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South Americans Wage Battle Against Economic World Order
Continent's People Optimistically Continue Fight Largely Abandoned by Western Activists
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Teen Pregnancy Rates Lowest Yet, Study Finds
Better informed, but not any less sexually active.
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Rangel and Jefferson Agree on a National Service Program
Many of the world's mature democracies require every high-school graduate to serve a year or two of either military or nonprofit service, as Congressman Charlie Rangel has proposed every year for some time now. At first blush, this may seem like an oppression by government, but history shows it's...
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How Did Seeking Rights Become Wrong?
One hears warnings these days that the massive immigrant rights demonstrations may produce a backlash. Admittedly, the demonstrations have been peaceful, the crowds are well-behaved and the leaders have been moderate in their public statements. But won't people ask why they dare to demonstrate in...
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Summit of the Americas, Argentina: Tomb of the FTAA
CARACAS, Venezuela -- "In the future, we will speak of US-Latin American relations in terms of the era before Mar del Plata, and the era after it," remarked President Hugo Chavez today on his weekly televised talk show, Al Presidente. Three weeks ago, Latin America scored a major victory over US...
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Moral Hysteria and the Persecution of Difference
In 1692, the "city upon a hill" faced unprecedented crises. The Crown had revoked its charter and ordered the arch-Puritan colony to tolerate dissenting faiths. Puritans were engaged in a bloody war with Native Americans, who had decimated Casco (Portland) and York. A military expedition to Quebec...
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Next Stop Post-CAFTA: Summit of the Americas Or, See You on the Beach in Argentina
The day before the passage of CAFTA in the US Congress, we received word that the US government had called for a meeting in Puebla, Mexico to try to revitalize the talks towards the proposed Free Trade Area of the Americas, or FTAA. But the unprecedented wrangling, pork barrel politics, fake side...
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Amtrak, Federal Highways, and the Cold War
President Bush wants to end Federal subsidies to Amtrak. The administration argues that the system has wasted nearly a billion dollars a year over the last thirty years. It is time to impose market disciplines. The Administration conveniently forgets the historical context of Amtrak's troubles...
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Pierre Martineau, left, and Patrice Bergeron, two of the Wal-Mart workers who initiated the unionization, stand in front of their workplace, a Wal-Mart department store, Tuesday Sept. 28, 2004 in Jonquiere, Que. Wal-Mart Stores Inc. said Thursday, Feb. 9, 2005, it will close the Canadian store. (AP Photo/CP PHOTO/Jacques Boissinot) News
As Union Nears Win, Wal-Mart Closes Store
NEW YORK - Wal-Mart Stores Inc. says it will close one of its Canadian stores, just as some 200 workers at the location are near winning the first-ever union contract from the world's largest retailer. Wal-Mart said it was shuttering the store in Jonquiere, Quebec, in response to unreasonable...
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Anti-Terrorism Tip: Quit Spying on Nonviolent Activists
They're at it again. FBI agents in recent weeks have been visiting and interrogating dozens of young activists believed to be planning or considering protests at the Democrat and Republican conventions. The New York Times exposed the FBI's home visits and intimidating interviews last week in a...
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