Posted onDecember 9, 2014bylucas2012infos|Comments Off on Europe Should Decide Its Fate Without Using US ‘Disservices’ – Russian Duma Speaker – 9 December 2014
State Duma chairman, Sergey Naryshkin, has reiterated his advice to European countries to rule themselves and stop heeding meddlesome US advice that does more harm than good.
Naryshkin told reporters that currently various US representatives are taking active part in a number of European political organizations, where they enjoy full members’ rights. In this capacity, the US is affecting decisions concerning the fates of people and states thousands of kilometers from its borders.
“Isn’t it time for European countries to take their fate into their own hands and stop applying for the “services” of those who can only instigate conflicts ending in violence, destruction,humanitarian disasters and human casualties,” said the Duma speaker, as cited by RIA Novosti.
He also added that Russia is a European state and so it is concerned by US attacks on international law and fundamental European values. “We will ask our European colleagues to draw practical conclusions from this whole situation for the sake of peace and security on our common continent – the European continent,” Naryshkin promised.
At least 15 people have been arrested after a peaceful support rally for jailed hunger strike anarchist turned into violent confrontation with police. Authorities used tear gas and stun grenades to quell rioters carrying Molotov cocktails.
As an estimated between 8,000 and 10,000 protesters marched through the central Athens shouting slogans in support of Nikos Romanos, the imprisoned anarchist who is staging a hunger strike as he demands the right to be able to attend university, anarchists’ march got violent on the streets of Exarchia, downtown Athens.
NEW on introduction price: Merlin Readings! Since my Precious friend and teacher Merlin has come in for some more profound bounding time with me, we agreed on co-creating readings during our adventure together. I am looking forward on doing those as his energies are so profound and Magical :))
An overwhelming majority of Catalans have said “yes” to independence and secession from the central Spanish government in Madrid in a highly-anticipated but symbolic referendum poll on Sunday.
Some 80.72 percent voted to form a state independent of Spain, Joana Ortega, vice president Catalonia said shortly after midnight, with over two million Catalans reportedly turning out for the unofficial referendum. Ortega could not immediately give an official turnout rate since there was no formal electoral roll for some 5.4 million registered Catalan voters.
Voters were given two questions to answer, “Do you want Catalonia to be a state?” was the first and in the case of a positive response, voters were asked: “Do you want Catalonia to be an independent state?”
Posted onNovember 6, 2014bylucas2012infos|Comments Off on ‘Old Boys Club’: 217,000 Sign Petition Demanding Place For Greens In TV Election Debates – 6 November 2014
An online petition calling on British broadcasters to include the Green Party in a series of TV debates in the run-up to the next general election has attracted a surge in support, and now has over 217,000 signatories.
Launched in early October by Green Party advocate Robyn Meadwell, the petition warns the exclusion of the Greens from the upcoming televised debates is unrepresentative of popular opinion and an insult to women in politics, and throughout the wider UK.
“By excluding a party with a female leader, we are sending a clear message to the public – politics is still an old boys club,” the petition says. It directly addresses the BBC, ITV, Channel 4 and Sky.
Posted onOctober 24, 2014bylucas2012infos|Comments Off on Politico – Dylan Byers – FBI Warns Media: Journalists ‘Desirable Targets’ For ISIL – 24 October 2014
The Federal Bureau of Investigation sent a bulletin to reporters on Thursday warning that the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant had identified reporters and media personalities as “desirable targets” for retribution attacks against the United States.
The European Union is to provide Ukraine with €8 billion to carry out reforms, the President of the European Parliament Martin Schulz said Friday.
“We are convinced that this Agreement (EU – Ukraine Association Agreement) will promote further economic growth and modernization of the Ukrainian economy. Eight billion euro will be transferred to Ukraine to stabilize the economy. But this support is not unconditional. It is based on the expectation that the country will continue to follow the path of reformation,” RBC quotes Schultz.
The required reforms would include electoral law, a comprehensive constitutional reform, elimination of corruption, and the respect of human rights and minority rights, Schultz explained.
In turn Aleksey Ulyukayev, the Russian Minister of Economic Development said that if Ukraine proceeds with the EU Association Agreement as of November 1, Russia will respond with the introduction of import tariffs on Ukrainian goods.
Posted onJuly 22, 2014bylucas2012infos|Comments Off on China Secures Venezulan Oil And Gold Deals, As President Visits L.America – 22 July 2014
Chinese President Xi Jinping has signed a row of oil and mineral deals with Venezuela. The Chinese leader is on a four-country tour of Latin America aimed to increasing influence in the region.
The 38 economic agreements are related to the production and development of Venezuelan oil and agriculture, as well as social and cultural expansion, says the BBC. The deals provides a credit line of $4 billion in return for Venezuelan oil and oil products, as well as allocating $691 million to explore Venezuela’s gold and copper reserves, and an agreement to develop the countries’ third jointly-owned satellite.
China is the second-largest market for Venezuelan oil after the United States.
Posted onJuly 18, 2014bylucas2012infos|Comments Off on ErikaAwakening – It’s A Party And You’re Invited … But You Can’t Bring Your Story – 18 July 2014
Wouldn’t Life Be Blissful Without Our Stories?As I was relaxing in the hot tub in silence, watching the evening light fade … I had such a fabulous, liberating idea …For months now, I have been sitting in the unknown, absolutely and totally dissatisfied with “life as we know it.” Today I even recorded a video that went like this: “Even though I’ve done too much healing, I should have stopped years ago, now I can’t relate to anyone or anything in this world anymore …” Lol
You know, inspirational figure Byron Katie has been asking the question for years: “Who would you be without your story?”
Posted onJuly 8, 2014bylucas2012infos|Comments Off on Global Totalitarianism: Change Not Forbidden, Change Is Impossible – 8 July 2014
Author: Claudio Gallo is a journalist, currently working as a Culture editor at La Stampa, where he also was foreign desk editor and London correspondent. His main interest is Middle East politics.
My apparently weird thesis is: the neoliberal system ruling directly or indirectly the greater part of the world is producing a disastrous anthropological mutation that is leading to a kind of planetary totalitarianism.
First let’s clarify the lexis. Neoliberalism is generally an economic philosophy established in the 20th century by figures like Friedrich Hayek and Milton Friedman. Typical of that thought is the belief that the only unifying feature of society is the individual, together with the faith that the free market can regulate society better by itself than any external regulation. Neoliberals are always in favor of any deregulation and privatization.
Historically the market’s auto-regulation is known as the classical liberal theory of the invisible hand. Usually it is attributed to Adam Smith, although the Scottish economist used it very rarely and apparently with a more restricted meaning. Anyway, the invisible hand is now forming an integral part of the neoliberal theory, which considers any public intervention in the economy to be the work of the devil.