Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi leaves 10 Downing Street, London, in April 2018
MILLIONS are set to walk out across India tomorrow as a two-day national strike begins against the neoliberal policies of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s right-wing regime.
Centre of Indian Trade Unions (Citu) general secretary Tapan Sen said: “Public-sector employees, unorganised sector workers, port and dock workers and bank and insurance employees are going to observe the nationwide protest against the growing economic crisis, price rises and acute unemployment.”Read More »
Granma | January 07, 2019
Photo: Granma archives
The Hero of the Republic of Cuba and retired Brigadier General, José Ramón Fernández Álvarez, passed away in the early hours of Sunday, January 6, at the age of 95.
Familiarly known as “El Gallego Fernández,” he was born November 4, 1923, in Santiago de Cuba. From a young age he participated in the revolutionary struggle against the Batista dictatorship, in conspiratorial movements with different military and political groups. He was imprisoned for almost three years on the Isle of Pines for these activities.Read More »
IRANIAN trade unionist Esmail Bakhshi challenged a government official to a live televised debate over the use of physical and psychological torture in prisons yesterday.
In an Instagram post he addressed Iran’s Intelligence Minister Mahmoud Alavi demanding to know why he was tortured “to the verge of death” after he was arrested for taking strike action at the Haft Tappeh Sugarcane Factory.Read More »
JOURNALISTS will gather in Turkey tomorrow to commemorate the anniversary of the death of Evrensel journalist Metin Goktepe, who was tortured and beaten to death by police officers in 1996.
The service at the Atisalani Esenler Kemer Cemetery will be attended by current Evrensel journalists, along with trade unions and other supporters.Read More »