>How to repair eight years of sabotage, bungling, and neglectPart 4: The Environmentby Bill McKibbenHarper's Magazine (June 2007)George W Bush has done more to transform the nation than any American president since Franklin D Roosevelt. Indeed, he may well be the perfect anti-Roosevelt. He has taken a prosperous nation and mired it in war, replaced … Continue reading >Undoing Bush
>by Stephen LendmanCountercurrents.org (June 06 2007)Near the end of World War Two, Franklin Roosevelt met with Saudi King ibn Saud on the USS Quincy. It began a six decade relationship guaranteeing US access to what his State Department called a "stupendous source of strategic power, and one of the greatest material prizes in world history" … Continue reading >Resource Wars: Can We Survive Them?
>Hundreds of new documents appear to show many aspects of the Lockerbie prosecution were at best incompetent and at worst amounted to an attempt to pervert the course of justice.by Marcello MegaScotsman.com (June 24 2007)Evidence against the Lockerbie bomber was fabricated and manipulated on both sides of the Atlantic, according to leaked defence documents which … Continue reading >It is time to put right the wrongs
>by Hugh MilesLondon Review of Books | Vol 29 No 12 | June 21 2007On 21 December 1988, Pan Am Flight 103 was 38 minutes into its journey when it was blown up at 31,000 feet. The explosion was so powerful that the nose of the aircraft was torn clean off. Within three seconds of … Continue reading >Inconvenient Truths
>by Mason Gaffney (December 2005, Revised May o4 2007)Henry George foreboded that landowners might take a growing wedge of the national "pie", or product. Labor's wedge might grow absolutely, as the whole pie grows, but still fall as a fraction.In our times, George's grimmer scenario is coming true. Since about 1975, labor's wedge of the … Continue reading >Denying Inflation: Who, Why, and How
>by Andrew Gumbel in Los AngelesThe Independent & The Independent on SundayIndependent.co.uk (June 11 2007)America is facing its worst summer drought since the Dust Bowl years of the Great Depression. Or perhaps worse still.From the mountains and desert of the West, now into an eighth consecutive dry year, to the wheat farms of Alabama, where … Continue reading >The wrath of 2007: America’s great drought
>Why is Cuba exporting its health care miracle to the world's poor?by Sarah van GelderYES! Magazine Summer 2007 Issue: Latin America RisingCubans say they offer health care to the world's poor because they have big hearts. But what do they get in return?They live longer than almost anyone in Latin America. Far fewer babies die. … Continue reading >Cuba’s Cure