Back in April the judicial authorities issued threats to imprison the workers and militants occupying the Cipla and Interfibra factories in Joinville, Brazil. Now at last the campaign we played a big role in promoting has at least achieved a partial victory. Serge Goulart wrote to us explaining the present state of play.

Last week the ultra-right wing US fanatic Pat Robertson made a public statement on TV calling for the assassination of Hugo Chavez. Josh Lucker in the USA looks at who Pat Robertson is and looks at his track record.