World News

assets/Uploads/_resampled/CroppedImage100100-obamashinzo530x300.jpg

TPP trade talks draw foes on both sides of Pacific

Twitter carried pictures of protesting Asian workers and news reports said the Obama-Abe bargaining in Japan would probably not result in approval of the trade pact.

assets/Uploads/_resampled/CroppedImage100100-CapitolBuildingFullView.jpg

Open letter urges Congress to get all the facts on Venezuela

Celebrities, activists, academics and lawyers issued an open letter, Mar. 28, to Congress urging members to oppose any sanctions on Venezuela and to get all the facts on the situation there. 

assets/Uploads/_resampled/CroppedImage100100-lugoparaguay445x300.jpg

Paraguay President overthrown in “express coup” by Congress

Paraguayan President Fernando Lugo was deposed in a 39 to 4 impeachment vote by the country's Senate. Vice President Federico Franco was sworn in as the new president.

assets/Uploads/_resampled/CroppedImage100100-public-hearing.jpg

Good jobs tour kicks off in Minneapolis

The Wesley Church was host to the kickoff of the Congressional Progressive Caucus's "Good Jobs" tour in the Twin Cities last weekend.

assets/Uploads/_resampled/CroppedImage100100-domestic-workers.jpg

World’s domestic workers win historic victory

The new rules, which must be ratified by at least two countries to come into effect, calls for national governments to ensure that discrimination is ended and that child and forced labor be abolished outright.

assets/Uploads/_resampled/CroppedImage100100-HondurasHumanrights520x300.jpg

U.S. lawmakers call for halt to Honduras military aid

Thirty members of the United States House of Representatives have sent a letter to Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton asking her to cut off U.S. aid to the armed forces and police in Honduras, until that country's government can demonstrate and end to human rights violations.

assets/Uploads/_resampled/CroppedImage100100-capitol.jpg

U.S. lawmakers denounce ongoing Honduras violence

Nine members of Congress have asked Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to press Honduras to stop violent repression against supporters of overthrown president Manuel Zelaya.