Oligarch Who Bankrolled Ukraine’s New President Calls for Kiev to Default on IMF Debt

Kolomoisky has a grudge with IMF because it backed the nationalization of his failed and corrupt bank and now stands in the way of him getting it back Ukraine’s new president Volodymyr Zelensky should follow Greece and reject the International Monetary Fund’s austerity programme or default on its external debt, according to his contentious oligarch … Continue reading “Oligarch Who Bankrolled Ukraine’s New President Calls for Kiev to Default on IMF Debt”

Sanders, Warren, and Wyden Slam Assange Indictment, a Renegade Use of the Espionage Act to Criminalize Journalism

The Justice Department filed 17 charges against WikiLeaks co-founder Julian Assange on Thursday, deploying the controversial Espionage Act as a cudgel against First Amendment protections and press freedom. It’s the first time the U.S. government has used the Espionage Act to prosecute a publisher, according to the Committee to Protect Journalists.   Democratic presidential candidates … Continue reading “Sanders, Warren, and Wyden Slam Assange Indictment, a Renegade Use of the Espionage Act to Criminalize Journalism”

Comment les états s’emparent des enfants et les parents sont déchus de leur autorité…

La Suède apparaît sous un jour particulièrement horrible. Idem pour l’Allemagne, Norvège, Angleterre où les enfants sont enlevés sous tous les prétextes. Tout cela au nom du droit des enfants ! Pendant ce temps, l’UNESCO fait la promotion de l’éducation à la sexualité, hors de toute morale, sur la base des “travaux” du détraqué Alfred … Continue reading “Comment les états s’emparent des enfants et les parents sont déchus de leur autorité…”

Charging Julian Assange With Espionage Could Make His Extradition to the U.S. Less Likely

By charging Julian Assange with 17 violations of America’s World War I-era Espionage Act on Thursday, federal prosecutors in Virginia might have undermined their own chances of securing the extradition of the WikiLeaks founder from the United Kingdom. That’s because the new charges relate not to any arcane interpretation of computer hacking laws, but to … Continue reading “Charging Julian Assange With Espionage Could Make His Extradition to the U.S. Less Likely”

War is War on Mother Earth

Drawing by Nathaniel St. Clair “In order to achieve the massive systemic and cultural transformations required for mitigating climate change…we’re going to have to deal with the socially sanctioned, institutionalized violence perpetrated by U.S. foreign policy that is pouring fuel on the fire of global warming.” – Stacy Bannerman Climate Change Causes War  There is … Continue reading “War is War on Mother Earth”

The Espionage Act and Julian Assange

It seemed flimsy from the start, but the US Department of Justice is keen to get their man. What has certainly transpired of late is that Mike Pompeo was being unusually faithful to the truth when director of the CIA: every means would be found to prosecute the case against WikiLeaks and Julian Assange. His … Continue reading “The Espionage Act and Julian Assange”

Ephéméride des luttes : 24 mai

De l’éphéméride des luttes du 24 mai, gardons l’héritage de la Commune, des journées de Mai et de la solidarité internationaliste. C’est aussi grâce aux barricades d’hier et nous pouvons monter celles d’aujourd’hui et continuer le combat. 1856 : Aux États-Unis, le groupe de John Brown, qui a pris les armes contre l’esclavagisme, finit par … Continue reading “Ephéméride des luttes : 24 mai”

A Second Look at Neflix

Just over five years ago, I posted two articles to CounterPunch arguing against a Netflix subscription. At the time, Netflix was positioned as a dispenser of Hollywood movies and, as such, not worth your money. Since then, the streaming service has moved away from the kind of fare that can be found on Hulu, Vudu, … Continue reading “A Second Look at Neflix”

Elections européennes : six pays vus par six experts

Dimanche 26 mai, les Français voteront pour désigner leurs représentants aux élections parlementaires européennes. The Conversation France a demandé leur point de vue à des spécialistes originaires de six pays européens : la République tchèque, l’Allemagne, l’Italie, les Pays-Bas et la Suède, ainsi que la Norvège, où vivent de nombreux citoyens de l’UE et qui fait partie de … Continue reading “Elections européennes : six pays vus par six experts”

