This month we introduce a new feature of our on-line edition; the book round up...In addition to our regular reviews we will now have this occasional feature which consists of short notices from many sources of reviews of books that we have not been able to review.

Banana Wars Continue – Chiquita Once Again Tries to Work Its Omnipotent Will

Now Under New Management: Likely Big Losers Will Be CARICOM’s Windward Islands

Fidel Castro Accuses Bush of Lying

In a new call for Washington to take actions against Posada Carriles, Orlando Bosch and other terrorists historically based on US soil, the Cuban president accused the White House of covering up the truth behind these sinister characters.

MIDDLE EAST: FGM still largely an unknown quantity in Arab world

FGM(Female Genital Mutilation) is a barbaric practice that is still common in many parts of the world.

TOGO: Human rights group says 790 killed, 4,345 hurt in election violence

Turmoil continues following disputed election of son of former late dictator. Human rights violations mushroom. Faure Gnassingbe had previously seized power through extra-constitutional means. The world watches...

MOZAMBIQUE: First 100 days of President Armando Guebuza

'Guebuza's populist efforts to shake up government, and his stated commitment to public service reform, are seen as a positive beginning.'

'Honour the Soviet Red Army and people' say Britain's Communists

The 60th anniversary of the defeat of fascism in Europe reminds us of the heroic role played by the Soviet Red Army, and of the sacrifices of the Soviet people who lost 27 million dead in the fight against the Nazis', Simon Renton told the Communist Party of Britain's political committee on Monday evening.

Reviving Nuclear Disarmament

'It seems that the United States and the other nuclear weapons states are trying to evade their obligations and responsibilities under this critical treaty.' Words of retired corporate-journalist-for-hire, Walter Cronkite.

ILO releases major new study on forced labour

Says more than 12 million are trapped in forced labour worldwide. 'Forced labour represents the underside of globalization and denies people their basic rights and dignity.' ILO Director-General Juan Somavia called forced labor 'a social evil which has no place in the modern world'.

What Is AFL-CIO’s Vision of a Better Life?

'At the forthcoming AFL-CIO convention,let’s proclaim the kind of world we want for our children, grandchildren and those who come after them...where: Every adult who is able and willing to work can find a decent job...'

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