Conversation with Chavez

I remember exactly what I told him that night when I asked him not sacrifice himself: that Allende could not rely on a single soldier to fight back and that he, on the other hand, could rely on thousands.

Yes Alliance in Venezuela Referendum

Political groups in favor of the constitutional reform joined forces to boost the campaign for the YES vote in the coming referendum on the proposal of president Hugo Chavez.

France Riddled with Strikes

One of every two primary and secondary French schools will close on Tuesday because of a strike called by public professors, heating up the environment already caused by the interruption of transportation.


Bolivia’s “Agrarian Revolution” Hanging In

Land redistribution since 1952 has been a major, if intermittent, factor in Bolivian national life. In recent years it has attracted renewed interest, returning as a major economic initiative under President Evo Morales' 'Agrarian Revolution.'


Depleted Uranium Ammunition May Claim More Lives Than Atomic Bombings

By firing radioactive ammunition, the U.S., U.K., and Israel may have triggered a nuclear holocaust in the Middle East that, over time, will prove deadlier than the U.S. atomic bombing of Japan.


Images of Muslims: Discussing Islamophobia with Peter Gottschalk

The inspiration behind the book was basically a sense by my co-author, Gabriel Greenberg, and I that there is a form of stereotyping in the United States, which parallels and is similar to stereotyping against African Americans, women, and other groups, that we now see being perpetuated against Muslims and Islam itself.


How to Get Out?

The Annapolis conference is a joke. Though not in the least funny. Like quite a lot of political initiatives, this one too, according to all the indications, started more or less by accident. George Bush was due to make a speech.


How to Find Green Friendly Consumer Products

Although green-friendly goods are starting to show up just about everywhere, finding all the right products is still not as simple as a one-stop trip to the mall or major grocer.


Two Die of Cholera in Baghdad Orphanage

Two Iraqi orphans died of cholera last week in Baghdad, bringing the deaths from this disease nationwide to 23 since it first appeared in August.


Once Bitten Twice Shy

Washington's behavior in pursuit of its campaign to whip up international hysteria over Iran's alleged nuclear weapons program is reminiscent of its conduct five years ago.

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