fix articles 55396, public prosecutor
Brazil, Controversies: Lula, the Car Wash Operation and the Media (tags)
Many in the legal profession in Brazil argue that Judge Moro’s Condemnation of Lula is controversial. So why is this not being taken seriously by the media?
Venezuela Reveals New Evidence Against Opposition Leader Leopoldo Lopez (tags)
Caracas Mayor Part of US Coup Plot (tags)
America's Deadly Embrace (tags)
Dutch police officer, who shot Rishi Chandrikasing, acquitted/Licence to kill (tags)
The acquittal of the Dutch police officer, who shot unarmed Rishi Chandrikasing, a Dutch citizen of colour, is an absolute scandal. Cop claimed self defence, while Rishi was running away, didn't try to reanimate him [he was living after hit by the bullet] and shot when moving [against police instruction]. But it fits a long tradition of Dutch police violence, racist or other. A broad protest in society is necessary. No Justice, no peace!
Targeting Press Freedom in Palestine (tags)
Israel Shells Syria and Gaza (tags)
Greek Whistleblower/Journalist Risks Imprisonment (tags)
Italy: Judicial harassment of human rights defender (tags)
Petition for the Freedom of Human Rights Defenders: SIGN NOW http://www.petitiononline.com/italyhrd/
Focus on Israel: Harvesting Haitian Organs (tags)
Israel doesn't offer humanitarian aid
Obama Is Preparing for War in South America (tags)
"The first and foremost important achievement during the Chávez administration is the 1999 Constitution, which, although not written nor decreed by Chávez himself, was created through his vision of change for Venezuela. The 1999 Constitution was, in fact, drafted - written - by the people of Venezuela in one of the most participatory examples of nation building, and then was ratified through popular national referendum by 75% of Venezuelans. The 1999 Constitution is one of the most advanced in the world in the area of human rights. It guarantees the rights to housing, education, healthcare, food, indigenous lands, languages, women's rights, worker's rights, living wages and a whole host of other rights that few other countries recognize on a national level. My favorite right in the Venezuelan Constitution is the right to a dignified life. That pretty much sums up all the others. Laws to implement these rights began to surface in 2001, with land reform, oil industry redistribution, tax laws and the creation of more than a dozen social programs - called missions - dedicated to addressing the basic needs of Venezuela's poor majority. In 2003, the first missions were directed at education and healthcare. Within two years, illiteracy was eradicated in the country and Venezuela was certified by UNESCO as a nation free of illiteracy. This was done with the help of a successful Cuban literacy program called "Yo si puedo" (Yes I can). Further educational missions were created to provide free universal education from primary to doctoral levels throughout the country. Today, Venezuela's population is much more educated than before, and adults who previously had no high school education now are encouraged to not only go through a secondary school program, but also university and graduate school.??The healthcare program, called "Barrio Adentro", has not only provided preventive healthcare to all Venezuelans - many who never had access to a doctor before - but also has guaranteed universal, free access to medical attention at the most advanced levels. MRIs, heart surgery, lab work, cancer treatments, are all provided free of cost to anyone (including foreigners) in need. Some of the most modern clinics, diagnostic treatment centers and hospitals have been built in the past five years under this program, placing Venezuela at the forefront of medical technology.??Other programs providing subsidized food and consumer products (Mercal, Pdval), job training (Mission Vuelvan Caras), subsidies to poor, single mothers (Madres del Barrio), attention to indigents and drug addicts (Mission Negra Hipolita) have reduced extreme poverty by 50% and raised Venezuelans standard of living and quality of life. While nothing is perfect, these changes are extraordinary and have transformed Venezuela into a nation far different from what it looked like 10 years ago. In fact, the most important achievement that Hugo Chávez himself is directly responsible for is the level of participation in the political process. Today, millions of Venezuelans previously invisible and excluded are visible and included. Those who were always marginalized and ignored in Venezuela by prior governments today have a voice, are seen and heard, and are actively participating in the building of a new economic, political and social model in their country.??2 MW---On Monday, President Chavez threw a Venezuelan judge in jail on charges of abuse of power for freeing a high-profile banker. Do you think he overstepped his authority as executive or violated the principle of separation of powers? What does this say about Chavez's resolve to fight corruption?"
