BURKINA FASO: Compaore's decision to bid for re-election raises opposition hackles

'Compaore will be completing his second term in November... and will be violating the constitution if he stays on,' said Benewende Sankara, the leader of the opposition Union for Renewal party, who is planning to stand in the presidential poll himself. '...after 18 years of his rule Burkina Faso is one of the poorest countries on the planet even though there's no war and politically things are stable'

Cuba Demands Release of Five Anti-Terrorist Fighters

Cuban Parliament Chairman Ricardo Alarcon urged for the immediate release of five Cuban anti-terrorist fighters serving unfair 15 year and life sentences for thwarting anti-Cuba terrorist actions by infiltrating Cuban American extremist groups.

Proposal Creates Innovative Charters to Allow Locals of Disaffiliated Unions to Rejoin Movements

The AFL-CIO came up with the Solidarity Charters after locals of disaffiliated unions contacted the national AFL-CIO over the weeks since its convention and expressed a desire to remain in the AFL-CIO at the local level.

CP of Britian: Political Committee statement 10 August 2005

The Communist Party reaffirmed its call for Blair and US president George Bush to face charges of 'state terrorism' at an international tribunal, and for the withdrawal of British and US occupation troops by the end of the year.

SOUTH AFRICA: HIV/AIDS to take heavy toll of health workers

The cost of health services in South Africa will increase sharply in the next few years as a result of HIV/AIDS, researchers have found...Rising HIV-prevalence rates in South Africa would aggravate the situation - the rate for pregnant women attending antenatal clinics grew from 27.9 percent in 2003 to 29.5 percent in 2004.

16th World Festival: Youth denounce atrocities committed by the United States

Terrorism, human rights violations and the need to create new forms of democracy capable of granting all power to the people were issues discussed today during the workshops and conferences of the 16th World Festival of Students and Youth, with the participation of more than 15,000 delegates from 144 countries.

Sports: Si Se Puede: Felipe Alou Stands Up to Bigotry

In the current climate of anti-immigrant, Latino-bashing, border patroling, right-wing chic, let this message ring across the land: don't mess with Felipe Alou. Don't mess with the 70 year-old Giants manager, who has stared down the U.S. Marines, the Jim Crow south, and Major League Baseball...

In a Big Brother Ruling, NLRB Says Workers Can Be Banned from Interacting Outside the Workplace

“The NLRB gives employers the green light to invade our privacy and chip away at our most basic rights in the workplace,” says David Bonior, chairman of American Rights at Work.

IRAQ: Insecurity threatens to leave students with late start

The start of the academic year for schools and universities in Iraq could be delayed by widespread insecurity, especially if a surge in terrorist attacks derails or delays the constitutional drafting process, according to local government officials.

GUINEA-BISSAU: Vieira officially declared president

Malam Mane, the electoral commission's head, confirmed provisional results that Vieira had garnered 52 percent of the vote in the 24 July poll, with Malam Bacai Sanha, the candidate of the ruling African Party for the Independence of Guinea-Bissau and Cape Verde (PAIGC) trailing in second with 48 percent.

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