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Power vs. the Press
Latin America's battle between progressive governments and hostile right-wing media is playing out in Ecuador
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Farmers pack cauliflower to sell in the markets, on the outskirts of Jammu, India, Saturday, Dec. 12, 2009. News
Vandana Shiva: Farmer Suicides in India Linked to Debt, Globalization
Thousands of poor farmers in India have committed suicide over the past decade as changes in India's agricultural policy set off a widening spiral of debt and despair, one environmental activist said Tuesday. "The farmer suicides started in 1997. That's when the corporate seed control started,"...
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Evo Morales Wins Landslide Victory in Bolivian Presidential Elections
President Evo Morales won a landslide victory in Bolivian elections yesterday bolstering his efforts to empower the country's indigenous majority under a socialist banner. Exit polls and an unofficial count gave the country's first indigenous president an unassailable lead, prompting rival...
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U.S. soldiers from the 1st Battalion, 24th Infantry Regiment collect US landmines, in the northern city of Mosul, Iraq on January 8, 2005. Views
U.S. Land Mine Policy is Shameful
Just before the Thanksgiving holiday, State Department spokesman Ian Kelly revealed that President Barack Obama would follow in President George W. Bush's footsteps and not sign the international Mine Ban Treaty. Many of us had hoped he would embrace President Bill Clinton's pledge that the U.S...
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Bhopal Survivors Demand Action
Hundreds of residents of the Indian city of Bhopal have held a vigil to mark 25 years since a deadly chemical leak in the city caused the world's worst industrial disaster. Survivors and local residents joined activists late on Wednesday to remember the thousands of victims of the leak from a...
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Climate Rage
The only way to stop global warming is for rich nations to pay for the damage they've done - or face the consequences
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Gorbachev’s Sermon on the Mount
"Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called the children of God." That biblical quotation certainly applies to Mikhail Gorbachev, a man not honored enough for the example he set and whose past practices and recent cautions about Afghanistan should be heeded by Barack Obama. Or, on a...
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Obama's Bad Influence
Of all the explanations for Barack Obama's Nobel Peace Prize, the one that rang truest came from French President Nicolas Sarkozy. "It sets the seal on America's return to the heart of all the world's peoples." In other words, this was Europe's way of saying to America, "We love you again"--sort of...
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Iraq War Resolution Revisited
Dear Friends, Seven years ago this week the House of Representatives debated the Iraq War Resolution which was presented by President Bush. I made the case for NOT going to war. I analyzed the Bush war resolution, paragraph by paragraph, and pointed out "Key Issues" which argued against Congress...
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The G20 Fantasy
"The old system of international economic cooperation is over," announced Gordon Brown at the G20 summit in Pittsburgh. "The new system, as of today, has begun." The first part of that statement is partly true. The second is a fantasy. The G20 is not a system of international economic co-operation...
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