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 »

Fascists threaten opposition activist in Kiev

On August 1-2 in Kiev, the Ukrainian fascists staged an act of intimidation against a well-known opponent of the nationalists Svetlana from Kiev. Fame came to Svetlana after a scandal at school, More »

 

Poland | Poland to open new front in EU clash

By Andrew Rettman

The Polish government is preparing to claim World War II reparations from Germany, opening a new front in its clash with the EU establishment.

Arkadiusz Mularczyk, an MP from Poland’s ruling Law and Justice party, announced the move on Wednesday (2 August) amid commemorations of the Warsaw uprising in 1944.

Poland | Les communistes résistants du bassin minier, soudain enjeu politico-urbain en Pologne

Lorsque la municipalité polonaise de Walbrzych (Basse-Silésie) a dû débaptiser certaines rues qui portaient le nom de communistes polonais passés par la France et ayant combattu le nazisme, le sang des défenseurs de la mémoire sociale des mineurs du Nord n’a fait qu’un tour…

Poland | Brussels steps up case against Poland over migrants

The European Commission has stepped up its legal case against Poland over its refusal to accept migrants from states under pressure in the EU’s migration crisis.

Poland | Débaptisations de rues en Pologne : une atteinte à la mémoire des luttes

Enseignant-chercheur à l’Institut national des langues et civilisations orientales (INALCO / Paris), historien, géopolitiste, Bruno Drweski, revient sur le processus dit de “décommunisation” en cours en Pologne.

Une loi votée par les députés polonais en avril 2016, impose aux collectivités locales d’effacer de l’espace public (rues, équipements, etc.) tout référence au « communisme ». Que traduit-elle à vos yeux ? Peut-on parler d’une volonté du gouvernement polonais de revisiter l’histoire dans un sens ultranationaliste et clérical ? S’agit-il de gommer de la mémoire tous les aspects positifs de la République populaire de Pologne (1944 – 1989) ?

Poland | Poland remembers victims of massacres by Ukrainians

Between March 1943 and the end of 1944, the Ukrainian Insurgent Army (UPA) carried out genocidal killings in Nazi German-occupied Poland, according to Poland’s National Institute of Remembrance (IPN).

The massacres were part of the Ukrainian Insurgent Army’s plan to have a sovereign and nationally homogenous Ukraine after the war.

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