Castro responds to Bush

Cuban President Fidel Castro delivers a speech on Monday marking the 51st anniversary of the attack on the Moncada military barracks in Santiago de Cuba that launched the start of the Cuban revolution. By Mary Murray Producer NBC News Updated:… Continue Reading

Barney Frank on gay rights

By Christina B. Gillham Newsweek Democratic Rep. Barney Frank is known for his witty candor and his dedication to liberal causes, particularly gay rights. One of the few openly gay members of Congress, Frank had been in Washington six years… Continue Reading

U.S. Public Rejects Torture

By Jim Lobe WASHINGTON, Jul 23 (IPS) – Two-thirds of U.S. citizens believe their government should “never use physical torture” against detainees, and 90 percent reject sexually humiliating prisoners, as was done by U.S. soldiers at Baghdad’s Abu Ghraib jail,… Continue Reading


Francis Fukuyama shocked the world with his ‘End of History’ thesis that the market would take over the role of mighty nations. But 9/11 changed all that. Now, in this exclusive article, the world’s foremost economic philosopher argues that our… Continue Reading

The Great Barbarism

The “Ethos” of Solidarity Leonardo Boff We are living times of great barbarism because solidarity among humans is extremely scarce. 1, 400 million persons live with less than one dollar a day, two thirds of which make up humanity of… Continue Reading

For a Mine Free World

by Susanne Link UNITED NATIONS, Jul 16 (IPS) – Nations should develop action plans to show the upcoming Nairobi Summit on a Mine Free World how to achieve the goal of a mine-free world by 2009, said U.N. officials, representatives… Continue Reading