Daily Archives: April 14, 2017

South Korea | From Grandmas to Young People, South Koreans Denounce THAAD Deployment at 2nd National Peace Action

On April 8, approximately 3,500 people from across South Korea gathered in the village of Soseong-ri in Seongju County to protest the deployment of the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) Anti-Ballistic Missile System in the 2nd National Peace Action. The 1st National Peace Action took place in Soseng-ri on March 18.

USA | Odessa Solidarity Day

American human right defenders and anti-war activists organized a world campaign of solidarity with Odessa. Odessa is a city located at the Northern coast of the Black see. Previously it was known mainly as a cultural and trade center. But in the last years Odessa has appeared in the news as a place of fascist crime and political repression. Three years ago, on May 2, Ukrainian neo-fascists burned alive 46 political opponents. Since that time, the Kiev government that relies on fascists’ support has sabotaged an investigation of this crime and oppressed victims’ relatives as well as progressive residents of Odessa who have been demanding justice.

Greece | OECD: Greece tops list of 20 member-states that increased taxes in 2016

Greece occupies an unenviable “first place” among the 20 Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) member-states that increased tax and social security contributions on work-related incomes for 2016, according to results of a study by the intergovernmental economic entity, released on Tuesday.