Hanoi, Jul 28 (Prensa Latina) The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) is holding the 5th Conference of Commanders of its naval forces today, in Vietnam for the first time.
See Dossier: ASEAN: to promote stability and confidence in the Asiatic region
Under the slogan “Regional naval cooperation for peace and maritime security,” the forum is attended by the top naval commanders of nine of the 10 member countries of the bloc, plus the Laotian defense attaché in Vietnam. Continue reading
By Gene Clancy /Rochester, N.Y.
Political activist Emily Good was awakened by police lights flashing in front of her home in an oppressed community on May 12. Concerned about previous cases of Rochester police profiling, she went outside and began videotaping.
Ryan Acuff, Good’s friend and fellow activist, described the scene:
“We both went outside to see what the commotion was about, and we found two police cars blocking the street as they were performing a traffic stop. Later on a third police car pulled up, making a total of four officers on the scene. The person pulled over was a young Black male. It was unclear why the man was originally pulled over, but one of the officers interrogated the man and accused him of possessing drugs. Continue reading
Caracas, 30 Jun. AVN .- Venezuelan Energy and Oil minister Rafael Ramirez said this Wednesday, from Paraguay, that the entrance of his country in the Common Market of the South (Mercosur) would transform the bloc into an energy power. Continue reading
US/Cuba Labor Exchange
P.O. Box 39188 Redford, MI 48239 Phone/Fax: (313) 318 5159 E-mail: laborexchange @ aol.com
Join the U.S./Cuba Labor Exchange to participate in a: IV Union Meeting ” Nuestra America” at Managua, Nicaragua -Hundreds of unions within the region decided to invoke the Union Organization of our America. This is a political and union initiative with the objective of raising the level of struggle and unity of the worker movements of the continent, “Our America” Uniting America’s Working Class and Increasing its Influence Raising the level of struggle and Unity of the Worker Movements. Continue reading
WASHINGTON — House Republican leaders will bring a bill to the floor as soon as Friday to defund U.S. military operations in Libya, a much stronger course of action than the non-binding resolution originally set to come up. Continue reading
US President Barack Obama Photo: - L. Jackson
President Barack Obama is set to announce on Wednesday the first phase of a withdrawal from Afghanistan that could see up to 10,000 U.S. soldiers leave the country by the end of the year.
Defense officials have been quoted as saying that President Obama will call for an initial withdrawal of 5,000 troops, followed by an additional 5,000 by the end of 2011. Continue reading
Quito, 21 jun (PL) La construcción del nuevo aeropuerto de Quito se encuentra en un 78 por ciento, y se espera comenzar a operar vuelos comerciales en octubre de 2012, teniente de alcalde de la capital, Jorge Albán, anunció el lunes.
El período de construcción está previsto para concluir en abril de 2012.Las pruebas se harán durante seis meses a partir de esa fecha, los vuelos comerciales que se iniciará en octubre, con una capacidad promedio de 44 operaciones de vuelo por hora, dijo Alban. Continue reading