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Civil liberties, civil rights most censored in 2007

The common theme of the most censored stories over the past year is the systemic erosion of human rights and civil liberties both in the U.S. and the world at large.

False friend wrote the book on backstabbing

The Communist Party in Maryland, 1919-57, is a strange book by an even stranger author.

Globalization and India

Despite the enthusiasm of its supporters economic globalization gives rise to fierce exploitation, economic instability and crisis.

Protesters press Greece on refugees, troops

ATHENS, Greece – Over 10,000 protesters gathered Nov. 8 in Syntagma (Constitution) Square here in a rally against the attacks on Afghanistan.

Is the truth ever disloyal?

Don’t bother us with facts, we’re fighting a war here. That’s basically the story of all wars – at least in their early stages – and this one against terrorism (which, as it turns out, is indistinguishable from a war with Afghanistan) is no exception.

Terrorist attacks affirm need for a shift in approach

I’m on a U.S. Airways plane – half-filled – on my way back to New Orleans after a week of cancelled speaking engagements. I’ve seen American flags everywhere – in shops, on people’s suitcases, on the lapels of pilots and flight attendants.

From 2001 archives: What's lurking behind the war in Afghanistan?

This article was first published Nov. 17, 2001. As the war in Afghanistan garners more attention with calls for more troops, we rerun this here as a contribution to the discussion. There is little wonder that the Bush administration – with its vast ties to ultra-right ideologues, oil, finance, military industries and intelligence agencies – seized upon an incredible human tragedy to push their own agenda.

Chicago marks peace day

CHICAGO – A throng of at least 600 people gathered on the shores of the Chicago River and marched through the downtown area on Nov. 7, the National Day of Peace Response.

More women lack health insurance

A report issued by The Commonwealth Fund on Aug. 30 says the number of uninsured women between the ages of 18 and 64 grew three times faster than the number of uninsured men.

Knesset limits democratic rights

TEL AVIV – Last week, the Knesset, the Israeli Parliament, adopted two unprecedented racist resolutions.

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