Street blokced by railway workers. Foto: Tareeq Al-ShaabWorkers and employees of the Iraqi Railways Public Company demonstrated on Wednesday 29 July 2015 in Baghdad, in protest at halting the payment of their wages and transferring them to the »self-financing system«. The protesters blocked several main streets in the north and west of Baghdad with railway wagons, in the areas of Aden Square, Shaljiyah and Yarmouk.
Ceremony in Venezuelan embassy in Berlin, Germany. Foto: EmbajadaThis Tuesday, July 28, across several regions of the world the 61st anniversary of the birth of Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez was commemorated.
In the Cuartel de la Montaña (Mountain Barracks), where the remains of the leader of the Bolivarian Revolution lie, huge numbers of Venezuelans paid tribute to him, according to reports from Prensa Latina.The tribute was led by the Speaker of the National Assembly, Diosdado Cabello, who spoke of the figure and the legacy of Chávez.
Cabello reiterated that Venezuelan revolutionaries will continue along the path drawn out by the former president toward full independence and sovereignty.
Communist Party of UkraineJuly 24, 2015 the Minister of Justice just before the local elections in the autumn this year, has signed an order excluding three communist parties (including the Communist Party of Ukraine, CPU), from the electoral process.
Signing this decision to prohibit all communist parties to take part in the electoral process in the country, the government deprives Ukrainians of the possibility to support the leftist ideas and the right to elect, forbids people to have an alternative and forbids to have their representatives in the parliament and thus through them to oppose the policies of thieves Poroshenko regime.
Yanis Varoufakis. Foto: Jörg Rüger Wikimedia Commons (CC BY-SA 3.0)Statement by the Office of Yanis Varoufakis, former Minister of Finance, Member of Parliament, Hellenic Republic
During the Greek government’s negotiations with the Eurogroup, Minister Varoufakis oversaw a Working Group with a remit to prepare contingency plans against the creditors’ efforts to undermine the Greek government and in view of forces at work within the Eurozone to have Greece expelled from the euro. The Working Group was convened by the Minister, at the behest of the Prime Minister, and was coordinated by Professor James K. Galbraith. (Click here for a statement on the matter by Professor Galbraith).
It is worth noting that, prior to Mr Varoufakis’ comfirmation of the existence of the said Working Group, the Minister was criticized widely for having neglected to make such contingency plans. The Bank of Greece, the ECB, treasuries of EU member-states, banks, international organisations etc. had all drawn up such plans since 2012. Greece’s Ministry of Finance would have been remiss had it made no attempt to draw up contingency plans.
Kobani solidarity demonstration in Berlin, 2014. Foto: Montecruz Foto / flickr (CC BY-SA 2.0)YPG General Command has released a statement denouncing attack by the Turkish army against positions of the People’s Defense Units (YPG) and the Free Syria Army (FSA). According to the statement, the Turkish Army shelled the YPG and FSA positions in the village of Zormikhar in front of the ISIS-occupied town Jarabulus – using heavy tank fire at 4:30 July 24 in western Kobani. In this attack four fighters of the FSA and several local villagers were injured.
Ceremony in Santiago de Cuba. Foto: Miguel Noa Menéndez / CubadebateJust as the Centenary Generation embraced the emancipatory ideas of the patriots who waged Cuba’s wars of independence, and held these ideas close as they assaulted the Moncada Garrison that July 26, of 1953, today representatives of younger generations of Cubans enter what is now a school led by the hands of those men who risked their lives to win freedom that morning of St. Anne’s Day.
World Federation of Democratic YouthThe World Federation of Democratic Youth (WFDY) condemns the murderous attack that took place at the city of Suruc in Turkey. The attack resulted the death of at least 28 peoples and more than a 100 injured, with the majority of them being students.
The said murderous attack took place at a cultural centre of the city during a demonstration that was organised against the decision of the government to prohibit the participation of a group of young people at the reconstruction of Kobani – Ain Arab which is under the attack of the ISIS. The same ISIS that is supported by the Turkish government to attack the city and it was funded, armed and supported by the USA, EU and their allies against the freedom, sovereignty, and unity of the Syrian people. As well as the possibility of developing a modulatory political choice.