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Cuba signs UN human rights pact

Cuban Foreign Minister Felipe Perez Roque announced at a Feb. 28 press conference at UN headquarters in New York that he had just signed two human rights accords originally introduced in the world body in 1976. Opponents of Cuba’s revolutionary government have long criticized Cuba’s reluctance to sign the treaties until now.

Whitewashing television news

This election season, there is a glaring — and inexcusable — paucity of Black voices on TV news programs.

A losing strategy to save auto jobs

Last month my wife and I went to the North American International Auto Show. For Detroiters, this is an annual pilgrimage. Where else can you sit behind the wheel of a $110,000 Maserati when you can’t even afford to buy a Chevy Aveo?


Letters - March 8, 2008

Don’t cut afterschool programs Sad news Cuban Five discussed with Vatican Don’t steal the election Lessons from India’s communists ‘Plan Colombia’ Puzzler solver Author seeks information

True costs of war

Just in time for the fifth anniversary of the U.S. invasion of Iraq, a new book by economists Joseph Stiglitz and Linda Bilmes attempts to project the real cost of the war. “The Three Trillion Dollar War: The True Cost of the Iraq Conflict” was published Feb. 29.

Privatization of trash-hauling enrages residents

UPPER ARLINGTON, Ohio – The city council here had planned a quick union-busting decision to privatize waste collection, a sweet-heart deal with non-union Texas-based Inland Waste Service. They figured to give the swift boot to the Teamsters Local 284 workers who’d done that work in UA for over 50 years.

Okinawa rape provokes fury at role of U.S. base

What would happen if there was a highly organized group of people in a U.S. state that was responsible for more than 100 crimes per year on average? What if a member of that group was likely responsible for the rape of a 14-year-old junior high school girl? What if another member was responsible for another rape only a few weeks later?

Kenyan leaders sign power-sharing agreement

Facing the prospect of a new round of mass protests, the Kenyan regime headed by Mwai Kibaki agreed to a power-sharing arrangement last week negotiated by former United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan.

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