September 6 Real News program, "Mr Zelaya goes to Washington". Documents the trip by Honduran President Manuel Zelaya, overthrown ina June 28 military coup, the United States, as well as the ongoing resistance in Honduras. Zelaya addresses a
Filmed by Peter Boyle. A December 6 street celebration of ten years in office of Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez, the first of a series. Filmed during a solidarity brigade of Australians to witnes the Venezuelan revolution, organised by the
The communications chief for United Nations children’s charity UNICEF, James Elder, has been given until September 21 to leave Sri Lanka for making statements critical of the government.
In the midst of an international campaign launched against Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez, carried out by the extreme right from Colombia and supported by Washington, the US State Department has organised and financed the trip of eight young Venezuelan politicians to the US.
French courts have sentenced six workers to suspended sentences of between three and six months as a consequence of union protests in April against Continental’s decision to close its tyre plant in Clairox.
Although the international community has warned it will not recognise the results of the November elections in Honduras, the de facto government in power since the June 28 military coup that overthrew elected President Manuel Zelaya said the vote would go ahead.
The article below is a September 3 statement from the Washington-based Center for Economic Policy and Research. it is reprinted from Chavezcode.com.
The increasingly harsh political climate in Israel under Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s right-wing government has prompted the leadership of the country’s 1.3 million “Israeli Arab” citizens (as Palestinians living inside Israel are termed) citizens to call the first general strike in several years.
The anniversary of the first year of President Fernando Lugo’s government coincided with a five-day national protest over August 10-15 organised by the United Popular Space (EUP). The EUP is a coalition of many social organisations and left parties, with the support of figures from diverse political sectors, including the governor of the department of San Pedro, Jose Pakova Ledesma, from the Authentic Radical Liberal Party (PLRA).
Bolivian President Evo Morales has been declared “World Hero of Mother Earth” by the United Nationals general assembly, EFE said on August 29.
Framework of Flesh: Builders' Labourers battle for health & Safety By Humphrey McQueen Ginninderra Press, 2009 337 pages, $30 (pb) Available from www.resistancebooks.com Humphrey McQueen's Framework of Flesh takes up a 1920s challenge from a militant builders labourer, Charlie Sullivan:
The article below is an open letter issued by “Concerned Teachers, Students, Writers, Artists, and Activists Around the World”. It is abridged from Mrzine.
In the wake of the bombing of two oil tankers by the occupying NATO forces, and farcical elections controlled by warlords, international public opinion is turning against the US-led war in Afghanistan.
The article below is a September 11 update released by the US-based Committees in Solidarity with the Peoples of El Salvador. It is reprinted from Cispes.org. President Mauricio Funes, a candidate for the left-wing Farabundo Marti National Liberation Front (FMLN), was elected in March, ending the 17-year long neoliberal rule of the right-wing Arena party. The FMLN waged an armed struggle in the 1980s against the US-backed military dictatorship, which ended with peace accords in 1992. Funes has a mandate to promote the development of El Salvador to the benefit of the poor. However, the elite are seeking to destabilise his government.
When the US-led coalition invaded Afghanistan on October 7, 2001, several pretexts were given.
Shaun Joseph of the US International Socialist Organisation and Providence City councillor Miguel Luna report back on the resistance to the coup in Honduras. Honduras video and photos by Shaun Joseph. Filmed by Paul Hubbard at the Open Table of