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Spanish Left Presents ZunZuneo Case to European Union

Madrid, Apr 22 (Prensa Latina) The United Left (IU) has requested that the European Union (EU) denounce the U.S. ZunZuneo program for its attempts at destabilizing Cuba, Spanish member of the European parliament, Willy Meyer, said today. Interviewed by Prensa Latina, Meyer stated that as part of the IU position calling for U.S. authorities to be held politically and criminally liable for their illegal actio ...

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Ukraine Truce Falters as Armed Groups Remain

The international deal to contain the conflict in eastern Ukraine is in jeopardy with both sides trading blame. Pro-Russian separatists remain in control of several government buildings they have seized over the past two weeks. The United States says it will hold Russia responsible and impose new sanctions "within days" if the separatists don’t withdraw. In Washington, a State Department spokesperson said S ...

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UK Environmental Agency warns of risk to nuclear dump

According to a report by The Guardian "Britain's nuclear dump is virtually certain to be eroded by rising sea levels and to contaminate the Cumbrian coast with large amounts of radioactive waste, according to an internal document released by the Environment Agency (EA). "The document suggests that in retrospect it was a mistake to site the Drigg Low-Level Waste Repository (LLWR) on the Cumbrian coast becaus ...

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Ukraine: UN – minority rights guarantees to defuse tensions

GENEVA (16 April 2014) – The United Nations Special Rapporteur on minority issues, Rita Izsák, has urged all parties to find a peaceful solution to the crisis in Ukraine and take immediate steps to ease tensions and step back from further violence. “Minority rights protections should be strengthened as part of a process of confidence building and to achieve stronger unity in Ukraine’s diversity,” stated Ms. ...

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London Tube Workers Plan 5 Days Strike

London, 17 Abr (Prensa Latina) London Tube workers are due to stage a 5 days strike, because almost one thousand workers will loose their jobs. Commuters in London face a further period of heightened transport misery after tube workers announced five days of strikes. Members of the RMT union will strike for 48 hours from the evening of Monday 28 April and again for 72 hours from the following Monday, 5 May. ...

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Snowden Questions Putin on Mass Surveillance

Edward Snowden was a surprise questioner today at a televised call-in show hosted by Russian President Vladimir Putin. Putin spent much of the broadcast fielding questions on the crisis in Ukraine. But Snowden asked Putin if Russia is engaged in the same mass surveillance practices that Snowden exposed in the United States. Edward Snowden: "Now, I’ve seen little public discussion of Russia’s own involvement ...

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The Fire Power of the Financial Lobby

A Survey of the Size of the Financial Lobby at the EU level Published by Corporate Europe Observatory(CEO), The Austrian Federal Chamber of Labour (Arbeiterkammer) and The Austrian Trade Union Federation (ÖGB) - April 2014. "Despite this manifest presence of “the financial lobby”, until now there has been no comprehensive survey of its size and power in the EU. This report is intended to fill that void." "E ...

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Stay human, the Reading Movie

Review: Stay human, the Reading Movie - a historical document of a crime against humanity This work diverges from any known genre explored so far including documentary, fiction, docufiction, and theatre lecturing. ‘Stay Human’ is a pioneer piece of work in a new film genre: the ‘Reading Movie’. ‘Stay Human – The Reading Movie’ features the reading of the book 'Gaza - Restiamo Umani' (‘Gaza - Stay Human’) in ...

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Team Scotland”: Salmond Calls on Labour Voters to Back Independence

London, 12 Abr (Prensa Latina) Alex Salmond has appealed to Scotland''s voters to ignore him and the Scottish National party in the independence referendum, saying a yes vote would not be a vote for him and could even lead to a Labour government being elected to power in Edinburgh. The first minister said he would lead a cross-party "Team Scotland" to start separation talks with the UK government within 12 ...

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Italy: path of spiritual inspiration for modern times

  This new initiative consists of a walking trail starting from Grotte Santo Stefano to the recently inaugurated Park of Study and Reflection, Attigliano, and leads pilgrims through the beauties of Italy's natural scenery in its rolling countryside following a historical trail of inspiration and regard for what has gone before and what is yet to come! The walk, taken as a pilgrimage towards a sacred sp ...

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