Tunisia: January, the month of logical revolts

by Fausto Giudice It was predictable, it was foreseen and it happened: Tunisia exploded from below on Monday, the 8th of January. In all parts of the country, marginalised youths attacked police More »

Weapons for Egypt from Germany

Last year, the German government authorized a record number of arms exports to Egypt. As the government confirmed, permits, valued at around €428 million, were issued in 2017. Among the goods Cairo More »

Importance of Afrin and why the Turkish state wants to attack it

Turkey lies to the north and west of Afrin, to the east are Turkish-backed groups and to the south the Nusra Front (Hayat Tahrir al-Sham). Oil and food prices in Afrin, whose More »

Greek workers stop work in opposition to Syriza anti-strike and austerity measures

By Robert Stevens 13 January 2018 Thousands of Greek workers demonstrated and carried out strikes on Friday against further austerity measures being imposed by the Syriza government, along with severe restrictions on More »

Two Sides of Korea Are Shaking Hands Again

Another thaw in tense inter-Korea relations is developing, as North Korean reps crossed by foot the Military Demarcation Line (in the DMZ) on January 9 at the Panmunjom, Korea, on the way to talks More »

 

Puerto Rico | Porto Rico a voté pour devenir le 51e État des États-Unis

Par Emma de Pierrepont

Les Portoricains ont voté dimanche en faveur de leur rattachement aux États-Unis. C’est le cinquième référendum sur cette question organisé par Porto Rico depuis l’obtention de son statut d’État libre associé à l’Amérique en 1952.

Puerto Rico | Puerto Rico to shut down 179 public schools

By Rafael Azul

It has not taken long for the formal declaration of bankruptcy by Puerto Rican Governor Ricardo Roselló to be followed by a savage attack on social and pension rights.

On Friday, May 5, the Roselló administration followed up its May 3 request for bankruptcy protection for the US Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, with plans to shut down 179 schools across the US territory. The closures will force at least 27,000 students to seek alternative schools, in many cases far away from their homes.

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