Poland must rediscover the true meaning of solidarity

On 11 September an “autumn of discontent” started in Poland. The three union federations – Solidarność (Solidarity), the post-communist All-Poland Alliance of Trade Unions (OPZZ) and the Trade Unions Forum (FZZ) – together organised four days of action against the recent austerity measures of the Civic Platform government (the party’s majority now teetering on the […]

Gianni Versace’s Florida mansion goes up for auction

Snake-haired, golden Medusa heads still glint from the gates, the swimming pool and flower pots at 1116 Ocean Drive, vestiges of the glamour the fashion designer Gianni Versace brought to South Beach before his death on his own front steps.Though the Versace family hasn’t owned the ocean-front mansion since 2000, auctioneers hope the Italian designer’s […]

Happy Hooligans recognize Outstanding Airmen of the Year award winners

FARGO, N.D. — The North Dakota Air National Guard, known as the “Happy Hooligans,” recognized the organization’s top noncommissioned officers and unit members of the year, March 7, during its 2014 Outstanding Airmen of the Year banquet, which was held at the Courtyard by Marriott in Moorhead, Minnesota.Fifteen airmen were nominated for the award based […]

USC study shows Southern California cities more multiracial

Lead author Dowell Myers Southern California cities now are significantly more multiracial than 20 years ago, according to a new USC analysis released on March 1. The percentage of multiracial cities in the five-county area climbed from 51.2 percent to 61.5 percent from 1990 to 2010, the report by the Population Dynamics Research Group at […]

Ulster Unionist party elects Mike Nesbitt as leader

The former TV news anchor Mike Nesbitt has been elected as the new leader of the Ulster Unionist party.The ex-Ulster Television news reader won a decisive victory on Saturday at the party’s annual general meeting in Belfast over his only rival for the post, John McCallister.Nesbitt won 536 of the delegates’ votes, as opposed to […]

Sreepur Christmas cards give maximum returns

For several years Guardian Money has highlighted how little of the purchase price of Christmas cards goes to the charity concerned, but two years ago we found what we thought might be the best Christmas card ever – one in which the charity received 100% of the purchase price.The Sreepur Village charity, two hours north […]

George Zimmerman interviewed by Univision in first of three TV chats

George Zimmerman, the Florida neighbourhood watch leader who last year was acquitted of murdering the teenager Trayvon Martin in a case which led to increased tension over issues of race, has given an interview to the Spanish-language channel Univision. In the conversation, broadcast at 7pm ET on Sunday, he says: “Honestly, I want to live […]

Congress vote on EU carbon scheme may block US airlines from paying

Congress threatened to bring chaos to European Union airports on Tuesday, moving towards a vote on a measure that would ban US carriers from paying for their carbon emissions.The Senate’s commerce, science and transportation committee cleared the way for a floor vote on a bill that would make it illegal for US carriers to comply […]

Afghans Honor Fallen Hero in Panjshir

Combined Joint Task Force-82Combined Press Information CenterPANJSHIR, Afghanistan – Afghanistan’s national hero, Ahmed Shah Massoud, was remembered here yesterday by more than 4,000 Afghans. The First Vice President of Afghanistan and several parliamentarians, as well as, ambassadors from France, Germany, Canada and the International Security Assistance Force joined the crowdAfter paying homage at Massoud’s tomb […]

Young students honor Iwo Jima survivors with songs, poetry

SHEPPARD AIR FORCE BASE, Texas – History came to life in the form of three bus loads of aging gentlemen and their families for students and staff of Sheppard Air Force Base Elementary School, Texas during a veterans program, Feb. 13, 2015.The throaty rumble of the Patriot Guard Riders’ motorcycles and the flashing lights of […]

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