Abridged from a letter to Inter-American Dialogue, a Washington-based thinktank, by Venezuela’s ambassador to the U.S.
In 2005 John Bolton, President Bush’s UN ambassador, had advice for UN member states deliberating about a convention on terrorism. He called for “a clear, strong declaration.” He condemned “the targeting and deliberate killing by terrorists of civilians and non-combatants.”
“Honorable Senators and members of the U.S. Congress: The Uribe government refuses to recognize our basic rights and persecutes and punishes us for exercising our right to peaceful protests,” Colombia’s Oil Workers Union charged in an open letter to Congress, Feb. 17.
Terrorist Luis Posada Carriles left jail on April 19 and went to live at his wife’s home in Miami, after an appeals court approved his release on bail. His trial for lying and fraud, relating to his arrival in the United States, begins May 11 in El Paso, Texas.
Earlier this month, in the second installment of its four-part report, the UN-sponsored Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change said worldwide shifts in weather patterns and rising sea levels could bring drought, hunger, heat waves and disease to all continents. The poorest societies in the most arid regions would be hardest hit.
Nobel economist Joseph Stiglitz opened a panel discussion on “Global Imbalances, Power Shifts and the Future of Multilateralism” at a conference sponsored by the Center for Economic and Policy Research, in Washington, D.C., April 12.
The story of capitalist globalization is a harsh one for workers. The big business press usually spotlights stories of giant mergers and acquisitions.
Merger talks between the United Steelworkers union (USW), based in the U.S. and Canada, and Amicus, the 1-million-member-strong and largest union in the UK, will open at the end April.
The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change last week released a 1,572-page report outlining global warming’s dramatic consequences for human life, ecosystems and world geography.
More than 3 million people in the world are condemned to premature death from hunger and thirst. I have meditated a lot on that in the wake of President Bush’s recent meeting with U.S. automobile manufacturers. The sinister idea of converting food into fuel was definitively established as an economic line in U.S. foreign policy on March 26