15,000 Local Government Leaders in Ecuador Back Correa Tax Plan

June 24, 2015

President Rafael Correa speaks to thousands of supporters, June 15, 2015. Photo: EFE

Photo: EFE

Local government leaders have expressed their support to president Rafael Correa and rejected the wave of anti-government protests. After weeks of often-violent right-wing protests over proposed tax changes that would affect only a very small minority of affluent Ecuadoreans, over 15,000 leaders from Ecuador’s rural governments will hold an extraordinary assembly Thursday in support of the government. (more…)

White Supremacists Without Borders

By Morris Dees and J. Richard Cohen on June 22, 2015

imagesMONTGOMERY, Ala. — A variety of clues to the motives of Dylann Storm Roof, the suspect in last week’s mass shooting at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, S.C., have emerged. First, we saw the patches he wore on his jacket in a Facebook photo: the flags of regimes in South Africa and Rhodesia that brutally enforced white minority rule. (more…)

Charleston

By Mumia Abu-Jamal on June 26, 2015

MUMIA“A young white man, barely at the age of his majority, walks into Charleston’s most storied Black church and, before he leaves, a new history is written. Attending the Wednesday night Bible study, he sits for nearly an hour, but his mind isn’t on the life of Jesus nor his disciples. It’s on murder, mass murder. (more…)

Resistance in Honduras Alive and Jumping

By David Swanson on June 23, 2015

unnamed1June 28 will mark 6 years since the U.S.-backed military coup in Honduras took the people’s government away from them. Thousands of people are still in the streets every week demanding that the wrongful president step down.”Whoever’s not jumping supports the coup!” is the shout as a sea of people leaps repeatedly into the air. (more…)

Millions of Venezuelans Vote in Socialist Party Primaries

June 28, 2015

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro waves his country's flag at the campaign close for primary elections for the ruling Socialist party, June 26, 2015. | Photo: AVN Previous

June 26, 2015. | Photo: AVN

All of the governing party’s candidates for the December elections will be selected Sunday. Millions of members of the governing United Socialist Party of Venezuela (PSUV) will hit the ballot box Sunday to vote for the left-wing party’s candidates for parliamentary elections to be held in December. (more…)

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