In seven days, the Andean region went from the brink of war to a grudging peace. But as columnist Laura Carlsen reports, all is still not well.
The global economic crisis is just now hitting the developing world with devastating effects.
The violence in Afghanistan is on the upsurge, Conn Hallinan reports, and the United States is increasingly isolated in its military approach.
The bulk of the enormous U.S. military budget is earmarked not for fighting terrorism but for the next cold war.
Jakarta wants weapons. Lots of them. And the United States is happy to oblige.
Even the world's top financiers are beginning to panic.
Mexicans are taking it to the streets, reports guest columnist Katie Kohlstedt, to protest NAFTA in all its forms.
The United States is still the big dog on the block, columnist Conn Hallinan argues, but it can no longer just bark to get its way.
Can the environmental movement in the Global South, asks Walden Bello, serve as a pivotal agent in the fight against global warming?
Forget haircuts and space aliens, Frida Berrigan writes. The media and the candidates should be talking about real issues, like the potential end of the world.