Senate Committee Votes to Raise Defense Spending for Second Year in a Row to $750 Billion

The Senate Armed Services Committee advanced a major defense spending bill in a closed session this week, agreeing to the Trump administration’s $750 billion request and raising U.S. defense spending to levels not seen since the height of the Iraq War. If it passes the House and Senate, the bill would authorize the second major … Continue reading “Senate Committee Votes to Raise Defense Spending for Second Year in a Row to $750 Billion”

Les Etats-Unis annoncent 17 nouvelles inculpations contre Julian Assange

Le 23 mai, les Etats-Unis ont annoncé, via le département de la Justice, 17 nouveaux chefs d’inculpation contre le créateur de Wikileaks, Julien Assange. Les Etats-Unis reprochent à Julien Assange d’avoir notamment mis en danger certaines de leurs sources lors de la publication en 2010 d’environ 750 000 documents militaires et diplomatiques. Dans un tweet, … Continue reading “Les Etats-Unis annoncent 17 nouvelles inculpations contre Julian Assange”

EU elections: Six countries seen by six experts

In advance of the 2019 elections for the European Parliament, The Conversation France asked experts from six European countries to weigh in : The Czech Republic, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands and Sweden, as well as Norway, home to a large number of EU citizens and also a member European Economic Area. They look at how … Continue reading “EU elections: Six countries seen by six experts”

Voulons-nous vraiment d’une Europe plus sociale ?

L’Union européenne doit-elle être plus ambitieuse dans le domaine social, ou convient-il au contraire d’oublier cette chimère face aux orientations nationalistes actuelles ? La réponse devra venir des citoyens européens eux-mêmes. Le point de vue de Cédric Rio, philosophe, membre de l’Observatoire des inégalités. En novembre 2017, suite au Sommet social de Göteborg, en Suède, … Continue reading “Voulons-nous vraiment d’une Europe plus sociale ?”

Affaire des faux billets, Thione Seck libéré pour vice de procédure

Thione Ballago Seck est libre ! Poursuivi pour détention de faux signes monétaires, de blanchiment d’argent, de tentative d’escroquerie et d’association de malfaiteurs, Thione Seck a bénéficié de l’application de l’article 55 du code de procédure pénale. “Le tribunal, statuant en matière correctionnelle et en première ressort, déclare l’exception sur le défaut de base légale, … Continue reading “Affaire des faux billets, Thione Seck libéré pour vice de procédure”

Le métier de diplomate : Un portrait vérité, par Guillaume Berlat

Source : Proche & Moyen-Orient, Guillaume Berlat, 15-04-2019 Quantité n’est pas nécessairement synonyme de qualité. Nous en avons la preuve en découvrant l’abondante offre de littérature que nous proposent nos libraires préférés (voir quelques sites internet spécialisés). Les sommes ne sont pas automatiquement signe d’additions de bonnes idées. La longueur du propos est parfois le … Continue reading “Le métier de diplomate : Un portrait vérité, par Guillaume Berlat”

Le «Flygskam» et le spectre d’une taxe sur le kérosène angoissent le secteur du transport aérien  

«Ce mouvement m’inquiète parce qu’il est fondé sur une totale méconnaissance de ce que l’industrie aéronautique et les compagnies aériennes font pour limiter leur empreinte carbone […] depuis plus de dix ans», déclarait le 22 mai sur les ondes de RTL Alexandre de Juniac, ancien président d’Air France et Air France-KLM (2011 à 2016) actuellement … Continue reading “Le «Flygskam» et le spectre d’une taxe sur le kérosène angoissent le secteur du transport aérien  “

Military Spending: The “Great Power Competition”

Researchers at the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) have concluded that military spending is skyrocketing around the world. According to a report published by the institute in April, the world spent $1.8 trillion on military expenditure in 2018 (2.1 … The post Military Spending: The “Great Power Competition” appeared first on Global Research.

