World News

Cuba offers ray of light in cancer battle

Cancer may have met its match, and the potential breakthrough may have far-reaching political ramifications, as well.

76-mile desert walk protests border rules

Over 200 people protested U.S. immigration policies at the Tucson Sector Headquarters of the Border Patrol on June 6 at the end of the 76-mile Migrant Trail Walk. click here for Spanish text

International notes

Venezuela: Economy is growing / Cuba: Worldwide campaign to free the “Five” / United Kingdom: Postal workers reject ultra-right leaflets / India: Trade unions present demands / Sudan: Gov’t & rebels sign new pact

Harken v. Costa Rica: U.S. companies employ blackmail in free trade with Central America

When most people think of Costa Rica, they don’t imagine oil rigs stationed off the pristine beaches. Nor do they envision pit mines cutting into the cloud-forested mountains.

International notes

Haiti: Marines arrest woman leader on Mother’s Day / China: Massive treatment program for HIV/AIDS / Iraq: WFTU condemns torture / Chad/Sudan: Militias ‘out of control’ / Greece: Former military officers speak for peace

Indian voters oust right wing

NEW DELHI – Indian voters threw the right-wing, Hindu nationalist forces out of power in the recent national elections. A surprise rebellion of workers, farmers, women, youth, academics, poor, religious and national minorities took place against the policies of the National Democratic Alliance (NDA), led by the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and Prime Minister A.B. Vajpayee.

International notes

Uzbekistan: U.S. base worries neighbors / Sudan: Peace closer in south, west continues to suffer / Gaza: Israel builds new fence / Haiti: Caricom asks OAS investigation / Cambodia: Hotels fire hundreds

Lawyer for Cuban 5 seeks world support

BERLIN – In a whirlwind visit, U.S. civil rights lawyer Leonard Weinglass spoke to several audiences here about the case of the Cuban Five.

International notes

Palestine: IDF bars unionists from Workers Memorial Day / Canada: Hate crime law protects gays / Botswana: May Day highlights workers’ plight / Italy: Protest proposed airline layoffs

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