U.S. and the World

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The Myth of Normal Life in Baghdad: Dahr Jamail

The American media have been happy to parrot the message coming out of the US military that things are better in Iraq these days, based solely on the fact that American soldiers aren’t dying in the numbers they were three or more years ago. But th...   read more

Taliban on the Web…Hosted in Houston

For all their qualms about modernity, the Taliban know how to use the Web. Last week, a blogger discovered that a website, Alemarah1.com, belonging to the “Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan,” was hosted in the United States. The Houston-based company...   read more

Retrial Ordered in Murder of American Nun

A three-judge panel has ordered a Brazilian rancher to again stand trial for the murder of Dorothy Stang, a 73-year-old nun from Ohio who was murdered in 2005 while campaigning to save the Amazon rainforest. Vitalmiro Bastos de Moura was first tri...   read more

Pfizer to Pay $75 Million Fine in “Constant Gardener” Case

One of the most challenging class action cases ever pursued against a pharmaceutical company has resulted in a $75 million settlement by Pfizer, which was accused of illegally testing a drug on African children. During a meningitis epidemic in Nig...   read more

Growing Refugee Crisis in Pakistan

The American-Pakistani campaign to eliminate the Taliban and Al Qaeda in Pakistan has created an enormous humanitarian crisis affecting one million people who have fled their homes to escape the fighting, including 546,000 who have already registe...   read more

G-20 Summit…Three Steps Backwards: Cavanagh and Broad

World leaders attending last week’s G-20 summit took three big steps backwards with their solutions for solving the current international economic crisis, according to John Cavanagh, director of the Institute for Policy Studies, and Robin Broad, p...   read more

U.S. Anti-Drug Aid to Mexico: Pledged-$1.4 Billion; Spent-$7 Million

While drug-related violence continues to spiral out of control in Mexico, the federal government has dallied in its efforts to spend more than a billion dollars that Congress authorized to fight drug trafficking south of the border. Out of $1.4 bi...   read more

Unhappy China

A new bestselling book, Unhappy China, is stirring debate in China and alarm in the West because of its aggressive nationalism. Millions of web pages have sprung up to address the book since its release last month. In the book, five Chinese schola...   read more

Lack of U.S. Remittances Stagnates Guatemalan Economy

The financial crisis in the United States seems to be having a direct effect on Guatemala’s economy. Remittances from Guatemalan migrants in the United States to their native country in Central America have dropped dramatically in the past year. A...   read more

Why Worry about the Taliban When the Afghan Government Legalizes Rape?

The United States wanted to bring democracy to Afghanistan, and now they have it, including the ugly side of electoral politics. In a move to shore up his support for the upcoming election, President Hamid Karzai signed a law that legalizes rape w...   read more

Surgeon to be Released from Guantánamo after 7 Years

Ayman Saeed Batarfi, an orthopedic surgeon from Yemen, is set to become the second prisoner released from Guantánamo Bay by a Justice Department task force. The government agreed last Friday to let Batarfi go after holding him for seven years. The...   read more

The Strange Case of the Missing Ex-FBI Agent

What happened to Robert Levinson? That’s what his family and former colleagues at the FBI would like to know. Levinson, a 28-year retired veteran of the bureau, disappeared two years ago off the coast of Iran, last seen on Kish Island, where consu...   read more

Drug Cartels Halt Production of Hollywood Film

The ever-expanding violence of the drug trade in Mexico is now impacting Hollywood. Production of the film Queen of the South was called off last week after numerous death threats were levied at the director, Jonathan Jakubowicz. Starring Eva Mend...   read more

Mythical Defense Cuts: Steve Chapman

Conservatives have already begun to lament so-called defense cuts for the U.S. military by the liberal Obama administration, says Chicago Tribune columnist Steve Chapman, even though the facts prove otherwise. Chapman cites research by MIT defense...   read more

U.S. Wasted $3-5 billion in Iraq Reconstruction…Next Stop—Afghanistan

If the Obama administration wants the US mission in Afghanistan not to become the money pit Iraq has been, then it needs to start reading. The special inspector for Iraq reconstruction has released a nearly 400-page report on what the United State...   read more

US Envoy Holbrooke Blasts Wasteful Anti-Opium Efforts in Afghanistan

The United States appears to be losing yet another war (on drugs), this time in Afghanistan, as Richard Holbrooke recently announced that the $800 million a year spent by the US on counter-narcotics would be better allocated helping Afghan farmers...   read more
1793 to 1808 of about 1850 News
Prev 1 ... 111 112 113 114 115 116 Next

