Politics

21.02.2013

US Democrats propose bill for political engagement with Iran

US Democrats propose bill for political engagement with Iran

The Democrats in the US House of Representatives have introduced a bill that would demand the government establish a diplomatic envoy to Iran in an attempt to deal with Tehran’s nuclear energy program. A sponsor of the legislation, Representative Barbara Lee (D-CA), said the government must end its “no contact”… »

19.02.2013

Colorado House Passes Gun-Control Measures

Colorado House Passes Gun-Control Measures

Colorado lawmakers have passed a series of strict gun-control measures in a state that has suffered some of the worst mass shootings in recent history. The package would ban ammunition magazines with more than 15 rounds, require background checks on all gun purchases and allow colleges to ban concealed weapons… »

19.02.2013

Chavez returns to Venezuela after two months in Cuba

Chavez returns to Venezuela after two months in Cuba

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez has returned to Caracas after more than two months of treatment in Cuba following cancer surgery, and his supporters held street celebrations to welcome him home. Vice President Nicolas Maduro said on the state television network VTV that the 58-year-old socialist leader arrived at 2:30 a.m. »

19.02.2013

Correa re-elected as Ecuador’s president

Correa re-elected as Ecuador’s president

Ecuadorean President Rafael Correa has won the country’s presidential election for the third term, with thousands of supporters gathering at the presidential palace in the capital, Quito, to celebrate the victory. The 49-year-old president gained 56.9 percent of the ballots against 23.8 percent for his closest challenger, former banker Guillermo… »

17.02.2013

Bangladesh blogger murdered amid massive protests

Bangladesh blogger murdered amid massive protests

While thousands of demonstrators continued their agitation and occupation of the streets and in particular the protest hot spot of Dhaka’s Shahbagh Squre intersection, a blogger activist was stabbed – his efforts joined those caught up in the hysteria of a mass demand for a death sentence for Jamaat leader… »

17.02.2013

Please stop, stop now, Mister Piñera the destruction of Mapuche people

Please stop, stop now, Mister Piñera the destruction of Mapuche people

Open letter sent to the President of Chile: “New York, 14th.February  2013 Mr. Sebastián Piñera, President of Chile: We are individuals of different nationalities, cultures, and races. We are religious and nonreligious people,… »

15.02.2013

Bahrainis rally near capital to mark revolution anniversary

Bahrainis rally near capital to mark revolution anniversary

Thousands of Bahrainis have rallied near the capital to mark the second anniversary of the revolution against the ruling Al Khalifa family. The demonstration was held on the Budaiya highway, which links several villages with the capital, Manama, on Friday. It was organized by Bahrain’s main opposition bloc al-Wefaq. Waving… »

15.02.2013

Demonstrations across Spain to demand the right to housing and the end of evictions

Following the report in Pressenza yesterday about the elderly couple in Majorca who committed suicide under pressure from their debts we report on social demonstrations taking part in Spain tomorrow.  The Platform of Mortgage Holders and groups of 15M (The Occupy movement in Spain) have called for protests across Spain… »

15.02.2013

Youth support for Scots independence doubled

Youth support for Scots independence doubled

London’s attempts to put up obstacles over Scotland’s independence bid have been aborted after a poll recorded a boost in support for the country’s independence. According to the poll’s results, the number of young Scots supporting the country’s independence has doubled to 58 per cent from 27 per cent in… »

12.02.2013

Drones are killing ordinary people everyday

Drones are killing ordinary people everyday

According to the Bureau of Investigative Journalism, between 2004 and 2013 drone strikes have killed up to 893 civilians (including 176 children) in Pakistan, 178 civilians (including 37 children) in Yemen, and 57 civilians (including three children) in Somalia (while these started under Bush they were accelerated under Obama). »

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