Opinion

Protests mark G-8 summit in Germany

Security measures for the G-8 summit, which was attended by leaders of the eight largest world economic and military powers — the United States, Britain, Germany, France, Italy, Japan, Canada and Russia — were overwhelming, and reportedly included the largest massing of armed force in one place in Germany since the Second World War.

Missile base flap shows Czech rightward trajectory

A dispute has arisen within the Czech Republic over Bush administration plans to set up a “Star Wars”-type anti-missile base south of the capital, Prague, and another in Poland

Social Security: keep your eyes on the prize

Can you imagine, in your wildest dreams, that Wall Street is concerned with the well-being of our future generations? Or, for that matter, that George W. Bush is concerned?

Venezuelans rally against destabilization moves

Watchers of U.S. television coverage of the last couple of weeks’ events in Venezuela might be forgiven for thinking that leftist President Hugo Chavez has been trying to silence the opposition press and that the Venezuelan people have arisen en masse to protest this power grab. Nothing could be further from the truth.

Moore flap could help change U.S. Cuba policy

Earlier this month, filmmaker Michael Moore announced that he had received a letter from the Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) accusing him of illegal travel to Cuba, and threatening prosecution.

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Senate debate on immigration begins

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) has upped the ante in the national debate on comprehensive immigration reform by setting May 14 as the start of floor debate on the issue.

Ecuadorians struggle to reshape government

It would seem that formal democracy, which began in Ecuador nearly 30 years ago, and which has been much bragged about by fans of “Western Hemispheric representative democracy,” has definite limitations.

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Are you feelin the love yet?

My fellow workers — are you feeling the love? The U.S. Chamber of Commerce and the National Association of Manufacturers have called for a march on Washington in support of workers’ rights! Has the class struggle ended? Or is it still about the money?

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Immigration reform returns to Congress

As Congress returns to the subject of immigration, the Bush administration has stepped up arrests and deportations of immigrants. Meanwhile, in his State of the Union message, Bush once again stressed the creation of a new guest worker program. Both have to be countered by the immigrant rights movement.

EDITORIAL: Mortgaging our future

It’s an oft-repeated truism: our children are our future. By that measure, however, our country could be heading for a pretty dismal time, according to a UNICEF report released earlier this month.

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