A Gathering Storm: Anti-imperialism Brews Tempest

With every passing day it becomes increasingly evident that the criminal and illegal invasion of Iraq by US imperialism may very well be one of the major blunders committed by Washington in decades.

Race, Class and Hurricane Katrina

“I hate the way they portray us in the media,” said hip-hop star Kanye West on a NBC fundraising telethon for the Red Cross relief efforts for victims of Hurricane Katrina. “You see a black family, it says, ‘They’re looting.’ You see a white family, it says, ‘They’re looking for food.’”


The Murky World Of Food Aid

SEVERAL decades ago, Teresa Hayter wrote a book called Aid as Imperialism, which outlined how foreign aid was used by rich countries to further the interests of big businesses based in their own countries, and served to destroy productive capacities in the recipient countries.

Middle East: Mapping Out Catastrophe

Does anyone remember that quirky little document called 'the roadmap,' the proposed path to peace initiated by the Quartet—the United States, the European Union, the United Nations, and Russia—involving the conflict between Israelis and Palestinians?

Darfur: Khartoum's genocidaires create destabilizing violence

A series of extraordinarily dire warnings have recently been issued by various UN officials, a last desperate attempt to force the international community to take urgent cognizance of Darfur's deepening crisis.

Germany: Left Rebuilding Process

The Left Party.PDS scored an important success in the general elections of 18 September: 8.7% was the best result the party ever achieved which sent it back into the Bundestag. After three years of only being represented by two MPs it will be the fourth strongest parliamentary party.

Fidel Castro Says Cuba Protects its People and Helps Others

I wish other nations could also protect their population as Cuba does,' said Fidel Castro and recalled the solidarity practiceí by the Cuban people with other nations of the world by citing the more than 100,000 blood donations offered by the island to the Peruvian population on the heels of the tragic effects of an earthquake that hit that Latin American nation.

The Miami - El Paso Connection

The White House will use any means to prevent putting Posada at the Venezuelan Court’s disposal. His confessions could unleash a chain of international scandals of unforeseen political consequences, either for the US executive or for its security institutions, closely linked with plots which according to Posada’s own words, “ are still undisclosed in all their dramatic intrigue and unraveling.”

Globalization and the New Terror

A website press release by Enron Corp. entitled ‘Shevardnadze to Receive Enron Prize for Distinguished Public Service’ it stated: 'Georgian President Eduard Shevardnadze will receive the 1999 Enron Prize for Distinguished Public Service on April 22, 1999 at an event sponsored by Rice University’s James A. Baker III Institute for Public Policy.

News Roundup: Jobs, Human Rights, Venezuela, and Oil

For 30 years now the economy has failed to provide good jobs. The UN has asked human rights groups to report on violations of rights by the US government. Venezuela is combatting unemployment and pverty. Senate Republicans are proposing huge subsidies for oil giants while hating bills skyrocket.

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