The Czech Republic has become a testing ground for imperialist forces in Europe who seek to outlaw communist activity in the formerly socialist, now European Union-member states.
Argentina vacates a temporary UN Security Council seat on Jan. 1. General Assembly voting for a Latin American and Caribbean replacement candidate stalled on Oct. 23 after Venezuela and Guatemala each failed to gain a required two-thirds majority after 35 votes. The bizarre battle at the United Nations highlights dramatically changed power relations affecting Latin America.
Issues that burn deeply in the furnaces of public opinion are Iraq, Katrina, the economy and health care, checks and balances of the government.
Voters’ growing dissatisfaction with Republican incumbents is evident in California.
Several films dealing with American politics and social issues were premiered at this year’s Toronto International Film Festival.
Although Iraq is foremost in our thoughts, the condition and struggles of Iraqi workers remain the least discussed aspects of life there. Few outside the Arab world know that the Iraqi working class has been one of the best-organized, most politically engaged working classes in that region. As “Hadi Never Died” by Abdullah Muhsin and Alan Johnson relates, Iraqi workers have been at the forefront of their country’s history.
The Republican record on Social Security, 1935-2006
North American labor solidarity Union voter rights patrols ‘Domestic goddess’ to host minimum wage event Eight years without a break Three more state federations for single payer
Liberia: Truth Commission starts work Russia: Autoworkers face anti-union pressure Asia-Pacific region: Rising seas could leave millions homeless Brazil: Combating 21st-century slave labor UN report: Violence vs. women violates human rights