Daily Archives: December 17, 2017

Nepal | Communists Sweep the Nepali Elections, a Blow to the Establishment Parties

by Vijay Prashad

You might as well imagine a large red flag fluttering from the summit of Mount Everest. That’s what the outcome of the parliamentary and provincial elections in Nepal suggests. The Communists have won both decisively. In the parliament, the Communist alliance will hold close to a two-thirds majority. The government that this majority forms will not only be able to last the full five year term—the first time this would have happened since Nepal adopted parliamentary democracy in 1990—but it will be able to revise the 2015 Constitution.

Ukraine | Saakashvili against Poroshenko: will there soon be a new Maidan in Ukraine?

Last week Ukrainian secret police arrested Michael Saakashvili after second attempt. Many observers thought would it lead to a new wave of protests in Ukraine or would they finish after their leader was jailed? But Saakashvili was quickly liberated and retuned to his previous activity like nothing happened with him. What is a future of new protest actions in the Ukrainian capital?

Yemen cholera and diphtheria: ‘The ongoing war and blockade are sending Yemen’s health system decades back in time’

While the cholera outbreak appears to be slowing in war-torn Yemen, with the number of cases closing in on 1 million since April, diphtheria has raised it’s ugly head in the country for the first time in a quarter century and even longer since the last outbreak.