July

EDITORIAL Climate change: Taking responsibility, aiding the vulnerable

As negotiations continue on worldwide goals and timetables to cut emissions of greenhouse gases, it is increasingly clear that industrially developed countries must take responsibility for the great bulk of the pollution that has caused global warming to date.

Ending the blockade of Cuba

Speculation is rife as to prospects under the Obama administration for a changed U.S. approach toward Cuba. Firmly in place since 1962, economic embargo remains the centerpiece of U.S. Cuban policies. Along the way, the embargo took on a worldwide reach and became a blockade. Cruel effects and condemnations under international law hinted at genocide. The announcement in June of recent measures taken by the Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) testifies to unhealed wounds.

Ending the

Speculation is rife as to prospects under the Obama administration for a changed U.S. approach toward Cuba. Firmly in place since 1962, economic embargo remains the centerpiece of U.S. Cuban policies. Along the way, the embargo took on a worldwide reach and became a blockade. Cruel effects and condemnations under international law hinted at genocide. The announcement in June of recent measures taken by the Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) testifies to unhealed wounds.

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Communists march in Baghdad to mark 1958 revolution

Iraq’s Communist Party led a mass march through the center of Baghdad today, commemorating the July 14, 1958, national democratic revolution that ousted the British-installed monarchy.

Hondurans fighting coup

Honduran peoples organizations began Tuesday with a new day of peaceful resistance after 17 days of rallies and other demonstrations against the June 28 military coup.

US to unearth Afghan war skeletons

US President Barack Obama has ordered an investigation into reports that warlords allied to the US slaughtered up to 2,000 Afghan prisoners of war in 2001.

G-8 didnt do enough to address economic crises

The leaders of the world’s top economies failed to adequately address the three major economic crises facing the world—unemployment, climate change and development, according to leaders of unions around the globe who had called on the G-8 summit last week in Italy to take strong action to stimulate the global economy. Said John Evans, general secretary of the Trade Union Advisory Committee (TUAC) to the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development OECD) :

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Galaxy Zoo wants you

You out there reading this on your computer screen: want to take part in an international scientific research project? Using just your computer you can help identify galaxies light years away — and you don’t even need a telescope! That’s because ordinary web users working together have proven to be just as good at identifying galaxies as professional astronomers.

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WORLDNOTES: Argentina, United Kingdom, Zimbabwe, Gaza, Thailand, Puerto Rico

Argentina: Elections mirror economic stresses United Kingdom: MPs urge cut-off of aid to Colombia Zimbabwe: Government gains financial aid Gaza: Humanitarian shipment attacked Thailand: Giant farms threaten small producers Puerto Rico: Doctors lead health care fight

Climate change unresolved at G8 summit

he United States and the leaders of the planet’s largest industrialized nations said yesterday at the G-8 summit that the earth has to go green by cutting half of all emissions linked to climate change by the year 2050. There are big barriers, however, both in the United States and in the developing countries that stand in the way.

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