Politics

21.11.2014 David Andersson

President Obama and the Immigration Move

President Obama and the Immigration Move

New York 11/20/2014 – For immigrant activists who have been working for immigration reform for more than 10 years, what President Obama did today is what we wanted him to do when he was elected back in 2008. Instead the President decided to work with Congress and the Republican Party … »

19.11.2014 Pressenza Hong Kong

Brisbane: A show of Western weakness

Brisbane: A show of Western weakness

No matter what you may think of Putin and Russia this is simply not the way international politics should be conducted, particularly not at the personal level. If it wasn’t an offence to children, one would aptly characterise it as childish behaviour.  By Jan Oberg Cartoon by Australian … »

19.11.2014 Tony Henderson

Occupy Hong Kong – sunset or really sunrise?

Occupy Hong Kong – sunset or really sunrise?

As expected, this week sees the start of the clearance of Hong Kong Occupy sites. It began with Admiralty, where the main road has been blocked by protesters for fifty-five days. The bailiffs, with court injunctions and backed by a police force to ensure the matter went ahead without interruption, … »

19.11.2014 Pressenza Hong Kong

Iran: opportunities that may not come by again

Iran: opportunities that may not come by again

There is less than one week till the new round of nuclear talks resume between Iran and P5+1 in which a comprehensive and mutually agreed upon agreement probably will be reached. Different predictions, sometimes being contradicted, have so far been made and still are going on. Through the last round … »

18.11.2014 Tony Henderson

Hong Kong Umbrella Movement protest over 50 days

Hong Kong Umbrella Movement protest over 50 days

  Government administration building Central Hong Kong – Admiralty Tent city outside admin. building toward harbour Get your Occupy Central hair done here Logistics Department Generational debate Memorable graduation day at Occupy Central This is or … »

17.11.2014 Pressenza Budapest

Thousands at anti-corruption protest in Budapest

Thousands at anti-corruption protest in Budapest

Anti-corruption protests took place in the Hungarian capital, Budapest, tonight following Prime Minister, Viktor Orban’s refusal to dismiss the head of the tax authority, Ildiko Vida, who has been accused of having ties to corruption by the US government’s refusal to grant her a visa. There appears to be a … »

17.11.2014 Tony Henderson

Hong Kong theatre: it’s a gas – Tear Gas!

Hong Kong theatre: it’s a gas – Tear Gas!

Tear Gas is a play, a satire or skit I would call it, on the student involvement in the Occupy Protests in Hong Kong that have been going on for 40-odd days and more now and that have highlighted, though not directly caused, differences in stances of the people of … »

13.11.2014 Prensa Latina

ALBA 10 Years Commemorated in Argentina

ALBA 10 Years Commemorated in Argentina

Buenos Aires, Nov 12 (Prensa Latina) “The Bolivarian Alliance for the Peoples of Our America (ALBA) fosters today cooperation ties based on solidarity, humanism and complementation”, five ambassadors from the 10 country members highlighted here. Ambassadors from Bolivia, Ecuador, Cuba, Nicaragua and Venezuela presented in Buenos Aires the program … »

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