Daily Archives: November 16, 2017

Switzerland | Only the people are able to resolve the conflict: a road map for Ukraine from Geneva

The future of Donbas, the causes of the conflict in Ukraine and possible ways of its settlement were discussed on Wednesday at the Geneva headquarters of the United Nations at the conference “One Day About Donbass”.

The event was divided into two parts. The first was held in the Geneva office of the United Nations and was devoted to geopolitical analysis of the situation in Ukraine. It was attended by historian and political scientist of the National Institute of Oriental Languages ​​and Civilizations Bruno Drweski; President of the Council of the Foundation of the Geneva Institute of International Relations Gabriel Galice; military political analyst, founder of the Stratpol.com website Xavier Moreau; professor of the Fordham University of New York Olena Nikolayenko, as well as Ukrainian political scientist, director of the Kiev Center for Political Studies and Conflict Studies Mikhail Pogrebinsky.

Mugabe resisting mediation by Catholic priest for a graceful exit: report

President Robert Mugabe is insisting he remains Zimbabwe’s only legitimate ruler, an intelligence source said on Thursday, and is resisting mediation by a Catholic priest to allow the 93-year-old former guerrilla a graceful exit after a military coup.

The priest, Fidelis Mukonori, is acting as a middle-man between Mugabe and the generals, who seized power on Wednesday in a targeted operation against “criminals” in his entourage, a senior political source told Reuters.

Spain | Catalonia: “We Are the Republic!”

Barcelona, November 11: 750,000 people demonstrate behind two banners: “Release the Political Prisoners! And, above all: “We Are the Republic!”

It was the Catalan Republic that was in the streets on November 11, against all odds.

Workers, unemployed, retired, youth, small farmers and merchants … they came from all over Catalonia in response to the call of the Committees for the Defense of the Republic. These CDRs first formed as Committees for the Defense of the Referendum to ensure the holding of the referendum on October 1 against the Francoist monarchy, which had announced that it was forbidding the Catalan people to vote.