News and reports from North, Central and South America.

Filesharing mum stung for two million dollars

Jammie Thomas-Rasset, a single mom, was recently sued for file-sharing 24 songs. The jury found her guilty and sentenced her to pay $80,000 per song – that is, $1.92 million in total.

World authority on Price Behavior to address Miami

Mike Baghdady - a 33-year veteran of the NYBOT trading floor and global financial markets - will deliver the keynote speech to Bulltick Capital Markets' upcoming Miami trading expo on Sunday 9, Monday 10 and Tuesday 11 August...

Binbit delivers mobile Playboy TV to Latin America

One of the leaders in mobile entertainment, Binbit, has signed a contract to deliver exclusive B2C content of Playboy brands: Playboy, Venus and Forman.

One Man and his Dog – The Legacy of George W Bush

As the 43rd President of the United States prepares to leave office – many have asked the question: how will his legacy be viewed by the world?

Global starvation ignored by American policy elites

A new report from The World Bank admits that in 2005 over three billion people live on less that $2.50 a day and about 44% of these people survive on less than $1.25.

War on Terror: Tyranny in the Dock

The arrest of Radovan Karadzic, and the recent European and Middle Eastern tour of Presidential candidate Barack Obama may present an opportunity for a dramatic and progressive shift of America's 'War on Terror'.

Reform synagogues 'adopt' US soldiers in Iraq and Afghanistan

The Union of Reform Judaism announced its opposition to the war in Iraq, but has encouraged its members to reach out and 'adopt' US soldiers. Touched by the gifts and letters of support, the soldiers sometimes reach back.

A snowy transmission: Public access television threatened

Public access TV, long the home of quirky, community-based programming, is struggling in the wake of efforts by cable companies to reduce funding for training and production for citizen producers.

We Shall Overcome: Trying to keep protests fresh and relevant

As the Iraq War turns five, anti-war protesters struggle to grab the public's attention.

US communists, ever hopeful, say they're coming back

After years in the wilderness, the Communist Party USA is giving itself a public relations and ideological makeover, and, with its new $1 million office, hopes to be running the US within 50 years.


Subscribe to RSS - Americas