Iraqi Communists Condemn Bombings in Baghdad

The Iraqi Communist party has strongly condemned the twin bombings atrocity in central Baghdad on Sunday 25 October 2009 that killed at least 132 people and wounded more than 500 people.


Chomsky Receives Highest Pentagon Honor

The Pentagon has paid anti-war activist Noam Chomsky the highest honor any totalitarian entity can bestow upon an author: they’ve banned his book “Interventions” at Guantanamo Bay prison.


The Next Nasty Attack from the Right

'So, have you enjoyed the debate over health care reform?' Paul Krugman asked in late September. 'Have you been impressed by the civility of the discussion and the intellectual honesty of reform opponents? 'If so, you'll love the next big debate: the fight over climate change,' the New York Times columnist wrote.


The Rotten Fruits of War

Five months ago, shortly after the Pakistani government had begun a military offensive against suspected Taliban fighters in the northernmost area of the country, we arrived in Islamabad, the capital, as part of a small delegation organized by Voices for Creative Nonviolence (www.vcnv.org).


Book Review: A Choice of Enemies

The subtitle to this text carries an interesting choice of active verb, “confronts”. It signifies “coming face to face in hostility or defiance.” That alone brings to question the U.S. perspective, generally expressed in most U.S. media that U.S. intentions are generally positive or at best benign.


Women in the Workplace – the 'New Normal'

A new study declares the 'war of the sexes' is over. According to the findings of a newly released joint report from California First Lady Maria Shriver and the Center for American Progress, Americans are increasingly welcoming women into the workforce.


Smoke Not the Only Problem with Cigarettes

It’s true that littered cigarette butts are a public nuisance, and not just for aesthetic reasons. The filters on cigarettes – four fifths of all cigarettes have them – are made of cellulose acetate, a form of plastic that is very slow to degrade in the environment.

War, Negation and Muslim Identity Revisited

A Muslim writer begins an article with, 'who says the campaign for animal rights was started in the West ...' She goes on to argue that Islam provided the original treatise on the humane treatment of animals. Her case was poorly constructed, inadequately executed, although the essence of her idea was to a degree, accurate.

ALBA: a Relevant Model

The results of the recently concluded 7th Summit of the Bolivarian Alliance for the Peoples of Our America-Peoples’ Trade Agreement (ALBA-TCP) held in Cochabamba, Bolivia, show that it’s possible to work for a new world economic order.


Election Results Reflect Recession Impact

Elections were held in four important countries recently-Japan, Germany, Portugal and Greece. These elections assume significance as they are held during the period when the world leaders have declared that the severe recession that had hit the world has “bottomed-up” with “shoots of growth” beginning to be seen.

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