Feu vert du Sénat à la taxe GAFA pour imposer les géants du numérique

Le Sénat à majorité de droite a voté à main levée, dans la nuit de mardi à mercredi, en première lecture, l’instauration d’une taxe sur les géants du numérique portée par Bruno Le Maire, inscrivant dans le texte son caractère temporaire, rapporte l’AFP. La «taxe Gafa» (acronyme de Google, Amazon, Facebook et Apple), déjà adoptée … Continue reading “Feu vert du Sénat à la taxe GAFA pour imposer les géants du numérique”

Un Ramadhan dans une prison à ciel ouvert

Avec 53% de taux de chômage, 70% chez les jeunes, selon la Banque mondiale, l’enclave palestinienne est l’un des rares endroits au monde où il est presque impossible de trouver un poste de travail fixe ou même temporaire. En septembre 2015, un rapport de la Cnuced, l’organe de l’ONU chargé des questions de développement et … Continue reading “Un Ramadhan dans une prison à ciel ouvert”

Vietnam Startup Wins $1 Million Grand Prize at 2019 Startup World Cup

May 21, 2019 Picture:  Regional Winners from Around the World Competed for a $1 Million Investment at the Grand Finale Event in San Francisco SAN FRANCISCO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Months of preparation and pitching by hundreds of entrepreneurs around the world came down to 12 finalists at the Startup World Cup Grand Finale event on Friday, May 17, … Continue reading “Vietnam Startup Wins $1 Million Grand Prize at 2019 Startup World Cup”

Elections to the European Parliament. War against the Right

It became known earlier that, expecting the forthcoming elections to the European Parliament, liberal forces of the EU are giving their best to prevent right-wing parties from strengthening their position. Swedish politician Anna Maria Corazza Bildt believes that the current alignment of forces in the EP looks ‘scarily’, and ‘only determined joint efforts’ (of center … Continue reading “Elections to the European Parliament. War against the Right”

Assange and the Swedish Judicial Process: The Missing Step

In Sweden, prosecutors have applied to the Swedish courts to issue a warrant for Julian’s arrest. There is a tremendous back story to that simple statement. The European Arrest Warrant must be issued from one country to another by a … The post Assange and the Swedish Judicial Process: The Missing Step appeared first on … Continue reading “Assange and the Swedish Judicial Process: The Missing Step”

Custer’s Last Stand Meets Global Warming

Photograph Source: Charles Marion Russell – Public Domain A recent article in Arctic News on the outlook for global warming foresees a frightening scenario lurking right around the corner. Hopefully, the article’s premise of impending runaway global warming (“RGW”) is off the mark, by a lot. More to the point, off by really a lot … Continue reading “Custer’s Last Stand Meets Global Warming”

Ephéméride des luttes : 21 mai

Ce 21 mai, l’éphéméride des luttes est particulièrement chargée. Aujourd’hui, nous sommes des millions en grève, nos Communes se défendent, la répression est féroce. Mais on ne désarme pas. 1871 : C’est la Commune de Paris qui commence à finir : début de la Semaine Sanglante, où des dizaines de milliers de communards seront fusillés … Continue reading “Ephéméride des luttes : 21 mai”

Foreign military bases are threat to East Africa-Report

London, May 19, 2019 (AltAfrica)-Western nations such as US, China and emerging military powers such as India and Turkey are projecting their military might throughout East Africa rather than the interest of the region, a new report says. The study carried out by the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (Sipri) noted that some of these … Continue reading “Foreign military bases are threat to East Africa-Report”

InnoVEX Returns in 2019 for New Thinking, New Engineering, and New Future

May 19, 2019 Picture:  TAIPEI, Taiwan, May 17, 2019 –( ASIA TODAY )– InnoVEX is the startup focused special exhibition of COMPUTEX. Started in 2016, the event has continued to see significant growth every year. InnoVEX saw a 20% growth between 2018 and 2019; with current exhibitors numbering 467 startup teams from 24 countries & … Continue reading “InnoVEX Returns in 2019 for New Thinking, New Engineering, and New Future”

Poor Marks to Poverty: 5 IIT-ians Who Overcame All Odds to Crack JEE

It is often the struggles in the path that make the person worthy of the success they achieve. What doesn’t kill you, makes you stronger, after all. The Better India usually brings you success stories of people who have overcome physical, financial and academic difficulties to finally excel in their chosen fields. Each story is … Continue reading “Poor Marks to Poverty: 5 IIT-ians Who Overcame All Odds to Crack JEE”

POURQUOI L’AMERIQUE S’ATTAQUE À L’IRAN ?

