Paraguay President overthrown in “express coup” by Congress

Paraguayan President Fernando Lugo was deposed in a 39 to 4 impeachment vote by the country's Senate. Vice President Federico Franco was sworn in as the new president.


Canada may fast-track Big Oil at expense of environment

Activists and critics alike are outraged at the Canadian government's recent decision to drastically downsize its environmental assessment process.


Higher credit rating no help to the people of Honduras

Ever wonder about the purpose of those international "credit rating agencies" such as Moody's, Standard and Poor's and Fitch?


Left wins first round in French legislative vote

There is good news for France's new Socialist Party President, Francois Hollande.


Iranian union leader calls for workers' solidarity

Due to my trade union activities, I was arrested and incarcerated. I was brutally attacked and beaten during my arrest, and severely afflicted, physically and psychologically.


Iran rights group demands release of political prisoner “hostages”

The Islamic Republic's political prisoners are hostages held to terrorize the nation, says UK-based Committee for the Defence of the Iranian People's Rights.


Irish voters hold their noses, OK forced austerity

This will be seen as a victory for those who are promoting austerity as the solution for Europe's fiscal woes.


Peru mine conflict pits David against Goliath

The action, emblematic of conflict throughout Latin America between local people and multi-national mining corporations, resulted in violent confrontation.