PRESIDENT GEORGE W Bush summed it up best during a recent speech when he said: "These are historic times". The last few years have ushered in a new era of poverty, war and frustration for American youth. Everyday life is becoming political. More and more young people are now looking for alternatives to Bush...

Rising tuition pricing students out of education

"I am not saying that the dream is over, but I think I dreamed the wrong dream”. Those were the words of former PT (Workers’ Party) federal deputy from Rio de Janeiro, Fernando Gabeira, who has just announced his resignation from the PT in protest against the Lula government’s environmental policy.

Over the last weeks, a powerful movement of workers, peasants and the indigenous peoples – the poorest people in the poorest country of Latin America – has checked the neo-liberal plans of the Bolivian government and, on 17 October, forced President Gonzalo Sánchez de Losada to resign.

There was a 300-strong rally and march against the US military occupation of Iraq in Seattle on 6 October. The protest was primarily organised by the Seattle branch of ‘Not In Our Name (NION)’.

Sunday, September 28, the Seattle Chapter of ANSWER, the US anti-war umbrella organisation, held a protest against the US occupation of Iraq.

In July, the Green Party held its national convention. While putting off endorsing a 2004 presidential candidate until next summer, the Greens made public the "mood" of convention delegates in favor of running someone. Ralph Nader sent a letter to the Green convention indicating that he may again run for...

SALVADOR ALLENDE was narrowly elected President of Chile on 4 September 1970, receiving 36.3% of the vote. He defeated the conservative Christian Democrat government which had been discredited in the eyes of workers and peasants by its failure to implement social reforms.

Wal-Mart has become the world’s largest corporation, having surpassed ExxonMobil for the slot, and is now the country’s largest private employer.

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