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Washington DC – In a very quiet meeting today, the White House hosted the “three amigos,” President Obama,...
April 2, 2012

Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood, in control of almost half the seats in parliament, has said it will field its own presidential candidate, reversing an earlier decision not to do so and escalating its confrontation with the nation's ruling generals and the group's secular and progressive critics....

April 1, 2012

On Monday, the City of Las Vegas NM adopted a rights based ordinance establishing a local Bill of Rights and banning fracking and related activities. The City Council vote was 3-1, with the city attorney and city manager in loud, vocal and prolonged opposition.

Don Hamilton
March 30, 2012

The international peasant group, La Via Campesina, ends their global...

La Via Campesina
March 21, 2012


The Afghan Taliban have announced the suspension of all negotiations with the United States, talks that had been seeking an end to the decade-long war in Afghanistan.


March 15, 2012

For many Americans, the story of the BP disaster began on April 20, 2010, and ended on August 15 of that year, when the Obama Administration declared that “the majority of the oil is gone,” though the opposite was true.

For those on the Gulf Coast, the disaster remains, and life...
Antonia Juhasz
March 6, 2012

This article was reported in partnership with The Investigative Fund at The Nation Institute. 

On March 2, the first agreement in the historic trial against BP and all of the companies responsible for the largest maritime oil spill in world history was announced. The...
Antonia Juhasz
March 6, 2012

Cathy Miorelli doesn’t think of herself as an...

Jason Mark
March 1, 2012

In Its First New York Appearance and In Time to Celebrate Earth Day, Green Festival Will Showcase 300 Exhibitors, Offer Ford Ride-and-Drives of New Hybrid, Present a Green Economy Expo and Feature Guest Speakers Russell Simmons and Amy Goodman

New York, NY (February 28...
February 28, 2012

With a groundswell of enthusiasm behind them, members of the group called Local Food Freedom-Nevada County (LFF-NC) has amped up its efforts to reach out to the community and shed a light on threats to small farms and the age-old tradition of food sharing.

Last summer, a group of locals...

Laura Brown
February 8, 2012

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San Francisco – On January 20, 2012 (J20), thousands of San Francisco Bay Area residents occupied San Francisco’s Financial...
January 21, 2012

Media Contacts:
John Lindsay-Poland, Fellowship of Reconciliation: 510 282 ­8983
Dottie Guy: Iraq Veterans Against the War, Bay Area Chapter,...

January 19, 2012

Which president told Congress: “I recommend a law prohibiting all corporations from contributing to the campaign expenses of any party…let individuals contribute as they desire; but let us prohibit in effective fashion all corporations from making contributions for any political...

By Shannon Biggs, photo credit: Elliott Justin
January 19, 2012

Pablo Solon, speaking on “Rights of Nature and Climate Politics” at a Harold Wolpe Lecture at the UKZN Centre for Civil Society in conjunction with COP17 on Friday December 2nd, 2011 in Durban South Africa opened with “at the heart of our new society is Mother Earth.”...

Pablo Solon
January 17, 2012

WASHINGTON -- Despite a concerted effort by the Bush administration, more than two-thirds of Americans believe the president has failed to make the case that a war with Iraq is justified, according to a Los Angeles Times poll.

The overwhelming majority of...

By Maura Reynolds
December 21, 2011

Saddam Hussein's daughter today called for an international trial for her father, as the US military announced 11 Iraqi gunmen had been killed during an attack in Samarra.

Raghad Saddam Hussein said she and her sisters did not want her father to be tried by an...

December 17, 2011

When Javier Sicilia's 24-year-old son, health-administration student Juan Francisco, was brutally killed by drug traffickers in March, it was headline-grabbing news, because Sicilia, 55, is one of Mexico's best-known authors and poets. But the tragedy made Sicilia realize how all too anonymous...

By Tim Padgett
December 14, 2011

Allen Kanner’s article “Why Extinction Matters at Least as Much as Climate Change” comes as world leaders gather in Durban, South Africa, for the round of UN climate talks known as the COP 17....

Shannon Biggs
December 12, 2011
There's nothing like sitting on a beach or touring through another country to leave work and worries behind. But for many professional women who are always striving to further their education, a beach vacation just isn’t stimulating enough. Imagine putting a purpose behind your travels, a...
Corinne Garcia
December 9, 2011