U.S. hypocrisy on terrorism

When it comes to the U.S. war on terrorism, hypocrisy is rampant, especially in regard to Cuba. Contradictions surface too when the U.S. approach to spying is seen from the angle of Cuba. These recurring themes, highlighted in recent news reports, suggest serious misbehavior.


CARTOON: I repeat

Public betrayal: AMAs health care proposal

In lockstep with its 1960s opposition to Medicare, the American Medical Association continues to promote health insurance profits over affordable, quality health care for all. In late August, the AMA released a plan, “Voice for the Uninsured,” detailing its agenda to reduce the number of uninsured people in the United States.


ADAPT confronts nursing home segregation

CHICAGO — A long line of disability rights activists marched and wheeled through the streets here Sept. 9-11 chanting, “Our homes, not nursing homes, to protest the inadequate funding for affordable housing and unnecessary segregation into institutions.


South Africa: Cosatu challenges ANC leaders U.K.: Unions defy prime minister, plan strikes Iraq: BBC details Iraqi views on ‘surge’ Venezuela: Labor federation endorses socialist party India: Left parties protest naval exercises

Chile, Venezuela mark other Sept. 11

Observances in Venezuela and Chile memorializing the death, 34 years ago, of Chile’s democratically elected socialist president, Salvador Allende, diverged widely.

Facing impasse and scandals, Japans premier resigns

After his conservative Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) suffered a crushing defeat in elections to Parliament’s upper house in late July, and after vowing to tough it out, Japanese Prime Minster Shinzo Abe stunned the nation Sept. 12 by abruptly announcing his resignation.

Greek elections show mounting discontent

ATHENS, Greece — The Sept. 16 parliamentary elections here handed the conservative New Democracy Party a 4-percentage-point re-election victory over the liberal opposition PASOK party.


Anti-abortion zealots descend on Aurora

AURORA, Ill. — This large Chicago suburb is at the forefront of the latest round of reproductive health battles as the religious right attempts to undermine the opening of a new Planned Parenthood clinic. The clinic will provide sorely needed health services, including abortion and birth control, to the suburban population.


Born in the USA, dont take our parents away

WASHINGTON — Martin Andrade, 40, is a security officer from Chicago and is originally from Michoacan, Mexico. He has been living in the U.S. legally for almost 30 years. Two years ago, his wife and mother of their two children was arrested and deported to Mexico. The children, ages 7 and 3, both U.S. citizens, are with their mother. Andrade said it could be up to 10 years before she’s allowed to return.

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