February

Haiti: a coup détat in the making

The political crisis in Haiti reached a boiling point this week as violence by opponents of President Jean-Bertrand Aristide intensified, particularly in the northern part of the country, while right-wing elements in the capital stepped up their calls for Aristide to resign. click here for Spanish text

Cubas infant mortality rate lower than U.S.

News analysis Under the best of circumstances, it is hard for a poor, Third World country to equal, let alone surpass, the social statistics of wealthy developed countries.

Not enough intelligence

Opinion For all of us who were addicted to watching the debates among the talking heads before the Iraq War started, the specter of David Kay looms.

A better world is possible: The struggle for socialism and democracy

The best hopes and dreams of the U.S. people do not lie with U.S. big corporations or the extreme right-wing movements they sponsor. In fact, the ultimate interest of the majority of our people is in a more democratic, a more egalitarian, and a more peaceful USA.

Guantanamo detentions under fire

The detention center at the U.S. naval base at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, described by various organizations as a “legal black hole,” continues to draw criticism from many sources.

After Lord Hutton whitewash: Tony Blair still faces trust dilemma

News Analysis LONDON – The last couple of weeks have been eventful ones in British politics. Last month, Prime Minister Tony Blair was faced with what was being touted as the “toughest week yet” of his leadership.

Bush cover-up seen: Lawmakers urge independent commission

With the anniversary of the preemptive “Operation Iraqi Freedom” approaching in the midst of the presidential primaries, body counts and budget expenditures are growing and no Iraqi weapons of mass destruction are to be found.

White House sold war with smoke & mirrors

Which is worse, a president who doesn’t know what’s going on and is manipulated by others, or a president who launches a war knowingly using false or misleading information to sell it to the American people? click here for Spanish text

Bush runs for cover on WMD lies

Following the declaration by President Bush’s chief U.S. weapons hunter David Kay that Iraq had no weapons of mass destruction prior to the U.S. invasion – the administration’s stated reason for the Iraq war – Bush’s move to set up an investigation commission to look into “intelligence failures” is being assailed as a damage control and cover-up effort.

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