Sudan crackdown on protesters: All the latest updates

The latest from Sudan as army clamps down on protesters demanding civilian rule following Omar al-Bashir’s removal. Sudanese security forces have attacked a protest camp in the country’s capital, Khartoum, opening fire, More »

All Out to Protest the Illegal Seizure by the D.C. Police of the Venezuelan Embassy!

National Mobilization Saturday, May 18 at the Venezuelan Embassy in D.C.! UPDATE: In violation of international and U.S. law, police invaded the Venezuelan embassy and arrested the Embassy Protection Collective members who were More »

Odessa massacre: five years passed – nothing changed

Yesterday Odessa residents commemorated fifth anniversary of massacre in the Trade union house at Kulikovo field square. That day five years before a mob of aggressive neo-fascists burnt alive their opponents, who More »

Venezuela: the counter-revolution raises its head

The self-proclaimed “Interim President” of Venezuela Juan Guaido is attempting to carry out a military coup, “Operation Freedom”, as he has named the “final phase” of his attempt to remove Maduro. He More »

German teachers union shows support for Kurdish hunger strikers

While Western governments continue their silence in the face of the hunger strikes launched by DTK Co-chair and HDP Hakkari MP Leyla Guven to demand an end to the isolation imposed upon More »

 

Sri Lanka : à qui profite le crime ? par Jean-Pierre Page

La nouvelle est tombée le jour de Pâques: un carnage a eu lieu à Colombo, un autre « massacre des innocents », une tragédie, une épreuve. Il peut être difficile vu de Paris, de Londres, de New York de mesurer l’état de choc qu’il provoque dans toute une population. Pourtant il se passe quelque chose d’indéfinissable, de tangible, de palpable et d’oppressant difficile à décrire. On a connu ça ailleurs.

Reporter Sharmine Narwani on the secret history of America’s defeat in Syria

by Patrick Lawrence

When the war in Syria was recently declared decisively over, there were few correspondents or witnesses to turn to for a credible look at exactly what happened during eight years of conflict. The questions were many, but I could count on one hand those worth putting them to. Among these was Sharmine Narwani, whose work I have long counted distinctly thorough and honest amid coverage that — in her view as well as mine — hit a new low by way of collapsed professional standards and abandoned ethics. Narwani’s pieces, written for a variety of publications, consistently reflect her hard work on the ground — work nearly no one else did. She is eyes wide open and beholden to no national interest or media slant.

Ukraine | Ukraine Will Become a Parliamentary Republic

April 17

A political show is moving on in Ukraine. The second round of election is not something unexpected as none of the 39 candidates had a chance to obtain more than 50 per cent of the total votes cast. Following the results of the vote, Volodymyr Zelensky, a comic and a new figure in politics, is leading. He obtained 30.24% of the votes. This is certainly a resounding success, but not a complete victory. Volodymyr Zelensky has no adequate team behind him. Up to now, it consisted mainly of his colleagues involved in television media. However, this may be just a facade, only the tip of an iceberg. And in truth, Volodymyr Zelensky answers to more influential people than, for instance, Ihor Kolomoyskyi, who president Petro Poroshenko believes to be the main puppet master of his competitor.

Landslide victory for Zelensky over Poroshenko in Ukrainian presidential election

by Jason Melanovski

In the second round of Ukraine’s presidential election on Sunday, comedian Volodomyr Zelensky won a landslide victory over the incumbent president, Petro Poroshenko, who was brought to power in an imperialist-backed far-right coup in February 2014.

Ukraine | Que va-t-il arriver à Porochenko en cas de défaite?

Ce qui se passe en Ukraine atteint les sommets du grotesque sordide mais ce n’est à peine plus caricatural que ce qui se passe dans le reste du monde occidental et dans lequel nous sommes tous pris. Si on ajoute à cette sarcastique description le fait que ces gens-là ont été installés par la CIA et directement par Merkel et les Français déjà on mesure la proximité. Mais elle est encore plus importante si l’on sait que derrière le candidat pitre Zelensky (dont l’unique sens est : il faut virer le précédent), il y a Kolomoïski, le type le plus extraordinairement pourri qui se puisse imaginer (un juif qui a pour garde prétorienne des néo-nazis et dont le soutien en France est BHL) et le cocaïnomane dictateur pitre de Géorgie Mikhail Saakashvili. très lié au candidat du PS Rafaël Gluksmann. Ils entretiennent haine et mépris et ont besoin de l’extrême-droite pour faire régner la terreur. Tous ces gens-là donnent la nausée aux Ukrainiens et à ceux qui les connaissent. Mais nous avons en France ceux qui les maintiennent au pouvoir pour le malheur d’un peuple. Les démocraties occidentales semblent se vautrer dans une quelconque chute de l’empire romain. Quand 27 personnes possèdent la moitié de ce que possède l’humanité que peut-on attendre de ladite démocratie? (note de Danielle Bleitrach)

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