Update and Analysis on the Political Situation in France

In this Dossier: (1) Do Macron and [Prime Minister] Philippe Really Think They Can Get Away With It? 2) What Is the “Yellow Vests” Movement? 3) Trade Unions Come to the Fore More »

France’s “yellow vest” protesters brave repression and mass arrests

by Alex Lantier and Kumaran Ira For the fourth consecutive Saturday, “yellow vest” (gilet jaunes) protestors demonstrated yesterday across France against the rightwing government of Emmanuel Macron. They did so in defiance More »

Prosecutor General and Rule of Law in Ukraine

Since the end of November, martial law has been in force in Ukraine. At this time, the Prosecutor General of Ukraine Yuriy Lutsenko visited Odessa, which is disloyal to the Kiev regime. More »

US, NATO Give Russia 60 Days to Comply With Nuclear Treaty

by Jason Ditz After years of claiming Russia is violating the 1987 Intermediate Nuclear Forces (INF) treaty, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced on Tuesday that the US is giving Russia 60 More »

Police Detain Six Ukrainians, One Georgian on Arms Possession Charges

Six Ukrainians and one Georgian citizen were apprehended in Tbilisi on charges of illegal arms possession, the Interior Ministry reported on December 2. The Interior Ministry said it seized two handguns, one More »

 

Canada | Climate justice movements multiply as 2030 climate deadline looms

by Brent Patterson

A new constellation of movements — including Environnement Jeunesse, the Sunrise Movement, Earth Strike, Extinction Rebellion, and the Progressive International — have formed in recent months to challenge the existential threat of climate breakdown.

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.
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