The Bush administration’s effort to get international cover for its Iraq occupation suffered a serious setback at the United Nations last week when Secretary-General Kofi Annan said the UN must be given a leading role in restoring Iraqi sovereignty or it would not be involved in Iraq at all.
Cuba: U.S. charges of bioterrorism a ‘lie’ / South Africa: ‘Red October’ focuses on farm workers / India: Unions vs. oil privatization / Italy: General strike looms over pensions
Tuesday was the first day of autumn. Even in the sun-baked Southwest, this signals a weather change. The days are still killing hot – daytime temperature on the floor of the desert can still reach 190 degrees, a temperature at which flesh cooks and bodies turn to dust.
Accusations that the White House illegally leaked information to stifle dissent over its Iraq war policy are the latest in a series of charges that the administration used deceit and dirty tricks to sell the Iraq war.
Israel: Pilots refuse to commit war crimes / Bolivia: Big demos vs. gas export plan / Canada: Gays protected by anti-hate laws / Liberia: UNICEF launches emergency appeal / Poland: Miners protest restructuring
China: Migrant workers join unions / Colombia: Pact re Int’l Court criticized / Iraq: No WMDs / S. Africa: Unions slam ‘worst employer’ / Norway: Boycott over ‘slave’ farm wages
In a move that many regard as giving a green light to the Israeli government of Ariel Sharon to deport or kill Palestinian President Yasser Arafat, the U.S. vetoed a United Nations Security Council resolution on Sept. 16 denouncing the Israeli cabinet’s recent decision to “remove” the Palestinian leader.
Venezuela: Recall petitions rejected / Britain: TUC condemns Iraq invasion / Russia: Guarantee N. Korea’s security / Uruguay: Health workers gain / Pakistan: Writers for peace
The World Trade Organization’s ministerial meeting in Cancun collapsed Sept. 14 after a newly-formed alliance of developing nations said the U.S., European Union (EU) and Japan had failed to make acceptable proposals on agriculture and other trade issues.
DALLAS – On Sept. 11 the Dallas Peace Center presented a program titled “Terrorism, Theirs and Ours” at the Magnolia Theater.