June 2010

Palestinian Refugees in Lebanon: Righting a Perpetual Wrong

Finally, a parliamentary debate in Lebanon over the human rights of Palestinian refugees.

Capitalism “Indian-style”

Original source: People's Democracy (India) To those fearful of any challenge to private property and the unbridled accumulation of capital, India’s recent growth experience serves as a new “model.” The evidence indicates that in most poor countries modern industry is unequal to the task of ensuring adequate employment to support the diversification of economic activity away from agriculture.

Terrorist Brags in Miami While Cuban Five Remain in Prison

HAVANA, Cuba, Jun 24 (acn) Well-known terrorist Guillermo Novo Sampoll walks the streets of Miami saying he will not give up on violence and not asking for forgiveness on the crimes he has committed, while the five Cuban antiterrorists remain unjustly incarcerated in the United States.

Immediate and Complete End of the Illegal Closure of Gaza?

Original source: Palestinian Center for Human Rights Israel has subjected the Gaza Strip to an illegal closure policy since 1991.

Japan: New PM Offers Little Change

Original source: Akahata (Japan) Question is whether the new Cabinet can speak up against US and business world Prime Minister Kan Naoto on June 8 inaugurated his Cabinet consisting of the Democratic Party of Japan and the People’s New Party.

Venezuela’s Oil Company Injects $56 Billion into Social Development

Original source: Venezuelanalysis.com Mérida, June 21st 2010 (Venezuelanalysis.com) – Petroleos de Venezuela (PDVSA) assigned $56.3 billion of its budget to social development between 2001 and 2009, according to the state owned company’s president, Rafael Ramirez, speaking on Televen yesterday.

From Financial Crisis to Job Crisis and Wage Depression

Original source: People's Democracy The structural crisis of the capitalist system, which had been worsening for decades, has now reached a point where it requires urgent attention in every region of the globe.

Japanese Communists Push to Strengthen NPT

Original source: Akahata (Japan)

A Singer Sings, a President Resigns, an Attack Sends Signals

Over the weekend much of Germany went temporarily berserk when one of its own, little black-haired high school senior Lena, performing in Oslo, won the Grand Prix in the huge annual Eurovision song contest.