Bank of Ireland Freezes Cuba Transfers

August 26, 2014 | 5 comments

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.

Hip-Hop Voices Talib Kweli & Rosa Clemente in Ferguson

August 25, 2014 | 1 Comment »

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.

Recalling the Soviet Invasion of Czechoslovakia

August 25, 2014 | 4 comments

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.

TS Cristobal Forms Northeast of Cuba

August 24, 2014 | No Comments »

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.

This Week in Palestine Aug. 16-22

August 23, 2014 | No Comments »

Welcome to this Week in Palestine, a service of the International Middle East Media Center,, 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 will not be punished for visiting Cuba

August 22, 2014 | 23 comments

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.

Stop the Violence from Ferguson to Gaza

August 20, 2014 | 2 comments

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.

Ferguson, USA Protests Draw Non-Violence Activists

August 19, 2014 | 4 comments

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.

Palestine During the Week of August 9-15

August 15, 2014 | 2 comments

As a new five days ceasefire took effect in Gaza this week, Israeli army violations were reported. In the meantime Israeli attacks in both the West Bank and Gaza left at least a dozen civilians killed.

Round Two of Cuba-EU Talks Aug. 27-28

August 13, 2014 | 1 Comment »

Representatives of Cuba and the European Union meet in Brussels on August 27 and 28 for the second round of negotiations for the signing of a new pact that will include aspects o fpolitical dialogue, cooperation and trade, said European authorities.