<b>High-ranking advisers in the Bush administration have been indicted in Spain on charges of torture committed at the Guantanamo prison compound. Gonzalo Boye Tuset is a Chilean attorney who, in addition to the Guantanamo trial, has represented Palestinian civilians wounded during the Gaza war in their suit against [Read more]
General Motors has decidedly not finished playing with Europeans’ nerves. The American car manufacturer provoked astonishment and indignation at the beginning of November by declining to cede its European brands to Magna. The Austro-Canadian equipment manufacturer had worked for months on this takeover project; had [Read more]
Receiving Indian Prime Minister, Manmohan Singh at the White House, President Obama made a new demonstration of his political approach to the world: "Our nations," he said, "are two global leaders, driven, not to dominate other nations, but to build a future of security and prosperity for all nations.” [Read more]
The big North-American car factories recently reported awesome news. One of them, Ford, declared to have made some of the biggest profits in their history during the first months of America's "cash for clunkers" program, while General Motors, the biggest of them all, said that it will start repaying the 1.2 billion [Read more]
The second example of more than usual blindness is the failure in the west to consider that al-Qaida probably lured the US into Afghanistan with the 9/11 attacks, envisaging that the resulting war with the Pashtun areas would enable them to repeat the empire-destroying victory over the Soviets.
In the global classroom, the U.S. is at the back of the class and it is rapidly losing its chances to catch up.