NEW YORK – Cuban Minister of Foreign Affairs Felipe Pérez Roque made a powerful indictment of the United States’ role in harassing and blackmailing the Cuban people and government throughout the last 40 years when he spoke at the Church of the Intercession in Harlem on Sept. 27.
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.