A leader of a new union at Samsung in South Korea named Yeom Ho-seok took his own life to protest the vicious anti-union policies of the company.
The big event was held in the capital city of Lefkosia (Nicosia) and attracted a massive turnout from the populace, especially labor.
Opinions did differ, but the entire congress gave major blame for the crisis to NATO, the European Union and the German government.
"The horrific news coming from the coal mine near Soma is a punch in the gut for every coal miner everywhere in the world."
Cuban doctors contribute to the long term construction of systems of public health throughout the global South, health systems that were abandoned or disregarded during decades of neo-liberalism.
Obando is a sociologist and documentary filmmaker. A week before her arrest, she issued a report documenting the murders of 1500 FENSUAGRO union members. FENSUAGRO is Colombia's largest agricultural workers' union.
The 400 Cuban doctors are part of Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff's "More Doctors" program joined, by several hundred physicians from Uruguay, Argentina, Spain, and Portugal and 1096 from Brazil itself.
Progress on enacting a new trade union law in Iraq is still stalled.
"Cuba and its Neighbors - Democracy in Motion" enables the reader to broaden his or her understanding of Cuban political life.
Former South African President Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela celebrated his 95th birthday on Thursday, July 18.