Mineworkers Reject Murder of Bolivian Deputy Minister

August 26, 2016

Rodolfo Illanes,  Photo: Gonzalo Jallasi

Rodolfo Illanes, Photo: Gonzalo Jallasi

The executive of the Federation of Bolivian Mine Workers (FSTMB), Orlando Gutierrez, condemned the assassination of Deputy Minister of the Interior, Rodolfo Illanes, after he was kidnapped by members of mining cooperatives. (more…)

Dilma Warns of Democracy’s Death in Impeachment Testimony

In measured but blunt language, the suspended president proclaims her innocence and says Brazil is “one step away from a real coup d’etat.”

August 29, 2016

brazil - DilmaSuspended President Dilma Rousseff took the stand Monday morning in her impeachment trial, and in measured but blunt language denied any criminal wrongdoing in handling the country’s budget, and decried the effort to remove her from office as a “coup” orchestrated by Brazilian politicians to stop a federal investigation of allegations of bribery and influence-peddling. (more…)

Why Colin Kaepernick Was Right Not To Stand For The National Anthem

By Shaun King on August 27, 2016

Photo: Ben Margot

Photo: Ben Margot

On Friday night, before a 49ers preseason game against the Packers, quarterback Colin Kaepernick chose not to stand for the national anthem. It wasn’t an accident. He didn’t forget. He wasn’t injured.He didn’t stand at attention like Gabby Douglas did during the Olympics. He stayed seated – on purpose. It was a deliberate act of protest. (more…)

Bilal Kayed’s Hunger Strike Ends after 71 days with Agreement for his Freedom; Continued Mobilization Critical to Support Fellow Prisoners

August 25, 2016

PalestineIn a press conference held on Thursday morning, 25 August, Sahar Francis, the executive director of Addameer, confirmed that Bilal Kayed had ended his hunger strike after 71 days following the conclusion of an agreement with Israeli occupation prison administration that he will be released in December 2016, with no renewal of administrative detention. (more…)

“Week of National Shame”

August 26, 2016

Lula accuses the Senators of “breaking the Constitution by “prosecuting a President whose only mistake was being honest”.

BrazilFormer Brazilian President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva called this time as “the week of national shame” in describing the last session of the political trial that started yesterday in the Senate against the suspended President, Dilma Rousseff.  (more…)

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