Daily Archives: November 3, 2016

Displaced amid Mosul offensive, close to 10,000 children in urgent need of aid, says UNICEF

Some 20,700 people have been displaced since the operation to liberate the Iraqi city of Mosul from terrorists started on 17 October, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) said today, estimating that 9,700 of them are children in urgent need of assistance.

USA | 1953—2002—2016: Syria and the Reemergence of McCarthyism

Whenever the U.S. wants to go to war, opponents are accused of being apologists for dictators. The debate over Syria will be no different.


As Fascism Rises Again in Eastern Europe, It’s Quiet in the West

by Michael Jabara Carley

In the 1930s an important line of Soviet propaganda was that «fascism means war» (fashizm – eto voina). After Adolf Hitler took power in 1933, the USSR rang the alarm bells and sought to organise an anti-Nazi alliance with the major western powers, France, Britain, and the United States. Soviet diplomats called it «collective security» but really it was a strategy to contain Nazi Germany, or defeat it in war if containment failed.

Mystery solved behind birth of Saturn’s rings

A team of researchers has presented a new model for the origin of Saturn’s rings based on results of computer simulations. The results of the simulations are also applicable to rings of other giant planets and explain the compositional differences between the rings of Saturn and Uranus. The findings were published on October 6 in the online version of Icarus.

Greece | Tired of waiting in Greece, Syrians bid to return home

“I want to go back to Syria. There is war in my country, but we’ve been living for seven months in Greece like prisoners.”