The BP Gulf oil spill is not an anomaly but the result of industry-wide recklessness, as companies employ more and more risky methods to reach inaccessible reserves as the conventional ones run dry.
Renewed U.S. efforts to bring sanctions against Iran are more backlash for being snubbed in favour of a tripartite deal with Turkey and Brazil than they are about nuclear proliferation. A UN Security Council coalition may be able to block U.S. pressure for sanctions that would only punish Iranian civilians.
Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan's role in defending torture and rendition under the Obama administration raises serious concerns about the ongoing failure of the US government to end its own practice of extreme human rights abuses throughout the world.
Obama has not just backpedaled from his campaign commitments to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). He has ended up expanding the accord which will remove even more checks and balances on the exchange of capital, services, and goods.
La Red VIDA (Vigilancia Interamericana para la Defensa y Derecho al Agua – Inter-American Network for the Defense of the Right to Water) is a network against water privatisation and for public accountable water in the Americas with which TNI works closely.
Obama's Cairo speech shifted the discourse, away from justifying reckless imperial hubris, unilateralism and militarism and towards a more cooperative and potentially even internationalist approach. It is the task of people across the US to mobilise and turn that new language into new policies.
The United States is facing a virtually united front of Latin American nations demanding that Cuba be readmitted to the Organization of American States (OAS) that meets in Tegucigalpa, Honduras today.
US President Barack Obama is failing to match his words to his actions and his promise to end the Guantanamo "mess" must not lead to detention without trial on American soil.
The Hemispheric Social Alliance is movement of social organisations, networks and sectors from the whole hemisphere of the Americas, from Canada to chile. It was formed to share information, develop strategies and promote joint actions against the proposal for a Free Trade Agreement of the Americas and against other corporate trade agreements. It succeeded in blocking the FTAA and is now pushing for alternative models of integration based on democracy, social justice, support for human rights and wellbeing.