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17.09.2012

India – 363 hartals in 7 years in Kerala!

India – 363 hartals in 7 years in Kerala!

Hartals – strikes – have clearly become a way of life in Kerala which has seen as many as 363 of them, called by different political parties, since 2005.  There have been 18 hartals so far this year alone. While hartals are called for various reasons, political, economic and social,… »

14.09.2012

Mayor Rahm-Ney’s Attack on the Chicago Teachers Union

Mayor Rahm-Ney’s Attack on the Chicago Teachers Union

Unions are under attack in the United States—not only from people like Gov. Scott Walker of Wisconsin, but now, with the teachers strike in Chicago, from the very core of President Barack Obama’s inner circle, his former chief of staff and current mayor of that city, Rahm Emanuel. Twenty-five thousand… »

14.09.2012

Scottish nuclear weapons

Scottish nuclear weapons

Scottish independence has been pending for many years , or centuries if you take to that perspective, and now it’s closer than ever.  It’s only a referendum away.  There’s two issues tied to the discussion on Scottish independence that trigger my professional interest.  First, is the Trident nuclear missiles –… »

12.09.2012

Hong Kong election fever subsides

Hong Kong election fever subsides

There was a lot of excitement last Sunday 9 September as Hong Kong went to the polls to vote into power the 70-member Legislative Council, a body stacked with “functional constituencies” that give pro-Beijing parties a guaranteed majority. However, 35 seats are elected in geographical constituencies ranging from 5 to… »

12.09.2012

Gambian President Jammeh announced suspension of executions

Gambian President Jammeh announced suspension of executions

BANJUL, Gambia. Gambian President Yahya Jammeh announced 15 September he was suspending executions of the – remaining – 38 inmates on death row. “The general public at home and abroad is hereby informed that President Yahya Jammeh has decided to put a moratorium on executions as a result of numerous appeals… »

09.09.2012

In continuing purge, 27 employees fired from state TV

In continuing purge, 27 employees fired from state TV

Twenty-seven journalists, technicians and other employees of state-owned TV Pública were denied entry to the TV station’s Asunción headquarters yesterday on the grounds that they “cannot continue” to work for the station. Some had heard talk on 31 August of a new wave of dismissals, but none was notified in… »

04.09.2012

World without Wars joins calls for a referendum on French nuclear weapons

World without Wars joins calls for a referendum on French nuclear weapons

World without Wars today joined other organisations in support of a French initiative to call for a referendum on nuclear weapons. Organised by ACDN (Action of Citizens for Nuclear Disarmament), a letter to President Hollande will be presented which calls for a referendum.   01 Sep 2012 The text of… »

04.09.2012

No Military Base on Paradise Jeju Island

No Military Base on Paradise Jeju Island

Robert Redford writes… From September 6-15, some 10,000 environmentalists will converge on Jeju Island to attend the World Conservation Congress (WCC) organized by the oldest environmental organization, the International Union of the Conservation of Nature (IUCN). The IUCN’s slogan is that it promotes “a just world that values and conserves… »

29.08.2012

Why Democracy needs Assanges

Why Democracy needs Assanges

http://bit.ly/TKeZrPAs Ecuador offers asylum to Julian Assange at its London Embassy with the Foreign Office doing Olympic-size legal somersaults to try to justify storming it, we hear that both the UK and the US have been helping the Syrian rebels, secretly, without any consultation with their parliaments, just to… »

16.07.2012

“We Represent the 99 Percent”

“We Represent the 99 Percent”

Dr. Jill Stein’s Green Party vice-presidential running mate, Cheri Honkala, is a single mother who has firsthand experience with homelessness. In 2011, she ran as the Green Party candidate for sheriff of Philadelphia on a platform of ending foreclosures and halting evictions. "Large sections of the population are just sitting out...." »

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