Bush feels the heat

San Francisco Chronicle July 2005 ENVIRONMENTALISTS were disappointed in the climate-change agreement that emerged out of last week’s Group of Eight summit, but the real progress came with President Bush’s words earlier in the week. “I recognize that the surface… Continue Reading

CAFTA Meets its Final Test

Emad Mekay WASHINGTON, Jul (IPS) – The U.S. House of Representatives will decide the fate of the controversial Central American Free Trade Agreement (CAFTA) this week in what many analysts predict will be a very close vote, prompting a spate… Continue Reading

Does US care about Niger now?

By Derrick Z. Jackson | July 2005 PRESIDENT BUSH sure cared about Niger in 2003 when he said, ”The British government has learned that Saddam Hussein recently sought significant quantities of uranium from Africa.” Vice President Dick Cheney sure cared… Continue Reading

Where Homeland Means Humiliation

Ushani Agalawatta NABLUS, West Bank, Jul (IPS) – â€?Before the 2000 Al-Aqsa Intifadah I was very optimistic. I was ambitious and strong, but now I do not feel strong any more. We are all frustrated in our small prison,â€? says… Continue Reading

At the U.N., a Growing Republican Presence

By Colum Lynch, Washington Post Staff Writer July 2005 UNITED NATIONS, — Christopher B. Burnham, the highest-ranking U.S. citizen working in the U.N. Secretariat, is a rare breed here: a Republican Party loyalist and an enthusiastic supporter of President Bush.

The Progressive Response

The Progressive Response, a weekly issue provided by the FPIF think-thank, is another valuable proof of a growing reaction against the political fundamentalism expressed by the United States, especially in its foreign policy. The publication, whose latest number is available… Continue Reading

Watching the Watchdogs

William Fisher* NEW YORK, Jul 18 (IPS) – For the past few years, U.S. citizens have lived with an increasingly secretive government. More official documents are being classified than ever before — at least 16 million last year alone —… Continue Reading