Daily Archives: December 15, 2016

India | In prison for four years, for having organized trade union

The Maruti factory that today employs over 3,000 workers is located in the north of India, in Manesar, in the state if Haryana. The factory was privatized in 2002 and came under the control of Suzuki.

Since that date, 75% of the workers have been precariously employed, without the least social protection.

France | Navigating War: Has the War in Syria also Destroyed Journalism?

by Ramzy Baroud

When a veteran war reporter like Robert Fisk constructs his argument regarding the siege of Aleppo based on ‘watching’ video footage, then one can truly comprehend the near impossibility of adequate media coverage on the war in Syria.

In a recent article in the British ‘Independent’, Fisk reflects on the siege, uprising and atrocious Nazi massacres in Warsaw, Poland in 1944. The terribly high cost of that war leads him to reject the French assertion that the current siege in Aleppo is the ‘worst massacre since World War Two.’

Crimea to continue legal battle for Scythian gold

Crimea will continue to fight for Scythian gold irrespective of an Amsterdam court decision expected on December 14, the region’s head Sergey Aksyonov told journalists.

“We will never give up our struggle for Crimea’s right to these exhibits. We will go ahead with our efforts together with the Russian Foreign Ministry and the Russian Ministry of Culture. We have shaped our judicial and legal stances. It is hard for me to say how the situation is going to unfold. We will do everything within our power,” Aksyonov added.