Daily Archives: December 15, 2017

Russia | Former Russian minister jailed for 8 years over $2 million bribe

Moscow, December 15

A Russian court on Friday sentenced former economy minister Alexei Ulyukayev to eight years in a penal colony for taking a USD 2-million bribe from an ally of President Vladimir Putin.

Ulyukayev is the highest-ranking official arrested in Putin’s 17 years in power.

USA | The Binational Conference to Cancel NAFTA

On December 2-3, 2017, the Binational Conference to Cancel NAFTA, Tear Down the Wall of Shame / End All Deportations, Stop Privatizations, and Promote Labor Rights on Both Sides of the Border was held in Carson, Calif., with the participation of more than 200 unionists and activists from the United States and Mexico. The first all-day session was held at California State University-Dominguez Hills and was hosted by the university’s Modern Language Department and the CSUDH chapter of the California Faculty Association; the second half-day session was held at the hall of the United Steelworkers Local 675.

Greece | The High Cost of Denying Class War

The rise of populism on both sides of the Atlantic is being investigated psychoanalytically, culturally, anthropologically, aesthetically, and of course in terms of identity politics. The only angle left unexplored is the one that holds the key to understanding what is going on: the unceasing class war waged against the poor since the late 1970s.