Daily Archives: October 9, 2017

The Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons

On 7 July 2017, the United Nations adopted a landmark agreement to ban nuclear weapons, known officially as the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons.

Here are some frequently asked questions about what the treaty does and how it will have an impact.

Russia | Police attack anti-capitalist march in Moscow

Communist and other leftist youth in Moscow had planned to hold their annual “Anticapitalism-2017” march on Sept. 23, highlighting the crisis conditions for young workers since the restoration of capitalism in Russia a quarter-century ago. This year’s event held special significance for many, as it fell during the 100-year anniversary of Russia’s 1917 socialist revolution.

Ukraine | US intelligence services control Ukrainian telephone talks

On October 7 The New York Times has published an article “Schooled in Scandal: What Makes Ukraine a Hotbed of Intrigue” by Andrew Higgins and Andrew E.Kramer. The article gives breaking news: US intelligence services provided their satellites in Ukraine with special equipment for telephone spying. From its side Ukrainian state security is obliged to translated telephone intercepts from the new system and forward them to the Americans.