A stream from Banderovits day

After a coup d’etate far-right extremists came to power in Ukraine. It was a first time after a long period when neo-fascists entered a government in European country. Since that time new More »

Brazil presidential race: far right Bolsonaro is a threat to Brazil, Latin America and whole world

Far right candidate Bolsonaro won 46% of the vote in the first round of polling in the Brazil election – significantly higher than Brazil’s main opinion polling companies had predicted. The impact More »

Kiev controlled Nazis attack journalists

Arrogant attacks on journalists continue in Ukraine. For the second time this autumn in the very center of Kiev, Nazis attacked a correspondent of the opposition television channel Newsone. On the morning More »

China accuses former Interpol chief Meng Hongwei of taking bribes

Ministry of Public Security announces task force will target associates and adds that Meng’s ‘insistence on doing things his own way means he only has himself to blame’ by Choi Chi-yuk and  More »

Interpol demands answers from China on missing president Meng Hongwei

by Laurie Chen and Mimi Lau Interpol has urged Chinese officials to release information on the whereabouts of Meng Hongwei, the president of the international police agency who went missing after leaving More »

 

Canada | Canadian government comes to the defence of Nazi SS and Nazi collaborators but why?

by David Pugliese

In late April more than 50 members of the U.S. Congress condemned the government of Ukraine’s ongoing efforts to glorify “Nazi collaborators.”

The letter, signed by both Republicans and Democrats, outlined concerns about ongoing ceremonies to glorify leaders of the Ukrainian Insurgent Army as well as 14th SS Galizien Division (aka 1stGalician/Galizien or the 1st Ukrainian Division). “It’s particularly troubling that much of the Nazi glorification in Ukraine is government-supported,” noted the letter to U.S. Deputy Secretary of State John Sullivan. The letter was initiated by Democratic Reps. Ro Khanna of California and David Cicilline of Rhode Island.

Canada | Glorifying Nazis is bad, period

by Scott Taylor

On April 29, in the western Ukraine city of Lviv hundreds of demonstrators marched through the streets chanting anti-Semitic Nazi slogans while repeatedly thrusting their right arms forward in the straight arm Nazi salute.

Canada | Following the money between patient groups and Big Pharma

by Kelly Crowe

Why would more than two dozen patient advocacy groups want to stop Health Canada from trying to lower prescription drug prices in Canada?

“It seems startling because you would think lower drug prices are in the interests of patients,” said Sharon Batt, a Dalhousie University researcher who studies the links between such groups and the pharmaceutical industry.

Canada | Kiev hails US & Canada for greenlighting lethal arms supplies that could kill Ukraine peace process

By including Ukraine on the list of countries approved for lethal weapons sales, Canada has become a side in a bloody civil war, undermining a shaky peace process, a senior Russian senator said, as Ukraine’s President Petro Poroshenko applauded the move.

Canada | We must begin to curb the power of corporations

The revelations of the Paradise Papers, the earlier Panama Papers and numerous articles in the western mainstream and alternative media demonstrate just one dimension, tax evasion, of an increasingly obvious truth: global corporations have become the greatest threat to the planet. The deliberate starvation of government, climate change, grotesque inequality, Dickensian working conditions, environmental degradation, dwindling biodiversity, the slow (or not so slow) death of the oceans and the creation of the security state on corporations’ behalf threaten not only the natural world but our capacity to democratically govern ourselves while maintaining some semblance of civilization.

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