Protests at soaring bread prices are continuing in Sudan’s main cities, the communist party said last night as it vowed to bring down the country’s “dictatorial regime.”
The Sudanese Communist Party (SCP) political bureau said the protests against International Monetary Fund-pushed austerity measures were still going on despite the jailing of six of its leaders in the past two weeks.
SCP general secretary Muhammad Mukhtar al-Khatieb was arrested last Wednesday.Read More »
TURKEY’S assault on the Syrian Kurdish community of Afrin continues.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan
TURKEY’S assault on the Syrian Kurdish community of Afrin continues. It represents a further and very dangerous escalation of military interventions by Nato powers in Syria.
Turkey’s claimed objective is to establish a 20-mile deep buffer zone along southern border with Syria.Read More »
CHAPTER ONE – NIYOGI AND HIS MISSION
I used to say, somewhat in amusement and somewhat grievingly, “I belong to the B-team of Niyogi”.
The A-team consisted of Binayak da (Dr Binayak Sen) and Ashish da (Dr Ashish Kumar Kundu). Saibal da (Dr Saibal Jana), Chanchala di ( Dr Chanchala Samajdar) and I used to manage the affairs of the hospital. Binayak da and Ashish da did the organizational work—Binayak da fully and Ashish da partly.Read More »
Six prosperous doctors of different generations in my family inspired me to be a doctor. After I entered Medical College, the Medical College Democratic Students’ Association taught me to dream anew of being a very different kind of doctor…a doctor like Dr. Norman Bethune, like Dr. Dwarkanath Kotnis. But where would I go? There was no anti-Franco resistance in Spain or liberation struggle in China awaiting me. I wrote to a representative of the Sandinista government in Nicaragua expressing my wish to work with them, but there was no reply. In the end, three years after completing my medical education, I got the opportunity to work at Shaheed Hospital.Read More »
by Greg Kaufmann
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What could Hollywood’s brightest stars learn from farmworkers in Florida’s tomato fields? When it comes to creating a workplace where women are empowered to report sexual harassment—and receive justice rather than retaliation when they do so—the farmworkers of the Coalition of Immokalee Workers (CIW) offer a proven model. That the group created this solution in a town known less than a decade ago as “ground zero for modern slavery” makes it all the more remarkable and promising for other industries.Read More »
NEW YORK – A first look at voting laws introduced in state legislatures across the country finds that voter suppression efforts continue to be a concern at the outset of a pivotal election year. The Trump administration is promoting a similar agenda at the national level. At the same time, lawmakers are also making a significant push to expand access to the polls, according to a new analysis by the Brennan Center for Justice at NYU School of Law.
In the first analysis of its kind in 2018, the Brennan Center’s Voting Laws Roundupshows that lawmakers in eight states have introduced at least 16 bills making it harder to vote, and 35 restrictive bills in 14 states have carried over from previous legislative sessions. If passed, the laws would increase restrictions on voter registration and limit early and absentee voting opportunities, among other changes.Read More »
by W.T. Whitney JR.
Fidel Castro, center, at the May Day 1960 parade in Havana at the Jose Marti Monument. | AP
Cubans celebrate José Martí’s birthday every year, and preparations this year are elaborate. As before, there will be a torchlight parade in Havana to mark the 165th anniversary of his birth on January 28, 1853. Youth organizations are organizing tours of places throughout the island identified with Martí. Commemorative meetings and symposia are taking place, along with voluntary work projects and torchlight parades in other cities.Read More »