The Rosenberg Case in Historical Perspective

The Rosenberg “atomic spy” case is 58 years old, yet its reverberations are still being felt. In 1953, within three years of their arrest, Ethel and Julius Rosenberg were executed for passing secret information about the atomic bomb to the Soviet Union.


Yes We Can Shut Down the SOA

On Sunday, November 9, 2008 the SOA Watch came to South Florida. Even though the action followed closely on the heels of an intensely fought Presidential campaign, at a time when it might have been both tempting and easy to bask in the radiance of that win, 90 people marched on the US Southern Command.


How to Reform Medicare and Create National Health Care

During the presidential campaign, Barack Obama argued against using a hatchet to cut the federal budget. Despite enormous pressure from the right-wing and so-called fiscal conservatives to cut existing programs and scale back his proposed social agenda, Obama said that he preferred to 'use a scalpel to cut away fat.'


Reflections on the (Unplanned) Death of an Ideology

The financial meltdown on Wall Street has provoked a severe ideological crisis. Capitalism itself is under scrutiny. In the corporate media, one can now find regular discussions of Marxism, capitalism and socialism – not always positively presented to be sure, but at times the discussion has been thoughtful.

Signature Campaign on Abolishing Nukes Gathers Steam

The new international signature campaign launched in August at the World Conference against A & H Bombs, 'Toward the 2010 NPT Review Conference – Appeal for a Nuclear-Free World,' is gaining support.


School Environmental Clubs

Starting an environmental club at school is a great way to get students energized about taking care of the Earth and helping their community while learning about some of the most important issues facing the world in the 21st century.

Yes We Can Stop Torture and Close the School of Assassins

Columbus, GA – Thousands will gather this weekend, November 21-23, at the gates of Fort Benning, GA for what organizers hope may be the last mass protest to close the controversial School of the Americas, renamed Western Hemisphere Institute for Security Cooperation.


Financial Collapse, Systemic Crisis? Illusory Answers and Necessary Answers

The violent explosion of this crisis did not surprise us; I mentioned it a few months ago while the conventional economists were ignoring its coming development and consequences, especially in Europe.

Vietnam, Iraq, and The Wires

It is a sad and dangerous development when supposedly objective news media yield to national pressure to slant the news in favor of the government. This routinely happens in dictatorships at all times but it can happen in democracies as well, particularly in time of war.

NGOs Concerned About Detainees’ Rights in Iraq

Local NGOs are concerned about the rights of detainees in US military custody due to be transferred to the Iraqi authorities in 2009 in line with a draft US-Iraqi security pact.

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