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Cubas energy: revolution within a revolution

Cuba’s struggle goes beyond overcoming a state of siege and surviving the fall of the Soviet bloc. It ends neither with health care, schools, and food for all, nor with the battle of ideas. There’s more to be done.

Anti-Muslim cartoons provoke furor. Rising calls for respect, dialogue

Religious and political leaders around the world appealed for respect, dialogue and an end to violence this week, as protests continued in many countries against publication of caricatures depicting the prophet Muhammad as a terrorist.

U.S. threats to Venezuelas revolution escalate

Aggressive maneuvers against Venezuela from the Bush government have reached new heights. Here are some indicators.

Venezuelan discounted oil arrives in Philly

On Jan. 27 Rep. Chaka Fattah (D-Pa.) announced that Citgo, a U.S. subsidiary of the publicly-owned Venezuelan national oil company PDVSA, was going to begin shipping 5 million gallons of discounted heating oil here as part of a plan to provide assistance to 25,000 low-income families throughout the city.


Hunters history exposed in Congo film

An African proverb reminds us, “Until the lions have their historians, tales of the hunt shall always glorify the hunter.” I reflected on variations of this sentiment as I made my way home teary-eyed after seeing “Congo: White King, Red Rubber, Black Death” recently in New York.


Anticommunist resolution blocked in Europe

An impressive wave of militant, popular resistance to an anticommunist resolution presented before the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe blocked its passage when it came up for a vote Jan. 25.

Tories win power as Canadians reject status quo

After 13 years of center-right rule, angry voters on Jan. 23 penalized the incumbent Liberal Party of Paul Martin by electing a Conservative Party minority government headed by Stephen Harper.


To remember is not enough

A candlelight vigil was held here the evening of Jan. 26, hours before the first International Day of Commemoration in Memory of the Victims of the Holocaust, established at the UN’s September World Summit.

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