May Day, International Workers' Day is the celebration of the selfless efforts of countless men and women around the world fighting for the rights of others so that Humankind could enjoy basic universal precepts and values from birth. Many of them gave their lives to the cause, others their livelihoods. It is our duty to respect their work.
A recent case in the USA concerning the personhood of chimpanzees and therefore bringing into question the legality of their detainment in a laboratory follows on from a ruling in India two years ago about the status of dolphins as "non-human persons" enjoying specific rights. To what extent should this apply to other animals?
It should be imperative any clash is assiduously described by the Kremlin not as a skirmish with America, but solely with its present administrators; an essential distinction as many Americans already feel under siege by the cabal in Washington and its bureaucratic satellites dominating satrap capitals
America and the West want to destroy Russia for a lot of reasons; five being - to put it clearly - eschatological. America rules Europe and it wants to rule Eurasia too. The project is to miniaturize Russia and to control the whole continent, via Ukraine, Kazakhstan and Russia
The tide of war is receding. Americans are not by nature bellicose. We prefer to make money, not war. It is time for our candidates to adapt to the changed circumstance, peace, and embrace the political consequences of the peace.
The 25th of April 2015 will mark the centenary of an Australian and New Zealand attack on the Ottoman Empire at Gallipoli (present day Turkey), a failed operation carried out on behalf of the British Empire. The 'ANZAC spirit' has since been presented as a founding element of Australian national identity.
Senior figures from the United Nations came together with religious leaders this week to hold high-level talks on the need to create peaceful and inclusive societies where children are born in a world free of hatred, division and exclusion. The key words were togetherness and tolerance, without which there is no reconciliation or development.
I should tell you that homosexuality in our country has been overcome once and for all but not entirely. Or entirely but not completely. Or else entirely and completely but not once and for all. What do people think about now? Nothing but homosexuality. That and the Middle East, Israel, the Golan Heights. Moshe Dayan.
Some of the world's most powerful civilizations grew up around or near the Mediterranean: Egypt, Greece, Rome, Carthage, Venice, Spain...today it is a cemetery for those trying to reach its shores or cross its waters. 10,000 people have been rescued in recent days, indicating the scale of the problem. This weekend, 700 died. Last week, a further...
There can be no doubt that Hillary Rodham Clinton is the natural choice of today's Democratic Party in the United States of America as front-runner for the 2016 Presidential election, given her heavyweight political pedigree over many decades. The question is, does the Donkey want to move on?
To add to the wanton destruction of world heritage in the museums of Mosul, Islamic State now proudly shows a video of the total and complete destruction of the ancient city of Nimrud, including its unique archeological treasures dating back to the thirteenth century BC. But what about the rumors that the USA is supporting Islamic State?
The dirty war on Syria has involved repeated scandals, often fabricated against the Syrian Government to help create pretexts for deeper intervention. Perhaps the most notorious was the East Ghouta incident of August 2013, with the claim that the Syrian Government had used chemical weapons to murder hundreds of innocents.
Politicians of a country in crisis often talk even more nonsense than others. Look at Poroshenko (or whatever his real name is). "Hitler and Stalin started World War II" he said recently. Oh and the there is this wall. Ukraine is currently erecting a wall (or fence) on its border with Russia. This is the height of historical folly