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On the heels of news that Cubans would now be allowed to buy and sell used cars of any kind (they used to only be allowed to do so with the pre-1950’s era almendrones sputtering around the island), today Cuba announced that natural-born Cubans and permanent residents will now have...

By Anya Landau French
November 3, 2011

For most of us, Halloween has a strong association with candy. When you're little, you get to dress up and run around your neighborhood collecting it for free. When you're a bit older, you get to dress up, get drunk, and buy it steeply discounted on Nov. 1. And when you're a parent, you get to...

By Claire Thompson
October 25, 2011


Growing campaign on calls on Hershey to commit to buying Fair Trade cocoa by Halloween; activists release video highlighting Hershey’s “child labor chocolate”
WASHINGTON, DC – More than 30,000 consumers have joined a popular...
Raise the Bar, Hershey! Campaign
October 13, 2011

Mexico City - Something amazing is happening in Mexico. A few weeks ago, a 14-bus caravan, which had been traveling under the leadership of Javier Sicilia, a poet and the founder of the Movement for Peace With Justice and Dignity, arrived here after a 10-day trek around the...

By Enrique Krauze
October 1, 2011

Washington DC – September 13, 2011 — A year has gone by since non-profit groups shined a spotlight on Hershey for its use of forced, child, and trafficked labor in its chocolate products.  Twelve months later, the groups are saying that no progress has been made and that Hershey chocolate...

September 13, 2011

Cancun, Mexico, 11 September--Yesterday thousands of people, the majority farmers, were joined by labor, indigenous people and students opposed to the WTO, marched toward the Cancun Convention Center and were stopped by police and barricades many kilometers from their...

By Hiroshi Kanno and Orin Langelle, 50 Years Is Enough
September 11, 2011

For Immediate Release:
Contact: Tim Kingston, 415-575-5543 or
Tuesday, September 9, 2003

The Real Cancún: Thousands of Farmers, Environmentalists, Workers, and Human

Jason Mark
September 10, 2011

We, representatives of local communities, civil society organisations and NGOs from around the world, gathered around the world and at the Earth Summit in Johannesburg, held in August and September 2002, discussed issues relating to the privatisation of our biological...

August 26, 2011

A new paradigm seems to have been recently established, and like so many of
the new paradigms it arrived from the United States. It is no longer
feasible to criticise and attack in the press and media the murderous and
short-sighted policies and actions...

Haim Bresheeth
August 17, 2011
A major bank in the Gaza Strip closed two branches on Thursday, with officials saying it was becoming too difficult to operate there. Palestinian bankers said banks in...
July 27, 2011


Coca-Cola representatives told a fact-finding delegation that its employees may have collaborated with paramilitaries in the deaths and torture of Colombian union members.

Despite the possible collaboration, Coca-Cola officials in Colombia have not...

July 25, 2011


Coca-Cola representatives told a fact-finding delegation that its employees may have collaborated with paramilitaries in the deaths and torture of Colombian union members.

Despite the possible collaboration, Coca-Cola officials in Colombia have not...

July 25, 2011

(Chicago, 24 July 2002) -- The images of torn and shattered bodies, the piles of human remains of Israelis and Palestinians look exactly the same to the naked eye. The screams of the injured and the cries of the bereaved issue neither in Hebrew nor in Arabic, but in the universal language of...

Ali Abunimah
July 25, 2011

Israeli belligerent occupying forces have committed another war crime
against Palestinian civilians late yesterday night, when an Israeli F-16
fighter jet attacked an apartment building in a highly populated area in
Gaza City, killing 15 Palestinian civilians, including 9...

The Palestinian Center for Human Rights, Gaza
July 24, 2011

> "MY FAVOURITE MOVIE is Life is Beautiful," Refaat Sabbah tells me. "I love
> the way the hero protects his son from the experience of the concentration
> camp. I try to protect my children from the horrors around us too," he adds
> with a gentle smile. "I notice my daughter...

July 23, 2011

Right-wing paramilitaries in Colombia have freed a former senator they kidnapped at the weekend with his wife and their five children.

Jose Gnecco's release removes a major obstacle to peace talks between the largest paramilitary organisation, AUC, and the...

July 2, 2011

Last week, the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC)—the powerful pro-Israel lobbying group—held its annual policy conference in Washington, and it went as you might expect. Republican presidential candidate Sen. John McCain roused the faithful with a call to...

By Trita Parsi
June 26, 2011

The AUC is on Washington's list of terror groups

Colombia's right-wing paramilitary leaders have called on the government to allow them to address Congress.

The United Self-Defence Forces of Colombia (AUC) said it wanted parity with left-wing ELN rebels,...

June 22, 2011

Political leaders and academics begin a three day meeting in Rome on
Monday to discuss issues surrounding global food security.

The United Nations World Food Summit will be looking at the spread of
genetically modified crop strains as well as the...

By Nick Miles
June 13, 2011

Ever so patiently Nina Clark edged her way to the front of
the crowd so she could say a few words about chocolate and
child workers in West Africa.

Her voice was determined. "It is not right," said the
10-year-old fourth grader. "Children can't go...

By Stephen Franklin
June 9, 2011