The recently formed Left party in in German gains ground as both the Christian Democrats and the Social Democratic Party falters.
Attacks by Honduran military and police on the Brazilian embassy in the capital of Tegucigalpa, including the use of toxic gases and high decibel noise, are causing worldwide condemnation, including a denunciation by the United Nations Security Council.
U.S. military presence was on display last week in Africa. In southern Somalia, fire from a U.S. helicopter on Sept. 14 killed several al-Shabab rebels, among them Saleh Ali Saleh Nabhan, whom U.S. authorities accuse of al-Qaeda loyalties and responsibility for attacks on a hotel and an Israeli passenger plane in Mombasa in 2002.
“I will not waver in pursuit of peace” between Israelis and Palestinians, President Obama told world leaders at the United Nations today.
“The time has come to re-launch negotiations — without preconditions — that address the permanent-status issues: security for Israelis and Palestinians; borders, refugees and Jerusalem,” Obama declared. “The goal is clear: two states living side by side in peace and security — a Jewish State of Israel, with true security for all Israelis; and a viable, independent Palestinian state with contiguous territory that ends the occupation that began in 1967, and realizes the potential of the Palestinian people.”
“Not even in a state of war, do international conventions allow a blockade of food and medicines,” Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriquez declared on Sept. 16. He was introducing reporters to a Cuban report to the United Nations General Assembly ahead of Cuba’s resolution against the U.S. blockade, set for an Oct. 28 Assembly vote.
SAN PEDRO SULA, Honduras -- The Forum of Women for Life sent out the following statement on the situation in Honduras since its president, Manuel Zelaya, returned to the country on Sept. 21.
Channel 36 in Tegucigalpa, Honduras has confirmed that ousted President Manuel Zelaya is in the capital and in the offices of the United Nations there.
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -– The front lines of the class war have no geographic boundaries. This is the reality presented to us by capitalist globalization. With the original intention of dividing and weakening the international working class, the result is the beginnings of a new sense of international solidarity between workers regardless of nationality. A case in point is the current struggle of Argentine workers at the Kraft plant (formerly Terrabusi) in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Veteran revolutionary leader Juan Almeida Bosque died Sept. 11 at age 82. Two days later, Cubans honored him in nationwide ceremonies in recognition of accomplishments during the anti-Batista guerrilla war and, later on, his leading role within the revolutionary government.
Guerillas have vowed to retaliate after US special forces commandos swooped on a Somali village and killed two men, including a Kenyan national who Washington claims is one of Africa's most wanted terror suspects.