How Global is the IT Industry?

THE information and communications technology (ICT) industry is today seen as truly global, with the process of diffusion worldwide having been particularly rapid over the last decade. Diffusion, however, has two separate components: the diffusion of supply, involving production of ICT equipment and services, and diffusion in use, whether in or outside production.

How Dangerous is Your Cell Phone?

Health advocates have worried for decades that exposure to frequencies emanating from these many sources might be harmful. And the ubiquity of such technology today--especially considering the quantum leap in cell phone usage in recent years--only makes such concerns that much more pressing.

Israeli Refuser Omri Evron Sentenced

A young communist activist from Tel-Aviv and occupation refuser Omri Evron was sentenced Sunday, Oct 15, 2006, to 14 days in military prison after he announced his refusal to enlist for regular mandatory service in the IDF.


Shifting voter mood sharpens battle for Congress

Karl Rove’s fear factor is falling flat. Yes, the threat of terrorism is a scare, but a lot of folks are getting even more scared by the combination of Bush in the White House and a Republican-controlled Congress. “Too dangerous!” is a familiar refrain from voters on the campaign trail.

Book Review: Jasenovac and the Holocaust in Yugoslavia

The word Holocaust has come to describe the horrors of the planned extermination campaigns launched by Nazi Germany and its allies during World War II. But the history of the Holocaust during World War II in what was then 'former Yugoslavia' is not at all well known.

Killer Coke, SunTrust Banks and the Anti-War Movement

The Campaign to Stop Killer Coke continues to grow at a rapid pace. Coca-Cola's image, its brand names and its financial performance are being questioned and challenged as never before.

Greece: Teachers' strike talks hit dead end

A meeting between union representatives and Education Minister Marietta Giannakou yesterday failed to find the formula to end a five-week teachers’ strike as hopes for an immediate end to the standoff faded.

Anti-poverty demonstrators in New Zealand declare CBD building “GRIME SCENE”

Anti-poverty Day protesters declared the IAG building in Auckland’s CBD a “GRIME SCENE” on International Anti Poverty Day yesterday.

China: Sanitation workers on strike over low wages in Gansu

More than 100 sanitation workers have gone on strike in Lanzhou, capital of northwest China's Gansu Province, because they have not been paid in full as promised.

Consider St. Lucia for the Security Council’s Latin American Seat

Guatemala and Venezuela have persistently fallen short of the two thirds majority needed to secure GRULAC’s (the UN’s Latin American and Caribbean caucus) seat in the UN Security Council (UNSC) after more than two days of voting and 22 grueling rounds of balloting.

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