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Open Letter from an African to American President Barack Obama on the war in Libya

July 8, 2011

It is with a heavy heart that I am writing this letter to appeal to you to take heed of the message that the House of Representatives sent out to Americans on June 24 by rejecting the text authorizing U.S. military intervention in Libya and ending the on-going attacks against the Libyan people with the most extravagant excuses, like the attacks are there to protect them.

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China chides U.S. on rights record

March 17, 2010

The Chinese government responded March 12 to the release of a U.S. human rights report critical of China by issuing its own report criticizing the U.S. human rights record. The report covered issues relating to crime, racial discrimination and poverty and accused the U.S. of using its hegemonic power to continue “trampling” on the sovereignty of other countries while “posing as the world judge of human rights.”

National Public Radio, how can you get rid of News & Notes?

February 16, 2009

National Public Radio (NPR), hit by the global economic crisis, is preparing to lay off in March 2009 more than 60 staff and eliminating two major programs, one being News & Notes.

All things are possible

November 4, 2008

Read Barack Obama’s victory speech, which begins: “If there is anyone out there who still doubts that America is a place where all things are possible, who still wonders if the dream of our founders is alive in our time, who still questions the power of our democracy, tonight is your answer.” Watch the speech by clicking on Videos under Topics to your left.

Word from the streets: Who’s on welfare now?

October 24, 2008

Who’s on welfare now? For years, the rich have condemned and criminalized women of color who survive dire poverty with a little cash assistance from the government. But now, big business wants to cut into the welfare line.

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