Ibero-American Summit Denounces US Blockade of Cuba

The Bush administration was shocked this past week by the unanimous adoption of a resolution denouncing the US blockade of Cuba at the Ibero-American summit in Salamanca, Spain.


The travel ban is a failed, outdated, Cold-War era policy. The current policy succeeds only in restricting the rights of U.S. citizens and hurting the Cuban people; it responds to the interests of a small group of hardliners in the Cuban-American community. It is time to create a forward-looking U.S. policy toward Cuba based on sensible foreign policy objectives.

Peering Under the Plame Outing

I wrote these remarks down on Thursday, when a Washington Post columnist was pleading with Patrick Fitzgerald to please just go away, and a New York Times news article was claiming that if Lewis Libby leaked anything, he did so with the best of intentions.

Karl Rove, Leaks, and Intelligence Fabrications

Under the cloud of a possible indictment, Bush's top adviser Karl Rove returned yesterday to the grand jury investigating which member of the Bush White House leaked the identity of a CIA agent.

VA Seeks to Punish Iraq War Veterans

The Veterans Affairs Department is currently reviewing approximately one-third of the cases of veterans who are receiving disability benefits for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

The US Prison Industry: big business or slavery?

HUMAN rights organizations, as well as political and social ones, are condemning what they are calling a new form of inhumane exploitation in the United States, where they say a prison population of up to 2 million – mostly Black and Hispanic – are working for various industries for a pittance.

Japan: Dominant Political Parties Reject World Peace

Tokyo Governor Ishihara Shintaro in the Tokyo Metropolitan Assembly on September 27 discredited the United Nations by stating, 'Only fools take the U.N. Charter seriously.'

Call for Friendship with Venezuela

In recent months, members of the Bush administration have wrongly accused Venezuela of being a 'destabilizing' force and have implied without evidence that it supports terrorist groups.

October 12th: In Venezuela they call it 'Day of indigenous resistance'

According to the official story, he spread the benefits of civilisation across the continent; in reality, his arrival heralded a new age of terror and genocide which took the lives of over 100 million native Americans...President Chávez has described Columbus as being 'worse than Hitler' and renamed October 12th as 'Day of Indigenous Resistance'.

California Workers Mobilize to Beat Back Schwarzenegger’s Attacks

California’s working families are mobilized to beat back special election ballot measures proposed by Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger (R) and financed by his millionaire corporate friends that attack union members’ political freedom, teachers’ jobs and school funding.

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