Les Français appelés aux urnes pour les européennes (EN CONTINU)

Près de 47 millions d’électeurs sont appelés aux urnes ce 26 mai afin de désigner les 79 eurodéputés français, parmi 34 listes, qui siégeront au Parlement européen. Au niveau de l’ensemble de l’Union européen, ce sont plus de 750 députés qui seront investis par quelques 427 millions de citoyens des 28 Etats membres. Les bureaux … Continue reading “Les Français appelés aux urnes pour les européennes (EN CONTINU)”

Boondoggle, Inc.

by William D. Hartung and Mandy Smithberger In its latest budget request, the Trump administration is asking for a near-record $750 billion for the Pentagon and related defense activities, an astonishing figure by any measure. If passed by Congress, it will, in fact, be one of the largest military budgets in American history, topping peak … Continue reading “Boondoggle, Inc.”

Elections européennes : les pro-UE donnés en tête en Irlande

Le parti pro-européen du Premier ministre irlandais Leo Varadkar était, selon des sondages, en tête des élections européennes organisées le 24 mai en Irlande comme en République tchèque, au lendemain d’un revers inattendu des eurosceptiques aux Pays-Bas. Les centristes du parti Fine Gael du Premier ministre irlandais étaient en tête dans deux des trois circonscriptions irlandaises, tandis … Continue reading “Elections européennes : les pro-UE donnés en tête en Irlande”

Comment les artistes soviétiques ont révolutionné l’art

Kuzma Petrov-Vodkin, _Fantaise_, 1925 WikiartÀ Paris, du 20 mars au 1er juillet 2019, « Rouge, art et utopie au pays des Soviets », la nouvelle exposition du Grand Palais, nous invite à une promenade artistique et historique – mais peut-être est-ce plutôt « historique et artistique » et c’est bien là toute la question, en nous proposant une déambulation – en … Continue reading “Comment les artistes soviétiques ont révolutionné l’art”

Diplomatic allies urge WHA observer status for Taiwan

A proposal urging Taiwan’s participation in the World Health Assembly as an observer was submitted by 14 of the country’s diplomatic allies to Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, director-general of the World Health Organization, according to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs May 20.   The government and people of Taiwan sincerely appreciate the backing of Belize, … Continue reading “Diplomatic allies urge WHA observer status for Taiwan”

Geneva reception promotes need for Taiwan to participate in activities, mechanisms, meetings of WHO

A reception was hosted May 19 by Taiwan’s representative office in Geneva to promote the need for the country to participate in the activities, mechanisms and meetings of the World Health Organization.   Attended by Health Minister Chen Shih-chung and the visiting Taiwan delegation, the event also involved counterparts and officials from allies Belize, Guatemala, … Continue reading “Geneva reception promotes need for Taiwan to participate in activities, mechanisms, meetings of WHO”

Boondoggle, Inc.: Making Sense of the $1.25 Trillion National Security State Budget

In its latest budget request, the Trump administration is asking for a near-record $750 billion for the Pentagon and related defense activities, an astonishing figure by any measure. If passed by Congress, it will, in fact, be one of the largest military budgets in American history, topping peak levels reached during the Korean and Vietnam … Continue reading “Boondoggle, Inc.: Making Sense of the $1.25 Trillion National Security State Budget”

Ce 3 mai de la neige tombe en Lettonie

Le matin du 3 mai, des chutes de neige ont été enregistrées dans la région historique de Vidzeme, au nord-est de la Lettonie. Sur Rūjiena, près de la frontière entre la Lettonie et l’Estonie, il y avait même une petite couche de neige, mais de la neige a également été signalée dans les villes de … Continue reading “Ce 3 mai de la neige tombe en Lettonie”

Roaming Charges: Biden in Plain Sight

Abandoned passenger car, Astoria, Oregon. Photo: Jeffrey St. Clair. + Joe Biden will never again be more popular than he was the day before he entered the presidential race. Still his residual appeal, a misbegotten nostalgia for the Obama years, vaulted Biden 20 points ahead of his nearest Democratic Party rivals in a Quinnipiac poll … Continue reading “Roaming Charges: Biden in Plain Sight”

MOFA thanks Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania parliamentarians for supporting Taiwan’s WHO participation

The support for Taiwan’s participation in activities, mechanisms and meetings of the World Health Organization by lawmakers from Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania is sincerely appreciated, according to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs May 1.   A total of 80 Lithuanian members of parliament, more than half of the nation’s legislators, signed a letter April 24 … Continue reading “MOFA thanks Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania parliamentarians for supporting Taiwan’s WHO participation”

