Courtesy: http://rabble.ca/columnists/2013/05/venezuelas-new-labour-law-best-mothers-day-gift Here is some news that the conservative critics of Venezuela‘s leftist government will not publicize. The Chavistas announced that a new labour law, part of which will grant recognition to non-salaried work traditionally done by women, will come into effect this week. Full-time mothers will now be able to collect a pension.
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Newmont’s proposed Conga Gold Mine must not proceed without consent from indigenous communities in Peru via Peru: Groups Say Newmont Mining’s Conga Mine Must Not Proceed Without Community Consent.
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The intensity of violence against female activists is on the rise in Guatemala. Lolita Chavez, member of the K’iche’ People’s Council, was attacked by armed men who attempted to lynch her as she was returning home after a peaceful protest against abusive extractive practices and projects affecting the environment. Photojournalist James Rodriguez from Mimundo.org … Continue reading
Have you ever wondered what interests Venezuelans and Japanese could have in common? If manga and sushi were your first guess, we invite you to explore how Japanese musicians have taken Venezuelan traditional music as the center of their interest, and how Venezuelan fans support and connect with these musicians using citizen media. http://globalvoicesonline.org/2012/07/09/venezuela-japan-estudiantina-komaba-music-as-a-bridge-between-distant-countries/
Anti-government rebels marched into an American Mormon colony in Mexico July 12, 1912, giving the inhabitants 24 hours to surrender all their weapons. Hostility to US influence was a major component of the mass revolutionary movement that erupted in 1911 against the longstanding rule of dictator Porfirio Diaz. By the time of Diaz’s ouster, … Continue reading
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