This week an open-ended Egyptian mediated ceasefire ended the 50 days long Israeli war on Gaza. Regardless, at least 22 people were killed in Gaza this week. And in the West Bank Israeli soldiers killed one child.
The Bank of Ireland began to prevent all financial transfers to Cuba in recent weeks because of a business relationship with a US bank, reported the Irish Times newspaper.
Mourners are gathering in St. Louis today for the funeral of Michael Brown, the unarmed African-American teenager killed by a white police officer on August 9.
For some August 20 is just another day. For me it’s a date that’s been marked forever as the end of the period known as the Prague spring. It was on this fatal day that 200,000 soldiers from the Warsaw pact, principally from the “Glorious Red Army of the Soviet Union”, equipped with 2,300 tanks invaded Czechoslovakia.
Tropical Storm Cristobal formed early Sunday near the Dominican Republic, and is currently moving in a northwestwardly direction towards the southeastern Bahamas. The storm is not expected to have any effect on Cuba.
Welcome to this Week in Palestine, a service of the International Middle East Media Center, www.imemc.org, for August 16th to the 22nd, 2014. This week, Egyptian mediated talks end with renewed Israeli attacks targeting the Gaza strip claiming the life of over 60 civilians.
Beyonce and Jay-Z did not violate US sanctions against Cuba by traveling to the island last year, according to a report by the Office of the Inspector General of the US Treasury Department.
Just days after her 90th birthday, Holocaust survivor Hedy Epstein was arrested Monday in St. Louis when she was part of a protest outside Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon’s office. Epstein was born in Germany and left in 1939 on a Kindertransport to England.
As protests continue in Ferguson, activists are traveling to Missouri to join the movement in solidarity. We speak with one activist who has just arrived to Ferguson from Florida, Phillip Agnew, the executive director of Dream Defenders, a network of youth of color and their allies who engage in nonviolent civil disobedience and civic engagement to bring about social change.