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25.04.2015 Pressenza London

TTIP – denial in face of defeat

TTIP – denial in face of defeat

By John Hilary 21 April 2015 for OpenDemocracy, Our NHS This week sees the start of the ninth round of talks towards the infamous Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP), the EU-US treaty that is widely seen as one of the greatest threats … »

25.04.2015 Pressenza Hong Kong

Yemen: The mainstream narrative is grossly misleading

Yemen: The mainstream narrative  is grossly misleading

Double standards A coalition led by Saudi-Arabia and supported by Western leaders has been bombing Yemen for about a month; it’s a clearcut international aggression and an extremely a-symmetric conflict. But we’ve heard no calls for a ‘humanitarian intervention’ by NATO or a no-fly zone to prevent the now more … »

24.04.2015 PressTV

Pentagon: US has no troops in eastern Ukraine

Pentagon: US has no troops in eastern Ukraine

The Pentagon has rejected an assertion by Russia that that US troops were training Ukrainian forces in the eastern Ukraine. “This is a ridiculous attempt to shift the focus away from what is actually happening in eastern Ukraine,” Pentagon spokeswoman Eileen Lainez told reporters on Thursday. Lainez made the remarks … »

24.04.2015 PressTV

US presence in Ukraine in breach of Minsk accord: Russia

US presence in Ukraine in breach of Minsk accord: Russia

The presence of US paratroops in Ukraine to train government forces is in violation of the Minsk agreement on the Kiev side, Russia’s foreign minister says. Sergei Lavrov made the remarks during a phone conversation with US Secretary of State John Kerry on Wednesday, according to the Russian Foreign Ministry. “Lavrov … »

23.04.2015 Mariano Quiroga

The open minds of Latin America

The open minds of Latin America

The open minds of Latin America thank you for your caress, the lullaby, the silence, the pause. We thank you for giving our dreams a compass, for giving names to the days, for putting a face to the faceless. All the open minds thank you for the song, for blowing … »

23.04.2015 Tony Henderson

On the reform ‘package’ and Legco elections

On the reform ‘package’ and Legco elections

“For Hong Kong’s sake get on with the real job” – this could have been the title and sub-title of this mainstream newspaper editorial, but no, it was: “Legco must pass reform package for 2017 chief executive election.” (South China Morning Post (SCMP) today Thursday April 23,(2015). According to the … »

23.04.2015 Robert Burrowes

Legacy of War

Legacy of War

As the world continues to engage in various commemorations in relation to World War I, Australia approaches the centenary anniversary of a defining event in the nation’s history: ANZAC Day. On 25 April 1915, and for many days after, Australia suffered savage losses at Gallipoli in Turkey. Sometimes when we … »

23.04.2015 Nava J. Thakuria

Indian film maker opposes online obscenity

Indian film maker opposes online obscenity

He may oppose the censorship to movies, but remains concerned about the obscenity and violence in the alternate media space. Being a master filmmaker of the country, Adoor Gopalakrishnan maintained his stand against the film censorship as the Padma Vibhushan awardee argues that the audience in a democratic society like … »

23.04.2015 Pressenza Hong Kong

Could Iran be just the start?

Could Iran be just the start?

Japan’s prime minister during the Fukushima catastrophe, Naoto Kan, delivered a message at the World Uranium Symposium in Quebec City in mid-April that it is time for the world to put an end to nuclear power. The symposium, held for the first time in Canada, tackled uranium issues, ranging from … »

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