Taking China's bullet train with slow clock

Last year, after participating in a Beijing conference on the crisis of capitalism and the future of world socialism, I took the bullet train to Nanjing, 620 miles away.


Cyprus presidential election moves to second round

Austerity is the key issue facing Cypriot voters as they head to the polls for the second round of the presidential elections.


Ecuadorian President Correa gains second term, scores big win

At least 51 percent of candidates of Correa's Alianza Pais political party gained National Assembly seats. Never before in Ecuadorian history has a single party held a legislative majority.


Obama and Europe’s meltdown

Things are a little rocky in Europe these days.


Cyprus feeling the effects of world economic crisis

As is widely known, the present financial crisis, a crisis of the system itself, has hit parts of Europe particularly hard.