Night arbitrariness in Odessa

On the night of 18 to 19 September the struggle continued in the case of the May massacre in Odessa. Three supporters of federalization became victims of new arbitrariness. After acquittal, one More »

Egypt: Torture Epidemic May Be Crime Against Humanity

Beatings, Electric Shocks, Stress Positions Routinely Used Against Dissidents (Beirut) – Under President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, Egypt’s regular police and National Security officers routinely torture political detainees with techniques including beatings, electric More »

Google intensifies censorship of left-wing websites

By Andre Damon Google has intensified its censorship of left-wing, progressive and anti-war websites, cutting the search traffic of 13 leading news outlets by 55 percent since April. On August 2, the More »

Ninth FARC Member Killed in Colombia Despite Peace Process

A social leader is killed every four days despite the peace process agreed between the government and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia. A member of the former Colombian rebel group, the FARC, has More »

Six Argentinians sentenced to life for ‘Dirty War’ role

Defendants convicted of committing crimes against humanity during Argentina’s ‘Dirty war’ era in the 1970s. Six Argentinians have been sentenced to life after being convicted of committing crimes against humanity during the More »

 

A Rally at the US Embassy in Prague

On September 20, there was a rally at the US Embassy in Prague timed to the 72nd General Assembly of the United Nations. The organizers of the rally, the NGO “Czech-Slovenian Congress”, handed over an open letter to the staff of the American diplomatic mission calling on the US government to stop violating the norms of international law and respect human rights. According to the participants of the protest action, Washington is pushing humanity towards a new world war.

La révolte des ouvriers serbes face à leurs patrons étrangers

Qualifiés, bon marché, peu protégés par la loi, les ouvriers serbes ont tout pour plaire aux multinationales étrangères. Mais la grogne monte parmi les travailleurs du plus grand pays des Balkans, candidat à l’Union européenne.

La grève des ouvriers de Fiat fin juin a marqué les esprits. Les 2.400 ouvriers de l’usine de Kragujevac dans le centre du pays demandaient une hausse de leur salaire de plus de 18%. Une demande qui peut sembler exorbitante pour qui ignore que cela aurait fait passer leur traitement à… 370 euros mensuels. Soit 30 euros en dessous du salaire moyen de ce pays, qui négocie son adhésion à l’Union européenne.

A Korean Tragedy, Part 2

By Tim Beal

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An Open Letter by a Picadilly worker in Bulgaria

The workers of one of the largest food retailers in Bulgaria, went on wildcat strikes across the country since 20th of March that mainly took place in Sofia and Varna, after not receiving wages for over months. The company owners and high management are in hiding and refuse to make any explanation to the workers about the wage theft. In Sofia the workers alongside Autonomous Worker’s Union, protested in front of the company’s headquarters and in Varna they occupied the largest store in the chain and then marched to the bank in control of the company’s assets. During their months long struggle the workers of Picadilly joined their forces with the workers of Max Telecom, the miners of Bobov Dol, toilers from Dupnitsa and chemical factory workers from Dimitrovgrad to organize a joint campaign. The first coordinated action of this campaign happened in 5th of September, around 150 workers from different cities marched in front of the Bulgarian Parliament in Sofia and raised their voices against the wage theft of their bosses.

Ukraine | CPJ calls on Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko to reaffirm his commitment to ensuring journalists’ safety

The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ), an independent press freedom advocacy organization, addressed a letter to Ukrainian president Poroshenko. The Committee is deeply disappointed by the lack of progress in the investigation into Pavel Sheremet’s death. “Now, we feel compelled to write to express our deep concern about actions taken by Ukraine’s state security service (SBU) that pose a significant threat to press freedom in Ukraine.”

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