U.S. and the World

1793 to 1808 of about 1850 News
Prev 1 ... 111 112 113 114 115 116 Next

The Myth of Normal Life in Baghdad: Dahr Jamail

The American media have been happy to parrot the message coming out of the US military that things are better in Iraq these days, based solely on the fact that American soldiers aren’t dying in the numbers they were three or more years ago. But th...   read more

Taliban on the Web…Hosted in Houston

For all their qualms about modernity, the Taliban know how to use the Web. Last week, a blogger discovered that a website, Alemarah1.com, belonging to the “Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan,” was hosted in the United States. The Houston-based company...   read more

Retrial Ordered in Murder of American Nun

A three-judge panel has ordered a Brazilian rancher to again stand trial for the murder of Dorothy Stang, a 73-year-old nun from Ohio who was murdered in 2005 while campaigning to save the Amazon rainforest. Vitalmiro Bastos de Moura was first tri...   read more

Pfizer to Pay $75 Million Fine in “Constant Gardener” Case

One of the most challenging class action cases ever pursued against a pharmaceutical company has resulted in a $75 million settlement by Pfizer, which was accused of illegally testing a drug on African children. During a meningitis epidemic in Nig...   read more

Growing Refugee Crisis in Pakistan

The American-Pakistani campaign to eliminate the Taliban and Al Qaeda in Pakistan has created an enormous humanitarian crisis affecting one million people who have fled their homes to escape the fighting, including 546,000 who have already registe...   read more

G-20 Summit…Three Steps Backwards: Cavanagh and Broad

World leaders attending last week’s G-20 summit took three big steps backwards with their solutions for solving the current international economic crisis, according to John Cavanagh, director of the Institute for Policy Studies, and Robin Broad, p...   read more

U.S. Anti-Drug Aid to Mexico: Pledged-$1.4 Billion; Spent-$7 Million

While drug-related violence continues to spiral out of control in Mexico, the federal government has dallied in its efforts to spend more than a billion dollars that Congress authorized to fight drug trafficking south of the border. Out of $1.4 bi...   read more

Unhappy China

A new bestselling book, Unhappy China, is stirring debate in China and alarm in the West because of its aggressive nationalism. Millions of web pages have sprung up to address the book since its release last month. In the book, five Chinese schola...   read more

Lack of U.S. Remittances Stagnates Guatemalan Economy

The financial crisis in the United States seems to be having a direct effect on Guatemala’s economy. Remittances from Guatemalan migrants in the United States to their native country in Central America have dropped dramatically in the past year. A...   read more

Why Worry about the Taliban When the Afghan Government Legalizes Rape?

The United States wanted to bring democracy to Afghanistan, and now they have it, including the ugly side of electoral politics. In a move to shore up his support for the upcoming election, President Hamid Karzai signed a law that legalizes rape w...   read more

Surgeon to be Released from Guantánamo after 7 Years

Ayman Saeed Batarfi, an orthopedic surgeon from Yemen, is set to become the second prisoner released from Guantánamo Bay by a Justice Department task force. The government agreed last Friday to let Batarfi go after holding him for seven years. The...   read more

The Strange Case of the Missing Ex-FBI Agent

What happened to Robert Levinson? That’s what his family and former colleagues at the FBI would like to know. Levinson, a 28-year retired veteran of the bureau, disappeared two years ago off the coast of Iran, last seen on Kish Island, where consu...   read more

Drug Cartels Halt Production of Hollywood Film

The ever-expanding violence of the drug trade in Mexico is now impacting Hollywood. Production of the film Queen of the South was called off last week after numerous death threats were levied at the director, Jonathan Jakubowicz. Starring Eva Mend...   read more

Mythical Defense Cuts: Steve Chapman

Conservatives have already begun to lament so-called defense cuts for the U.S. military by the liberal Obama administration, says Chicago Tribune columnist Steve Chapman, even though the facts prove otherwise. Chapman cites research by MIT defense...   read more

U.S. Wasted $3-5 billion in Iraq Reconstruction…Next Stop—Afghanistan

If the Obama administration wants the US mission in Afghanistan not to become the money pit Iraq has been, then it needs to start reading. The special inspector for Iraq reconstruction has released a nearly 400-page report on what the United State...   read more

US Envoy Holbrooke Blasts Wasteful Anti-Opium Efforts in Afghanistan

The United States appears to be losing yet another war (on drugs), this time in Afghanistan, as Richard Holbrooke recently announced that the $800 million a year spent by the US on counter-narcotics would be better allocated helping Afghan farmers...   read more
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