Venezuela has received a lot of criticism for the way it deals with media in the past, and these most recent actions promise to incite more criticism.
Flight attendants at Canada's largest airline overwhelmingly endorsed strike action on Sept 13 with results of the 10-day vote showing 5,175 ballots favoring a walkout.
Workers in Mexico are facing repression from the Mexican government and corporations, and more and more working people in Mexico are being driven into poverty.
On September 12, an explosion at Marcoule, a nuclear facility in southern France, killed one person and injured four.
Reports have surfaced about Libya rebel forces targeting dark skinned people for violent repression including rape and murder.
A new U.S. Department of Justice report sharply criticizes the Puerto Rican Police Department for brutality, racism, corruption and violations of constitutional rights.
Nepal elected Maoist Baburam Bhattarai Prime Minister following the brief administration Jhalanath Khanal, who resigned after failing to advance a peace process and new constitution.
As global warming threatens the wellbeing of Alaskan walruses, the government has exacerbated the issue.
Warning of a new "NAFTA for the Pacific Rim," labor is demanding a new deal being negotiated for the Pacific region include protections for workers rights, health care and the environment.
Expected rains have failed to arrive for successive seasons in and around Somalia, Ethiopia and Kenya, causing severe shortages of food and water for millions of people.