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Introduction

They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty or safety.
Benjamin Franklin
Historical Review of Pennsylvania, 1759 

The...

EAST HANOVER, NJ - During yesterday's Annual General Meeting of shareholders, Kraft Foods- one of the world's two largest coffee companies which retails such coffee brands as Maxwell House and Gevalia, was the focus of actions around the world by Oxfam supporters. Oxfam...

Oxfam America Press Release

The United States and Europe have unblocked aid to the Palestinian Authority after the eviction of Hamas. But since the Oslo peace process ground to a halt, the key question remains. Is Israel prepared to withdraw from the territory it occupied in 1967 and allow the...

The United States and Europe have unblocked aid to the Palestinian Authority after the eviction of Hamas. But since the Oslo peace process ground to a halt, the key question remains. Is Israel prepared to withdraw from the territory it occupied in 1967 and allow the...

The United States and Europe have unblocked aid to the Palestinian Authority after the eviction of Hamas. But since the Oslo peace process ground to a halt, the key question remains. Is Israel prepared to withdraw from the territory it occupied in 1967 and allow the...

That expensive blouse you’re wearing? It may have been sewn by a Filipina garment worker laboring in a factory owned by a Hong Kong mogul on a western Pacific island. The Northern Mariana Islands, a territory of the United States, offers the possibility of an American...

by Rebecca Clarren

In the middle of February at the Harvard Coop, bookseller Joseph Nathan decided to set up a table of books on current events, a compilation of titles he thought might interest potential readers. The response from customers surprised him. Not only did the books sell well,...

Christopher Dreher (christopher_dreher@hotmail.com)

To members of the United States Congress:

We, the undersigned, want to communicate to you that the Central America Free Trade Agreement will hurt the ordinary citizens of our countries. We understand that in the United States promoters of this agreement say...

San Salvador, El Salvador

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Harken Energy is the latest oil company to benefit from the United States’ escalating involvement in Colombia. On November 4, the Texas-based company announced the signing of a new oil exploration and production contract in Colombia. The company is closely linked to...

The Palestinians may soon have two separate parliaments - one in the West Bank controlled by Fatah and the second belonging to Hamas in the Gaza Strip.

The PLO Central Council, which met in Ramallah on Sunday, is expected to vote to dissolve the current Palestinian...

KHALED ABU TOAMEH

High levels of pollution may have contributed to the deaths of thousands of people in England from pneumonia in recent years, a study suggests.

A team at the University of Birmingham examined death rates from the disease and pollution levels in 352 local...

High levels of pollution may have contributed to the deaths of thousands of people in England from pneumonia in recent years, a study suggests.

A team at the University of Birmingham examined death rates from the disease and pollution levels in 352 local...



Spearheaded by the Energy Action Coalition, "Power Vote" is a national non-partisan initiative to elevate the issue of the climate crisis this election season. Power Vote aims to unite one million young "climate voters" behind a platform centered on...

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 Vol. 68/No. 5           February 9, 2004  

Radical reorganization and
cutback of Cuba’s sugar industry
Restructuring of island’s largest agro-industry
lays basis for diversification of food production
(feature article)
 
BY...

At 7:20PM local time in the Court of Justice of the State of Pará in Belém, Judge
Robert Moura announced the sentence that condemned the official, Major Jose
Maria Oliveira, to 158 years and four months of reclusion. Despite the conviction of
04 votes to 03, the officer who...

In a move that has surprised many foreign policy analysts here, U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice has appointed a prominent neo-conservative hawk and leading champion of the Iraq war to the post of State Department Counselor.

Eliot A. Cohen, who teaches...

Analysis by Jim Lobe

From Global Exchange, Indigenous Environmental Network, and Global Justice Ecology Project

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From Global Exchange, Indigenous Environmental Network, and Global Justice Ecology Project

In Cuba, it is no longer uncommon to pass a school or a doctor’s office in a remote village that features one or two flat, square contraptions on the roof, glittering and drinking in the bright sun. The struggle to electrify rural communities in the face of a weak economy...

By Eliza Barclay

Nozizwe Madlala-Routledge said she had been fired for going on an unauthorised trip to a Spanish Aids conference and for criticising hospital conditions.

She said it was her duty to respond quickly to reports that babies were dying in a maternity hospital.

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