An unrepentant Mordechai Vanunu – the Israeli whistleblower who confirmed the existence of the country’s nuclear weapons program – left Ashkelon’s Shikma Prison April 21 after serving an 18-year sentence, 11 years of it in solitary confinement.
NEW DELHI – Exit polls following India’s third round of voting on April 26 suggest that Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vaypayee’s ruling right-wing party, the BJP, may lose its majority in Parliament.
Guam: Indigenous people protest military build-up / South Africa: Vote shows growing unity / Haiti: Death squads tighten their grip / Nepal: Protests for democracy continue / Venezuela: Threats grow on border
HAVANA – Cuban law now protects mothers and fathers who want to share child-rearing after the breast-feeding period, without having to worry about irate bosses.
On the eve of South Africa’s April 14 elections and the 10th anniversary of the end of apartheid on April 27, the African National Congress (ANC) government and its allies are evaluating the past decade and preparing for the challenges ahead.
VANCOUVER, B.C. – The Quebec government will be the first provincial jurisdiction in Canada to advance legislation that would create a new mixed electoral system that includes proportional representation (PR).
Haiti: Executions continue / Colombia: Coke hunger strike ends / Europe: Massive protests vs. ‘welfare reform’ / Mexico: U.S. must review death row cases / Nigeria: Sue Chevron Texaco for rights abuses
NEW DELHI – General elections to India’s lower house, the Lok Sabha, will be held in four phases in April and May.
Haiti: Lavalas describes repression / Honduras: Company security kills activist / South Africa: Campaign for ANC victory / Turkey: Gov’t scuttles tire workers’ strike / Italy: General strike paralyzes country
Colombia: Coke workers on hunger strike / Haiti: Demand jail for death squad leaders / Cuba: Orbis to create eye bank / Namibia: 14 years of independence / Australia: New law cuts basic labor rights