Nickos Koundardas on Hunger and Thirst Strike demanding his freedom (tags)
A summary of what has happened up to now and his last letter from the Hospital Ward where he is imprisoned. Please, contribute to the summary in english (or other translations) so we can add more details and begin spreading this around the globe to inform people about his situation.
Update about the student protests in Athens and Thessaloniki (tags)
Latest report about the brutal and provocative actions of the police in Athens and Thessaloniki. Please translate & circulate
SEE Italy's Proof for Trial of CIA 26 (cr card/phone No.s, IDs) in Imam abduction ... (tags)
This is about blowing the CIA wide open -- with all their dirty tricks and secrets revealed. (Talk about lowlifes getting their comeuppance.)
The Saddam-Hussein trial and the right of any human being to a fair trial (tags)
Not only I object the imposed death-penalty on the former Iraqi president Saddam Hussein and two co-accused, also the trial itself didn't meet the international standards regarding a fair trial
Allegations of abuse dismissed in Guadalajara: reluctance to investigate human rights viol (tags)
Reports received by Amnesty International indicate that the men and women detained were subjected to serious human rights violations, including torture and ill treatment, by members of the different police units, in particular while they were being held at the Jalisco State Public Security Office Dirección General de Seguridad del Estado de Jalisco and the State Public Prosecutor’s Office Procuraduría General de Justicia del Estado (PGJE) in Guadalajara. It has come to Amnesty International’s knowledge that several detainees were coerced, beaten or threatened into making confessions or giving the names of those suspected of having carried out acts of violence.
Cashier 2 tax evasion, over- down- and off-accounting (tags)
A simple analysis of the origins and operation of the Cashier 2 (tax evasion, over- down- and off-accounting) in capitalist countries
Prometheus and the Burnt Child (tags)
One's own violence is repressed from consciousness as legitimate counter-force against unjust power since aggression is only seen in the ppowerful enemy.
Press Release from the Zanon Workers, March 4, 2005 (tags)
The wife of a worker at Zanon has been kidnapped and beaten.
Prince Bernhards Nazi-history; open letter (tags)
In The Netherlands, Prince Bernhard placed an article through his freemason end-editors connections in "The Volkskrant" to cover-up his secret Nazi-history and other affairs.
Union leaders must ''pay with their lives'' for opposing Colombia's President (tags)
Acting in what seems as blind fury after loosing crucial elections, including a constitutional referendum to achieve special powers, the regime of Alvaro Uribe is seeking revenge on top union leaders. In the city of Pereira, death squads allied to the regime have murdered several street vendors, cut their bodies into pieces and left the bloody remains in different parts of the city as a warning.
Colombia, not Iraq, is Haunting the Empire (tags)
Publisher's Note: While the population of the United States is transfixed in front of the screen, obsessed with the "war" that Power wants them to see, that Power designed to distract them from all other realities, a long-running war continues to rage in our own hemisphere; a 50 years war: The Colombian Civil War.
MICROPLATFORM antifascista (tags)
This is a open project between Micro-Solco (Italia) and The Platform (Argentina), to give an noisly antifascist answer to repression against social movements. In the last times, the newlyberalist goverments have intensify the attack against those who fight for justice and solidarity. Microplatform participate from the cultural musical front to support the 3 italian antifascists who was arrested the 12th september 2001, as a part of an strategy to attack the movement. "sostieni gli antifascisti, liberare tutti!"
Unionists persecuted by right-wing thugs and police (tags)
Death threats, police raids and assassinations are the daily lot for Colombian trade unionists. The persecutions and assassinations are "the dark consequences of the imposition of a State of National Emergency", says Colombia's national union confederation CUT