W. T. Whitney Jr.

W.T. Whitney Jr. is a political journalist whose focus is on Latin America, health care, and anti-racism. A Cuba solidarity activist, he formerly worked as a pediatrician, lives in rural Maine.


LATEST ARTICLES BY W. T. Whitney Jr.

  • World
    WORLD NOTES Nepal, Turkey, Cuba, Russia, Haiti, Madagascar

    WORLD NOTES Nepal, Turkey, Cuba, Russia, Haiti, Madagascar

    August 11, 2009 By W. T. Whitney Jr.

    Madagascar: Pact paves way for elections Haiti: Minimum wage law for a few Russia: Auto workers urge nationalization Nepal: Maoists said to threaten peace process Turkey: Gov’t reaches out to Kurdish party Cuba: Educating physicians for...

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    US/Colombia agreement targets Venezuela

    US/Colombia agreement targets Venezuela

    August 4, 2009 By W. T. Whitney Jr.

    A U.S.-Colombian agreement divulged last month is emblematic of what Le Monde Diplomatique correspondent Omar Roberto Rodriguez characterized as a “brutal counteroffensive” against “progressive and democratic governments.” Colombia will allow the United States for 10 years...

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    WORLDNOTES

    WORLDNOTES

    June 12, 2009 By W. T. Whitney Jr.

    Brazil: Cattle-raising trashes atmosphere Pakistan: U. S. super embassy raises questions South Africa: Zuma on economy, unity Turkey: Union repression has “anti-terrorist” cover United Nations: Economic conference re-scheduled Cuba: Blockade restricts Internet access

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  • World
    Blockaded from the birthday party

    Blockaded from the birthday party

    May 8, 2009 By W. T. Whitney Jr.

    They were all there. Over 40 of the best known singers and players of people’s songs performed May 3 at Madison Square Garden in New York. They were celebrating the 90th birthday of Pete Seeger, who...

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  • World
    Caribbean strikes win peoples victories

    Caribbean strikes win peoples victories

    March 31, 2009 By W. T. Whitney Jr.

    Labor militancy and popular mobilization in Martinique and Guadeloupe led to strike settlements last month remarkable for wide-ranging, decisive benefits for racially oppressed working people. Victories there occurred amidst a wave of protests elsewhere, especially in...

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  • World
    World Notes: India, Iraq, Turkey, Haiti and Cuba

    World Notes: India, Iraq, Turkey, Haiti and Cuba

    March 24, 2009 By W. T. Whitney Jr.

    India: New left electoral coalition is formed Iraq: Marshland crisis continues Southern Africa: Trade talks contentious Haiti: Aristide party fights for election participation Cuba: Bonds tightened with Central America

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  • Opinion
    People before Profits: Peasants, rural workers wait in the wings

    People before Profits: Peasants, rural workers wait in the wings

    February 12, 2009 By W. T. Whitney Jr.

    Discontent of the rural poor in the global south and the hunger of almost a billion humans fill the tinder box of revolution. Great corporations control both land and agricultural production. Dispossession and desperation follow; so...

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    WORLDNOTES  December 20, 2008

    WORLDNOTES December 20, 2008

    December 22, 2008 By W. T. Whitney Jr.

    Morocco: EU aid promotes trade, military power Parliament recently doubled 2009 defense spending to 16 percent of state expenses, at the same time the EU is increasing financial assistance to 190 million euros.

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