We Charge Genocide: A Brief History of US in the Philippines

Except during the 1960’s when the Filipino-American War of 1899-1902 was referred to as “the first Vietnam,” the death of 1.4 million Filipinos has been usually accounted for as either collateral damage or victims of insurrection against the imperial authority of the United States.

BRIGADES of Workers and Witnesses

Now is the time for activists across the country to take action to save New Orleans from instant gentrification. There is an unprecedented unity of perspective among progressive political people.

President Fox and Free Trade: What Makes Him Keep Going?

In the wake of the Summit of the Americas in Argentina on Nov. 4-5, relations between Mexico and Venezuela have deteriorated to the point where both countries have withdrawn their ambassadors.

Bordering Autonomy

Last week Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice brokered a deal between Israelis and Palestinians on the Rafah border crossing which connects the 'disengaged' Gaza Strip with the outside world.

Mexico’s Fox Woos Washington at Great Cost

The current spat between Venezuela and Mexico will soon pass, yet it should be seen as far more than a trivial matter, springing as it does from deep roots in the collective psyche of each country.


South American Protests: Bush Is the Most Hated Man in the History of the World?

There may be a collection of fifty or sixty million blue collar NASCAR dads, fascist Christians, neo-nazis, racists, greedy pig rich people who unpatriotically refuse to pay their fair share in taxes, and the corporate traitors to humanity and the planet... even to life itself, who prefer to support money over the environment, biodiversity and a world that supports humans.

Helping from the heart: Sacramento activist to the rescue of Katrina evacuees

RoLanda Wilkins is the national coordinator of the Birthing Project USA, the Sister/Friend Program, a national model for improving birth outcomes for African American women. There are 75 Birthing Projects across the United States. Working from a Birthing Project office in midtown Sacramento, RoLanda helped to bring baby and personal hygiene items and clothes in September to victims of Hurricane Katrina.

The Summit That Lost Its Way

Of all the contrasts likely to be witnessed at the start of tomorrow’s Summit of the Americas in Mar del Plata, Argentina, none may be as drastic as that of President Bush and his Argentine host, Néstor Kirchner.

Thousands Prepare Protest at School of the Americas

Pictures of abuse at the hands U.S. personnel and recent reports about secret CIA detention facilities have catapulted the controversial School of the Americas back into the public spotlight. Thousands around the country are preparing for a November 19-20 demonstration calling for the closure of the Western Hemisphere Institute for Security Cooperation, formerly known as the School of the Americas (SOA/ WHINSEC).


Could a Slight Thaw in U.S.-Cuba Relations be in the Offing?

In an almost unprecedented move on October 28, Cuba publicly agreed to allow three USAID officials to visit the island to assess the recent heavy damage inflicted by Hurricane Wilma.