Though Brussels Airlines provided advance warning of the general strike last week, thousands of travelers unable to change their plans have been stranded at airports across the nation that hosts the EU capital. Some 60,000 people’s travel plans have been affected, with only emergency and military flights allowed to depart or arrive nation-wide.
Peoples’ World | February 12, 2019
Elliot Abrams and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo during a press briefing at the State Department. Pompeo is making absurd charges about Hezbollah operating out of Venezuela in ordet to whip us support for intervention. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
The U.S. has no legitimate claim to intervene in the internal affairs of other countries, to take sides in internal political disputes, or to undermine governments elected by the people. We have seen the disastrous consequences of recent U.S. interventions in Iraq, Afghanistan, Syria, and, through its alliance with Saudi Arabia, in Yemen. U.S. intervention in Venezuela can only bring further hardship and suffering, as followed U.S. support for the 2009 coup in Honduras that overthrew the elected government there and contributed to the stream of asylum-seekers now on our southern border seeking relief from that disaster.Read More »
Morning Star | February 01, 2019
HUNGARIAN communists have said the strike victory by car manufacturing workers this week was “a good example” of how industrial action can challenge the country’s dire labour laws.
The strike shut down Audi’s engine manufacturing plant at Gyor, which employs 13,000 workers and is the biggest engine producing plant in Europe.Read More »
by Pranil Yodha
The Wire | November 19, 2018
Rajesh and Tilak Raj were young boys in their early 20s, hailing from Below Poverty Line families. They must have had dreams, like any other young men of their age. They must have had some aspirations. But the poor and the oppressed cannot even afford to dream for long. Like always, reality got in the way.