Afghan women’s rights official shot dead

Tuesday, September 26, 2006 Safia Ahmed-jan, the director of the Afghan Ministry of Women’s Affairs for the Khandahar province and an advocate of women’s rights and a strong critic of the Taliban‘s repression of those rights, was shot dead by unidentified gunmen outside her home in Khandahar city in southern Afghanistan on Monday. Safia Ama-jan, […]

Surfer dies at beach in Pichilemu, Chile

Wednesday, April 20, 2011 Los Navegantes, Pichilemu, Chile — Paulina Constanza Tapia Figueroa, 25, a surfer native to Pichilemu, known worldwide as the “Surf Capital”, died on Monday, at Punta de Lobos beach, about seven kilometers south of the city. Her body was discovered by fishermen in the area, who called Pichilemu Police officers, who […]

Riots greet French government’s labor reform

Saturday, March 25, 2006 Student protests against the French Prime Minister Dominique de Villepin job reform plan to give employers the right to dismiss young employees within the initial two years of their employment turned increasingly violent over the last two weeks. The controversial program called the CPE, “First Job Contract”, is to encourage employers […]

On the campaign trail, November 2011

Friday, December 2, 2011 The following is the first in a monthly series chronicling the U.S. 2012 presidential election. It will feature original material compiled throughout the previous month after a brief mention of some of the month’s biggest stories. In this month’s edition on the campaign trail: the Party for Socialism and Liberation nominates […]

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