… by Alice Donovan for Veterans Today This July, the people of Venezuela elected the National Constituent Assembly that, as expected, would be aimed at preparing amendments to the Constitution. The convocation of this body was initiated by President Maduro. The opposition condemned and failed to recognize the elections stating the National Constituent Assembly convocation […]
Tomorrow, Catalonia will attempt to hold an independence referendum; I say attempt because they will face extremely strong opposition from the Spanish federal authorities, not least in the form of the tens of thousands of paramilitary Guardia Civil that Madrid has sent into the region to prevent what Madrid insists is an illegal action.
Opportunities to found an independent Kurdish state in northern Iraq are sliding almost to zero as an array of sides, most importantly the central Iraqi government and the people themselves, as well as regional and international sides have come against the expected September 25 independence referendum.
…from SouthFront Clashes continued between Jaish al-Islam and the joint forces of the Al-Rahman Corps and Hayat Tahrir al-Sham (formerly Jabhat al-Nusra, the Syrian branch of al-Qaeda) in the Eastern Ghouta region near Damascus. The Al-Rahman Corps and Hayat Tahrir al-Sham (HTS) captured the village of Beit Sawa from Jaish al-Islam. Earlier this week, Jaish […]
The situation in the Netherlands, on the face of it, has all the characteristics of a political farce, but when one digs a little deeper, what lies beneath is far more sinister and dangerous.
Various grassroots groups and prominent figures around the country are preparing for massive demonstrations to disrupt Donald Trump’s Jan. 20 inauguration.
Polish society has split in two since elections last year, which saw the rise to power of the conservative nationalist Law and Justice Party.
“There’s a battle outside and it is ragin’ It’ll soon shake your windows and rattle your walls, For the times they are a-changin” They’re not quite my words – they’re actually lyrics from the Bob Dylan’s 1964 hit ‘The Times They Are A Changin’, Ever since its release the song has been influential to people’s views on society, the universal lyrics contributing to the song’s lasting message of change and how true are those lyrics now.
Since 9-11, the USA has seen a radical change in how it is policed; the threat of ‘terrorism’ has been used as an excuse to turn the federal state and even local police forces into a paramilitary force armed to the teeth with military spec weapons and armoured vehicles.
… by Ian Greenhalgh In recent fighting around Aleppo, we have seen a CIA-backed militia engaged against a Pentagon-backed militia. You really can’t make this up, we are seeing a narrative play out that sounds like it was lifted from the pages of Catch 22 or 1984 but is sadly all too real. Orwell’s words, […]
Ireland, the poster child of Eurozone austerity, is now unable to form a government. Despite, relative, fiscal buoyancy, last weekend’s election has delivered an inconclusive outcome.