Book Review: Stuffed and Starved

Have you ever thought that there may be a direct connection between increasing obesity in the industrialized countries and poverty and starvation in the rest of the world?


Women Workers in Afghanistan Exposed to Health Risks in Herat Factories

The Safi fur and wool factory, in Herat city, western Afghanistan, has more than 350 female and 300 male workers who earn only 300 Afghanis (US$6) for their 48-hour, six-day week.


Blackwater Mercenaries Granted Immunity During Inquiry

Security guards from a private U.S. military contractor involved in a shooting incident in Iraq have been granted immunity by State Department investigators.


Vote Out Failed Policies, Say Australians

The Howard Government was re-elected in 2004 largely on the basis of Liberal Party promises of record low interest rates as against high interest rates and bad economic management from a Labor Government.

Support Striking Appalachian Nurses

Nurses in Kentucky and West Virginia have been on strike for nearly a month. Please take action by contacting the President/CEO of the Appalachian Regional Health Systems and telling him to negotiate a fair contract with the nurses.


Why We Torture: Martha Nussbaum on Zimbardo's 'The Lucifer Effect'

Philip Zimbardo is the psychologist who carried out the Stanford Prison Experiment [SPE] in 1971. He has published a book about the lessons to be learned from that experiment and others. The book is “The Lucifer Effect: How Good People Turn Evil.”


Jonesborough Justice

Of the eleven major peace rallies organized around the country by United for Peace and Justice last Saturday the smallest and most unusual took place in Jonesborough, Tennessee.

Indo-US Nuclear Deal: Let India's Parliament Decide

US Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs, Nicholas Burns speaking at a breakfast meeting at the Council of Foreign Relations in New York, this week, said, “India has to move fast.”

Cuba Prepares for UN Vote Against US Blockade

Cuban Foreign Minister Felipe Perez Roque is to start a full working program at UN Monday, on the eve of the annual debate at the General Assembly against the US-imposed economic blockade to that Caribbean island.


Address by Mayor Ross C. “Rocky” Anderson on October 27, 2007

In the case of the majority of Congress, it means electing people who are diligent enough to learn the facts, including reading available National Intelligence Estimates, before voting to go to war. It means electing to Congress men and women who will jealously guard Congress’s sole prerogative to declare war.

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