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After 54 years, U.S. raises flag in Cuba

A jubilant flag-raising at the reopened U.S. Embassy in Havana is giving way to serious talk about the road ahead in improving relations between the U.S. and Cuba.


Today in history: U.S. Marines invade and occupy Haiti 100 years ago

The story of Haiti is a case study in the injustice of the international finance and monetary system.


SOA Watch protest links immigration with foreign policy

Pinochet's army in Chile, generals who fueled El Salvador's civil war and murderous paramilitaries in Colombia's drug war have all been trained at the SOA.


Rights groups sue feds over immigrant families

"What we are seeing in Artesia is nothing less than a sham process that values expediency over justice".



Cuba Caravanistas welcomed in Dallas

Participants explained why they are going: "To deliver aid to our brothers and sisters in Cuba as a direct challenge to the U.S. government's cruel and immoral economic blockade."


U.S. policy driving the children north

The poverty and suffering of Guatemalans, and especially indigenous Guatemalans, is rooted in long term U.S. policy in the region.


With Iraq under threat, questions emerge

Among those hard questions, many Iraqis believe, should be a serious re-think of the damaging U.S. policy of manipulating ethnic and sectarian blocs in Iraq.


"Daylight" appears on Israel-Palestine conflict

J Street, the six-year-old "pro-Israel, pro-peace" liberal Jewish organization, with some 180,000 members and supporters, met in San Francisco June 7-8 in its first national summit on the West Coast.


Obama rebuffs militarists in speech full of contradictions

Obama emphasized working through international bodies, however he placed NATO, a U.S./Western Europe Cold War holdover, first on his list, before the United Nations.


Cuban Americans talk about normalizing Cuba relations

In a city known for its hostility toward Cuba's socialist government, Cuban Americans met March 15 to talk about normalizing U.S. relations with the island. It was a noteworthy development.