attack

The Iraqi Teachers’ Union is facing extreme attack from the Iraqi Government. The Iraqi government has appointed an official body and granted it the authority to take over the union. This government body demanded that the leadership of the union must hand over the keys to its headquarters along with membership and other records.

Can the Populist Upheaval Take a Working-Class Turn?

The populist over outrage over AIG bonuses, and bailouts that seem to payoff the perpetrators of the financial crisis while millions are left out of work with no medical benefits, and unemployment benefits that are running out, or will run out long before job growth returns – is heading towards a social and political, not just economic, tipping point.

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