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Posted on: Apr 15, 2009, Source: PoliPoint Press

According to US plans, Cuba's people would finally breathe the free air of democracy and eat the golden fruits of capitalism -- it's not so simple.

Posted on: Dec 6, 2007, Source: PoliPoint Press

In this excerpt from his new book, <i>The Iran Agenda</i>, veteran independent journalist Reese Erlich challenges the conventional wisdom on Iran's nuclear ambitions.

Posted on: Oct 2, 2007, Source: AlterNet

Half the warships in the U.S. Navy now sit within striking distance of the country, and Bush and Cheney have stepped up their anti-Iran rhetoric.

Posted on: Apr 18, 2007, Source: Mother Jones

At the moment, a group of Iranian Kurdish guerrillas -- about half of them women -- may be the closest thing the Bush administration has to an ally in its confrontation with Tehran.

Posted on: May 31, 2006, Source: AlterNet

At the Barbados Jazz Festival, a glimpse at one unintended drawback of the U.S. embargo on Cuba: even musicians get stopped at the border.

Posted on: May 31, 2006, Source: AlterNet

Jazz music was the sound of protest long before rock 'n' roll took over the airwaves, and today's jazz artists are carrying on the tradition.

Posted on: Apr 19, 2006, Source: AlterNet

The people of Nepal have taken to the streets in an unprecedented call for democracy. So why has the U.S. turned a blind eye to the uprising?

Posted on: Feb 5, 2004, Source: AlterNet

The father of a 9/11 victim transforms his personal tragedy into hope for the people of Afghanistan.

Posted on: Jul 15, 2003, Source: AlterNet

The Bush administration's much-touted proposal to create a free trade zone in the Middle East has few takers.

Posted on: Jul 7, 2003, Source: AlterNet

A whistlestop tour of Middle East terrorist groups shows that the Iraq war is having the opposite effect of what Team Bush intended.

Posted on: Feb 27, 2003, Source: Target Iraq

Foreign correspondents in Iraq soon learn that the higher up you go in the journalistic feeding chain, the less free the reporting.

Posted on: May 21, 2002, Source: Commondreams

In an attempt to kill coca leaf -- the raw material for cocaine -- Colombian planes are using a U.S.-manufactured herbicide near the border with Ecuador, killing crops and poisoning residents.

Posted on: Apr 30, 2002, Source: AlterNet

The sharp rise in Afghan heroin smuggling is more than a byproduct of a chaotic war. It&#146;s a direct result of U.S. policy, according to high-ranking Pakistani military officials and sources in the drug trade.

Posted on: Feb 13, 2002, Source: AlterNet

A delegation of Americans who lost relatives on Sept. 11 just returned from a visit to Afghanistan, where they investigated the U.S. bombing and established a fund for war victims.

Posted on: Jun 19, 2000, Source: AlterNet

"I was staying at a highly reputable hotel, trying to get some writing done when I heard some interesting sounds coming from the room next door. So interesting, in fact, that I assumed the people making the ruckus weren't married."