September 14 was the end of David Ravelo Crispo's first year in jail and a time of renewed solidarity for this human rights activist imprisoned in Colombia.
From the vantage point of Cuban solidarity activists in the U.S., U.K. trade unionists deserve special credit because they've taken the lead in speaking out for the Cuba Five in Britain.
The Mexican Electrical Workers' Union scored a victory last week when the government agreed to recognize its leadership and release frozen union funds.
Persecution of the "Cuban Five" continues - they are victimized presumably as proxies for an unvanquished revolution.
A year of work for organizers, and a month on the road for many participants, culminated on August 1 when the 22nd Pastors for Peace Friendshipment Caravan returned from Cuba, passing that day from Mexico into Texas.
These days, you need not brave the sharks that populate the Straits of Florida to visit Cuba.
The U.S. economic blockade against Cuba, which has lasted 50 years, targets people.
Those in the ruling circles intend to complete the transformation of the country into a totalitarian state.
The two right-wing parties in the Mexican congress have come together to promote a labor law "reform" that unions see as an effort to crush organized labor.
Egypt has cut its forecast for growth by almost half and has estimated that the unrest cost the nation about $1.7 billion, largely stemming from tourism losses.