The Problem with New Orleans Getting the Bowl

Only in New Orleans could this be classified as 'a return to normalcy.' The Crescent City, torn asunder by Hurricane Katrina, stamped by federal neglect and Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal's neoliberal experimentation, will once again collide with the freewheeling, hard-partying frenzy of the NFL's crown jewel: the Super Bowl.


Cartoon: Capitalism, This Way

A recent poll showed just about half of Americans think capitalism is better than socialism. With the collapse of the financial system and the economy, the ideology of the free market has fewer and fewer adherents.

Hog Farming to Blame for H1N1?

The World Health Organization, or WHO, and the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization have repeatedly said that consuming cooked pork is not how the potentially deadly H1N1 influenza strain is spread.

Light at the End of the Unemployment Line? (May 21st)

Action taken under President Obama's economic recovery act has saved or created 150,000 jobs since late February, the White House Task Force on Working Families reported earlier this month.


Global Day of Action Held for Troy Davis

ATLANTA – Citizens across the United States and around the world gathered for a Global Day of Action Tuesday, May 19, 2009, to bring attention to the case of Georgia death row inmate Troy Anthony Davis.

Does the CIA Ever Lie?

The debate over Bush-era torture tactics like waterboarding has morphed into a full-blown Washington scandal. But the target isn't the Bush administration officials who ordered the torture.


Japan: Protests Greet Nuclear Fuel Shipments

Two cargo ships carrying recycled nuclear fuel, a combination of uranium and plutonium extracted from spent nuclear fuel, arrived in Japan on May 18 from France for the planned introduction of plutonium-thermal power generation in the fall.


Book Review: The Hebrew Republic

Two events have severely diminished the prospects of this book since it was published in early 2008 – the IDF attack on Gaza and the current global recession. In what are somewhat hopeful but weakly expressed arguments, Bernard Avishai was on slim grounds to begin with.

Labor Activists Denounce Aung San Suu Kyi’s Detention

As the trial of Daw Aung San Suu Kyi marked its second day, solidarity activists and workers under the Alliance of Progressive Labor (APL), an active member of the Free Burma Coalition-Philippines today held a protest action in front of the Burma embassy in Makati City and denounced the recent arrest and detention of world’s only imprisoned Nobel laureate.

Australia: Labor Demands Assistance for Asbestos Victims

The The Australian Manufacturing Workers’ Union (AMWU) is asking the Rudd government to step in and guarantee funding to cover a $350 million shortfall in the James Hardie asbestos compensation fund.

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