July

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Verizon workers face down corporate greed

Verizon Communications, which raked in $19.5 billion in profits, is demanding drastic givebacks from its 45,000 unionized workers on the East Coast.

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Turkish Cypriot unionists call for support

Authorities in occupied northern Cyprus assaulted Turkish Cypriots as they peacefully protested a visit by Turkish Prime Minister Recep Erdogan.

Afghanistan: anatomy of a hit

The assassination of Ahmed Wali Karzai in Kandahar is one of those moments when the long and bloody Afghanistan war comes into focus.

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Norway terror exposes Europe's far right

Breivik blames multicultural policies and "Marxists," as well as feminism and women in general for this coming catastrophe.

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Syrian activist: Regime making political solutions impossible

A member of Syria's pro-democracy movement discusses potential reforms, the role of Islamists, foreign interference and more.

Turkish leader's visit to occupied Cyprus sparks protest (video)

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Erdogan made a highly provocative visit July 20 to the Turkish-occupied region in northern Cyprus.

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GOP-dominated House votes to defund Organization of American States

In another fit of lunacy, the Republican House Committee on Foreign Relations voted to cancel the payment of dues to the Organization of American States.

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Amidst violence, Guatemala heads for Sept. elections

Guatemala is the second most violent country in the Western Hemisphere (after Colombia) and the election campaign is shaping up to be violent also. Iit is not clear to what degree poor and working class Guatemalans, or the 40 percent of the Guatemalans who are indigenous Mayas, can hope for a positive outcome.

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Women's World Cup: bright spot for Japan, women's sports

After a deadly earthquake, devastating tsunami and nuclear power plant disaster, the Japanese people got some good news July 17, when their women's soccer team won the 2011 FIFA World Cup Final.

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Chileans demand free education

The Chilean education system has been caught in the eye of a storm driven by hundreds of thousands of students and teachers who are demanding democratic education reforms.

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