Daily Archives: October 17, 2016

Venezuela | Venezuela Farmers Fight Monsanto Seed ‘Imperialism’ – and Win

In this historic victory–arguably the biggest thing to happen in Venezuela since the death of Hugo Chavez–a movement of small farmers took on one of the largest corporations in the world, and won.

“Nature will always prevail,” says Angel Moreno, a campesino and leader in the National Network of Popular Agroecological Schools, as he points to the grass sprouting through the sidewalk in the mountain village of Monte Carmelo in Venezuela. “But if we’re going to fight imperialism, we need seeds.”

UK | We finally know what Hillary Clinton knew all along – US allies Saudi Arabia and Qatar are funding Isis

It is fortunate for Saudi Arabia and Qatar that the furore over the sexual antics of Donald Trump is preventing much attention being given to the latest batch of leaked emails to and from Hillary Clinton. Most fascinating of these is what reads like a US State Department memo, dated 17 August 2014, on the appropriate US response to the rapid advance of Isis forces, which were then sweeping through northern Iraq and eastern Syria.

Ukraine | Military situation in Donetsk is drastically deteriorating as Kiev wages intence shelling

Ukrainian armed forces have broken the latest ceasefire-within-a-ceasefire in Donbass with shelling of the territory of the Donetsk People’s Republic, reports the DPR envoy to the Minsk-2 ceasefire process, Denis Pushilin.

“We are forced to report a drastic deterioration of the situation in the south of the DPR. Despite the agreements signed in Minsk and the recent decisions on disengagement of forces and weapons withdrawal, the Ukrainian side renewed today its provocations towards DPR,” he said.