It looks like the FTA negotiations between the United States and Malaysia - now in a crucial phase - are not going to be easy to conclude. For one thing, there is the whole issue of government procurement and...
Cables released by Wikileaks have exposed United State diplomatic efforts to strongly back the corporate push for GM crops to be accepted in Europe and elsewhere. Not only that, the US diplomats under the Bush administration recommended retaliatory action...
People are discovering what a rip-off neo-liberalism has been, observes financial economist and historian Dr Michael Hudson, in this interview "The way we were and what we are becoming" aired on 4 March 2009. http://kpfaweb.kpfa.org/misc/utilities/players/1pixelout/player.swfClick to listen (or download)...
If a United Nations Special Rapporteur from the United States can be humiliated this way, what hope do the suffering citizens of Gaza, which now resembles a vast open-air prison camp, have? This report from The Guardian: My expulsion from Israel When...
More and more American cities are turning to light rail trains at street level to reduce congestion in cities. From a cost-benefit perspective, these systems make good sense. They can complement the bus service and transform the image of public...
I came across this eye-witness account of the scene around KL during then US president Lyndon Johnson's visit to Malaysia on 30 October 1966. His visit to Malaysia took place a year after the United States deployed regular combat...
The legendary American 'people's historian' and anti-war activist Howard Zinn, author of the classic 'A People's History of the United States', has passed away. http://www.youtube.com/v/sXLuNza-q-c&hl=en_GB&fs=1&rel=0 "You cannot depend on presidents; you cannot depend on elections and voting to solve your problems,"...
Why isn't this headline news? GlaxoSmithKline will have to cough up US$3bn to settle misdemeanour criminal charges in the largest case of healthcare fraud in US history. The Guardian reported: GSK targeted the antidepressant Paxil at patients under age...
The US Department of Health and Human Services and the US Environmental Protection Agency have proposed that the fluoride level in drinking water be reduced to prevent dental fluorosis, a form of tooth decay. http://video.google.com/googleplayer.swf?docid=7547385139152764985&hl=en&fs=true But there has...
The world's largest activist network has come up with an online petition seeking political asylum for US surveillance whistleblower Edward Snowden. This is a message from Avaaz.org: The world's greatest whistleblower is stuck in the Russian winter, facing solitary...

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