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14 Year Old Child Bride Facing Death Penalty for Murdering Husband -

Saturday, November 29, 2014

BREAKING: New Coal Disaster In West Virginia -

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

U.S. Hostage Freed by Colombia’s FARC Rebels (Video) -

Monday, October 28, 2013

Here’s Why The Zimmerman Verdict Matters -

Sunday, July 14, 2013

BREAKING! UK Government Spied On Allies At TWO G20 Summits (Video) -

Sunday, June 16, 2013

Swiss Support Tougher Asylum Legislation as Refugee Numbers Spike -

Monday, June 10, 2013

American Woman Killed in Syria Fighting for Terrorists, Syrian TV Claims (Video) -

Friday, May 31, 2013

CO2 in the Air Reached its Highest Level in Human History -

Friday, May 10, 2013

Terms of the New Abortion Bill Agreed by Irish Cabinet -

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Boston In Lockdown As Manhunt Intensifies -

Friday, April 19, 2013

2 Dead, Dozens Injured After Boston Marathon Bombing -

Monday, April 15, 2013

Fast Food Workers in New York Stage Surprise Strike -

Saturday, April 6, 2013

N. Korean Rhetoric Provokes Missile Shield Deployment -

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Eyewitness Accounts from Meiktila Massacre -

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Sudan to Free All Political Prisoners -

Monday, April 1, 2013

A New Free Press In Burma Juxtaposed With Genocide: The World Will Be Watching -

Friday, March 29, 2013

Pressure Builds to End Ethnic Violence in Myanmar -

Friday, March 29, 2013

Activists Demand Action As Further Genocide Looms -

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Cyprus Reaches Last-Minute Bailout Deal With EU -

Monday, March 25, 2013

Myanmar Muslims Brace for Possible Genocide -

Sunday, March 24, 2013

Spaniards Protest Crashing Austerity and Corruption

Thousands of protestors marched the streets of Spain today to protest extreme austerity measures, privatization of their public services and political corruption.

Spain’s conservative government passed the austerity measures in order to control euro zone’s highest budget deficit stricken economy, that was racked by a burst housing bubble in 2008.

Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy has introduced some of the deepest budget cuts in Spain’s democratic history, but the cuts have only scratched the surface of the budget shortfall which is expected to be more than double in 2014.

Recently surfaced allegations, that the ruling Popular Party (PP) politicians, including Prime Minister Rajoy and ministers in his government have been receiving sums of money from secret slush funds provided by construction firms and other businesses, further outraged the already suffering public.

Currently, Spain’s unemployment rate is at 26%, 55% for young adults. The country is battling with mass unemployment, low wages and the destruction of social services by austerity measures implemented by the PP.

Over a million people have already demanded that Rajoy resigns, and thousands have participated in protests outside the PP’s Madrid headquarters, earlier in the month, after the corruption allegations surfaced.

Spain has been experiencing frequent public demonstrations since thousands of Spaniards took to the streets in 2011, setting up a protest camp in Madrid’s Puerta del Sol square.

Protests coincided with a court appearance by the Spanish king’s son-in-law to face fraud charges and the anniversary of an attempted coup in February 23, 1981, by right-wing officers to crush Spain’s new democracy.

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Emine Dilek (194 Posts)

Publisher/Managing Editor: Progressive Press. Contributing Editor: WVoN-Women's Views on News. Columnist: Palm Beach Woman Magazine. Former executive producer and radio host: WVR -Women's Voice Radio, Human Rights/Peace Activist, Aspiring Author/ Journalist/ Poet/ Blogger. Emine also appears as a revolving guest on PNN radio show -international political analyst-, and had been a guest on Liberal Fix and Brian Hammer Jackson Show. Her articles have been published in various publications such as The Vibe UK, The New Agenda, W.E.A Women @ Work, Amazing Women Rock and ICAHK.