UN: There is no progress in the investigation of the Odessa massacre

The the United Nations Human Rights Monitoring Mission in Ukraine reproached the law enforcement agencies for the lack of progress in the investigation of the shooting at the “Maidan” in 2014 and More »

According to national newspaper O Globo, 15 politicians have been murdered in Brazil since 2017

Just days after councilwoman and activist Marielle Franco was assassinated in Rio de Janeiro another leftist councilor, Paulinho Henrique Dourado, has been killed in a similar manner. Dourado, who was elected to the More »

Turkish-backed forces capture Afrin

“Al-Masdar news” reports Turkish-backed forces have assumed full control over the city of Afrin in Syria’s Aleppo province following the abandoning of the city and its surrounding countryside by Kurdish fighters. Just More »

Turkish army attacks civilian convoy in Afrin: Dozens killed

The invading Turkish army continues its attacks against civilians in Afrin Canton of Northern Syria. According to reports, Turkish army targeted a tractor and another vehicle at the exit point of the More »

Stop the Pentagon Takeover of Space

Global Network Against Weapons and Nuclear Power in Space organizes the 2018 Annual Global Network Conference is in Oxford, England on June 22-24. The aim of the conference to resist nuclearization and More »


Russia | Seven Crimean left activists have been persecuted for last six months

On March 1 five left activists were searched in Sevastopol. Two of them were arrested.

Last months the Russian authorities began to persecute the left activists in Crimea. On November 14, 2017, investigators brought the case to the worker Valery Bolshakov. Bolshakov for a long time headed the Workers Union of Sevastopol, and at present he is the secretary of the Sebastopol branch of the party “The Russian United Labor Front.” During the search, he was subjected to ill-treatment, all identification documents were confiscated, as a result the activist can not get a job, and his bank card is blocked.

Russia | Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs Terminates Cooperation with NATO

Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Alexander Grushko announced Russia terminates cooperation with NATO. It was reported by Izvestiya.

According to him, the North Atlantic alliance is strengthening the eastern flank against a non-existent threat, having stopped practical cooperation with Russia in areas of common interests.

Russia | Russia: Caucasus region officials arrested for alleged fraud

Several top officials in the province of Dagestan in Russia’s North Caucasus were arrested on embezzlement charges Monday, part of the Kremlin’s efforts to strengthen control over the volatile region.

The Investigative Committee said acting regional Cabinet head Abdusamad Gamidov was arrested along with two of his deputies and several other senior officials. They were accused of embezzlement and fraud.

Russia | Andrei Kostin of VTB doesn’t believe Russians are running away like “cockroaches through the floorboards”

By John Helmer

Andrei Kostin, 61, the head of the state-owned VTB Bank, has enjoyed a long career as a state official and state banker.  His reputation among his international banking peers does not highlight expertise in treasury operations  or investment ingenuity. Rather, Kostin is reputed for being the trusted executor of his shareholders’ instructions, deliberative, loyal, cheerful.

Russia | Russia: Court rules to dissolve famous trade union

On 10 January, the local court of Saint Petersburg, Russia, ruled that Interregional Trade Union Workers’ Association (ITUWA) should be liquidated claiming the union conducted political activities and received foreign funds.

According to the prosecutor’s office, the union demanded changes in the national labour legislation, referring to ITUWA’s online collection of signatures in support of the modifications on the Labour Code. In fact, ITUWA had promoted a public petition on the indexation of salaries of employees in private companies in accordance with inflation. IndustriALL believes this is clearly one of the ways to protect its members’ interests and therefore dismisses the accusation of the prosecutor.

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