Japan: Accord with Australia seen as targeting China Poland: Anti-gay law threatens teachers Afghanistan: U.S. Marines face probe on massacre Uganda: President delivers land to corporations

Palestinians await lifting of U.S.-Israeli siege

Despite last week’s flurry of diplomatic activity around the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, including visits to the region by Ban Ki-moon, the UN’s new secretary general, and by Condoleezza Rice, President Bush’s secretary of state, the Palestinian people have seen virtually no improvements on the ground.


Zapatistas vow to remake Mexico

MEXICO CITY — The Zapatista Army of National Liberation Army (EZLN) has vowed to continue its campaign to change Mexico’s political and economic system. As part of a larger movement known as “The Other Campaign,” they say that they will renew their efforts to organize “a civil and pacifist insurrection” across Mexico.


Growing promise of Cuban oil deposits

“Cuba could be a major regional player in oil,” Jorge Piñon, Amoco’s former Latin American head, told reporters. Two international conferences opening in Havana on March 20 testified to the high visibility of oil these days in Cuba.


Palestinian activist ends prison hunger strike

WASHINGTON — Dr. Sami Al-Arian, a Palestinian activist, ended his 60-day hunger strike at a federal prison hospital in North Carolina March 24, bowing to his children’s pleas that he not risk death protesting his unjust imprisonment.


Communists see a new landscape for struggles

NEW YORK — Heading the agenda as members of the Communist Party’s national committee gathered here March 24-25 were new developments in the people’s movements to end the Iraq war, win labor and immigrant rights, gain health care for all and uphold democracy.


New immigration bill introduced

On March 23, Reps. Luis Gutierrez (D-Ill.) and Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.) introduced a new comprehensive immigration bill, the “Security Through Regularized Immigration and a Vibrant Economy” (STRIVE) Act, HR 1645. The bill has 29 initial co-sponsors, including both liberal Democrats and conservative Republicans.



300 supports false basis for war on terror

The Spartans are portrayed as a stoic people who would rather not go to war, but are being forced into the situation because of the warmongering of the Persians. They are marching to war, with their perfectly sculpted and chiseled physiques and skimpy speedos, willing to die to protect all of Greece.

Sports fans are going mad!

Every year during the month of March, 65 of the best teams across the country compete in the National Collegiate Athletic Association’s Men’s Division I basketball tournament. Sports fans all over go nuts and the bets are on. But some argue the hype has a catch.

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