Russia Slides Out of the Top Five in Global Military Spending in Nominal Terms

Editor’s note: This is only in nominal terms — adjusted for purchasing power Moscow’s $61 billion 2018 spending translates to about $190 billion — nonetheless it doesn’t jibe with the constant scare stories about Russia which is supposedly drooling over the prospect of overruning Latvia or Poland (places which it abandoned 100% voluntarily in 1991) but for … Continue reading “Russia Slides Out of the Top Five in Global Military Spending in Nominal Terms”

The Saker s’entretient avec Dmitry Orlov

« Je pense que l’empire américain est déjà bien fini, mais il n’a pas encore subi de stress-test sérieux, donc personne ne se rend compte que c’est le cas » Par The Saker − Le 16 Avril 2019 − Source thesaker.is via Unz ReviewSi je devais décrire la situation internationale actuelle en utilisant un seul mot, le mot … Continue reading “The Saker s’entretient avec Dmitry Orlov”

Wealthier Countries Have a Bigger Middle Class… Except the US

New research reported by the Deutsche Bank Research shows that, on average, there is a positive (albeit non-linear) relationship between the per capita income and the share of middle class in total population: US as the outlier; a much smaller middle-income class than other similarly wealthy countries There is an exception, however, although DB’s data … Continue reading “Wealthier Countries Have a Bigger Middle Class… Except the US”

How is the European Union comprised?

The European Union is one of the most talked of unions around the world. This is a political and economic confederation. It is founded by 27 states of Europe. Though it was founded in 1993, but the primary formation has taken place earlier in the mid-twentieth century. Looking back at history it can be found … Continue reading “How is the European Union comprised?”

Britain Shakes a Futile Fist and Germany Behaves Sensibly

As Britain staggers from crisis to crisis, with the Brexit debacle rending the country apart, with its prisons in a “disgraceful” state, a knife crime epidemic, and the doctors of its Health Service at “breaking point” it might be imagined that the government would avoid playing futile military games and concentrate on trying to run the country.  But national … Continue reading “Britain Shakes a Futile Fist and Germany Behaves Sensibly”

RussiaGate is Dead! Long Live Russiagate!

Drawing by Nathaniel St. Clair Now that Mueller’s $40 million Humpty Trumpty investigation is over and found wanting of its original purpose (to retire Trump), perhaps the ruling class can return without interruption to the business of destroying the world with ordnance, greenhouse gases, and regime changes. A few more CIA-organized blackouts in Venezuela (it’s … Continue reading “RussiaGate is Dead! Long Live Russiagate!”

Une tête couronnée a du mal à trouver le repos…

… Les leçons que Donald Trump devrait tirer de William Shakespeare Par Martin Sieff – Le 7 avril 2019 – Source Strategic Culture Maintenant que le président Donald Trump a enfin été exonéré du grotesque mensonge de collusion avec la Russie lors de l’élection de 2016, le dirigeant américain devrait faire attention : l’État profond le poursuivra encore, malgré … Continue reading “Une tête couronnée a du mal à trouver le repos…”

EU Threatens to Legalize Human Harm From Pesticides

ILSI-Europe Headquarters, Brussels. Photo: PAN Europe By Hans Muilerman and Jonathan Latham Current EU regulations forbid human exposure to pesticides that are classified as mutagenic, carcinogenic, reprotoxic (toxic for reproduction), persistent or capable of disrupting endocrine systems. By virtue of these and other protective measures EU regulations are considered the gold standard in public protection. … Continue reading “EU Threatens to Legalize Human Harm From Pesticides”

China to Finance Construction of Finland-Estonia Railway Under the Baltic Sea With $15 Billion

The announcement last month that China’s Touchstone Capital Partners plans to extend €15bn to finance the construction of a rail tunnel linking Tallinn and Helsinki highlights how Chinese investment has spread across Central, Southeast and Eastern Europe, especially in the infrastructure sector. The wider region is part of the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), launched … Continue reading “China to Finance Construction of Finland-Estonia Railway Under the Baltic Sea With $15 Billion”

US Signs Lithuania Defense-Cooperation Pact, Violates the Brezhnev Doctrine

Only the Russians aren’t quite so tone-deaf as to actually bring it up Venezuela invites in several dozen Russian military technicians and trainers, the US invokes the Monroe Doctrine saying this violates “the Western Hemisphere’s shared goals of democracy, security, and the rule of law”: The United States will not tolerate hostile foreign military powers … Continue reading “US Signs Lithuania Defense-Cooperation Pact, Violates the Brezhnev Doctrine”

What we need to learn about gender parity in Turkey’s Kurdish municipalities

Turkish citizens went to the polls on March 31 to elect their mayors and local officials. The last regional elections were held on March 30 2014 and resulted in the victory of the governing Justice and Development Party (AKP), which won 43% of the votes. While this year’s elections once again marked a victory for … Continue reading “What we need to learn about gender parity in Turkey’s Kurdish municipalities”