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For us, the death of Osama Bin Laden is a...

By Medea Benjamin
May 2, 2011

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The Deepwater Horizon oil well in the Gulf of Mexico exploded on April 20 last year. Eleven men were killed, and the well was not capped for over...

By Steven Scher
April 18, 2011

Travel restrictions to Cuba are easing soon, but legally chugging mojitos, puffing Cohibas and lounging by a Havana hotel pool is still a ways off.

Pres. Obama’s changing of U.S. policies towards Cuba are expected to become official this week. But unless you’re a scholar, student or...

By Robert Dominguez
January 25, 2011

(San Francisco, Jan. 20) — The Obama administration’s January 14 announcement that it is lifting some government-imposed restrictions on travel to Cuba for several categories of U.S. citizens —including college students, people engaged in journalism, and those sponsored...

January 20, 2011

Patton Boggs wants to keep representing plaintiffs in a human rights and environmental action against Chevron Corp. Standing in the way of that continued legal work is the oil giant itself. The law firm this week filed court papers in Washington's federal trial court...

Mike Scarcella
January 14, 2011

MADRID, 13 January 2011 (IRIN) - Asma Al-Haidari, an Amman-based Iraqi human rights analyst and advocate, says the phenomenon of enforced disappearances in Iraq touches the whole population, irrespective of age, gender, ethnicity or religious belief.

The number of missing persons in Iraq...

January 13, 2011

* Chevron subpoenas film clips, says they show misconduct *

Plaintiffs mull pressure tactics in documentary outtakes *

Amazon court seen ruling later this year in $27 bln case

By Hugh Bronstein QUITO, Jan 11 (Reuters) - Outtakes from a documentary...

Hugh Bronstein
January 11, 2011

Click here to listen to Antonia Juhasz's interview with BBC World Today on the BP spill.

January 5, 2011

Mt. Shasta, a small northern California town of 3,500 residents nestled in the foothills of magnificent Mount Shasta, is taking on corporate power through an unusual process -- democracy.

The citizens of Mt. Shasta have developed an extraordinary ordinance, set to be voted on in the next...

By Allen D. Kanner
December 20, 2010


December 6, 2010, Cancun, Mexico – As the COP16 climate talks entered their second week, three civil society groups released a report entitled, “Does Nature Have Rights: Transforming Grassroots Organizing to Protect the People and the Planet.” The report, compiled by...

December 6, 2010