Global Water Crisis

Today fully one-sixth of the world’s human population lacks access to clean drinking water, and more than two million people—mostly kids—die each year from water-borne diseases.

The Facts About Tax Cuts and the Presidential Campaign

As John McCain travels the country screaming about taxes, socialism, terrorism, and anything else that occurs to him, more than 1.5 million people have logged onto the Obama campaign's new Web site, , to find out how much they would save in tax relief under the Obama plan.

How to Reform Medicare and Lay the Basis for National Health Care

At the first presidential debate, Jim Lehrer asked the two candidates where they would need to cut back their campaign promises, given the financial crisis. John McCain took the opportunity to say he would do what Republicans always do, feed the military and starve social programs.


The Trauma of Being John McCain

As unemployment grows and trillions are lost in the stock market and the bank “recapitalization,” John McCain is throwing out one liners to make it appear that he is against what he and his party have been doing since the beginning of the 1980s.


Economic Crisis Deepens

What will be impact of the Wall Street bankruptcies, bailouts and blunders on working people in this country and worldwide? What's the solution to the crisis?

Can Dems Win a Filibuster-proof Senate?

Since losing power in the Senate in 2006, Republicans, with the help of Sen. John McCain, have instigated a record 94 filibusters in order to grind the legislative process to a halt and protect George W. Bush's agenda.

Cuba’s Natural Disaster: A Good Time to Lift the US Embargo and End a Failed Policy

In the past weeks, Cuba has suffered some of the worst infrastructure damage in its history due to hurricanes Gustav and Ike. More than 320,000 houses and other structures have been destroyed or damaged and the United Nations estimates losses of between $3 and 4 billion.

Credit Crunch Hits College Students

The credit crunch is limiting college access for some students in the United States by making it more difficult for them or their parents to obtain student loans to finance the steep cost of a four-year education.

World Food Day: Global Crises’ Double Standards

The 25th annual World Food Day, marked on 16 October, was an occasion whose arrival and passing received little media attention or governmental fanfare. Evidently, much of the world media and governments are consumed with an economic crisis of epic proportions.

Bush's SOFA Problem

Iraqis this week resisted Bush administration demands to hurriedly pass a status of forces agreement, or SOFA, and even took affront to the administration's hostile and threatening tone on the matter.

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