Lobbying for Libya—and Bush

WEB EXCLUSIVE By Michael Isikoff Newsweek Updated: 10:29 a.m. ET Oct. 29, 2004 Oct. 28 – A last-minute endorsement of President George W. Bush by a hastily formed coalition of Arab-Americans was coordinated in part by a registered lobbyist for… Continue Reading

Phone A Friend

This is an urgent call for people around the world to contact Americans they know, both in the United States and abroad, to urge them to vote for John Kerry – NOT for partisan reasons, but as the essential tactical… Continue Reading

AFRICA:Civil Society Wants More Space

Marty Logan MONTREAL, Oct 27 (IPS) – African civil society groups are calling on the continent’s governments to make more room for them at the tables where decisions are made about development. Civil society has contributed greatly to recent positive… Continue Reading

Bad news helps Kerry

WEB-EXCLUSIVE COMMENTARY By Richard Wolffe Newsweek Updated: 4:43 p.m. ET Oct. 26, 2004 Oct. 26 – After all the conventions, after all the debates, after all the TV ads and stump speeches, what’s left? How does a presidential campaign break… Continue Reading

\’Purple Hearts\’

WEB EXCLUSIVE By Karen Fragala Newsweek Updated: 11:12 a.m. ET Oct. 22, 2004 Oct. 21 – Since the beginning of the conflict in Iraq, more than 1,000 American soldiers have been killed. But nearly eight times as many have been… Continue Reading


By: Eva Golinger – Venezuelanalysis.com I. Propaganda Setting: Venevisión, one of 5 major private television channels in Venezuela, December 20, 2002. The following is a transcription of a television advertisement played on a Venezuelan private media channel during the December… Continue Reading

Soy Threatens the Amazon, Warn Activists

Mario Osava* RIO DE JANEIRO, Oct 18 (Tierramérica) – Soybean production, which awakens the ire of environmentalists because of the rapid expansion of transgenic varieties, is the target of yet another criticism: increased pressure on Brazil’s Amazon forests.

Privacy eroding, bit by byte

ANALYSIS By Robert O’Harrow Jr. The Washington Post Updated: 6:33 a.m. ET Oct. 15, 2004 WASHINGTON – First there were security cameras, sprouting like mushrooms on street corners and buildings. Then came shopper cards, offering discounts in exchange for details… Continue Reading