Hillary Clinton has been called to task by many for the new lows in attacks she and her campaign have chosen to use against Barack Obama.
On March 19, 2003, our television screens were filled with blinding flashes illuminating the night skies over Iraq as President George W. Bush launched his shock and awe invasion. To some viewers, and perhaps Bush’s advisers, it may have seemed like a video game war, with flares, explosions and superheroes swiftly vanquishing the (nonexistent) weapons-of-mass-destruction-wielding foe. The end result, after a quick victory, would be a conveniently compliant Iraq regime that would play ball with Washington and Big (U.S.) Oil.
CHICAGO — Parents, community groups, teachers and students are fed up with Chicago Public Schools officials who voted to close, consolidate or restructure 18 schools here Feb. 27.
UNITED NATIONS — International Women’s Day, March 8, was commemorated here starting March 6. Women’s importance to the world’s progress was emphasized, but speakers stressed that the situation in which the world’s women find themselves is woeful.
Colombian troops attacked inside Ecuador on March 1, destroying a camp occupied by the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC). Ecuadorian soldiers later found 23 bodies, including those of five Mexican young people visiting the site. The dead included FARC leader and negotiator Raul Reyes.
Russia: Billionaires multiply Swaziland: Women workers on strike Brazil: Peasant women defy corporations China: Combating inflation Cuba: U.S. blockade goes online Iraq: Women abandoned Gaza: Worst crisis in 40 years India: Women vote in record numbers, Communists re-elected
CHICAGO — In a “political earthquake” whose aftershocks may be felt all the way to the November elections, Democrat Bill Foster defeated Republican Jim Oberweis in a special election to fill the vacant seat of former Republican House Speaker Dennis Hastert in Illinois’ 14th Congressional District.
As the fifth anniversary of the Iraq war approaches, a rising tide of soldiers and veterans suffering psychological injuries is being adding to the nearly 4,000 U.S. soldiers who have died in the war and the tens of thousands officially counted as physically wounded in action.