Trump’s policy decisions blocking refugees puts hateful rhetoric into action

In reaction to President Trump’s Executive Order to effectively prevent refugees from seeking resettlement in the USA, Salil Shetty, Secretary General at Amnesty International said: »President Trump’s Executive Order effectively blocking those fleeing war and persecution from war-torn countries such as Syria, from seeking safe haven in the USA are an appalling move with potentially catastrophic consequences.

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Arrest of trade unionists: Nazarbayev is trying to stop the hunger strike of oil workers

January 20, were arrested the leaders of the hunger strike of oil industry workers — the Chairman of the Union «Oil ConstructionCompany» Amin Yeleusinov and public labour inspectors Nurbek Kushakbaev. First accused of embezzlement of trade Union funds, and the second to the calls of the «illegal strikes». They were arrested for two months and today, according to the workers, have already arrived to Astana.

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Communist Party of India: Defend the Constitution

We have been celebrating January 26 as the Republic Day. The Constitution of India, which has come into existence on January 26, 1950 abolished the dominion status of India, rejected the British crown and declared India as a full-fledged Democratic Republic. Indian Constitution is one of the biggest constitutions of the World and is the most valuable gift from Dr. B.R. Ambedkar to the nation and its people. It has become necessary to overcome the painful colonial past. The Constitution has given Directive Principles for the nation, with definite goals…

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Russian Foreign Ministry statement on the situation in Venezuela

The Russian Foreign Ministry in Moscow published a statement on the situation in Venezuela: The situation in Venezuela remains tense. The radical wing of the anti-government camp, which took control of the national parliament, has toughened its aggressive rhetoric and has set a course for “civil disobedience.” Preparations are underway for demonstrations, due in the coming days, that are fraught with – or have been deliberately orchestrated in advance to involve – clashes with law enforcement bodies and provocations leading to violence and casualties.

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Thousands protest Trump directly on Inaugural parade route

The enormous outpouring of anti-Trump protesters in Washington D.C., and indeed the country and the world, on January 20 was a sight to behold. Tens of thousands came to Washington DC to inaugurate the resistance to Trump’s ultra-right wing, pro-Wall Street agenda. Thousands of anti-Trump demonstrators filled Navy Memorial Plaza sidewalks and plaza right on the Parade Route. The Guardian newspaper reporter covering the route tweeted that demonstrators far outnumbered Trump supporters. The rally at the Navy Memorial was broadcast live on Pacifica Radio Network and by C-SPAN. It was…

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Trump is president and America is for sale

Donald Trump has been sworn in as 45th president of the United States. The store is officially open. The government is now for sale. At the same time, the resistance to Trump is being launched in communities across America. Hundreds of thousands of people are expected here tomorrow to protest Trump’s announced plans to curtail the rights of women and many more thousands are expected to demonstrate in cities across the nation. Moreover, the resistance has reached the halls of Congress. Over 60 members of the U.S. House of Representatives…

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Oscar López Rivera and Chelsea Manning to be freed

The United States government announced Tuesday the release of Oscar Lopez Rivera, who has been imprisoned in the U.S. for 36 years for his struggle to free Puerto Rico from U.S. colonial rule. Outgoing U.S. President Barack Obama commuted Lopez’ sentence, which will expire on May 17, according to a list of commutations announced by the White House. Celebrations started almost immediately, while Clarissa Lopez, daughter of Lopez, will hold a press conference Wednesday at 10 a.m. in reaction to his release at the Roberto Clemente Coliseum in San Juan, Puerto…

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German Communist Party mourns the death of Herbert Mies

»With Herbert Mies, I lost a friend and political father. The German Communist Party lost a working class politician of the working class who has shaped it for decades. German imperialism lost an opponent who has shown the way to resist this system«, Patrik Köbele, Chairman of the German Communist Party (DKP), said on Monday. »The DKP, led by Herbert Mies, was a party that was both on the side of the German Democratic Republic and a driving force in the West German peace movement. It was a party that…

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AKEL on developments surrounding the Cyprus problem after Geneva

Statement by Stefanos Stefanou, AKEL C.C. Spokesperson With regards the results of Geneva and the ongoing developments on the Cyprus problem, as a first reaction we note the following: The fact that both sides simultaneously submitted maps for the first time is positive. Regardless of the fact that the Turkish Cypriot proposal is not satisfactory, the tabling of maps creates the preconditions for a concrete negotiation and the achievement of an agreement on the territorial issue.

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Obama announces an end to preferential treatment of Cuban migrants

This January 12, theWhite House published a statement by outgoing U.S President Barack Obama on the ending of the so-called “wet-foot/dry foot” policy and the Cuban Medical Professional Parole Program, both of which offer preferential treatment to Cuban migrants, encouraging unsafe and disorderly migration. The statement reads as follows: Statement by the President on Cuban Immigration Policy Today, the United States is taking important steps forward to normalize relations with Cuba and to bring greater consistency to our immigration policy. The Department of Homeland Security is ending the so-called “wet-foot/dry…

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