Opinion

Oil and water

Opinion Sometimes oil and water do mix. In Iraq, they’ve formed an intoxicating, volatile brew that, combined with imperialism (straight up, no chaser), has led White House Resident Bush and his right-wing band of bellicose brigands on a drunken orgy of pillage and murder as they toss us lies over their shoulders to justify their rampage.

Reason for hope

Opinion With the hearts and minds of most Americans focused on the war in Iraq and its aftermath, the international landscape appears bleak and troubled. But this month also brings great promise for international cooperation in the best sense.

My country: the world

Opinion Our government has declared a military victory in Iraq. As a patriot, I will not celebrate. I will mourn the dead – the American GIs, and also the Iraqi dead, of which there have been many, many more.

British official resigns over Iraq

News Analysis The resignation of a top British cabinet member this week spotlighted the sharp struggle over who will control post-Saddam-Hussein Iraq.

Independent journalists in Cuba hold ties to U.S.

News Analysis On World Press Freedom Day, May 3, journalists who have died in performance of their duties are honored. The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ), a U.S.-based organization founded in 1981, observed the day by naming the “World’s Worst Places to be a Journalist.”

Yes, we have no bananas

Opinion Remember back in the dim, distant past of two months ago, when the Bush administration was posturing all over the place that UN weapons inspectors were taking too long, that Saddam was hiding many weapons of mass destruction to use against the U.S. in a supposedly imminent manner?

Cuba and dissidents

Opinion The recent arrest, trial and sentencing of dissidents in Cuba has been much criticized in the West from the standpoint of human rights and legalities. But I look beyond that to what it tells us about the Cuban leadership’s sobering assessment of the current world situation.

A look at Russias Yeltsin years

Like the early 20th century under Vladimir Lenin, the 1990s under Boris Yeltsin was a time of revolutionary change for Russia, the difference being that while Lenin strove to introduce socialism, Yeltsin attempted to reintroduce capitalism.

Rights for immigrant workers needed now more than ever

Opinion Thousands of immigrants are planning a May Day mobilization in Washington, D.C., with a clear message: Rights for immigrant workers now! The national day of action on this international workers’ day is being organized by the National Coalition for Dignity and Amnesty for Immigrants, a grassroots coalition of labor, community, and faith-based organizations with a large immigrant and undocumented immigrant base, established in 1999. Our leadership is 100 percent immigrant and elected by our base.

From Earth Day 2003 to Election Day 2004

The next 559 days – from Earth Day 2003 to Election Day 2004 – could be the most important year and a half in American environmental history. The next 559 days may spell the difference between whether Earth Day in the future is an event to celebrate or a day of disappointment.

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