March

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Chile remains in need after earthquake

The massive earthquake that struck Chile February 27 continues to have a heavy impact on the Chilean people.

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Useless war: Afghanistan needs peace to develop

In a potentially important development, exiled members of the former People's Democratic Party of Afghanistan are returning to the country to re-found the organization.

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Mexican government on full-blast offensive against workers

There is a strong, yet indirect, link to the Mexican government's attack on workers and current drug-related violence, analsyt Emile Schepers points out.

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World Notes: India, France, Paraguay, Palestine

In India, women's representation gets major boost, France's Sarkozy loses in regional elections, Paraguay apologizes for repression, death squads, Israel grabs more Palestinian land with iron fist.

Facebook to open office in Hyderabad, India

Facebook expands to India, surpasses Google as most popular "destination."

Czech young communists meet after four-year ban

Young Czech communists met in Prague on Saturday for their first congress since the government banned their organisation nearly four years ago.

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Huge demo calls for new Thai elections

Thailand's PM and his military backers have rejected an ultimatum to dissolve parliament as over 100,000 protesters in Bangkok vowed to continue their push to oust the right-wing government.

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Israel faces moment of truth over East Jerusalem

Last Tuesday's announcement by the Israeli government that it will build 1,600 new housing units for Israelis in Palestinian East Jerusalem has unleashed an unparalleled furor.

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In Havana, is it Lenin or Lennon?

HAVANA - Here is a city where statues of Vladimir Lenin and John Lennon coexist without a second thought.

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World Notes: Guatemala, Bolivia, Palestine, Iraq

In Guatemala, abused women find voice; Bolivia reduces maternal deaths; Palestinian women bear burden of crisis; Iraqi birth defects soar.

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