Daily Archives: March 30, 2017

USA | The Problem With Modern Philanthropy

A new book argues that the giving patterns of today’s wealthy may present challenges to the democratic process.

Planetary waves, first found on Earth, are discovered on sun

The same kind of large-scale planetary waves that meander through the atmosphere high above Earth’s surface may also exist on the Sun, according to a new study led by a scientist at the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR).

Greece | Imam arrested for weapons found in Xanthi mosque released

An imam in charge of services at a village mosque in Xanthi, northeastern Greece was released without conditions on Wednesday, after testifying before a Xanthi public prosecutor. The imam had been arrested on Tuesday after police, acting on a tip-off, raided the village mosque and his home, finding two guns hidden in the minaret of the former and a hunting rifle in the latter.

Poland | Unidentified thugs provoked crisis in Polish-Ukrainian relations

On the night of March 29, unknown persons fired from the grenade launcher a Polish consulate in the city of Lutsk in the west of Ukraine. The shelling caused a harsh reaction from Polish officials. The Consul of the Republic of Poland in Lutsk, Krzysztof Sawicki, stated that the night attack on the consulate building was a terrorist act.

Phillippines | the Philippines: communist rebels will continue a war against the government

The Communist Party of the Philippines released a statement Wednesday reaffirming its commitment to fighting U.S. imperialism in the Southeast Asian country.

Recapping its recently-held Second Congress, the CPP said it will continue to wage armed struggle against the imperialist country and its local supporters. Criticizing the Filipino government for bowing to the demands of the U.S., the militant group called for “people’s war towards complete victory.”