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S. African ruling party says “imperialist forces” attempted to assassinate Venezuelan president – Xinhua


CAPE TOWN, Aug. 5 (Xinhua) — The ruling African National Congress (ANC) on Sunday accused “regime-change agents and imperialist forces” of attempting to assassinate Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro.

“It is clear that regime-change agents and imperialist forces do not want to accept or respect the independence of the people of Venezuela and their democratically elected government,” the ANC said in a statement emailed to Xinhua.

Maduro escaped unharmed from an attempted attack of explosive-laden drones on Saturday. At least two explosions in aerial devices reportedly occurred in front of the president’s podium as Maduro was delivering a keynote address on the 81st anniversary of the National Bolivarian Guard.

Maduro blamed the attack on far-right factions in Venezuela and conspirators in…

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Work on Caribbean island airport halted by court ruling | World news


A high court has suspended all construction work on a controversial airport development on the unspoilt Caribbean island of Barbuda that residents say will devastate its fragile ecosystem.

Antigua and Barbuda high court of justice granted an interim injunction to prevent building work on the airport from continuing during a legal challenge against the territory’s government over the international airport development.

The Barbudans who brought the case, John Mussington, a school principal and marine biologist, and Jacklyn Frank, a social worker, welcomed the court’s decision. They are being represented by Leslie Thomas QC, a London-based lawyer at Garden Court chambers, who also represents some of the survivors and bereaved relatives at the Grenfell inquiry.

The injunction was granted…

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Caribbean News – Virginia AG Appeals In Resentencing Ruling Case Of Jamaican Sniper


Lee Malvo (c) in July 2003 (Photo credit: LUKE FRAZZA/AFP/Getty Images)

News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Fri. July 6, 2018: Virginia’s Attorney General, Mark Herrin, has filed an appeal against a ruling allowing for the re-sentencing of Jamaican-born, convicted sniper killer, Lee Boyd Malvo.

Herring filed the appeal after a Fourth Circuit ruling allowed for the resentencing of Malvo, one of two “DC Snipers,” who was 17 at the time of the murders.

Malvo and John Allen Muhammad, then 41, killed 17 people in a crime spree that terrorized the suburbs of the nation’s capital in the fall of 2002.

Muhammad was sentenced to death and executed in 2009. Malvo struck a deal and was sentenced to four life sentences for his crimes in Virginia though he faced charges in other states…

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S. African ruling party warns U.S. of unintended consequences from trade wars – Xinhua


CAPE TOWN, July 4 (Xinhua) — The ruling African National Congress (ANC) on Wednesday warned the United States of unintended consequences arising from its trade wars with other countries.

This came after the South African rand continued its depreciation and the fuel price skyrocketed to its highest level ever.

The ruling party blamed the United States for the rand depreciation and the fuel price hike.

“The rand depreciation is beyond our control and is fueled largely by U.S. trade wars, the selling of assets in emerging markets and portfolio outflows,” the party said in a statement emailed to Xinhua.

“We also accept that the fuel price increase is inevitable due to global crude oil prices increases” as a result U.S.-imposed sanctions on some oil producing countries, the ANC said.

The ANC…

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The Anti-Union Janus Ruling Is Going to Hit Black Women the Hardest


Wednesday, Jun 27, 2018, 11:59 am

BY Miles Kampf-Lassin

Public sector unions have long been a source of economic power for African-American women. (Spencer Platt/Getty Images)  

Today, John Roberts’ Supreme Court handed down its much-anticipated ruling in Janus v. AFSCME, a decision that is poised to defang public sector unions and curtail the power of an already beleaguered U.S. labor movement. Because public-sector unions disproportionately empower and protect African-American women, this class of hyper-exploited workers is poised to be hit hardest by the anti-union ruling.

At stake in the case was whether unions would be able to continue collecting dues from non-members who work under collective bargaining agreements. This precedent, established under the 1977 Abood v. Detroit Board…

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AFC welcomes CCJ term limits ruling – Stabroek News


The Alliance For Change – part of the governing coalition – today welcomed the Caribbean Court of Justice’s decision upholding presidential term limits.

An edited version of the party’s statement follows:

CCJ decision consistent with Guyana’s constitution – AFC

The Alliance For Change believes that the decision of the Caribbean Court of Justice in the case of the Attorney General of Guyana vs Cedric Richardson is consistent with the Constitution of Guyana and what it intends. Presidential term limit is an essential feature of modern democratic societies to which Guyana has subscribed and we must not be bullied into regression to satisfy the power-hungry ambitions of one man.

This decision by Guyana’s highest court reaffirms the paramountcy of the rule of law and of the sovereignty of…

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