US, UK chemical agents captured from terrorists by Syrian Army

By Andrew Illingworth Evidence has emerged to suggest that the United States and United Kingdom supplied weapons-grade chemical agents to terrorist forces in Syria. During a press conference in Damascus on Wednesday, More »

REPORT FROM CHARLOTTESVILLE & RICHMOND

By Phil Wilayto RICHMOND, VA, Aug. 14 — News of the brutal murder of 32-year-old Heather Heyer by a white supremacist in Charlottesville, Va., along with injuries to dozens of other people, More »

Yemen cholera epidemic kills 2,000, infects 500,000 as outbreak hits ‘grim milestone’

The cholera outbreak in Yemen, which began in April, has now killed 2,000 people and infected 500,000 in what the World Health Organization (WHO) describes as “largest epidemic in the world.” While More »

US-led coalition used banned white phosphorus on civilians in Syria – Damascus to UN

The Syrian foreign ministry has, in correspondence to the United Nations, accused the US-led coalition of new atrocities against its civilians. It includes an attack on hospital in Raqqa and the use More »

Venezuelan Armed Forces Repel Terrorist Attack

Venezuela’s Bolivarian National Armed Forces, FANB, responded courageously to the paramilitary-style terrorist attack carried out this Sunday against Fort Paramacay in the central state of Carabobo, President Nicolas Maduro said. “I cannot More »

 

Germany | ‘Nothing Is More Violent than the Return to Normal’

Anti-globalists describe final stages of G20 summit in Hamburg

On the afternoon of July 9, 2017, summoned by social media, a throng of fresh-faced members of the middle class descended upon the Schanze neighborhood to erase all traces of popular dissent and self-defense that remained from the preceding days’ conflicts.

Germany | Resisting the G20 in Hamburg: Second Day

Resistance to the G20 summit in Hamburg, Germany continued to the second day.

After days of reckless unilateral escalation in which the police attacked protesters and residents of this rebellious city, last night Hamburg fiercely resisted the occupation of the police and the world leaders with militant demonstrations and spontaneous action. Great masses of people came out to their neighborhoods to show that Hamburg cannot be intimidated. This morning began with the burning of several cars, an attack on a police station, a blockade of the port, and people pushing in close to the complex hosting the G20.

Germany | Dozens injured as anti-G20 protesters clash with Hamburg police ‘like never before’

An anti-G20 rally in Hamburg has erupted into a violent confrontation between police and protesters. Dozens of officers have been injured by rioters as sporadic clashes on the streets of the German city continued into the night.

Germany | Bundestag beschließt Einsatz von Staatstrojanern und Online-Durchsuchung

Von Sven Heymanns
23. Juni 2017

Am Donnerstag hat der Bundestag mit großer Mehrheit den Einsatz von Staatstrojanern und der Online-Durchsuchung beschlossen. Mit der Entscheidung wird die Möglichkeit einer sicheren digitalen Kommunikation in Deutschland faktisch beseitigt.

Germany | ‘Cultural sovereign’ Helmut Kohl built an unlikely legacy

Helmut Kohl initiated a large number of national artistic institutions that changed Germany’s cultural landscape. The government’s art expenditures trebled under Kohl’s 1982-1998 tenure as chancellor.

At the start of his chancellorship, Helmut Kohl was the target of much scorn and malice and frequently criticized for his “provincialism.” The appraisal had improved by the time Kohl’s 16-year reign ended in 1998. The Süddeutsche Zeitung, for example, published a piece titled “His Cultural Sovereign, the Chancellor,” which seemed to blend irony with genuine respect for the fact that the government’s art expenditures had trebled under Kohl’s tenure.

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