Venezuelan Government, National Assembly to foster humanitarian agreement

Lawmakers of the National Assembly (AN) will hold a meeting with Vice President Delcy Rodríguez to put forward their proposals and foster a humanitarian agreement with the participation of all the country’s sectors of society in order to contain and address the COVID-19 pandemic in Venezuela, informed President Nicolás Maduro on Tuesday, March 31. During a Council of State meeting at the Miraflores Presidential Palace, the Venezuelan president endorsed the request made by President of the National Assembly Luis Parra, who expressed his will to work with the Bolivarian Government…

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COVID-19 cases rise to 143 in Venezuela

President Nicolás Maduro announced Tuesday night that 8 news COVID-19 cases were confirmed in the last 24 hours in Venezuela. These new patients were found in the states of Aragua, Sucre and Miranda. “Three of them come from Peri, three from the United Kingdom, and there are two domestic cases,” explained the Venezuelan president.

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NUM is deeply concerned that some mining companies continue to operate during the 21-days of lockdown

The National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) is deeply concerned and worried that several mining companies in South Africa continue to operate at greatly reduced staffing levels during the 21-days of lockdown. “It is worrying and disturbing that these companies are still operating on reduced staff. It shows that these companies don’t care about the lives of their employees. They care about profits. Profits cannot outweigh the lives of mineworkers. The decision to continue operating is barbaric, reckless, inhuman and irresponsible, said NUM President, Joseph Montisetse.

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Resources are needed to fight the pandemic – No to NATO military exercises

NATO has announced the holding this year in Europe, including in Portugal, of one of the largest military exercises of the last 25 years, to be held in a phased manner and in several countries by this aggressive political-military bloc. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, NATO has decided to maintain them, reducing the size and postponing some of the exercises. The Portuguese Council for Peace and Cooperation considers that NATO’s insistence on carrying out these exercises is all the more serious, when in several countries in Europe the population is…

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Virus crisis requires global, people-oriented solutions

The coronavirus pandemic has precipitated one of the biggest crises in the United States in a century. It is a health-care, economic, and political crisis. The numbers of reported cases here have quickly surpassed other countries, and the crisis is still in its early stages. Staying at home, in order to flatten the curve, has become a national imperative.

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Official Statement of Trade Unions Association of Bohemia, Moravia & Silesia (OSCMS)

Trade Union Association of Bohemia, Moravia & Silesia (OSČMS) joins fully its voices to the international solidarity with Palestinian people fighting for their own Palestinian state, for living in dignity, and against Israeli’s unilateral violating of the agreements. We’re sorry that Czech Republic has stood up on the side of those countries violating those agreements. It has never been possible to establish lasting peace by force, through the law of survival of the fittest; and, also, it’s impossible to use that way to reach equal international deals as well as…

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TUI Public Service and Allied Statement on COVID-19

As part of the class-oriented trade union movement led by WFTU, we have always propagated the Marxist argument that it is only the labour of the workers that drives and keeps society running. The capitalist class and its hangers-on of politicians and ideologues have for many years dismissed and ridiculed this truth, as they managed to manufacture the lie that it is the bosses as investors, on which society depends.

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Demonstrations Continue against the Far-Right “Unity Government”

Hundreds of demonstrators belonging to the “Black Flag” movement drove on Saturday, March 28, to the homes of several MKs from Benny Gantz’s Israel Resilience party to protest his unanticipated decision Thursday, March 26, to join a far-right “unity government” under racist Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. A unity deal between the racist Likud and Israel Resilience is currently in its advanced stages of negotiations between Netanyahu and Gantz.

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Six thousand Venezuelans have returned from Colombia before the spread of Covid-19

From the San Antonio municipality, located in the Táchira state, six thousand people have entered Venezuelan territory during the month of March, after the adoption of preventive measures against the Coronavirus (Covid-19). The balance was offered by the President of the Republic, Nicolás Maduro, who specified that all travelers will undergo diagnostic tests to rule out cases of the infectious disease.

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President Maduro: next two weeks are key to prevent the proliferation of Covid-19 in Venezuela

“We are in a dangerous stage where there may be a flare-up caused by community infections. This week and the other are going to be the weeks to cut the transmission chains of the Covid-19”, said the President of the Republic, Nicolás Maduro Moros, from the Miraflores Palace. The ead of State emphasized that if Venezuela had not taken preventive measures for social quarantine and health protection, it would report more than 10,000 cases and a death rate of 300 people.

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