January

Bush launches a dangerous space policy

Opinion George W. Bush made a major space policy announcement at NASA headquarters on Jan. 14, including establishment of permanent bases on the moon and an aggressive program to take humans to Mars. Estimates for these projects could well exceed $150 billion.

Separation wall protests mount

As cranes lowered segments of a 30-foot-high concrete barrier in the streets of Jerusalem on Jan. 12, walling the city off from the adjoining Arab village of Abu Dis, the outcry against Israel’s so-called “separation wall” continued to mount.

World Social Forum gathers in India

Some 75,000 participants from around the world are pouring into the fourth World Social Forum, in Mumbai, India, Jan. 16-21, preparing for more powerful, united, worldwide struggles to say “no to war,” and “another world is possible.”