Russia terminates air incident prevention agreement with US after downing Syrian jet

Russia is halting cooperation with the US forces regarding the Memorandum on the Prevention of Incidents and Ensuring Air Safety in Syria after the US shot down a Syrian fighter jet west More »

Brésil: Temer accusé de commander la «plus dangereuse organisation criminelle du pays»

Le président brésilien Michel Temer commande la « plus dangereuse organisation criminelle du pays », a accusé le magnat de l’agro-alimentaire Joesley Batista dans un long entretien d’une virulence inédite publié samedi More »

Nazis from ‘C14’ attacked a protest against anticommunist renaming in Kiev

The radical ‘C14’ organization attacked a demonstration against the renaming of Vatutin Avenue in Kiev into Shukhevich avenue. Vatutin is a Red army commander who led Soviet troops while they liberated Ukraine More »

Ukrainian Nazis continue offensive… in the streets, courts and legislations

On June 1 Kiev’s city council has renamed one of the city’s major streets after Roman Shukhevich, a Ukrainian nationalist and Nazi officer who was commander of a radical militia responsible for More »

US Forces Using White Phosphorus in Populated Areas of Iraq and Syria

by Jason Ditz Iraq claimed credit for videos earlier this week showing the use of white phosphorus munitions in densely populated parts of the Old City in Mosul, but their use is More »

 

C. L. R. James in the Age of Climate Change

by Justin Slaughter

What does C. L. R. James’s reading of Moby-Dick tell us about ruling elites and climate change today?

In 1952, the US government detained Trinidadian socialist C. L. R. James on Ellis Island for four months. The official reason was that James threatened the “morals of the people of the United States.” More likely, it stemmed from the red company the author had kept since immigrating in 1938, the same year he published his seminal book The Black Jacobins.

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.

Iran will über Syrien Korridor ans Mittelmeer schaffen

Iran will über Syrien Korridor ans Mittelmeer schaffen. Der jüngste Angriff der US-Koalition auf einen schiitischen Konvoi in Syrien könnte in Zusammenhang mit der iranischen Strategie stehen.

Der Iran will die Route seines Landkorridors über sein Territorium und Syrien bis ans Mittelmeer verlegen. Ausschlaggebend für diese Entscheidung Teherans ist die erhöhte US-Militärpräsenz im Nordosten von Syrien, die die geplante Route der Iraner blockiert.

Ukraine | Ukraine’s Top Bank Lent Owner’s Lieutenants $1 Billion Before Nationalization

by Graham Stack

Between mid-2015 and mid-2016, Privatbank, the largest bank in Ukraine, handed out over US$ 1 billion in loans to firms owned by seven top managers and two subordinates of its owner at the time, Ihor Kolomoisky, according to a copy of its 2016 loan book reviewed by a reporter for OCCRP. Subsequently, in December 2016, the bank was nationalized after the government found that it was severely undercapitalized, threatening the country’s financial system.

10 Ways Earth Once Looked Like An Alien Planet

by Makr Oliver

Before humans, the world was a very different place. Our planet didn’t always look the way it does now. It’s gone through some incredible changes over the past 4.5 billion years—and they’re even wilder than you’ve imagined.

If you could step back in time and stand on the Earth millions of years ago, you wouldn’t just see a few different animals. You’d see an alien planet pulled straight out of a science fiction story.

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