Speech by Pablo Iglesias Turrion, published in Counterpunch, weekend edition January 23-25, 2015
Election night in Athens, Greece, Jan 25, 2015
Introduction by Roger Annis–In Athens on Thursday, January 22, 2015, three days before the Greek parliamentary election, Pablo Iglesias, leader of the left-wing Podemos (‘We Can)’ party in Spain, spoke at a massive rally of the left-wing Syriza party. Syriza won the January 25 election with 149 seats in the 300-seat parliament. The party is committed to reversing the harsh, five year-long austerity agenda of the previous government and implementing a pro-people, social and economic program in its place. A ‘troika’ of the European Commission, European Central Bank and the International Monetary Fund have conducted the austerity program, with the German government playing an aggressive, backing role.
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By Pedro Marin, Editor-In-Chief of Opera Revista, article published in Truthout.org, Jan. 23, 2015 and also on New Cold War.org
Fourth estate, watchdog, ideology perpetuator – there are many labels for “media.” In Brazil, the problem of the media is very similar to that in most countries. According to a Brazilian research study in 2014, about 65 per cent of Brazilians watch television every day. According to the same research, they watch about three and a half hours per day. We are the fourth highest country in per capita internet access; still, only 28 per cent trust websites. Twenty four per cent trust news shared in social media networks. Only 22 out of 100 trust blogs. » Read more..
News summary by New Cold War.org editors, Jan. 25, 2015
Transit bus in Donetsk shelled on Jan 22, 2015, 12 killed
A mortar attack in the city of Donetsk on January 22 struck a transit bus, killing 13 people and injuring many more. According to defense officials of the Donetsk Peoples Republic, the attack was conducted by a terrorist cell of the Ukraine army. Several Ukraine army personnel were arrested after the attack.
See also on New Cold War.org: Factory workers in Dnipropetrovsk protest unpaid wages, factory shutdown, Jan 25, 2015
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Introduction by Roger Annis, Jan. 20, 2015
The killings in Paris on January 7, 2015 of 12 writers and artists at the Charlie Hebdo weekly journal have provoked an avalanche of debate and commentary around the globe as well as a militarization of life in some of the imperialist countries in Europe. Is it coincidental that Belgium has seen some of the worst militarization only weeks after general strikes and mass protests against austerity rocked the country?
Far be it for this website to be able to provide an oversight of the debate when renewed war has been launched by the Ukraine government in eastern Ukraine and requires urgent attention. As a reflection of this website editor’s view on the Charlie Hebdo events, however, I bring to the attention of readers the enclosed commentary by Canadian political rights activist Matthew Behrens as well as several other recommended texts. » Read more..
By Peter Rugh, VICE News, January 15, 2015
Oil trains rolling in the province of in Quebec
Following a series of derailments, spills, and deadly explosions, the US Department of Transportation (DOT) proposed new regulations this summer for the shipment of certain types of crude oil over the nation’s railways. DOT received nearly 150,000 public comments and late last year Congress set a Friday deadline for the department to issue its final rules. » Read more..
By Travis Ross and Roger Annis, published in the ‘Speakout’ feature section of Truthout.org, Monday, January 12, 2015
Independence Day, Jan 1, 2015, photo by Haiti Liberté
Five years following the January 12, 2010 earthquake that struck the capital city of Haiti, the loudly-trumpeted reconstruction of the country is still an unrealized dream. The beginning of the year 2015 finds Haitians engaged in a massive movement of political protest and empowerment seeking to renew, against all odds, their 210-year old nation-building project. Winning a renewal means setting aside the false promises and cruel betrayals of the past five years by the big governments and aid agencies of the world. » Read more..
By New Cold War.org editors, Jan 11, 2015
UK video journalist Graham Phillips and his film partner, Patrick John Lancaster, have been declared “wanted criminals” by Ukraine’s secret service, the SBU. The news is reported on Facebook by Patrick Lancaster (report below).
The declaration by the SBU is part of the widespread crackdown on freedom of the press taking place in Ukraine. There have been at least five journalists killed since the beginning of the ‘Anti-Terrorist Operation’ of the Kyiv government in eastern Ukraine last April. They were killed by shelling by Ukraine armed forces and militia. One was Italian, the other four were Russian. » Read more..
By the editors of Canada Haiti Action Network website, Jan 9, 2014
Protest in Port au Prince on Jan 1, 2015 demands resignation of President Michel Martelly, photo by Daniel Tessier, Haiti Liberté
Thousands of Haitian people marched through the streets of Port au Prince on January 8 demanding the resignation of President Michel Martelly and the holding of elections blocked for more than three years by his government. The day’s mobilization was organized by several political coalitions–MOPOD and Pitit Dessalin—as well as other popular, political organizations.
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