Numbers given by the six major Kabul hospitals speak of at least 14 dead and 140 wounded, many in very serious condition. They all fell victim to Afghan police Kalashnikovs and machine-gun-wielding Marines who opened fire on a crowd of protesters during last Monday’s riot in Kabul. At just one hospital run by Italian NGO Emergency, six people died of the approximately sixty admitted. Some of those in less serious condition talked to us about what happened
The shopping list is precise but costly: 5 naval units, 5 helicopters and an agreement on a plan to control and dispose of immigrants that have arrived in the Canary Islands. The request aimed at member countries of the European Union was made by Spain that constantly finds itself exposed, with its archipelago on the southern edge of the Union, to landings along its coastline by clandestine refugees
Violent clashes between university students and the police have shaken Managua, the capital of Nicaragua. The increase in bus fares, decided arbitrarily and unilaterally by the cooperatives that have a monopoly in the “public” transport sector, has once again provoked the reaction of university students who for the first time have the support of some secondary school students
Kayapò Indians protest against the construction of dams along the Xingu River in the Brazilian Amazon
"It was the first time I saw the Pyramids and the Sphinx and it’s difficult to understand how it was built by the Hebrew people. This place is part of our history. In that time, the Hebrew people were slaves in Egypt – today we are free people but still a long way to ultimate freedom"
The reconstruction of the massacre of Haditha has dumbfounded those who, in spite of everything, still insist on considering the occupation of Iraq as a mission for peace. It has never been this and Haditha represents only the most recent event in an ordeal which the Iraqi civilian population has been undergoing since 2003