US Minister Demands Justice for the Cuban Five

Reverend Dr. Michael Kinnamon, general secretary of the National Council of Churches of Christ (NCC) in the United States, advocated more solidarity and demanded justice for the five Cuban antiterrorists incarcerated in the US.


Environmental Impact of Oil Shale Mining

Environmental groups are unequivocally against oil shale extraction. For one, extracting operations destroy affected landscapes, forcing plants and animals out, with regeneration unlikely for decades. Another big issue with oil shale extraction is water usage.

Music and Dance with Venezuelan Soul in the United States Once Again

une 20th marks the beginning of the 2009 Edition of “Venezuela Sounds.” The first tour will feature the renowned “Maestros del Joropo Oriental” and “Grupo Cumaco,” as well as the multitalented violinist Eddy Marcano, all of whom will delight audiences with their musical repertoires.


The People of the Radical Barrio of Blanca Navidad

The people of the settlement of Blanca Navidad, on the outskirts of Nuevo Laredo, just south of the U.S. border. This community was created by workers looking for land to build a place to live, and was founded on December 22, 2004.

Cuban Council of Churches Affirms Commitment to the Cuban People

HAVANA, Cuba, June 19 (acn) Cuban Council of Churches (CIC) President, the Reverend Marcial Miguel Hernandez, affirmed his organization’s commitment to the Cuban people and his solidarity with the cause of the five Cuban antiterrorist fighters held in US jails.

Atlanta Riders Oppose MARTA Fare Increase, Service Cuts

ATLANTA – MARTA officials are spending this week making its case to the public for fare increases and service cuts while giving riders a chance to voice their opinions.

Cuba Strengthens Measures against Influenza A H1N1

HAVANA, Cuba, June 18 (acn) The strengthening of epidemiological actions has allowed Cuba keeping the Influenza A H1N1 epidemic in check; since it break out 69 days ago, the pandemic disease has affected 46,000 people in 85 countries.

UN Resolution Calls on North Korea to Listen to World Opinion

The UN Security Council in a resolution condemned in the strongest terms North Korea’s second nuclear test carried out on May 25 and imposed additional sanctions on the country. The resolution makes it clear that this question must be resolved diplomatically.

Time for US to Show N. Korea Some Goodwill

A cloud of war seems to be shadowing the Korean Peninsula. Amid the escalating threatening rhetoric and military alerts of the parties involved, the US has promised South Korea a nuclear umbrella.

IFJ Warns that Media Blackout in Tehran Threatens Democracy

The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) has called for the international community to act to protect journalists reporting from Iran where the regime has turned its fire on local and foreign media accusing them of stirring up trouble in the wake of disputed elections.

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