Louisiana Signs Trade Deal With Cuba

LOUISIANA Governor Kathleen Babineaux Blanco and Pedro Alvarez, director of the Cuban firm Alimport, have signed a $15 million trade deal for agricultural products.

Privatization's poor return

Much of the Social Security privatization debate focuses on the rate of return of private accounts.

What Now For The Peace Movement?

Polls in recent weeks show a full 59 percent of Americans are now in favor of withdrawing U.S. troops from Iraq. But they're not acting on this view.

Women Workers Fighting Exploitation

This month the global union movement is hosting a series of events to honor women’s struggle to attain justice and equality.

The Greek Economy After One Year of ND Government

The ongoing debate over the situation and the future of the Greek economy has recently become more intense.


Impasse in Northern Ireland

The primary cause of the impasse in the North has been the foot-dragging of the British in relation to demilitarisation, the full implementation of the Patten reforms in policing, and the transfer of policing powers to the Assembly and the Executive.


Militarization of Civic Affairs in Zimbabwe

In another move designed to intimidate journalists wanting to cover Zimbabwe's up-coming Parliamentary election, President Robert Mugabe has appointed a serving Zimbabwe army major to vet foreign journalists wishing to be accredited.


US restores military support to Indonesia's military dictatorship

The East Timor Action Network (ETAN) has condemned the recent announcement by US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice that the Bush Administration is to restore full International Military Education and Training (IMET) for Indonesia.


Indecent Proposal: Neo-McCarthyism Slugs Major League Baseball

For baseball diehards, the name Joe McCarthy has always meant the New York Yankee manager of the 1930s. Now a very different Joe McCarthy stalks the National Pastime.

The Voting Rights Act of 1965: 40 Years After 'Bloody Sunday,' A Promise Still Unfulfilled

Forty years ago this coming Sunday, Americans were stunned by the spectacle of law enforcement officers brutally assaulting non-violent civil rights marchers attempting to cross the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Alabama.

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