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Myanmar junta seizes aid shipments

May 11, 2008

Military junta blocks new aid and insists on constitutional referendum despite cyclone disaster

Bolivia crisis

May 11, 2008
The United States first lost its influence in Latin America because of deals it made during the Cold War to prop up any dictatorship as long as it was anti-communist. Even Bill Clinton with his "free-trade" and drug eradication projects was not open to South American autonomy from Washington.

The battle for control in Latin America

May 11, 2008
The United States first lost its influence in Latin America because of deals it made during the Cold War to prop up any dictatorship as long as it was anti-communist. Even Bill Clinton with his "free-trade" and drug eradication projects was not open to South American autonomy from Washington.

McCain asked if his age is an issue

May 11, 2008

Update on Myanmar cyclone relief effort

May 11, 2008

AP Lebanon update

May 11, 2008

AP: Obama asked if Clinton could be VP

May 11, 2008

Myanmar generals force vote despite cyclone crisis

May 11, 2008

Myanmar’s leadership held a constitutional referendum on Sunday. As the country is still reeling from deadly cyclone Nargis which has claimed at least 70,000 casualties and displaced over 2 million people. The regime received sharp criticism from Myanmar specialist Larry Jagan who claims top general Than Shwe "only cares about his own priorities." The referendum…

From Trinity Church in Chicago: Obama, Rev Wright and the politics of 'love thy neighbor'

May 10, 2008
Dr. Hopkins says that most church members agree with Wright, but support the candidacy of Obama. There are substantive differences on what it means to be a patriot and racism in America, but the congregation will not allow itself to be divided.

Five million orphans in Iraq

May 10, 2008

The number of Iraqi orphans increased in the last few years due to the war. According to official Iraqi government statistics released in December 2007, the number of Iraqi orphans had reached at least five million over the last three years. Many due to the Sunni-Shia conflict. There are several social organizations caring for a…

Bolivia

May 10, 2008
Hylton says that the leadership of the Bolivian state of Santa Cruz wants to create a system of "autonomy" that amounts to secession. They oppose Morales’ reforms and overtly call for the ‘leadership’ of light skinned people over the indigenous peoples.

Obama and the world

May 9, 2008

The Real News Network analyst Eric Margolis talks about Senator Barack Obama’s world view and the differences between him, Hillary Clinton and John McCain. The one foreign policy difference where Obama stands out is that he accepts Iran as a regional power. Margolis also says that Barack Obama isn’t subjected to pressure from the military…

Myanmar death toll climbs over 70 000

May 9, 2008

Myanmar’s cyclone has claimed at least 70,000 casualties. The World Food Programme confirms that the country will need to import rice as well as other foodstuffs. Relief efforts were previously hampered by the reluctance of the regime to issue visas to aid workers as well as logistical problems in reaching those in need. The death…

Who will fix America’s broken health care system?

May 8, 2008

More than 47 million Americans are uninsured, and the New York Times reports that even those who are insured are facing more out-of-pocket expenses for health care. Health-related costs eat up a fifth of American household spending. All three presidential hopefuls claim to offer the solution. Democratic candidates Clinton and Obama would increase government regulation…

Clinton vows to continue campaign

May 8, 2008

The Real News Network Senior Editor Paul Jay and political analyst Eric Margolis discuss Senator Clinton’s determination to continue the protracted battle of the race for the democratic nomination. Eric Margolis makes several notable points: Hillary Clinton’s determination to take the party down to the bitter end, Obama’s recent political battles strengthening him and preparing…

Medvedev sworn in as Russian president

May 8, 2008

Guardian: Dmitry Medvedev becomes Russia’s third leader since the collapse of the USSR

Clinton’s hollow victory in Indiana

May 8, 2008

Although Hillary Clinton won Indiana she won by the narrowest of margins. This was her last chance to show that she is a viable presidential candidate and her failure to win with a sizable majority may mean the end of her campaign for president. Paul Jay spoke with Marie Eisentstein assistant professor at Indiana University…

Myanmar cyclone may hurt rice exports

May 7, 2008

Countries importing rice from Myanmar could be additional victims of Cyclone Nargis, the tropical storm which has killed at least 15,000 people. Although it is too early to judge the impact of the cyclone on rice exports, The World Food Programme has said “there are long-term concerns whether Myanmar can continue to maintain self-sufficiency and…

Volcano erupts after 9000 years

May 7, 2008

The Chilean village of Fualeufu was evacuated on Monday as the Chaiten volcano erupted for the first time in an estimated 9000 years. On Friday, the Ubinas volcano also erupted spewing ashes over 10 thousand hectares of Peru’s Moquegua region.

Clinton speaks after winning Indiana

May 7, 2008

Clinton vows to continue fight

Cubans able to purchase personal computers

May 6, 2008

The newest freedom allowed by Raúl Castro gives Cubans access to the Internet via desktop computers