October

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Climate change hurts India, South Asia

Throughout India and South Asia people participated in the International Day of Climate Action, Oct. 24, which was organized to bring attention to the necessity of reducing global warming gasses, especially carbon dioxide, from the current 380 parts per million to 350 ppm.

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UN General Assembly denounces U.S. blockade of Cuba

For the 18th consecutive year, the United Nations General Assembly on Wednesday voted to condemn the economic blockade that the United States has maintained against socialist Cuba.

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International Day of Climate Action

350.org, founded by author and activist Bill McKibben, sponsored over 5,200 events in 181 countries on Oct. 24.

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Iraq blast targets government, elections

Yesterday's  attacks on Iraqi government buildings were widely blamed on remnants of the Saddam Hussein regime and other elements seeking to destabilize the country.

World Notes: Chile, UK, Gilbraltar, UN, Afghanistan, Cuba

Chile and indigenous rights; UK and privatization; United Nations and food aid; Gibraltar and worker rights; Afghanistan and stress; Cuba and children.

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India-China dispute? Says who

A section of media in India and abroad have hyped the border dispute between India and China these days.

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Honduras talks stalled, again

Discussions between the Honduran coup government and deposed President Manuel Zelaya appear to have stalled again.

We should learn from Cuba says New Orleans mayor

When it comes to hurricane disaster response New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin, during his recent six-day trip to Cuba, said the U.S. should learn from the socialist island. Nagin acknowledged Cuba does “a much better job than we do.”

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Iraq elections will shape post-occupation direction

With U.S. preparing to pull out troops next summer, Iraq heads to key elections, and a drop in violence is spurring an upsurge of social movements.

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Mexican electricians receive U.S. labor solidarity

A growing list of U.S. labor unions is expressing their solidarity with workers of the electric company that serves central Mexico, which is facing repression from the government.

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