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US Trade Policy Undercuts Obama's Jobs Push
President Obama pledged to create new jobs during a visit yesterday to a high-tech lighting manufacturer in North Carolina, but the destruction of jobs unfolding at another lighting plant next door in Tennessee illustrates how U.S. trade policy is complicating those efforts. Obama met with his...
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Activists Cry Foul over FBI Probe
Critics of Foreign Policy Become Targets of Domestic Probes
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In a Pure Coincidence, Gaddafi Impeded US Oil Interests Before the War
When the war in Libya began, the U.S. government convinced a large number of war supporters that we were there to achieve the very limited goal of creating a no-fly zone in Benghazi to protect civilians from air attacks, while President Obama specifically vowed that "broadening our military mission...
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Critics Call Trade Pact Lose-Lose Deal for Colombian Labor
WASHINGTON - Two days ago, on Jun. 7, Ana Fabricia Cordoba was killed in the Santa Cruz neighborhood of Medellin, Colombia. A community leader with the women's organization Ruta de Pacifica de Mujeres working with displaced workers, Cordoba had been receiving death threats, which she reported to...
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Failed: The War on Drugs and a Milestone Critique
The war on drugs is a waste of time, money and lives. It cannot be won. The world’s drug warriors are out of ideas. Fresh thinking is of the essence. Governments should consider legalizing drugs to take profits out of the criminal trade. Filling prisons with drug users does nothing to curb the...
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South Korea ‘Free Trade’ Deal: Another Funnel for Exploitation
While President Obama and most Congressional Democrats are allowing the Republicans to define America’s most urgent crisis as the budget deficit, the nation’s job deficit grows more dire day by day with no clear, forceful direction coming from the White House. The adjusted growth rate for the first...
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New WikiLeaked Cables Reveal: How Washington and Big Oil Fought PetroCaribe in Haiti
René Préval, who passed Haiti’s presidential sash to Joseph Michel Martelly on May 14, was described by U.S. Ambassador to Haiti Janet Sanderson as “Haiti’s indispensable man” in a Jun. 1, 2009 Embassy cable released by WikiLeaks last December. Sanderson judged him “still moderately popular, and...
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Activists Decry Probe Revealed by Found FBI Papers
MINNEAPOLIS — When Meredith Aby met with members of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia in 2006, she asked what it would take to get them to stop fighting. Jess Sundin did the same during her trip to Colombia 11 years ago. They returned and openly wrote and spoke about their experiences,...
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Blackwater Founder Builds Foreign Force in UAE
WASHINGTON -- The crown prince of Abu Dhabi has hired the founder of private security firm Blackwater Worldwide to set up an 800-member battalion of foreign troops for the United Arab Emirates, The New York Times reported on Sunday. The Times said it obtained documents that showed the unit being...
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World in the Throes of a Human Rights Revolution, Says Amnesty
UNITED NATIONS - The growing demands for democratic reforms spreading across the Middle East and North Africa - along with the dramatic rise of social media networks - have triggered "a human rights revolution on the threshold of a historic change", says Amnesty International (AI). "People are...
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