Protests, tear gas at Moldova independence day parade

CHISINAU, Moldova –  Moldovan police on Saturday fired tear gas to disperse anti-government protesters during a parade to mark the former Soviet republic’s independence day. Hundreds of demonstrators gathered near the main More »

Security Council strongly condemns DPRK missile launches

27 August 2016 – The United Nations Security Council has strongly condemned the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea’s (DPRK) launch of a ballistic missile from a submarine on 23 August, which follows More »

Bolivian miners lift roadblock after deputy minister beaten to death

By Daniel Ramos | LA PAZ Protesting Bolivian miners on Friday abandoned a roadblock where a day earlier they kidnapped a government deputy minister, who was later found beaten to death. More »

Syrian Kurds accuse Turkey of aggression in Syria

Syrian Kurdish officials attacked Turkey’s military intervention in Syria as “a blatant aggression” and warned that Ankara was entering a “quagmire” after it deployed tanks and troops against an Islamic State-held border More »

Egyptian trade unionists call on global labour movement to support Alexandria Shipyard workers

Leading Egyptian trade unionists have launched an open letter calling on the global labour movement to mobilise solidarity for the Alexandria Shipyard workers, as the military court postponed the verdict in their More »

 

“Godfather” Biden visits Turkey

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by Andre Damon

On Wednesday, US Vice President Joseph Biden arrived in Turkey to announce, at a joint press conference with President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, that the United States military would directly support Turkey in its incursion into northern Syria.

Black flags and debt resistance in America’s oldest colony

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by Max Haiven

Sunday midnight in Santurce, the old downtown working-class neighborhood of Puerto Rico’s capital San Juan which, like seemingly all such neighborhoods around the world, struggles with the uneven brutalities and gifts of gentrification. Old men sit on decaying swivel chairs outside small bars pumping local music, faded newspapers line the insides windows of shops long-shuttered by the island’s ongoing economic crisis.

Venezuela | Argentine General and 28 Others Sentenced to Life for Crimes Against Humanity

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The historic sentencing of 43 accused of grave human rights violations in the case known as La Perla comes after a “mega-trial” lasting nearly four years.

An Argentine court sentenced former General Luciano Benjamin Menendez to life in prison Thursday for crimes against humanity committed at secret Dirty War-era detention centers in the late 1970s, making a landmark step in the struggle for justice for human rights abuses during one of the darkest chapters in the South American country’s history.

Japan | Public cost of Fukushima nuclear accident cleanup topped ¥4.2 trillion

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The public cost of dealing with the aftermath of the March 2011 nuclear accident at Tokyo Electric Power Company Holdings Inc.’s stricken Fukushima No. 1 plant topped ¥4.2 trillion by the end of fiscal 2015, it was learned Sunday.

The cumulative total at the end of last March, including costs for radioactive decontamination, reactor decommissioning and compensation payments to affected people and organizations, translate into about ¥33,000 per capita.

Mexico | The Guardian journalist fears for his life, after exposing government corruption

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A Guardian correspondent in Mexico who exposed an instance of apparent government corruption recently received death threats – presumably from regime loyalists. This is unfortunately nothing new, as Mexican journalists live in one of the world’s most hostile work environments. It is, however, yet another sign that the situation is currently going from bad to worse.

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