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New Senate Bill Threatens 1965 Civil Rights Legislation

Republican Senator Lamar Alexander, Chairman of the United States Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP), introduced an education bill Monday that threatens civil rights-era laws passed to improve equality in U.S. school systems. The “Every Child Ready for College or Career Act” ironically dismantles state efforts to equitable, quality education for all U.S. students.

Starting Friday, U.S. Will Ease Restrictions on Travel to Cuba

WASHINGTON — For decades, the aging tourist mecca of Havana beckoned, but the United States did not make it easy for Americans hoping to visit. They had to justify their trips to a government agency, apply for licenses, sign up with a company organizing “people to people” exchanges, or circumvent the law altogether by flying somewhere else first.

Free Fall of the Ruble – A Brilliant Ploy of Russian Economic Wizards?

“ICH”, “Global Research”, “The Saker Blog”. – The world is still hell-bent for hydrocarbon-based energy. Russia is the world’s largest producer of energy. Russia has recently announced that in the future she will no longer trade energy in US dollars, but in rubles and currencies of the trading partners. In fact, this rule will apply to all trading.

Caricom’s Cuban challenges and chances

WITH the best intentions on the part of the Cuban government, the new relationship between the US and Cuba—welcome as it undoubtedly is —will pose serious challenges for the 15-nation Caribbean Community (Caricom).
  • Published in Opinion

Is Anti-Police Violence a New Chapter in the Black Freedom Struggle?

December 31, 2014 - It was inevitable there would a push back against the dynamic movement against police violence. It is unfortunate opponents are using the murder of two cops in Brooklyn on December 20 to try to suppress peaceful protests. Nonetheless, the reaction is also a necessary obstacle this new social movement has to navigate.
  • Published in Opinion

US Tortured Prisoners to Get Data for Justifying Iraq War

The Bush administration torture experts not only aimed their interrogations at preventing another 9/11 attack but also at gaining false information to build a case for war against Iraq, retired Col. Lawrence Wilkerson told Democracy Now on Tuesday.
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