Watch part two of our conversation with the celebrated Uruguayan writer Eduardo Galeano, author of the new book, "Children of the Days: A Calendar of Human History." Galeano’s classic book, "Open Veins of Latin America: Five Centuries of the Pillage of a Continent," made headlines when Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez gave President Obama a copy at the Summit of the Americas in 2009. Since its publication in 1971, "Open Veins" has sold over a million copies worldwide despite being banned by the military governments in Chile, Argentina and his native country of Uruguay. While in exile after the Uruguayan military junta seized power in a 1973 coup, Galeano began work on his classic trilogy, "Memory of Fire," which rewrites five centuries of North and South American history.
Canada once had a vibrant manufacturing sector, growing economy and about 20 oil tankers per year passing through Burrard Inlet in B.C., mostly delivering refined products to coastal communities. Today, Canada has a declining manufacturing sector, growing unemployment, and over 70 crude oil tankers per year transiting Burrard Inlet. What happened?
The tar sands happened. Canada took the lure of globalization and raw resource export. Over a decade ago, the world's largest oil companies decided to exploit the black bitumen tar buried under Alberta's boreal forest, and to ship it from Canada with minimal local economic benefit.
Composting is a major job creator, according to a new report released by the Institute for Local Self-Reliance nonprofit think tank in Washington, DC, in conjunction with International Compost Awareness Week. According to the report, Pay Dirt: Composting in Maryland to Reduce Waste, Create Jobs, & Protect the Bay, 1,400 new full-time jobs could be supported for every million tons of yard trimmings and food scraps converted into compost that is used locally.
Collectively, these jobs could pay wages ranging from $23 million to $57 million.
Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) hosted a summit meeting today on Capitol Hill with seniors, veterans and other grassroots groups united to protect Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid and veterans from budget cuts proposed by congressional Republicans and some Democrats.
The event drew hundreds of opponents of a proposal by President Barack Obama to cut cost-of-living adjustments for Social Security and disabled veterans by revising how the consumer price index is calculated.
NC: Well, first of all, the internal issues. Pakistan is not a unified country. In large parts of the country, the state is regarded as a Punjab...
On May 1, Obama nominated Watt to head the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA).
Syria's being systematically ravaged and destroyed. It appears just a matter of time before full-scale US-led intervention. Libya 2.0 looms.
By Thomas Gaist - 8 May 2013
US officials continued to press for war against Syria yesterday, dismissing United Nations investigator Carla del Ponte’s statement that Western-backed opposition forces, not the Syrian regime of President Bashar al-Assad, had used chemical weapons.
By Assata Shakur - May 08, 2013
My name is Assata Shakur...Because of government persecution, I was left with no other choice than to flee from the political repression, racism and violence that dominate the US government’s policy towards people of color. I am an ex-political prisoner, and I have been living in exile in Cuba since 1984...I have been a political activist most of my life, and although the U.S. government has done everything in its power to criminalize me, I am not a criminal, nor have I ever been one.
On May 1, 2013, activists at the Mayday parade intended to march from Malcolm X Park to Lafayette Park, with a surprise protest at the GAP and a...
- Vecinos: policía no hizo caso a advertencias sobre casa en Ohio donde había mujeres secuestradas
- Víctimas de secuestro de Ohio se reúnen con familiares
- Pentágono: abusos sexuales aumentaron un 37%
- Suspenden ejecución de prisionero condenado a pena de muerte en Mississippi a quien le negaron pruebas de ADN
- Tuvo lugar la quinta ejecución del año de Texas
- Estados Unidos y Rusia planean nueva conferencia internacional sobre Siria
- Informe: Pentágono prevé planes en caso de la fragmentación de Siria
- Siria sin acceso a Internet internacional
- Funcionaria vinculada con torturas no seguirá presidiendo servicio clandestino de la CIA
- Informe: Estados Unidos revisa normas de vigilancia de Internet
- Delaware legalizó el matrimonio entre personas del mismo sexo
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A Nepalese expedition 'Climbing for Climate Justice' led by four-time world record climber Pemba Dorje Sherpa will ascend Mount Everest (Nepal) from May 10, 2013.
Expedition members  plan to reach the world's highest mountain peak (8,848 m) on May 26 in an attempt to establish several world records.
The expedition aims to raise awareness of the impacts of climate change and the need for climate justice.
Delaware Gov. Jack Markell signed a law legalizing marriage for same-sex couples today. Markell signed the bill shortly after its passage by the state legislature.
Delaware is now the 11th state, in addition to the District of Columbia, to recognize marriage for same-sex couples. It joins Massachusetts, Vermont, New Hampshire, Connecticut, Maine, Maryland, Washington, New York, Iowa, and as of last week, Rhode Island.
Today, the Delaware state Senate approved freedom to marry legislation, following House passage two weeks ago and putting Delaware on track to be the eleventh state to end the exclusion of same-sex couples from marriage. Governor Jack Markell, a champion of the legislation, is expected to sign the bill into law immediately. The law is expected to go into effect on July 1.
Marc Solomon, national campaign director of Freedom to Marry, released the following statement:
We have been surprised, to say the least, at the lack of public discourse around health care during this election period. As a top-of-mind issue for British Columbians, you'd think it would be as central as the always large and looming economy. So what are the burning issues in health care, and how do the party platforms stack up? Here's our take, with a particular focus on seniors.