Major Series of Events Against the Blockade of Cuba Takes Place In Washington DC

September 25, 2015

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Photo: Ramon Frontera

After three days of intense activities, people coming from cities across the United States, Puerto Rico and Canada, returned to their respective homes with the commitment to continue to fight for the end of the criminal U.S. blockade against Cuba. Also among those attending were Cubans residing in the United States. (more…)

US-trained Division 30 Rebels ‘Betray US and Hand Weapons Over to al-Qaeda’s Affiliate in Syria’

Pentagon-trained rebels are reported to have betrayed US and handed weapons over to Jabhat al-Nusra immediately after entering Syria

By Nabih Bulos, Amman on September 22, 2015

 Jabhat al-Nusra, affiliated to al-Qaeda, took the technicals, guns and ammunition from the US-trained Division 30 in northern Aleppo Photo: Reuters


Jabhat al-Nusra, affiliated to al-Qaeda, took the technicals, guns and ammunition from the US-trained Division 30 in northern Aleppo Photo: Reuters

Pentagon-trained rebels in Syria are reported to have betrayed their American backers and handed their weapons over to al-Qaeda in Syria immediately after re-entering the country.

Fighters with Division 30, the “moderate” rebel division favoured by the United States, surrendered to the al-Qaeda-affiliated Jabhat al-Nusra, a raft of sources claimed on Monday night. (more…)

Interfaith Bullying with a Dose of Racism

By Donald Wagner on September 25, 2015

 Reverend Graylan Hagler in Rochester. (Linc Spaulding/Flickr)

Reverend Graylan Hagler in Rochester. (Linc Spaulding/Flickr)

Organizations or individuals who dare challenge the pro-Israel narrative, whether in the media, academia, church or synagogue, are destined to face considerable blowback, ranging from censorship and personal attacks to outright dismissal.

The recent case of my friend, Reverend Graylan Hagler, is only the latest example, but this time those attempting to silence him supplemented the familiar interfaith bullying with a heavy dose of racism. (more…)

US has been Veto Champion in UN for Decades’ – Chomsky to RT

26 Sep, 2015

Samantha PowerAs the UN reaches its 70th anniversary, the US has accused Russia of overusing its veto power and risking the legitimacy the Security Council. However, as prominent American linguist Noam Chomsky tells RT, the US has been “the veto champion” in the past, and has used its veto just as often. (more…)

Clear and Unmistakable’ Pattern of Corruption, say Feds of Sen. Menendez

By Álvaro Fernández on August 25, 2015

Bob-Menendez-685x342Sure, I’d like to see Sen. Bob Menendez retired, permanently. He has been a thorn on Cuba’s side for too long. The New Jersey politician, who often acts more like a don than a public official, has done more harm than good to the island nation, and if the allegations are true, has enriched himself while supposedly serving the public. (more…)

Transcript of the Speech Pope Francis Gave to the United Nations

Sept. 25, 2015

Pope Francis spoke before the United Nations General Assembly Friday morning.

Here is a full transcript of his remarks.

POPE AT UNOnce again, following a tradition by which I feel honored, the Secretary General of the United Nations has invited the Pope to address this distinguished assembly of nations. In my own name, and that of the entire Catholic community, I wish to express to you, Mr Ban Ki-moon, my heartfelt gratitude. I greet the Heads of State and Heads of Government present, as well as the ambassadors, diplomats and political and technical officials accompanying them, the personnel of the United Nations engaged in this 70th Session of the General Assembly, (more…)

The Mexican President is ‘Cold-Blooded’, Say Ayotzinapa Parents

September 25, 2015

President Enrique Peña Nieto angered the parents of the Ayotzinapa students by turning down all their demands. | Photo: AFP

President Enrique Peña Nieto angered the parents of the Ayotzinapa students by turning down all their demands. | Photo: AFP

The parents of the 43 missing students met with President Peña Nieto and were outraged because he turned down all their demands for justice.

The parents of the 43 missing Ayotzinapa students expressed profound anger and frustration at President Enrique Peña Nieto, who during a meeting with them, rejected the eight demands the families of the victims handed over to him during their second meeting Thursday. (more…)

Historic Agreement on Special Jurisdiction for Peace in Colombia

Written by FARC-EP on September 23, 2015

Report from Havana, Cuba:

FARCPeace Delegation of the FARC-EP published photos of the arrival of its commander-in-chief,Timoleón Jiménez (Timochenko), on its twitter account. He arrived early on September 23 at the José Martí airport in Havana and shortly afterwards met with the peace delegation of the FARC-EP. (more…)

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