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Closing Guantanamo: many questions remain

Two days after taking office, President Barack Obama announced that the prison camp at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, would be closed by the end of this year at the latest. This step, which was acclaimed worldwide, is only the first in what many hope is an effort to restore constitutional guarantees and the rule of law which the Bush administration had been busily dismantling under the cover of the “war on terror.

We are colonized!

(l'Humanite Translated by Amanda Cook) Surely, since the end of the Algerian War, the people of France have more or less forgotten this vocabulary, calling it a bit old fashioned, or maybe even antiquated. Colonist, colonies, colonialism. Who, in 2009, in France, still thinks of the Caribbean islands as “the last of France’s American colonies” ?

LETTERS February 28, 2009

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Venezuela rejects term limits

With 94 percent of the votes counted, Venezuela’s National Election Council announced late Feb. 15 the results of the referendum on term limits. Some 6 million “yes” voters, 54.4 percent, approved the amendment to lift term limits. A million fewer, 45.6 percent, dissented.

Venezuela rejects term limits

With 94 percent of the votes counted, Venezuela’s National Election Council announced late Feb. 15 the results of the referendum on term limits. Some 6 million “yes” voters, 54.4 percent, approved the amendment to lift term limits. A million fewer, 45.6 percent, dissented.

Confirm Hilda Solis now!

Congresswoman Hilda Solis' confirmation to be our new Secretary of Labor is now scheduled for a 'test' vote on Tuesday, Feb. 24, in the Senate. This means that she must get 60 votes to stop a filibuster before she can be confirmed.

Japanese electronics giant set to slash 10,000 jobs

Japanese electronics firm Pioneer announced on Thursday that it will slash 10,000 jobs worldwide to cope with sinking sales of car audio equipment and flat-screen TVs.

Pakistan comes clean on Mumbai attack

Pakistan acknowledged for the first time on Thursday that the Mumbai terrorist attacks were launched from its shores and at least partly plotted on its soil.

Senate panel approves Solis as labor secretary

(AFL-CIO Blog) One week after postponing a confirmation vote on Hilda Soli as secretary of labor, the Senate Health Education, Labor and Pensions Committee today approved on a voice vote President’s Obama’s choice to lead the Labor Department and sent the nomination to the full Senate for confirmation. That vote could come tomorrow.

US Senate oks Obama plan

Washington, (Prensa Latina) The US Senate voted 61 to 37 to approve a federal anti-crisis rescue plan Tuesday, proposed by President Barack Obama valued at $838 million.

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