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Washington Finally Takes Action on High Gas Prices

Steve Peacock | Rising fuel prices and truck-based shipping expenses are spelling trouble for U.S. policymakers, who now are exploring ways to strengthen, as an alternative, new highways, commercial railways and ports. Specifically, the federal government is taking action through an endeavor known as... the Sub-Saharan Africa Trade Corridor Transportation Initiative. more...  0 Comments

Rome mayor set to name street after fascist

FREEDOM | Giorgio Almirante Awards ceremony. Giorgio Almirante (1914-88) was the top leader of Italian neo-fascism. In the days of the Nazi occupation he was in the editorial staff of La Difesa Della Razza [Defending The Race], a vicious antisemitic magazine. more...  0 Comments

"Bomb, Bomb, Bomb Iran"

Thomas Riggins | New IAEA report will embolden Bush-Cheney-McCain war plans. more...  0 Comments

Zimbabwe: Even US laws would find MDC-T subversive

brian | The political behaviour of MDC-T in calling for and supporting illegal economic and trade sanctions against Zimbabwe in an attempt to cripple its infrastructure and invite foreign military forces and corporations; just for a change of government, are acts of treason without question according to US law. more...  0 Comments

Plan Colombia Heads for Mexico

Stephen Lendman | Call it NAFTA on steroids. more...  1 Comments

WNU #948: Cuban Dissidents Funded by Terrorist?

Weekly News Update | Alvarez is a longtime associate of Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) "asset" Luis Posada Carriles. The US has charged that he smuggled Posada into the US in a shrimping boat in March 2005; his current prison sentence stems from apparent plans for armed attacks on Cuba.
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Silvio Berlusconi and the 2008 'democratic' election campaign

FREEDOM | If you want to know WHAT controls the European media…

These are all statements of Silvio Berlusconi himself in the weeks before the 2008 elections.
Silvio Berlusconi assures a few weeks before the elections that there is no place in his coalition for persons with a criminal past or with mafia connections… more...  2 Comments

barack Obama and the War

Workers International League | As Barack Obama’s anti-war rhetoric is blasted around the country in his attempt to seal the Democratic nomination, his real position on U.S. militarism is being revealed discretely to his political, military, and corporate colleagues.

Two recent examples prove beyond any doubt that Obama is in total conformity with the U.S. ruling class on the issue of maintaining – or even expanding – the role of the military in the Middle East. This of course is the complete opposite of what he tells those who fill stadiums to hear him speak.

The first example came on April 7th, when both the top U.S. diplomat and military man in Iraq – Ambassador Crocker and General Petraeus – came to testify before two separate Congressional committees. This was an opportunity, the Obama and Clinton campaigns boasted, for the two potential nominees to show they have the ability to perform as the country’s Commander and Chief. It was quickly evident that during the questioning, both candidates were operating from the vantage point of the military and the U.S. financial interests it protects, not the millions of people who have hopes that either candidate will end the war, as they’ve both promised. more...  4 Comments

Euro seat for Italian neo-fascist Roberto Fiore

Action | A leading Italian neo-fascist with a nine-year conviction for conspiracy after the bombing of Bologna train station in 1980 has taken a seat in the European Parliament. more...  0 Comments

Zimbabwe's political opposition deploys its own WMD claim

brian | Did you know?
'ZIMBABWE'S political opposition and its Western-sponsored civil society allies are concocting stories of an impending genocide to call for Western intervention to oust the economic nationalist Zanu-PF government of Robert Mugabe.

Yet they themselves have used threats of violence to destabilize the country to pursue an agenda shaped by and conducive to the interests of Western corporations and investors and the white settler community.' more...  0 Comments

Chávez y el anarquismo

El Libertario, Venezuela | * Con este artículo -publicado en El Libertario # 53, mayo/junio 2008, p. 3- se da merecida respuesta a obtusas afirmaciones del presidente venezolano en referencia al anarquismo como ideal y como práctica. more...  0 Comments

Memories of “Popular Power” in Venezuela’s economy

El Libertario, Venezuela | * From false co-management and cooperatives to the deceitful EPS, we present a balance of what has happened in Venezuela after at least 7 years of pretending to build a socialist economy, where the available data and verifiable facts belie the failure of the Chavez administration. more...  0 Comments

Protests Continue in the Wake of 'Killer Cops' Acquittal

Soozy Duncan | A crowd of 50 protesters took it to the streets on Thursday afternoon, in what has been one of many protests following the complete acquittal of 3 police officers in the shooting death of Sean Bell. Bell, age 23, was killed in a hail of 50 police bullets on November 25, 2006, the morning of what would have been his wedding day. On April 25, 2008, the 3 officers indicted in the killing were acquitted on each of the 8 counts which had been brought against them for the incident. more...  0 Comments

Stop Privitization in Union Square

Savitri D | The Union Square Pavilion, an icon of free speech and free assembly, is slated to be turned into a swanky restaurant, about the last thing this particular neighborhood needs. Public money built this park in the first place. The city shouldn't hand over OUR park to private businesses to make a profit.
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2. Contact council person Rosie Mendez tell her NO RESTARAUNT 212 677 1077, more...  1 Comments

The Politics of Ignorance & Fear

Mumia Abu-Jamal | Politics is often seen and interpreted as, well, 'the will of the people.' It is often described in lofty judicial decisions and thick political science texts as democracy in action--the People choosing their Government, and ultimately, the American 'way of life.'

Yet, how much is simply unbridled ignorance? How much is simply blind racial hatred? How much is just plain silliness?

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Long live the legacy of Ka Bel!

Workers World |
Workers World Party sends our deepest condolences to the family, friends and comrades of the great Filipino labor leader and freedom fighter, Crispin Beltran, lovingly known as Ka Bel. more...  2 Comments

Billionaire Land Grab Crashes

Daniel Goldstein | Bruce Ratner’s $4 billion, 22-acre, 16-skyscraper Atlantic Yards proposal is in jeopardy due to a perfect storm: turmoil in the credit markets, the demise of the real estate boom, the astronomical increases in construction material costs, a lack of available tax-free housing subsidies, relentless community opposition and vigorous state and federal litigation. more...  1 Comments

CUNY Protest Against Bloomberg Budget Slash

Indypendent Staff | Fourteen New York City Council Members joined more than 150 City University of New York (CUNY) faculty, staff and students at a City Hall press conference May 7 calling on the mayor and the City Council to restore $44 million in budget cuts to CUNY that the mayor proposed in his Executive Budget in early May and to provide additional urgently needed funds for the city’s university.
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What to Expect from the Conventions

Team Colors & the Journal of Aesthetics and Protest | Doubtless, there will be some—perhaps ten, perhaps ten thousand—for whom the conventions are a life-changing experience, and others for whom they will be non-events. We get out of life what we put in. But one has to prioritize—so how important are these conventions, anyway? more...  0 Comments

EPA, DEP, Scientific Integrity, and Politics

Dwight Hines | Concerns about the loss of scientific integrity by federal and state environmental agencies because of political pressures need to be resolved in fair courts so we can work at restoring our natural and cultural ecologies. Environmental justice and strict science must proceed on parallel paths in the lab and in the courts to attain optimal qualities of life for all of us.

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