As Iraq death toll rises, so do war profits

WASHINGTON – As the roster of dead and wounded in Iraq grows longer, George W. Bush is pleading that the people of this country stay the course despite admissions by his administration that the occupation has become a “long, hard slog.”

Cubans denied family visits

Olga Salanueva and Adriana Pérez won’t be able to see their husbands this holiday season. For the third time, the U.S. government refused to issue visas for Salanueva and Pérez to visit their husbands.

Renewed calls to bring troops home

WASHINGTON – George W. Bush has been strutting like a rooster since the capture of Saddam Hussein but several Democratic presidential candidates renewed calls to bring the United Nations into Iraq and bring our troops home.

Despite Hussein capture, Iraq woes continue

The capture of Saddam Hussein will not solve the problems swirling around the U.S. occupation of Iraq and the lies that justified it, many Americans are saying.

A mothers peace mission

Anabelle Valencia has a daughter stationed in Iraq. She left Tucson on Dec. 1 with two wishes. She wanted to look for her daughter and bring a message of peace to the children of Iraq. click here for Spanish text

World labor groups defend human rights

GENEVA – Trade union organizations worldwide used this year’s Human Rights Day, Dec. 10, to remind the international community that workers’ rights are human rights, but these rights are still denied to millions of workers.

FTAA No way!

In Miami last month, trade ministers from around the Americas gathered for talks on the Free Trade Area of the Americas. FTAA negotiations, which have been going on for several years without substantive input from “civil society,” are weighted entirely towards corporate and private profit interests.

A new Israeli-Palestinian peace drive

News Analysis Pressure is mounting for a negotiated end to the Israeli occupation of the West Bank and Gaza, despite continued obstruction by the right-wing Sharon government.

U.S. exporting tools of torture

The Bush administration and big business interests are colluding in the sale of “tools of torture,” according to an Amnesty International report titled “The Pain Merchants” released on Dec. 2.

Venezuela: Referendum provokes new crisis

Once again Venezuela draws all the attention in Latin America’s evolving scene with the development of a new political crisis.

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