South Africa mines fire over 3,500 striking workers

SOURCE Two leading South African mining companies have fired more than 3,500 miners for taking part in strikes against low pay and difficult working conditions. Platinum miner Atlatsa on Tuesday dismissed 2,161 workers at its Bokoni platinum mine as they participated in an “illegal” strike last week, giving the strikers until the close of business…

Syria says insurgents must lay down arms before cease-fire

source Foreign-backed armed insurgents in Syria (file photo). The Syrian government has rejected UN chief Ban Ki-moon’s call for unilateral cease-fire, saying that foreign-sponsored armed groups should end violence first. “We told Ban Ki-moon to send emissaries to the countries which have influence on the armed groups, so that they [would] put an end to…

NATO should stay out of Syria conflict: Iraq PM

source Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki (file photo) Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki has warned Turkey and the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) against military intervention in Syria. The premier made the remarks during his ongoing visit to Russia on Wednesday. Al-Maliki accused Ankara of trying to draw the Western military alliance into the conflict…

‘Canada, human rights slaughterhouse’

source Picture shows a young aboriginal boy at a demonstration in British Columbia in 2006. A political analyst has deplored Canada’s human rights record, holding Ottawa responsible for creating a legion of outrageously-oppressed aboriginal women and children. In an article published on Press TV website under the title Human rights inferno in Canada on Tuesday,…

HRW: Egyptian Amnesty Positive Step, but Not Enough

source Egyptian President Mohammad Mursi’s decision to pardon protesters detained over the 2011 revolution is a positive step but the vague wording could see some left behind bars, rights activists said on Tuesday. “It’s a very good decision but the distinction between a political detainee and a criminal one is fundamentally problematic,” said Heba Morayef,…

Imam Khamenei: Enemies will be Defeated in their Economic War on Iran

source Leader of the Islamic Republic of Iran Grand Ayatollah Sayyed Ali Khamenei assured Wednesday that “the enemies will be defeated in their war against the Iranian people, which they are waging through their irrational sanctions,” and clarified that “they (enemies) lie when they say that the sanctions will be lifted if Iran halts its…

Internet freedom under threat

Secret proposals threaten the end to a free, open internet. Read more: http://www.smh.com.au/technology/technology-news/internet-freedom-under-threat-20121010-27c0y.html#ixzz28ttelfsr   Asher Moses Technology Editor October 10, 2012 – 8:35AM  

WAKE UP WESTERN PEOPLE!!! A video of the real “democratic” mercenary “rebels” intentions about Syria ~~ POPOLI OCCIDENTALI SVEGLIATEVI!!! Un video delle vere “democratiche” intenzioni dei mercenari “ribelli” in Siria

Originally posted on the real Syrian Free Press:
* * The most stupid jihadist terrorist in Syria threatening the rest of the World Il più stupido terrorista jihadista in Siria minaccia il resto del mondo * RELATED: “Syrian Rebels Working in Collaboration with Turkey” * Video Published on Oct 5, 2012 by Arabi Souri SyrianFreePress.net…

foto of day :) ~ Athens anti-Merkel protest

  Police fired tear gas as angry protesters clashed with officers in Athens as thousands rallied in the Greek capital in protest against German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s visit. Merkel is in Athens for austerity talks with the country’s Prime Minister. ­Angry protesters picked stones from the cracked pavement and hurled them at police, who responded…