Politics

BRICS Summit draws clear red lines on Syria, Iran

The BRICS just became impossible to ignore. At the close of the Fifth annual BRICS Summit in Durban, South Africa last week, there was little question that this group of five fast-growing economies was underwriting an overhaul of the global economic and…

Stop a nuclear holocaust

Stop a nuclear holocaust Again the world is on tenterhooks by the irrationality of belligerent states and their ruling classes so we humanists raise our voices yet again to condemn in the strongest terms those who despise life, or place…

Big Biz underlying DPRK provocations?

While it is the US of A that appears as the most ‘belligerent’ in the current Korea’s crisis – if this is not too weak a term for practices and thus threats of a nuclear attack – questions need to…

The Koreas: pull the plug on US troops

South Korea and the US military are conducting military drills around the Korean Peninsular. Their media reports say these are ‘strictly defensive in nature’ – and they are planned to continue until the end of April this year. As a…

Maduro warns of sabotage plans in Venezuela

Venezuela’s acting president has accused political opponents of drawing up plans to sabotage the Latin American country’s electricity grid and disrupt food distribution ahead of the April 14 presidential election. Nicolas Maduro made the remarks during a televised speech on…

Bolivia puts the final touches to her presentation to the International Court of Justice to recover her sea coast

The case against Chile is for noncompliance with the 1904 Treaty of Peace and Friendship. The Bolivian government is seeking to recover access to the Pacific ocean that was lost in the 1879 war. The government and congress of Bolivia…

Turkey: Ankara to end anti-PKK offensive if fighters lay down arms: PM

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan says the country’s military will end operations against Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) forces if the group stops fighting. “If there are no more armed actions our troops will not undertake armed actions,” Erdogan told…

Turkey: PKK’s jailed leader, Abdullah Ocalan, announces ceasefire with Ankara

The jailed leader of the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) Abdullah Ocalan has announced much-expected ceasefire to end the 28-year conflict between the PKK and Ankara. “We are at a stage where guns should be silenced,” Ocalan said in a letter…

Canada detains over 240 in anti-police brutality rally

Canadian authorities have detained more than 240 people protesting in Montreal against police brutality on the 15th of March. Around 500 people gathered on Friday to participate in the 17th annual anti-police brutality march. Police reportedly used horses, pepper-spray and…

Ecuador: The challenges for the 2013-2017 ‘Good Living’ plan

Good planning is one of the main reasons for success of the Ecuadorian Government in its six years in office. To continue on this road of improvement in quality of life for Ecuadorian families, the Ministry of Planning and Development…

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