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Much of the world already views the United States as a dangerous global bully. Some even see us as war criminals in violation of the Geneva Conventions because they say we recklessly embarked on an invasion of Iraq that killed civilians, many of them children.

But...

James Ridgeway Additional reporting: Phoebe St John and Joanna Khenkine

Last week, Fatah and Hamas officials held direct talks for the first time since Hamas' June takeover of Gaza. Mediated by Yemeni officials in the capital, the talks led to the recently announced "Sana'a Declaration." However, it is unclear whether these talks, like those...

Ziyaad Lunat

Last week, Fatah and Hamas officials held direct talks for the first time since Hamas' June takeover of Gaza. Mediated by Yemeni officials in the capital, the talks led to the recently announced "Sana'a Declaration." However, it is unclear whether these talks, like those...

Ziyaad Lunat

Last year it became very evident to us that it was necessary to create a Hydraulic Resolve, a concern for water. 

Words from the Commander in Chief Fidel Castro, in a ceremony to celebrate the first anniversary of the National Institute of Hydraulic Resources,...

Lydia Peñaranda Ruiz

"I'm not a marketing kind of guy," Dean Cycon says.

Cycon runs a coffee-roasting company called Dean's Beans Organic Coffee Company, based in Orange, Mass. Last year the business sold about 250,000 pounds of coffee beans, all bought from Third World farmers at the...

By Rob Walker

Only weeks after 9/11, the Bush administration set up a secret Pentagon unit to create the case for invading Iraq. Here is the inside story for how they pushed disinformation and bogus intelligence and led the nation to war.

IT'S A CRISP FALL DAY IN WESTERN...

BY ROBERT DREYFUSS & JASON VEST

Only weeks after 9/11, the Bush administration set up a secret Pentagon unit to create the case for invading Iraq. Here is the inside story for how they pushed disinformation and bogus intelligence and led the nation to war.

IT'S A CRISP FALL DAY IN WESTERN...

BY ROBERT DREYFUSS & JASON VEST

In the run-up to the war in Iraq, one moment seemed to be a turning point: the day Secretary of State Colin Powell went to the United Nations to make the case for the invasion.

Millions of people watched as he laid out the evidence and reached a damning conclusion...

Correspondent Scott Pelley

These three reports, prepared by Mexican Human Rights Organizations, reflect the impact of Military involvement in the "war" on drugs in Mexico. They describe the pattern of increased human rights abuses by the Mexican Military, the impunity of the military personnel...

prepared by the Centro de Derechos Humanos "Miguel Agustín Pro Juárez"

Numbers dominate the recent headlines and sound bytes from Baghdad and the Pentagon.

* 147,000: the number of U.S. ground troops on Iraqi soil.
* 237: the number of U.S. service men and women killed since the beginning of ground operations.
* 99: the...

Ceara Donnelley and William D. Hartung



Carlos Slim is Mexico's Mr. Monopoly.

It's hard to spend a day in Mexico and not put money in his pocket. The 67-year-old tycoon controls more than 200 companies -- he says he's "lost count" -- in telecommunications, cigarettes, construction, mining,...

David Luhnow



Carlos Slim is Mexico's Mr. Monopoly.

It's hard to spend a day in Mexico and not put money in his pocket. The 67-year-old tycoon controls more than 200 companies -- he says he's "lost count" -- in telecommunications, cigarettes, construction, mining,...

David Luhnow



Carlos Slim is Mexico's Mr. Monopoly.

It's hard to spend a day in Mexico and not put money in his pocket. The 67-year-old tycoon controls more than 200 companies -- he says he's "lost count" -- in telecommunications, cigarettes, construction, mining,...

David Luhnow



Carlos Slim is Mexico's Mr. Monopoly.

It's hard to spend a day in Mexico and not put money in his pocket. The 67-year-old tycoon controls more than 200 companies -- he says he's "lost count" -- in telecommunications, cigarettes, construction, mining,...

David Luhnow

by James Petras

On August 14, 2004, Venezuelan voters will decide on a referendum, which has the utmost world historic and strategic significance. What is at stake is nothing less than the future of the energy world, the relations between the US and Latin America (...

When a word becomes so popular you begin hearing it everywhere, in all sorts of marginally related or even unrelated contexts, it means one of two things. Either the word has devolved into a meaningless cliché, or it has real conceptual heft. “Green” (or, even worse, “...

By Michael D. Lemonick

When a word becomes so popular you begin hearing it everywhere, in all sorts of marginally related or even unrelated contexts, it means one of two things. Either the word has devolved into a meaningless cliché, or it has real conceptual heft. “Green” (or, even worse, “...

By Michael D. Lemonick

When a word becomes so popular you begin hearing it everywhere, in all sorts of marginally related or even unrelated contexts, it means one of two things. Either the word has devolved into a meaningless cliché, or it has real conceptual heft. “Green” (or, even worse, “...

By Michael D. Lemonick