We, anti-imperialist and democratic mass organizations from different countries of Asia, Africa, Latin America, North America, Europe and Oceania, are happy to announce the successful holding of the First International Assembly establishing the International League of Peoples' Struggle (ILPS). This is a historic moment for all progressive forces throughout the world who are fighting for national independence, democracy and social liberation against imperialism and reaction.

The Zimbabwe Human Rights Organisation (ZimRights), once the leading human rights watchdog in the country, is bankrupt. The human rights watchdog went broke following the withdrawal of funding by its major donors who are unhappy with the organisation's in-house squabbles and the alleged infiltration of the group by agents of the Central Intelligence Organisation (CIO), the 'Daily News' reported.

It is common practice in parts of Africa for children to be cared for by wealthier members of their extended families. In return the children undertake household and other chores. What is commonly known but not publicly acknowledged is that some children end up in conditions akin to slavery, writes Cameron Duodu.

A decision by UK drugs giant GlaxoSmithKline to cut the cost of medicines in the developing world has been welcomed by campaigners now calling on the company to take a lead in pushing for a change to global patent rules.

Substantial global consensus already exists that crimes against humanity and war crimes can no longer be swept under the rug. There is also broad recognition of a role for international courts, like the current tribunals examining crimes in the former Yugoslavia and Rwanda, as well as for national courts.

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