Non-Aligned Movement looks to new role

The 14th summit conference of the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) meeting in Havana, Sept. 11-16, was the occasion for redefining the group’s purposes and future direction. Delegates attended from 118 nations, representing two-thirds of the world’s population.

Gaza suffers under Israeli lockdown

The Gaza Strip has nearly disappeared from the news since July when the Israeli assault on Lebanon began, but there is reason to believe the 1.4 million Palestinians effectively locked down in that tiny piece of land are suffering extreme deprivation and are turning on each other.

U.S.-backed regime in Haiti committed crimes

An article in a prestigious British medical journal reveals that forces linked to Haiti’s previous U.S.-imposed interim government were responsible for widespread murder and rape.


Black clergy demand justice for Arellano

Ohio lawmaker latest in GOP trail of corruption

Six-term Congressman Bob Ney became the latest Republican crook to bite the dust when he agreed last week to plead guilty to sweeping federal corruption charges and face a 27-month prison term.


Calif. greenhouse gas bill draws praise, cautions

As it wrapped up its session late last month, the Democratic Party-led California Legislature reached an agreement with Republican Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger on the first-ever state measure to cut global warming by limiting emissions of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases.


Outrage over Bushs bid to OK torture

WASHINGTON — President George W. Bush is meeting stiff resistance both inside and outside Congress as he attempts to ram through legislation to permit use of coerced testimony and secret evidence in kangaroo-style military tribunals at the Pentagon’s detention center at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.


Students take stand against hate symbol Candidates making friends on MySpace U.S. students begin med school in Cuba

Embrace the Salt of the Earth

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Spike Lees When the Levees Broke

NEW YORK (AP) — One of the most poignant interviews in Spike Lee’s Hurricane Katrina documentary “When the Levees Broke” is given by a man who lost his mother in the aftermath of the storm, the filmmaker said.

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