Haitians Demand Roads, Schools, Water

Haitians Demand Roads, Schools, Water Haitians demand roads, schools, water By G. Dunkel on December 16, 2012Workers World Mass protests, with barricades of burning tires, kept Construtora OAS, a Brazilian construction company, from moving its equipment out of Jérémie, Haiti, for four days at the end of November. This small city in the southwestern part…

Newspaper hopes to retain journalist

2012-12-18 16:02 (Picture: Shutterstock) ) Johannesburg – Following the resignation of an Independent Newspapers political editor, the company is trying to “get to the bottom” of what had happened. Gaye Davis announced her resignation after a report was published in The Star that businessman Cyril Ramaphosa had refused a nomination to be ANC deputy president.…

Zimbabwe ‘ANC, Zanu-PF comrades-in-arms’

2012-12-18 14:44 (Picture: AFP) Bloemfontein – The ANC and Zimbabwe’s Zanu-PF party were comrades-in-arms, Zanu-PF chairperson Simon Khaya Moyo said at the ANC’s elective conference in Mangaung on Tuesday. “We have a common liberation history and culture. We are one,” he said delivering his party’s message of support after the announcement of the ANC’s leadership…

Govt urged to look into torture, arrest of reporter by Nato-led troops

18 December, 2012  [source] KABUL: A parliamentary panel on Monday asked the government to investigate the case of a detained journalist, Habib Rahman Ibrahimi, as soon as possible. Some two months back, NATO-led troops picked up Ibrahimi from his residence in the Company neighbourhood of Kabul and kept him in detention at the Bagram airbase…

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The Great Social Security Robbery – by James Petras

The Great Social Security Robbery – by James Petras Introduction The leaders of both major parties, Congress, the White House, the editorial writers, journalists of all the principle newspapers and most academic economists claim that Social Security and Medicare need to be ‘reformed’ in order to reduce the “unsustainable” fiscal deficit and avoid the bankruptcy…