Colombia is the largest recipient of U.S. military aid in this hemisphere, having received $2.5 billion over the past four years. This money goes to Colombia's military, which has one of the worst human rights records in Latin America and works hand in glove with the right-wing paramilitary units responsible for the murder of unionists and peasant leaders.
There is a fact about Venezuela that is largely unknown to people in the United States: in addition to possessing a huge oil reserve, Venezuela was also one of the two initiators of OPEC (the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries) forty-five years ago.
The Israeli government of Ariel Sharon, with the full backing of Washington, is intensifying its terrorist repression and economic strangulation of the Palestinian people. The Israeli aim is clear: to drive out as much of the Palestinian population as possible and secure control of all of historic Palestine.
Can you imagine what the reaction would have been if the Bush administration told the truth about why the U.S. was dispatching hundreds of thousands of troops to Iraq? "On behalf of Exxon, Texaco, Mobil, Haliburton, Bechtel, Citibank and Chase Manhattan, we intend to re-conquer Iraq and all of the Middle East.
The five month-long strike/lockout of 75,000 California grocery workers was an important test in a new phase of the class war being waged by Corporate America against workers and their unions. At stake in this long battle was the right of workers to have healthcare and to enjoy union protection.
Using the U.S.A. P.A.T.R.I.O.T. Act and other measures issued by Bush and Attorney General John Ashcroft, the administration has launched a domestic war at home against the people of the United States that complements its global war for empire.
A decade before the U.S. debacle in Vietnam began, the Pentagon received its first defeat when U.S. and allied military forces were driven out of North Korea by the combined efforts of the People's Republic of China and the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (North Korea).
While the Bush administration and the Justice Department have carried out a war against Muslim, Arab and other immigrant communities, they hypocritically tried to pose as the "friend of undocumented immigrants" on January 7, 2004, when Bush proposed a "sweeping overhaul of the nation's immigration laws.
On May 1, 2003 - the same day that George Bush declared "victory" in Iraq - the U.S. Navy was forced to pull out of Vieques, Puerto Rico, as a consequence of a four-year campaign of civil disobedience that reinvigorated and united the movement.
Stephen Funk, anti-war resister, is free after having served six months in prison for his principled refusal to deploy when his Marine reserve unit was called to active duty in Iraq. He instead came out publicly against the war, the racism and homophobia that the U.