Venezuela Opposition Cries Foul After Recall Suspended, Openly Calls for Military Coup against Maduro

October 21, 2016

Opposition leader Henrique Capriles (L) during an anti-government rally with Henry Ramos Allup

Opposition leader Henrique Capriles (L) during an anti-government rally with Henry Ramos Allup

Leader’s from Venezuela’s opposition appeared to call for a coup against President Nicolas Maduro, after the country’s Supreme Court ruled that the presidential recall referendum would be temporarily suspended due to fraud committed in the first phase of the process. (more…)

Overwhelming Majority of Palestinian Minors in Israeli Custody are Tortured

October 19, 2016

palestineThe “overwhelming majority” of Palestinian minors held in Israel’s Megiddo and Ofer prisons have been tortured during their detention and interrogation, the Palestinian Committee of Prisoners’ Affairs said Tuesday, amid a marked increase in the incarceration and mistreatment of Palestinian children by Israel. (more…)

The Small Print of Obama’s Presidential Policy Directive on Cuba

By Sergio Alejandro Gómez on October 19, 2016

Cubans watch their flag being raised at the opening of the Cuban Embassy in Washington DC. Photo: Bill Hackwell

Cubans watch their flag being raised at the opening of the Cuban Embassy in Washington DC. Photo: Bill Hackwell

After decades of secret documents concealing sabotage and destabilization plans, Barack Obama’s new presidential policy directive on Cuba was publicly unveiled on Friday, October 14. (more…)

Polling Places in Police Stations? Why Civil Rights Groups Are Still Fighting for Voting Rights

By Mike Ludwig, on October 20, 2016

Photo: C. Holmes Edited:LW/ TO

Photo: C. Holmes Edited:LW/ TO

When civil rights groups learned that a county elections board planned to relocate the polling station for a predominately Black precinct in Macon, Georgia, to a local sheriff’s office, they warned election officials that the move would unfairly discourage turnout. (more…)

Cuban Youth Mobilize Against the Blockade

By Héctor Planes on October 18, 2016

Josefina Vidal talking with students at the University of Havana Photo: Roberto Suarez

Josefina Vidal talking with students at the University of Havana Photo: Roberto Suarez

Beginning in the early hours of October 17 students from the University of Havana, in keeping with the international call for actions on the 17th of each month against the genocidal blockade of Cuba, rose up in a display of strength and unity against this injustice that has gone on way too long. (more…)

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