Carter calls for Cuban 5 release, end to blockade

Jimmy Carter, during a three-day visit to Cuba this week, called for a release of the Cuban Five and an end to the long-standing U.S. blockade against the island nation.


Japanese Communists mobilize support for quake victims

Japan's Communist Party is making efforts to grasp the real on-the-ground situation of the quake and tsunami stricken areas and respond to disaster victims' demands.

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Carter in Cuba to meet with Raúl Castro

Former President Jimmy Carter began a three-day visit to Cuba yesterday and was scheduled to meet President Raul Castro today.


Honduran teachers’ protests trigger repression, fight-back

A strike by teachers in Honduras, which has led to a confrontation with the right-wing government, could have riipple effects.


Protests assail rigged trial of Chile indigenous leaders

The conviction of four leaders of the Mapuche indigenous group in Chile is drawing international and national condemnation of Chile's right wing government and President Sebastian Piñera.


British workers stage massive protest against cuts

On the streets of London on Saturday three-quarters of a million people staged the biggest protest yet in the fightback against the Tory-led coalition's brutal cuts program.


Portugal government falls after losing austerity vote

Portuguese president José Socrates, of the Socialist Party, turned in his resignation on Wednesday after losing a crucial vote on government austerity.

Communist Party of Egypt resumes open political activities

The Communist Party of Egypt has once again become an important voice in the secular opposition.

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