Global Economic Crisis Hits Vietnam

HCM CITY— GDP growth in the first quarter was 3.1 per cent, the Ministry of Planning and Investment announced yesterday. This was much lower than last year’s figure of 7.4 percent.

Equality Index Shows Growing Gap Between Blacks and Whites

In its recently published annual report titled 'The State of Black America' for 2008 and 2009, the National Urban League reported a growing equality gap between African Americans and whites.


Specter Can Kiss His Job Goodbye

In what amounted to little more than a cowardly flip-flop, Pennsylvania Sen. Arlen Specter (R), yesterday (Mar. 24) announced he would side with big banks and corporations like Citigroup and Wal-Mart against working Americans.

Atlanta: Emory University Investigating Anti-Palestinian Chalkings

DECATUR – Students at Emory University are troubled by anti-Palestinian remarks which were written with chalk on the main campus on November 02, 2008, saying they feel intimidated by the messages and that the Administration has failed to take action against the alleged perpetrators.

Past Due for Canadian Troop Homecoming

Another four Canadian military personnel have been killed in Afghanistan. It is well past due that Canadian forces be brought home from this senseless war before more die for a poorly defined cause.

Why Wall Street Cheers Geithner's Plan and the People Should Worry

On Monday 23 March 2009, U.S. Secretary of the Treasury Timothy Geithner unveiled the latest and most expansive bank rescue plan to date since the global financial crisis began to deepen in August 2007.

March on Wall Street in New York City, April 4th

On April 4, 1967, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. spoke out against war at his historic 'Beyond Vietnam' speech at Riverside Church in NYC. A year later to the date, April 4, 1968, Dr. King was assassinated in Memphis where he had traveled to lend support to the struggle of striking sanitation workers.

Danger of Pesticides to Humans and Pets

The active substance in most pesticides is likely one of seven common organophosphate insecticides (OPs), which work by interfering with the transmission of nerve signals in the brains and nervous systems of not just insects—most of whom die on the spot—but to a lesser degree in pets and humans as well.

Japan Wins World Baseball Classic Title Again

With a hard-fought 5-3 win against South Korea in 10 innings Monday night, Japan won their second straight World Baseball Classic and remained atop the international baseball world.

Book Review: American Raj

In a wide-ranging and thorough overview of essentially the Middle East, but also the rest of the Muslim world, Eric Margolis’ recent work American Raj should become a first source of information on current events in the Muslim world.

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