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Ile à Vache resiste apropiación de tierras

By April 29, 2014

El gobierno haitiano está presionando para convertir Ile à Vache (Isla de Vaca) — en la costa sur de Haití — en un desarrollo turístico con un aeropuerto internacional y cadenas hoteleras. Un decreto del gobierno publicado en el diario oficial Le Moniteur el 10 de mayo de 2013, declaró Ile à Vache “una zona […]

 

Haiti marchers demand president’s ouster

By April 24, 2014

President Michel Martelly of Haiti was chosen by the United States and has been maintained in power by the United Nations’ military occupation, which is called Minustah. Thousands of people came out in Port-au-Prince on April 15 to say that the time has come for Martelly to turn in the keys to his office and […]

 

Haiti news in brief

By April 21, 2014

Ile à Vache resists land grab The Haitian government is pushing to turn Ile à Vache (Cow Island) — which is off Haiti’s southern coast — into a major tourist development that would have an international airport and major hotel chains. A government decree published in the official journal Le Moniteur on May 10, 2013, […]

 

Greece sells bonds, workers suffer more

By April 19, 2014

If workers in the Ukraine want to see what joining the EU and borrowing from the “troika” — the European Central Bank, the International Monetary Fund and the European Commission — might mean for them, they should look at Greece, Portugal or countries like Spain, which is the same size as Ukraine. Portugal’s unemployment rate […]

 

Behind right-wing gains in French election

By April 9, 2014

The New York Times and Washington Post in the U.S. and the Guardian in England presented France’s local elections on March 30 as a breakthrough for the French far right, along with substantial gains for the center-right. But the real key to understanding developments in France is the record level of abstentions. Nearly 40 percent […]

 

Teachers hold national strike in Britain

By April 5, 2014
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Teachers across Britain went on strike March 26 over pay, pensions and teaching conditions. The National Union of Teachers got the support of many, but not all, parents. The teachers in London marched on the prime minister’s residence on Downing Street. Tom Davies, past president of the NUT chapter in Ealing, a western suburb of […]

 

Behind right-wing gains in French election

By April 1, 2014

The New York Times and Washington Post in the U.S. and the Guardian in England presented France’s local elections on March 30 as a breakthrough for the French far right, along with substantial gains for the center-right. But the real key to understanding developments in France is the record level of abstentions. Nearly 40 percent […]

 

Unions hit education cutbacks

By March 30, 2014
Teachers at all levels protest in Brooklyn, N.Y.

The United Federation of Teachers, which represents kindergarten through 12th grade teachers and staff, and the Professional Staff Congress, which represents higher education teachers and staff in New York City, mobilized about 300 of its members on March 21 in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn, for a demonstration. They were protesting across the street from state Sen. […]

 

Workers in Spain demand dignity

By March 27, 2014
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Demanding dignity and “food, a job and a roof over everyone’s head,” hundreds of thousands of people marched on Madrid on March 22. Organizers estimated that 2 million people took part in the protest. The government started off with a ridiculous estimate of 35,000-50,000 and then mumbled a vague retraction. The organizers rented four trains […]

 

Inuit in Alaska versus nuclear waste

By March 13, 2014
A 1945 newspaper covers Project Chariot.

Fairbanks, Alaska — “Plowshares” was a propaganda effort fostered by President Dwight D. Eisenhower to convince the world that nuclear weapons, which the U.S. had used to slaughter hundreds of thousands of Japanese civilians, had peaceful uses. In 1958, the Atomic Energy Commission — today the Department of Energy — came up with Project Chariot, […]

 
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