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""When the minority children got in the pool all of the Caucasian children immediately exited the pool," Horace Gibson, parent of a day camp child, wrote in an email. "The pool attendants came and told the black children that they did not allow minorities in the club and needed the children to leave immediately.""
Marxist geographer and anthropologist David Harvey in conversation with Chris Harman about the current financial crisis.
Some 70,000 construction workers in South Africa have gone on strike, halting work on stadiums being built for the 2010 World Cup.
Unions are threatening to continue the strike as long as necessary if their demands for a 13% wage increase are not met. Organisers say they are confident the grounds will still be ready, unless the strike continues for months."
"In a conversation with the American Presiden,t Zyuganov said that the Communists would strongly defend the national and state security interests of their country. "Today Obama has a chance to take a step toward Russia: to stop the expansion of NATO and to abandon the missile defense system in Europe, which nobody wants, and to think about how to work together for answers to global challenges of our time.""
"В разговоре с американским президентом Г.А. Зюганов подчеркнул, что коммунисты будут твердо отстаивать национально-государственные интересы и безопасность нашей страны. «Сегодня у Обамы есть шанс сделать шаг навстречу России: прекратить расширение НАТО, отказаться от никому не нужной ПРО в Европе, подумать о том, как вместе искать ответы на глобальные вызовы современности."