Media reports left two aspects unmentioned. The tank manufacturers profiting most from the deal, Krauss-Maffei-Wegmann and Rheinmetall, have always been generous in political donations. The other aspect is historical.
What did America's founders have to say about royalty?
Two former Argentinian dictators and some of their henchmen are on trial for charges charges of concocting a scheme to kidnap the babies of political opponents they murdered.
On July 3, voters in the central State of Mexico, in Mexico, will elect a new governor. More is at stake than one governorship out of 31 in this country of 108 million people. The future of the main left-center electoral party, the PRD (Revolutionary Democratic Party) also hangs in the balance.
Basil Davidson, the great radical journalist whose books introduced a mass audience to Africa's history, died on July 9 at the age of 95.
The elections in Sudan have meaning not only for its people but neighboring countries, multinational corporations and imperialist powers, as well. It's through the larger historic, regional, and global contexts that recent events in Sudan can be understood.
A hundred years have passed since the International Women's Day was first conceived - which makes Monday especially important. Over the last 10 to 15 years many thousands of women worldwide have begun to recognize and celebrate the day. But it is unfortunate that that its origins are not more widely known given its truly inspirational history.
Captain Hugh Mulzac was an important person in the early U.S. civil rights struggles and was the first African American to obtain a Master's License. This was the rank of Captain which qualified him to skipper an ocean-going cargo ship.
Yesterday the Obama administration announced $100 million in financial aid for earthquake stricken Haiti. Good step, more is needed.
It lasted a mere 12 years, but the relationship between Fidel Castro and Ernesto "Che" Guevara changed the course of Cuba's history and continues to intrigue us today.