President Obama Pledges No Troops in Libya

In a televised address this week, President Obama defended US intervention in Libya and promised to hand over leadership of the "No Fly Zone" and Libyan humanitarian efforts to NATO by Wednesday.

A View from the Third World: A letter in response to Michael Moore’s “America is not broke” speech in Wisconsin

A View from the Third World: A letter in response to Michael Moore’s “America is not broke” speech in Wisconsin.Hersh Zakheim Rebelión [Creative Commons]Dear Michael Moore,I had the opportunity to read the text of your March 5, 2011 speech in Madison during the recent events in Wisconsin.  I would like to share with you some thoughts regarding your statements.

Germany: The Greens Win the Day in Two State Elections

The two German state elections Sunday were of key importance – but only one party found the proper keyhole.

Can We Afford to Bomb Libya?

We can afford to bomb Libya, but we can't afford employment or income for millions of Americans.

Libya, Atoms, and a State Election

This report was supposed to concentrate on results of the vote in Saxony-Anhalt, the second in a long string of German state elections in 2011.

China's Labor Movement: A Bigger Role to Play

Original source: Beijing ReviewTrade unions face heavy tasks of better representing and safeguarding employee interestsAccording to Chinese tradition, all debts should be paid before the New Year.

The World Bank and the Environment

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Women and Agriculture

The UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has revealed that if women in rural areas of the planet had the same access to the land, technology, financial services, markets and education as men do, the number of hungry people would have been reduced in nearly 150 million.

Amnesty International Warns U.S. States Against Passing Anti-union Laws

Originally posted at Amnesty.orgAmnesty International has urged several US states to abandon planned legislation that would drastically restrict workers' rights.States including Colorado, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, New Mexico, Ohio, Oklahoma and Tennessee have proposed bills severely limiting the collective bargaining rights of trade union members.

A Neoconservative ‘Shock and Awe’: The Rise of the Arabs

A pervading sense of awe seems to be engulfing Arab societies everywhere.

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