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9 May 2012
Cocaine Unwrapped, a documentary film directed by Rachel Seifert, went on general release from 5 May, writes Paul Heron
12 January 2011
A PRELIMINARY report by the US National Commission (set up by president Barack Obama following the fatal Deepwater horizon oil rig blow-out in the Gulf of Mexico last April) has accused three companies - BP, Transocean and Halliburton - of cutting corners over safety in order to cut costs ie to boos...
1 December 2010
CLIMATE CHANGE is already destroying lives. 21,000 people died as a direct result of extreme weather conditions in the first nine months of this year, a new Oxfam report says. Millions suffered great hardship...
30 June 2010
Oil plans: WITH BP's oil spill disaster continuing to pollute the Gulf of Mexico, executives of the big five oil companies - BP, ExxonMobil, Chevron, ConocoPhillips and Shell - recently appeared in front of a US Congressional hearing to defend their oil spill response plans...
21 October 2009
Their morals: DAVID WILSHIRE, the Tory MP for Spelthorne, said (much to the relief of Tory leader David Cameron) that he wouldn't seek re-election, following allegations that he had siphoned £105,500 in parliamentary expenses into a private company - Moorlands Research Services - owned by himself and his partner...
26 August 2009
Former president of the US Federal Reserve, Alan Greenspan has described the economic situation we are living through today as a: "once in a century economic crisis", writes Aron Amm, CWI Germany.
6 May 2009
MEXICO CITY, a vast, vibrant city of 20 million people, became quiet as schools closed, workers stayed at home and gatherings were cancelled, writes Judy Beishon.
12 March 2008
ONE IN six of the world's population (854 million) do not have enough food to eat. Every year, despite the recent boom in the world economy, another four million are added to this total.
27 February 2008
Fidel Castro in his days as a guerrila
20 February 2008
OVER 80 members of the Committee for a Workers' International* - representing sections in Bolivia, Brazil, Chile and Venezuela and visitors from Europe and the USA - recently met in Sao Paulo, Brazil, for an education school...
10 January 2008
FOLLOWING A surge in food prices last summer (the fastest rate in 14 years in the UK), consumers are facing further price hikes in the coming months... By Dave Carr
4 October 2007
Forty years after his death, flags, banners, portraits and the slogans of Che Guevara are carried on the mass demonstrations in the new revolt that is sweeping Latin America...
1 March 2007
CWI world congress report (4): THE RECENT world congress of the Committee for a Workers' International (CWI - the socialist international organisation to which the Socialist Party is affiliated) debated the explosive developments in Latin America where th...
29 November 2006
Mexico: : ON 20 November, the official anniversary of the 1910 Mexican revolution, and 141 days after the right-wing parties stole the presidential election, the popular protest movement headed by the ex-presidential candidate
2 November 2006
AFTER FIVE months of struggle and open rebellion in Oaxaca, the outgoing Mexican president Vicente Fox has taken a gamble by sending in the police and the army to retake control of state institutions and the city... By Karl Debbaut, CWI
14 September 2006
MEXICO'S HIGHEST electoral tribunal has, after more than two months of deliberation, decided that the presidential elections held on 2 July were won by the right-wing candidate Filipe Calderon of the PAN (Partido Accion Nacional), writes Karl Debbaut.
13 July 2006
HUNDREDS of thousands of presidential candidate Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador's supporters rallied in Mexico City to demand a full recount of the country's hotly contested presidential election...
4 May 2006
USA, MONDAY 1 May: Shops, farms, restaurants, meat processing companies and factories closed; parts of New York, Chicago and Los Angeles and other cities are brought to a standstill; workers, school students, perhaps half-a-million in Chicago alone, join in demonstrations and protest rallies across the country.....
6 April 2001
MOUNTING EXCITEMENT gripped Mexico in early March as the 15-day "Zapatour" by 23 Zapatista (EZLN) comandantes and subcomandante Marcos made its way from Chiapas towards Mexico City...
16 March 2001
LIKE A touring rock band the Zapatista motorised cavalcade arrived in Mexico city last weekend, having set out from their base in the southern state of Chiapas...
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