Daily Archives: November 17, 2016

UK | Ukraine: Appointment of Neo-Nazi Police Chief Sparks Fury

by James Tweedie

ANTI-FASCISTS condemned Ukraine’s appointment of a neonazi militant as acting national police chief yesterday.

Ukrainian Interior Minister Arsen Avakov named Vadim Troyan as head of the national police force on Monday after his predecessor Khatiya Dekanoidze resigned over MPs’ interference in her efforts to clean up corruption.

Italy | Referendum in Italy: flares of popular revolt

by Wilhelm Langthaler

Leonardo Mazzei is one of the spokespersons of Programma101, an incipient political organisation which has developed from the “Leftist Co-ordination against the Euro”. (The name refers to a desktop PC developed by Olivetti and released as the first of its kind in 1965 which did, however, not enjoy commercial success. Thus, P101 stands for the home-grown development potentials of Italy.) In the 1990ies Mazzei used to be leading member of Rifondazione Comunista. Today he is regularly authoring for sollevazione.blogspot.com and antimperialista.it.

Why is the upcoming referendum so important?

USA | The Trans-Pacific Partnership is dead

Russia: Alexei Ulyukayev arrested over $2m bribe

Economic Development Minister Alexei Ulyukayev is the most senior government official to face charges in years.

A long-serving Russian minister has been arrested on suspicion of taking a bribe over a deal involving the state-controlled oil giant Rosneft.