Mass protests by indigenous communities continue to spread throughout Peru. This is despite a violent crackdown by police and military forces following President Alan Garcia’s declaration of a 60-day state of emergency in the Cusco, Ucayali, Loreto and Amazonas regions on May 9.
In his Sorry speech, delivered on February 13, 2008, PM Kevin Rudd said: We apologise for the laws and policies of successive parliaments and governments that have inflicted profound grief, suffering and loss on these our fellow Australians.
Scientific agreement on the need for drastic action to combat climate change has prompted the search for ways to ease humanitys increasing burden on the planet, including consideration of population growth and consumption habits.
The US government has nuclear weapons pointed at North Korea, a fleet of Navy vessels permanently positioned off its coast, and close to 100,000 soldiers stationed in South Korea and Japan.
On May 18, President Hugo Chavez sent condolences on behalf of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela on the death the previous day of revolutionary Uruguayan poet, novelist and playwright Mario Benedetti. The following is abridged from Chavezs letter.
Climate change has placed all humankind before a great choice: to continue in the ways of capitalism and death, or to start down the path of harmony with nature.
In recent weeks, there have been a number of articles in the corporate media globally, including the Rupert Murdoch-owned Australian, on the creation of a new international union organisation — Trade Unions Linking Israel and Palestine.
This book is part of the red armband view of Australian history, Marxist historian Humphrey McQueen told an audience at Brisbanes Paddington Workers Club at the May 28 launch of his new book, Framework of Flesh: Builders Labourers Battle for Health and Safety.
Flawed Promises, a report released on May 25, found that the Victoria’s state government was protecting paddocks and previously logged areas instead of 500-year-old forests.
On its opening day, Israeli soldiers walked past piles of books for sale and commemorative PalFest’09 tote bags into the Palestine National Theatre in Jerusalem to tell the owner that the Palestine Festival of Literature was an event organised by the Palestinian Authority and therefore illegal.
Pakistan’s workers and peasants continue to be caught between the brutal military conflict waged between the Pakistani military, backed by the US, and the Islamic fundamentalist Taliban.