Sheldon Silver Former New York Assembly Speaker Sentenced to Prison

Sheldon Silver Former New York Assembly Speaker Sentenced to Prison

Sheldon Silver, 72, the former assembly speaker of New York has been sentenced to 12 years in prison for corruption. Silver was convicted November 2015 and has been awaiting sentencing for the past five months. United States Attorney Preet Bharara launched the campaign against corruption among New York legislators with Silver at the center of his efforts. […]

Vietnamese Stage Protest Against Taiwanese Steel Mill

Vietnamese Stage Protest Against Taiwanese Steel Mill

Hanoi, Vietnam, was the scene of a protest on May 1, 2016. According to Reuters, protesting is a rarity in Vietnam. However, people gathered to voice complaints against a steel plant that is operated by Taiwan’s Formosa Plastics. They also expressed dismay over the Vietnamese government’s investigation of the mysterious deaths of “thousands of tons” […]

Worker’s Day in Istanbul Creates Conflict Between Police and Protestors

Worker’s Day in Istanbul Creates Conflict Between Police and Protestors

In Istanbul, Turkey, on May 1, 2016, the police confronted illegal protesters in Taksim Square. According to Reuters, there were several hundred people pushing to get into the square in protest. The Turkish authorities used tear gas and water cannons in response to those who chose to confront the police. In preparation for the protest, […]

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