Daily Archives: April 1, 2017

Protesters set Paraguay Congress ablaze, 30 injured in clashes over constitutional reform

Violent protesters in the Paraguayan capital of Asuncion have stormed the National Congress building following a day of angry rallies over the senators’ closed-doors vote to allow President Horacio Cartes to run for re-election.

USA | US Congress kills Internet privacy

On Tuesday, House Republicans voted to eliminate the Federal Communications Commission’s privacy rules for broadband internet providers, which will allow companies like Comcast, AT&T, and Verizon to collect and sell customers’ private information, including Social Security numbers, web browsing histories, the contents of emails and messages, health and financial data, and other personal information. The Senate already passed the measure, and President Donald Trump is expected to sign it into law.

Ukraine | Ukraine: the power of the extremist radicals

By Julia Rozenblat

Ukraine – On March 10, the 67 year-old head of the Ukrainian Union of Veterans Organizations, Victor Paliy, was assaulted by the Ukrainian extreme-right paramilitary Dmytro Riznitshenko during a meeting of the public council [consultative body] of the Ministry of Defence. Paliy is a former chief of the Ukrainian National Academy for Defence and the ex-head of military intelligence. The excuse for the assault [shown here on Hromadske media outlet] was Paliy’s defense of the black and orange ‘St. George’s’ ribbons that hang in the office of the veterans’ organization. The ribbon is a symbol of the victory of the Soviet Union over Nazi Germany in 1945. It is considered a symbol of treachery in today’s ultra-nationalist Ukraine where Nazi collaborationist history is commemorated and celebrated.