World Notes: UN, Pakistan, Iran, Honduras, South Africa, Cuba

The International Labor Organization issued a report August 12 indicating that at the end of 2009 81 million people between 15 and 24 years of age were unemployed, up from 11.9 percent in 2007 to 13 percent last year.


Appeal for support for Iran hunger strikers

Hunger strikers in Iran's notorious Evin Prison are approaching their third week without food in protest at being transferred to solitary confinement, inhuman prison conditions and violent treatment.


Iran, one year after the election

The passing of the anniversary of the June 12, 2009, election, which returned Mahmoud Ahmadinejad to office, has been marked by intensification of the crackdown on opposition voices in Iran.