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Hundreds of Bangladesh garment factories shut down as women take to streets in Dhaka

Laura Gottesdiener, September 23, 2013, Exclusive stores in Manhattan, London and Milan are busily stocking shelves with the one-shouldered dresses and Miley Cyrus-esque crop tops that were on display earlier in September at New York City’s Fashion Week. But half…

Corroding Our Democracy: Canada Silences Scientists, Targets Environmentalists in Tar Sands Push

Five years ago this month, the firm TransCanada submitted a permit request to build the Keystone XL oil pipeline, which would bring tar sands oil from Canada to refineries on the Gulf Coast. The project has sparked one of the…

Pussy Riot Member Begins Hunger Strike over “Slavery-Like Conditions” in Penal Colony

A member of the Russian feminist punk group Pussy Riot has launched a hunger strike to protest harsh conditions in a Mordovian penal colony where she is serving a two-year sentence for protesting Russian leader Vladimir Putin inside a Moscow cathedral.…

Investigative Journalist gagged in US

[divide][clear] Reporters Without Borders is deeply troubled by a recent gag order placed on American investigative journalist Barrett Brown and his defense team, as he faces prosecution for charges related to his work. Brown, 32, who has written for The Guardian, Huffington Post and Vanity Fair, was investigating links…

Hungary: Constitutional Change Falls Short

Recent changes to the Hungarian constitution do little to address concerns set out by the Council of Europe and the European Parliament, Human Rights Watch said today. The changes leave in place provisions that undermine the rule of law and…

Operation Condor’s lasting impact on Latin America’s media

Op-ed published on 11 September on Bío Bío Nacional’s website Forty years after the Chilean military coup of 11 September 1973, Latin America’s conscience is still haunted by memories of the dust clouds from the attack on La Moneda, the…

Kerry, Kissinger and the Other Sept. 11

As President Barack Obama’s attack on Syria appears to have been delayed for the moment, it is remarkable that Secretary of State John Kerry was meeting, on Sept. 11, with one of his predecessors, Henry Kissinger, reportedly to discuss strategy…

The basic instinct and the abyss

What does it mean, all these demonstrations, protests, and manifestations that are now happening around the world this past two years? By Godi Gutierrez, resident Brazil People watching on the sidelines, or on their television sets at home are asking: what…

Declassified documents reveal the British Foreign Office’s support for Pinochet’s “Other 9/11” Coup

According to research carried out by Grace Livingstone for The Guardian, declassified documents show intense concern from the public about the violations of human rights taking place in Chile after the 1973 coup. However “British diplomats reserved their harshest criticism…

Forty years after the coup d’état Chileans demand truth and justice

On the eve of September 11th, on the 40th anniversary of the coup, thousands of Chileans demonstrate peacefully in cities across the country demanding justice, punishment for the those responsible and clarification about political prisoners executed and missing. In Santiago…

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