African immigrant workers have been protesting mafia operations as well as nativist racism.
The pressure on Papandreou's socialist government to fix the crisis by yesterday is a product of the wider recession.
This fiscal crisis could ignite the next global financial meltdown.
Tonight, President Obama will address the nation to discuss the drawdown of US combat forces in Iraq. In February, Robert Dreyfuss reported on the specter of civil conflict and the possibility of the outbreak of a civil war—which still looms.
In its 62 years of independence, Sri Lanka has never had a better chance than it has now to stamp out the last fires of ethnic hatred, violence and mindless chauvinisms that have left over 80,000 people dead in civil wars across the country.
The people of Gaza know they have been abandoned.
"What is this Goldman Sachs and why has it caused us so much grief?" is a question they must be asking in even the most remote of Greek villages, as they are throughout much of this economically troubled world.
No politician has ever suffered a more humiliating rejection than the former leader of Ukraine's Orange Revolution and its current sitting president, Viktor Yushchenko.
It is we in the West who owe it reparations.
Three US special forces soldiers were killed in northwest Pakistan this week, confirming that the US military is more deeply engaged on the ground in Pakistan than previously acknowledged by the White House and Pentagon.