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Mexico’s old ruling party, Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI), is set to return to power after early election...

July 12, 2012

Dozens of volunteers from the US, Canada and Europe have begun their challenge of the U.S. blockade and travel restrictions against Cuba at the U.S. - Mexico border on July 19th. They expect to collect 100 tons of humanitarian aid during a two-week caravan that will converge in McAllen, Texas...

July 5, 2012
Gayle Tzemach Lemmon
June 28, 2012

(translated from Spanish)

LOS ANGELES.- Over 60 organizations based in the United Sates will support the caravan that the Movement for Peace with Justice and Dignity plans to undertake this summer from the border of Mexico and the United States to Washington, D.C.

By E.J. Tamara / The Associated Press
June 19, 2012

Aghast and appalled at the bloody results of Mexican President Felipe Calderon's war on drugs, which has resulted in at least 50,000 deaths since he deployed the military against the so-called drug cartels in December 2006 and possibly as many as 70,000, dozens of organizations in Mexico and the...

By Phillip Smith
June 19, 2012

Groups concerned with the border, immigrant rights, human rights, racial justice, and labor are all coming on board to end the war on drugs.

Aghast and appalled at the bloody results of Mexican President Felipe Calderon's war on drugs, which has resulted in at least 50,000 deaths...

June 19, 2012
Marc Lynch
June 18, 2012

Regardless of how one views the political conflict between Cuba and the United States, there is little doubt that both countries have close geographic and hence ecological proximity to each other. Florida and the Caribbean’s largest island are separated by a mere 90 miles of sea and share many...

By Saleem Ali
June 16, 2012

Washington DC - Leaders of several prominent human rights, consumer, and healthcare groups spoke out today in an appeal to Hershey’s leadership demanding reforms to the candy maker’s corporate social responsibility (CSR) practices, including the company’s ongoing use of abusive...

June 12, 2012

In March of last year, Javier Sicilia, one of Mexico’s leading poets, suffered a fate that is far too common in his country today: his 24-year-old son was murdered by a drug cartel. With over 40,000 dead since 2006 from cartel-related violence, and more than 9,000 unsolved disappearances,...

By Umar Farooq and Connor Guy
June 5, 2012

Bank of America, which last fall announced plans to lay off 30,000 workers, is about to go on a hiring spree—overseas.

America's second-largest bank is relocating its business-support operations to the Philippines, according to a high-ranking Filipino government official recently quoted...

By Josh Harkinson
May 29, 2012

There is a grumble being repeated in some progressive circles. It goes like this: “President Obama has been a disappointment. But what’s the alternative?” It’s usually followed by a sigh and a plea for work to save the “few minor” things we did get done in the last three years.

But this...
By Deepak Bhargava
May 27, 2012


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Josephine Laing
May 23, 2012

When Jamie Dimon looks at members of the Senate Banking Committee at an upcoming hearing on J.P. Morgan’s costly trading blunders, he’ll be looking at men who have been given tens of thousands of dollars by his employees.

Employees of the Wall Street giant and political action...

By Robert Schroeder
May 22, 2012

Last summer, the eyes of the Mexican people were fixed upon Javier Sicilia, a poet, columnist, and the spokesman of a new social movement, the Movement for Peace with Justice and Dignity. As Sicilia and his fellow activists toured through Mexico in a “Caravan for Peace,” they called for...

Joel Bleifuss
May 17, 2012

One of Mexico’s best-known poets, Javier Sicilia, laid down his pen last year after his 24-year-old son was murdered by...

May 10, 2012

Egypt’s military rulers have asked the constitutional court to rule on whether top officials from Hosni Mubarak’s era can run for the presidency, a judicial source said on Thursday, after the Islamist-dominated parliament passed a law banning them.

Activists, meanwhile, have called...

April 19, 2012

About 150 Afghan schoolgirls have fallen ill after drinking poisoned water at their high school in the country's north, officials said.

The alleged poisoning on Tuesday is being blamed on hardline conservatives who oppose female education.

Since the 2001 toppling of...

April 17, 2012

Leaning on a crutch to support his broken leg, Coptic Christian activist Boulis Zake explains to our group that the church had encouraged him not to participate in the demonstrations in Cairo's Tahrir Square. Coptic Orthodox church leaders, he says, regarded former Egyptian president and...

W. Evan Golder
April 5, 2012
Popular Easter Chocolate Offerings Tainted By Child Labor; Over 5,000 Consumers Sign Petition to Hershey and Cadbury/Kraft CEO’s
The “Raise the Bar, Hershey!” Coalition which has called on The Hershey Company (NYSE: HSY) to remove forced child labor from...
April 5, 2012