Attention. D. Trump n’est un clown, ni un demeuré. Il sait parfaitement ce qu’il fait pourquoi il le fait et au service de qui il le fait. POURQUOI L’AMERIQUE S’ATTAQUE À L’IRAN ? Abdelhak Benelhadj, Le Quotidien d’Oran, J. 16 mai 2019 L’histoire bégaye. * Prenant prétexte de l’« attaque » de deux de ses … Continue reading “POURQUOI L’AMERIQUE S’ATTAQUE À L’IRAN ?”

Head of Swedish Bar Association Condemns the Handling of the Assange Case in the UK and Sweden as Deplorable

This article was written by Anne Ramberg, who happens to be the Secretary General of the Swedish Bar Association, the professional body of lawyers in that country.  The article has been translated by Marcello Ferrada de Noli, Swedish professor emeritus … The post Head of Swedish Bar Association Condemns the Handling of the Assange Case … Continue reading “Head of Swedish Bar Association Condemns the Handling of the Assange Case in the UK and Sweden as Deplorable”

Iran Notes

“Boys go to Baghdad, but real men go to Tehran” – Bush official, 2003 Gibbon in his The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire writes of the Romans, “They endeavored to convince mankind that their motive was not the temptation of conquest but was actuated by the love of order and justice.” West Asia, the Middle East … Continue reading “Iran Notes”

Lowering Your Risk of Alzheimer’s Disease

In 1901, when Dr. Alois Alzheimer started talking to his patient Mrs. Auguste Deter, a 50-year-old patient, he immediately realized that there was something wrong with her. Her responses to his questions were not only repetitive and wrong, but she quickly seemed to forget them. Sadly, she was aware of her helplessness, which caused her … Continue reading “Lowering Your Risk of Alzheimer’s Disease”

Ephéméride des luttes : 14 mai

Ce 14 mai, l’éphéméride des luttes a une odeur incendiaire. Aujourd’hui, on perd des camarades, mais on répond aux agressions, et on perfectionne la recette de certains cocktails. 1811 : A Asuncion au Paraguay, naissance d’un mouvement révolutionnaire qui cherche à s’indépendantiser de la colonisation européenne. 1833 : Le Parlement Anglais approuve l’abolition de l’esclavage … Continue reading “Ephéméride des luttes : 14 mai”

La Suède relance les poursuites pour viol contre Julian Assange

Faute de pouvoir faire avancer l’enquête, la justice suédoise avait abandonné les poursuites en mai 2017. La justice suédoise a annoncé, lundi 13 mai, relancer les poursuites pour viol contre Julian Assange, arrêté le 11 avril à Londres après plus de six ans passés dans l’ambassade d’Equateur de la capitale britannique. Eva-Marie Persson, procureure adjointe, … Continue reading “La Suède relance les poursuites pour viol contre Julian Assange”

Pour le rédacteur en chef de WikiLeaks, Julian Assange est poursuivi pour avoir «publié la vérité»

Un mois après son arrestation, Julian Assange se retrouve à nouveau dans le collimateur de la justice suédoise qui a décidé de relancer les poursuites pour viol à son encontre. Interrogé par RT France sur ce nouvel épisode judiciaire, Kristinn Hrafnsson, rédacteur en chef de WikiLeaks, a affirmé en préambule de son intervention que Julian … Continue reading “Pour le rédacteur en chef de WikiLeaks, Julian Assange est poursuivi pour avoir «publié la vérité»”

Existe-t-il un islam européen ?

