Monthly Archives: November 2018

Globalization inspires European ethnologists

It used to be that the globalization era leads to the unification of cultures. However, in practice, it turned into polyphony of cultural values. European ethnologists from several countries decided to meet at a scientific conference to discuss how and why this is happening, and also to develop tools for a joint theoretical discussion of polyphony and the cultural diversity of European regions. Representatives of the Czech Republic, Poland, Belarus, Ukraine and Russia arrived on November 15 at the West Czech University to discuss these issues.

USA | US Peace Congress Calls For Unity Around April 4 NATO Protests

by Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flowers

The Peace Congress, held in place of the Trump Military Parade, brought together more than 100 people seeking to build a more effective peace and justice movement to end the wars at home and abroad. The Peace Congress celebrated their success in helping to stop the Trump military parade and used the opportunity to hold a general assembly to develop a strategy, goals and next steps for action to strengthen the peace and anti-imperialist movement.

Saudi Arabia | CIA concludes Saudi Crown Prince bin Salman ordered Khashoggi murder

The CIA has concluded in an assessment that Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman ordered the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi in Istanbul last month.

The US agency said it had collected multiple sources of intelligence indicating that the crown prince, known as MBS, issued the instructions for the killing, the Washington Post reported on Friday.

Radioactive Rocks Under Antarctica Make an Area of Ice the Size of Rhode Island Disappear

by Hannah Osborne

Scientists discovered that an area of ice bigger than Rhode Island was missing from the South Pole—and believe an unusual, previously unidentified hot spot powered by radioactive rocks and heated water is to blame.

Khmer Rouge leaders get second life sentence

The trial chamber of the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia (ECCC), better known as the Khmer Rouge Tribunal was packed on Friday (Nov. 16) when the sentence in case oo2/02 was pronounced – Khieu Samphan and Nuon Chea were both sentenced to life imprisonment.