A Morning Star Editorial | December 09, 2017
“THE most powerful international corporations must not be allowed to continue to dictate how and for whom our world is run.”
This sentence from Jeremy Corbyn’s landmark Geneva speech yesterday sums up a growing mood of defiance among ordinary people.
The sense that the planet is dominated and exploited by an unaccountable elite lies behind repeated demands from developing countries for a greater say.Read More »
- Campaigners slam president Macri’s ‘draconian summit’ as civil society delegates returned from airport
- Call for no deal on ‘new issues’ like e-commerce
Statement on the World Trade Organisation’s 11th Ministerial Summit in Buenos Aries, Argentina, which takes place from 10-13 December 2017.
On the summit:
“President Macri has excelled in his draconian approach to this summit. We’ve never before seen such a silencing and censoring of civil society voices. His attempts to block over 60 experts and campaigners from the host country are unprecedented, with observers now being returned home from the airport. This disgraceful display of power shows that Argentina should not host the G20 summit next year – Macri is unfit for that responsibility.”Read More »
Almost half of identified cases of child trafficking begin with some family member involvement, UN Migration Agency (IOM) reported. Photo: IOM/Amanda Nero
Almost half of identified child trafficking cases has begun with a family member’s involvement, new data from the United Nations migration agency has revealed.
Statistics on human trafficking prevention efforts and identifying and protecting survivors –based on data released by The Counter-Trafficking Data Collaborative (CTDC), the world’s first human trafficking data portal to include such data contributed by multiple agencies – revealed that family involvement is up to four times higher than in cases of adult trafficking.
“Our Organization is taking a leading role in increasing the access to this critical information in order to strengthen counter-trafficking interventions,” said William Lacy Swing, Director General of the International Organization for Migration (IOM).
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Cuba’s Foreign Minister Bruno Rodríguez speaks to the U.N. General Assembly. | Bebeto Matthews / AP
Annually for 25 years, the United Nations General Assembly has voted overwhelmingly for an end to the U.S. economic blockade against Cuba. The nations of the world vote again on November 1, 2017. Last year, the United States and Israel abstained, but all other nations voted “No” to the blockade.Read More »
Granma | October 13, 2017
Photo: Peraza Forte, Iramsy
BEIJING.– Since Latin America and the Caribbean became an especially attractive area for China, the country has not spared any effort to understand our continent’s culture and learn its language.
The boom underway in Chinese-Latin American ties since 2000, thanks to the expansion of political dialogue and strong economic relations, has led many Chinese to develop an interest in the region.Read More »