Category Archives: News

Number of European working poor doubles in a decade

by Elisabeth Zimmermann

More and more people in work in Europe are being forced into poverty. This is demonstrated by a new study by the Hans Böckler Foundation which was made public last Thursday.  The study, titled “Activation policies and poverty,” notes that a growing proportion of the population of Europe live in poverty, although they are working.

France | Jacques Morel : « Le nouveau chef d’état-major défendait les auteurs du génocide rwandais »

Le chef de l’Etat a nommé François Lecointre chef d’état-major des armées, alors que celui-ci a fait partie de l’opération Turquoise au Rwanda. Le spécialiste de la politique française en Afrique, Jacques Morel, revient sur ses missions sur le terrain.

Ukraine | The Blurring of Ties Between the West and the “Azov” Battalion in Ukraine

By Ollie Richardson

On July 13th, NBC News – owned by Comcast, one of the big five media giants (Comcast, Newscorp, Disney, Viacom, Time Warner, CBS) – published the latest installment of video propaganda designed to whitewash not only the installed-by-the-West Nazis in Ukraine, but also Washington and friends’ own footprints in the bloodshed that followed the coup d’etat in Kiev in 2014.

Ukrainian politicians paid 2 billion to American lobbyists

Ukrainian politicians have paid $2 billion to US-based lobbyists over the past three years, which can be seen from reports of lobbying companies that regularly disclose their contacts.

The most active customers of overseas lobbying services are the Ukrainian Presidential Administration and the Yulia Tymoshenko’s Batkivshchyna (All-Ukrainian “Fatherland”) Party, writes Novoe Vremya news website, citing an investigation by journalist Tatiana Kozyreva.
At the same time, the fact that both the Presidential Administration and Tymoshenko’s team hired lobbyists had been concealed by working with the American professionals through various funds or public organizations.

Ukraine | ‘Ukraine on Fire’ exposes fascism

By Mike Kuhlenbeck

Director Igor Lopatonok’s powerful documentary, “Ukraine on Fire,” exposes the history of Western imperialist intervention in Ukraine and the 2014 coup that allowed the far-right to ascend to power.

“Ukraine on Fire” was written by Vanessa Dean and executive-produced by filmmaker Oliver Stone (“The Putin Interviews,” 2017). It contains much footage of the street violence that brought down the Ukrainian government in 2014. The film also features conversations with Russian President Vladimir Putin, former Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych and Minister of Internal Affairs Vitaliy Zakharchenko, as well as with award-winning investigative journalist Robert Parry, the founder of Consortium News.