Chavez underwent four rounds of chemotherapy following initial surgeries last year [Reuters] Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez has returned home nearly three weeks after undergoing cancer surgery in Cuba. Chavez’s return on Friday should reassert his leadership, calm anxiety among supporters and quell whispers of a brewing succession struggle behind the scenes. Chavez smiled and waved as [...]
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Chavez returns to Venezuela from Cuba surgery Venezuelan President will continue to have radiation therapy ahead of October’s re-election bid.
Kachin people in Myanmar face food shortages A civil war for more than sixty years has left the Kachin people in northern Myanmar facing much problems. Video at http://www.aljazeera.com/video/asia-pacific/2011/12/201112161151277450.html Aid agencies in northern Myanmar say tens of thousands of ethnic Kachin people are facing food shortages and health problems. The Kachin, one [...]
Melbourne ‘Fuckwalk’, June 25. Photo: Melbourneprotests.wordpress.com 1000 people ‘Fuckwalk’ to defy anti-swearing laws Thursday, July 7, 2011 By Alexander Mags, Melbourne In opposition to the Baillieu government’s proposed fine for “offensive language or behaviour”, about 1000 people marched on June 25 at the aptly named “Fuckwalk”. The rally was the second event held in response to new [...]
UK unemployment total hits highest in 17 years Unemployed walkers re-enact the Jarrow Crusade to highlight the problem of youth joblessness. Illustration: Christopher Furlong/Getty Images • 114,000 more people unemployed between June and August 2011 • Jobless rate hits 8.1% • Jobseeker’s allowance claims rise to 1.6m in September • Youth unemployment rises [...]
Twenty one opposition activists were sentenced for involvement with a months-long protest movement [EPA] Bahrain court upholds sentences for activists Appeals denied to 21 opposition activists held in June after Gulf state crushed an uprising by majority Shia Muslims. A special Bahrain security court has rejected appeals by 21 opposition activists who were convicted [...]