McKinney Condemns E-Voting, Keeps Options Open

US Rep. Cynthia McKinney (D-GA) is keeping her options open, and is reviewing public records concerning her 2006 Primary and Run-off Elections with Bev Harris of BlackBoxVoting and others while deciding whether to legally challenge the election.

Worldwide call grows for release of Cuban 5

The international campaign to free the Cuban Five — five Cuban nationals who were arrested by the U.S. for monitoring Miami-based exiles trying to bomb and otherwise wreak havoc on Cuba — has sparked solidarity actions in more than 80 countries.

Act of Vengeance: Israel's Bombing of the Gaza Power Plant and its Effects

In the early morning hours of 28 June 2006, following the abduction of Cpl. Gilad Shalit, the Israeli Air Force attacked the only electrical power plant operating in the Gaza Strip. Six missiles were fired at the power plant's six transformers.


UN human rights chief to visit Occupied Palestinian territories, Israel

Referring to the situation in the West Bank, UN Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) Commissioner General Karen Koning AbuZayd stressed that the “insidious effects” of the barrier which Israel is building, while less visible, “are as devastating as what is so plain to see in Gaza.”

Hybrid Nation

Fuel efficiency has not typically been the calling card of pickup trucks and sport-utility vehicles (SUVs). Small hybrid gasoline-electrics are all the rage now among commuters looking to save money at the pump, but similar technology has been slower to gain traction in the “light truck” category.

Iran’s behavior is rooted in the global economy

As for the United States, it is the duty of its citizens and grassroots organizations somehow to force the Bush administration, as well as future administrations, to show an aversion to the use of force and violent regime change.

Rejecting the Republican Party of Fear

Five years after 9/11, the worst attack on American homeland in our history, the Democrats offer nothing but criticism and obstruction, and endless second-guessing. The party of FDR and the party of Harry Truman has become the party of cut-and-run.-- Bush at fundraiser, September 28, 2006

Diplomatic Jousting Over Venezuela's Bid for UN Security Council Seat Heats Up

US Secretary of State Condoleeza Rice is stepping up a late US diplomatic high-pressure blitz to convince nations she's meeting and speaking with not to support Venezuela's bid for the UN Security Council seat for a two year term beginning in 2007 at the secret vote that will take place for it on October 16.

Venezuela’s Citgo Says it Decided to Discontinue 7/11 Contract Two Months Ago

Felix Rodriguez, the CEO of Citgo, the Venezuelan-owned gasoline producer and distributor in the U.S., clarified yesterday that it was Citgo that had let expire its contract with the 7-Eleven convenience store chain and not the other way around, as was broadly reported.

Mexico rejects Condoleezza Rice remarks

Mexico said United States Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice was out of line by suggesting that its democracy was just now maturing, saying it wasn’t up to her to voice such opinions publicly.

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