The Left: Big Winner in the German Elections


The elections in Germany ended in almost total confusion, and forming a ruling coalition will be almost as tough as squaring the circle, but some things are clear. The antisocial policies o

EU wins power to jail citizens


EU court judgement strikes at heart of national democracy and sovereignty

Displaced New Orleans community demands action and accountability


Community Labor United (CLU) initiates People’s Hurricane Fund by Curtis Muhammad and Becky Belcore of CLU

Alternative Haitian news agency starts new English language service


Eye on the Caribbean is a brief review of news from the Caribbean region: politics, economics, the environment, human rights, refugees, and culture.

EP Committees give Ports Directive thumbs down


The European Parliament's Committee on Employment and Social Affairs has voted by a convincing majority of 20-11 to reject the Port Services Directive.

Notes From Inside New Orleans

by Jordan Flaherty

An American Socialist considers Katrina and its aftermath


A member of the Socialist Party USA National Executive and former candidate for President David McReynolds sent us this comment on the destruction of New Orleans.

Immigration story wins US award


Congratulations to Davod Bacon, whose article 'How US corporataions won the debate over immigration' has been chosen for Project Censored's list of Top 25 Censored News Stories of 2004-05.

Iceland threatens environmentalists with deportation

Twenty-one people from numerous countries who are in Iceland to take direct action against the environmentally-destructive and economically unnecessary Alcoa Dam are under threat of

Financial secrecy common among EU think tanks


Think tanks are increasingly important players in the Brussels political landscape , but their influence is most often not matched with transparency about sources of funding, according to a

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