June

Turkey's sex workers seek to establish a union

Turkey's sex workers seek to establish a union ISTANBUL – Activists and sex workers in Turkey are working on a project to establish Turkey’s first sex workers union. They are hopeful about finding a solution to their problems and changing society’s approach toward sex workers. They will organize an awareness walk to bring attention to their issues

Victim forces 3 robbers to seek police help

Three robbers had to get police help after their intended victim fought back with a knife in Foshan, Guangdong province, on Thursday.

UN details morphing drug markets

The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime reported Wednesday on the reduction of the markets of opium, cocaine and marijuana and the expansion of the consumption of amphetamines and ecstasy.

Does Sanford's fall equal Barbour's gain?

One of the most immediate fallouts from Gov. Mark Sanford's admission today of an extra-marital affair was his resignation as chair of the Republican Governors Association. That speeds up the leadership hand-off of the RGA -- already in the works -- to Gov. Haley Barbour of Mississippi.

Fury as West Bank building goes on

Tel Aviv stands accused of deception by claiming settlement construction in the occupied territories is only continuing to cater for growing families already living there.

Do the Geneva Conventions still stand up?

One hundred fifty years ago the battle of Solferino left 40,000 soldiers and civilians either wounded or killed. With too few doctors on hand, Swiss civilian Henry Dunant helped villagers care for the victims. Underscoring the direct and dire impact of war on civilians, his experience led him to found the International Red Cross Movement, which celebrates its anniversary on 24 June.

Irans public bus workers union call for solidarity actions on June 26

In recent days, we continue witnessing the magnificent demonstration of millions of people from all ages, genders, and national and religious minorities in Iran. They request that their basic human rights, particularly the right to freedom and to choose independently and without deception be recognized. These rights are not only constitutional in most of the countries, but also have been protected against all odds.

Vietnam: Doi moi and the World Crisis

The world is shifting its base. In Asia, Latin America and other continents, the devastating effects of this historical crisis of capitalism do not necessarily lead to pessimism, but rather quite the opposite. There are economies that are not only resisting but also innovating in bold new ways. For example, let us consider Vietnam.

'Near-daily atrocities' have sparked Somali refugee crisis

The UN refugee agency has said that more than 100,000 Somalis have fled near-daily atrocities including rape, the shelling of civilian areas and general fighting since May.

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BOOK REVIEW Studs Terkels Working soars to new life as graphic novel

Studs Terkel was synonymous with the everyman, heart of the hoi polloi. In one of his last interviews he repeated a story he enjoyed telling about encountering a couple of vocally anti-union Young Urban Professionals in his hometown of Chicago. Terkel, then already into his nineties, stared down the latest denizens of the ruling class, profoundly finishing them off in a manner which they probably never forgot. That was Studs.

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