Monthly Archives: November 2018

USA | Shameless Hypocrisy: Lessons of the Great Khashoggi Kill Story

The Jamal Khashoggi kill drama was instructive regarding the shameless imperial hypocrisy of the United States’ media and politics culture. Before it disappears completely down Orwell’s memory hole (if it hasn’t already), let’s review some of the key lessons.

G20 an ‘essential forum’ to restore international confidence: UN chief

During press briefings at the beginning of the G20 meeting of developed nations in Buenos Aires, UN Secretary António Guterres described the event as an essential forum, citing a lack of confidence and high level of confrontation within the international community.

Ukraine | Ukraine’s Pinochet Scenario

by Nicolai N. Petro

At first glance, Russia’s seizure of three Ukrainian warships that attempted to enter the Sea of Azov seems to follow a familiar pattern of aggression aimed at solidifying control over the annexed Crimean peninsula. Upon closer inspection, however, there is much more going on here than a dispute over transit rights.

Saakashvili calls for mass protests in Georgia

Presidential elections finished in Georgia yesterday. It was the second round, when Gergians voted for two candidates Salome Zurabishvili and Grigol Vashadze. Vashadze is an opposition politician connected to ex-president Saakashvili wanted in Georgia.

According to official data Salome Zurabishvili garnered 1,147,627 votes, accounting for 59.52% of total number of voters, while her challenger – UNM-led coalition’s Grigol Vashadze received 780,633 votes, which accounts for 40.48%. It is not enough for saakashvili, who was expelled off Ukraine and dreams of return to political life.

Brazil | Brazil: How US intervention paved the way for Bolsonaro’s rise

On Tuesday 20 November 2018 over 300 people gathered in the British Parliament for the launch of the Brazil Solidarity Initiative. Britain’s Shadow Foreign Secretary Emily Thornberry opened the meeting by describing the election of Jair Bolsonaro as a “terrible tragedy” and extended her solidarity to the socialist movement in Brazil. Other politicians from the Labour Party and trade union movement addressed the meeting including Baroness Jean Corston, Richard Burgon MP, Chris Williamson MP, Dan Carden MP and Christine Blower alongside a representative of the London branch of Brazil’s Workers Party.