Performance art, floral tributes and militant protests marked 40 years since a military coup brought Chile a 17-year dictatorship, 3,000 deaths and thousands of cases of torture.
Police managed to get protesting teachers out of the way in time for Independence Day festivities, but the teachers promised to go on with their fight against "reform."
As the US considers expanding its guest worker programs, a group of retired guest workers show up to ask what happened to their pensions.
The US State Department promised 65,000 jobs from a US-funded industrial park in northern Haiti; after 11 months, the number of jobs is all of 1,500.
by Caitlin McNamara, Jurist
This year will mark the twelfth anniversary of the September 11, 2001 attacks, yet the five men accused of planning those attacks may not go to trial for years. At Guantánamo, where a military commission has been created to try the accused, the prosecution and defense are still arguing basic procedural issues, like how the defense lawyers can communicate with their clients.
In August, I watched at Guantánamo as days of argument were devoted to preliminary issues such as which witnesses should be compelled to testify, to what types of information parties are entitled, and whether the military commission itself violates the US Constitution. But the proceedings were dominated by constant complaints from defense counsel about a lack of access to important information and attempts to resolve procedural issues.Continue ReadingGUANTANAMO JUSTICE: NO JUSTICE AT ALL
The National Indigenous Organization of Colombia warns that 62.7% of Colombia’s indigenous population is at risk of extinction due to armed conflict and mining development.