Repeal of DOMA Introduced in House

The House of Representatives took a step this week toward repealing the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), the 1996 federal ban on marriage equality that singles out same-sex couples for exclusion, when a group of more than 90 members introduced the Respect for Marriage Act.


Japan: Yokosuka Citizens Rally Against US Nuclear Warships

About 1,000 citizens and other people from trade unions and peace organizations held a rally in Yokosuka on September 13 demanding that the U.S. nuclear-powered aircraft carrier George Washington leave Yokosuka Port.


Caribbean Congress on Hypertension Underway in Cuba

Guaranteeing a better therapeutic attention for patients suffering from hypertension and updating specialists in the field are among the priorities of the 3rd Caribbean Congress on Hypertension that began in this city on Thursday.


To Enjoy a Good Read

I don’t often agree with the editorials in Murdoch’s flagship Australian tabloid, The Daily Telegraph. But I have to agree with the editorial in the issue of September 12.

Atlanta: Budget, Crime at Issue in First Televised Mayoral Debate

Four top candidates for Mayor of Atlanta discussed public safety and crime, as well as Atlanta's City finances, on Sunday, September 13, 2009, during the season’s first televised debate sponsored by the Atlanta Police Foundation and aired on WSB-TV.

Senate Health Bill Harms Immigrants, Children

Provisions in the initial draft of the Senate Finance Committee's health reform proposal dealing with immigration issues has sparked outrage from immigration reform advocates. Frank Sharry, executive director of America's Voice, on a conference call with reporters, Sept. 16, charged Senate Democrats and the Obama administration with bending too far in response to misleading or fabricated Republican claims about health reform legislation and immigrants.


From Toronto to Pittsburgh to Jay Leno, 'Capitalism' Marches On

It hasn't quite hit me that 'Capitalism: A Love Story,' my new film, will be opening in theaters in New York and L.A. just one week from tomorrow. And everywhere else on October 2nd. Is it already the fall?


The Serena Williams Double Standard

A top-ranked tennis player in a moment of rage cursed out a judge and shocked the world, headlining every sports and news program from ESPN to MSNBC. Meanwhile, another champion tennis player hurled expletives at a judge and the media barely yawned.

UN Groups Call for Global Abolition of Nuclear Weapons

Non-governmental organizations called on Governments and international organizations to obtain the necessary signatures and ratifications to bring the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty (CTBT) into force without further delay or conditions.


Battle for Public Option Taken Up in Senate Finance Committee

The much awaited has come. Sen. Max Baucus, D-Mont., chair of the Senate Finance Committee, released a draft outline of a health reform package for consideration by his committee.

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