DPR Head Zakharchenko killed in Donetsk

Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR) Head Alexander Zakharchenko has been killed in an explosion at the Separ restaurant in the Dontesk city center Friday evening, the DPR Head Administration said. »Unfortunately this is true, the DPR Head Alexander Zakharchenko is killed as a result of explosion. Details are to follow,« the statement reads. The intersection of Pushkina street and Komsomolskiy av. where the restaurant is located in the Voroshilovskiy district of Donetsk cordoned off, DAN correspondent says. Fire engulfed the building after the explosion. Heavy presence of emergency services, law enforcement…

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Demonstration in South Hebron Hills after Settlers Attack Activists

A demonstration against the occupation of the Palestinian territories will be held today, Friday, August 31, in the South Hebron Hills. The protest was called after settlers from the area brutally attacked Israeli activists belonging to the peace group Ta’ayush last weekend. The activists were documenting illegal construction in the unauthorized Jewish outpost of Mitzpe Yair. The activists arrived Saturday, August 25, at Mitzpe Yair outpost to photograph illegal construction there. They reported that upon their arrival at the site, at least ten settlers assaulted them, throwing them to the ground. Guy Butavia, who…

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Hulot’s resignation commented by French communists

On August 28, France’s environment minister Nicolas Hulot announced his resignation during a live radio interview. Disapproving the policies and efforts of the government on climate change, by the time he publicly declared it, Hulot had not warned anyone from the cabinet about this decision that he had taken “between me, myself and I”. The French Communist Party (PCF) issued a statement on Hulot’s resignation that it considers as a “confession of impotence and failure”. Underlining the urgency of adopting a different model of development, production and consumption with budgetary…

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Protest after Racist Attack against Three Arabs Men at Haifa Beach

Hadash and the Haifa branch of the Communist Party of Israel (CPI) will be holding a demonstration this evening, Thursday August 30, beginning at 17:30, following a racially-inspired hate crime attack last week against three Arab men who were beaten by a group of Jews at the Kyriat Haim beach near Haifa. During a solidarity event held in their hometown of Shef-‘Amr (Shfaram) on Monday night, August 27, the three victims of the attack, Dr. Muhammad Yusifin, Muatasim Ayoub, and Mawd Ayoub, said the outpouring of support for them has…

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International Conference of the General Union of Palestine Workers and the WFTU on the topic: ”Jerusalem, eternal capital of Palestine”

Dear colleagues, The conditions of life and work for our colleagues workers in Palestine and for the Palestinian people are very difficult and they are constantly getting worse. The state of Israel limits the Palestinian people in a smaller and smaller part of the Palestinian ground. The Israeli settlements and the military bases at the West Bank and at Jerusalem are constantly being expanded. In the densely populated Gaza Strip, the Israeli occupation usurps the 24% of the total area and it has made an isolation zone with a fence…

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Cabinet Minister: Charge Hadash MKs with Treason for Involving UN

Members of Israel’s far-right governing coalition and of the Zionist opposition vociferously criticized Hadash lawmakers on Monday, August 27, for seeking United Nations intervention against Israel’s racist Nation-State Law. Leading the charge was cabinet minister Yariv Levin, who called to charge the MKs with treason. Hadash Lawmaker Aida Touma-Sliman, of the Joint List, asked the UN Undersecretary for Political Affairs, Rosemary DiCarlo, last Thursday, August 23, to advance the possibility of obtaining international sanctions against the law passed weeks ago. Tens of thousands of Israelis have taken to the streets…

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Trinidad and Tobago: The WFTU stands in solidarity with its national affiliate OWTU against Petrotrin privatization

The World Federation of Trade Unions (WFTU), representing more than 92 million workers in 126 countries across the globe, declares its internationalist solidarity with the colleagues of OWTU in Trinidad and Tobago who have been waging an important struggle against the government’s plans to sale the assets of the Petroleum Company of Trinidad and Tobago, and against the retrenchment of hundreds of workers.

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Government Contends Knesset Can Make Laws for Anywhere It Wants

In a statement recently submitted by its representative to the Supreme Court, the Israeli government contends that the Knesset is allowed to ignore international law anywhere it so desires. The Israeli government declared that “the Knesset [is permitted] to legislate laws anywhere in the world” and that it is authorized “to violate the sovereignty of foreign countries via legislation that would be applied to events occurring in their territories.”

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