Plusieurs scientifiques, notamment dans les sciences sociales, ont tenté de savoir s’il est possible de parler d’un islam typiquement européen. Le politologue allemand Bassam Tibi, par exemple, a inventé la notion d’« euro-islam » déjà en 1995 dans l’ouvrage édité Islams d’Europe : intégration ou insertion communautaire ?, notion qui est encore aujourd’hui très débattue. Selon Bassam Tibi, les musulman·e·s … Continue reading “Existe-t-il un islam européen ?”

The doner kebab, an unlikely symbol of European identity

The doner kebab, a typical “German” meal? Jason M Ramos, CC BYHas the doner kebab become a political issue in Europe? While the idea might seem humorous, this is a serious question. Alongside the hamburger, the doner kebab is one of France’s most popular fast-food dishes. It has also attracted unexpected attention and controversy, and … Continue reading “The doner kebab, an unlikely symbol of European identity”

Lawyer for Assange Rape Accuser Holds Presser Amid Case Reopening (VIDEO)

“I expect that this will result in a criminal charge”, Swedish attorney Elisabeth Massi Fritz for the alleged victim stated. Swedish prosecutors are reopening a preliminary investigation into sexual assault allegations against Julian Assange, the WikiLeaks founder currently detained in the United Kingdom, Deputy Director of Public Prosecutions Eva-Marie Persson said earlier in the day. The request to reopen the investigation into the rape … Continue reading “Lawyer for Assange Rape Accuser Holds Presser Amid Case Reopening (VIDEO)”

Arundhati Roy on Why She Admires WikiLeaks & Opposes Assange’s Extradition to the U.S.

In Sweden, prosecutors are reopening an investigation into sexual assault allegations against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, and are seeking his extradition to face charges in Sweden. Prosecutors had dropped the investigation in 2017 because they said the case could not proceed while Assange was holed up at the Ecuadorian embassy in London, where he lived … Continue reading “Arundhati Roy on Why She Admires WikiLeaks & Opposes Assange’s Extradition to the U.S.”

The “Swedish Allegations” Concerning Julian Assange

The Facts There is widespread media misreporting about allegations made against Julian Assange in Sweden in 2010. Here are the facts: First, Assange was always willing to answer any questions from the Swedish authorities and repeatedly offered to do … The post The “Swedish Allegations” Concerning Julian Assange appeared first on Global Research.

Sweden Reopens Investigation of Julian Assange for Rape, Complicating U.S. Extradition

Sweden’s Prosecution Authority reopened an investigation of Julian Assange for rape on Monday, and will seek his extradition from Britain, the country’s deputy director of public prosecution, Eva-Marie Persson, told reporters in Stockholm. “On 20 August 2010, a police report was made regarding a suspected rape in Enköping, Sweden on 17 August 2010. The alleged … Continue reading “Sweden Reopens Investigation of Julian Assange for Rape, Complicating U.S. Extradition”

Sweden Reopens 9-Year Old Rape Investigation Against Julian Assange; Seeks His Extradition

The Swedish prosecuting authority announced at a Stockholm press conference Monday that Sweden would seek Assange’s extradition from Britain to face investigation on a nearly decade-old allegation of sexual assault.  Sweden’s deputy director of public prosecution, Eva-Marie Persson, said Monday…Read more →

Suède : la justice relance les poursuites pour viol contre Julian Assange

La justice suédoise a annoncé ce 13 mai la réouverture de l’enquête pour viol contre le fondateur de WikiLeaks Julian Assange, espérant le voir comparaître devant un tribunal avant la prescription du crime échéant en 2020. «J’ai décidé aujourd’hui de rouvrir l’enquête», a ainsi annoncé Eva-Marie Persson, procureure adjointe, lors d’une conférence de presse. «Julian … Continue reading “Suède : la justice relance les poursuites pour viol contre Julian Assange”

Fiber Broadband and Small Cells: An Unholy Municipal Alliance

In the rural northwest corner of Connecticut where I live in the gracious foothills to the Berkshire Mountains of Massachusetts, our 27-town Council of Governments (NWCOG), urged on by the well-intentioned local group “Northwest ConneCT,” is encouraging towns to embrace “fiber broadband” in their new plans of conservation and development and build out municipally owned … Continue reading “Fiber Broadband and Small Cells: An Unholy Municipal Alliance”