The issue of the relationship between freedom of speech and the Internet has become front-page news again because of two very recent events. The first was the minor demonstrations around the world--except for some bigger demonstrations in Anglo-Saxon countries-- organized by the "Anonymous" with the well-known Guy Fawkes mask
The love affair between the Russian Federation and the G7 lasted for precisely sixteen years, from 1998 to 2014, when the arrogance and disrespect of the other G7 members came to the fore and Russia was excluded for reacting to the anti-Constitutional Putsch in Ukraine in which the elected President was ousted. This was a favor they did to Russia.
It seems these days, not an hour passes where the Western vassal presstitutes regarding Russian President Vladimir Putin cannot contain themselves from attacking him. Neither do the MSM sock puppets have any compunction from heaping more vitriol on a principled man and the great leader of his people. Moreover, the Western backed purveyors have...
What a wonderful title and what a noble goal to aim towards, at a time when the world should already be pulling together, pooling resources, spending on development and not deployment, respecting cultural differences and celebrating universal values in the beautiful home we all inhabit as brothers and sisters.
The Anti-Fascist Protection Rampart, also known in the West as The Berlin Wall, did not fall. It was opened on November 9, 1989 heralding visa-free border crossings, before the German Democratic Republic military began voluntarily dismantling the structure in June of 1990. Germany reunited, the Fascist nightmare of the 1930s and 1940s was buried.
The so-called Arab Spring had its start between December 2010 and January 2011; since then the Middle East and North Africa have been at the center of major social and political changes that in many cases ended up in total chaos and war, as it is still nowadays in Syria and Libya and with important repercussions in Lebanon, Iraq, Tunisia and Egypt
Okay world, that ritualistic, vacuous exercise in futile optimism, known as an "election" in America, is over, and the idiots again have spoken. But how could they not? After all, the entire concept of "democracy" in America's corrupt, two-party system is nothing more than a farcical illusion
In early October, as a first group of 165 Cuban doctors arrived in Sierra Leone, the Wall Street Journal recognised that Cuba was 'at the forefront' of the battle against Ebola in Africa. This was unusual North American praise for Cuba.
The completion of a Eurasian Union, as originally conceived, i.e. as an economic union of sovereign nation-states, in which nations could secure self-reliance within the Union as a whole and would have the ability to impose whatever social controls on markets they decided, would have been an event of a tremendous global significance
Hallowe'en, the Day of the Witches, All Hallows' Evening, an import from the Americas, a commercial exercise in selling costumes to kids? What does it mean anyway? In fact it means a lot, its roots are extremely deep, it did not come from the Americas, it is a universal expression of respect, hope and togetherness. Let us take a trip through time...
Unbeknownst to most Americans the United States is presently under thirty presidential declared states of emergency. They confer vast powers on the Executive Branch including the ability to financially incapacitate any person or organization in the United States, seize control of the nation's communications infrastructure
It is really a great achievement of the Nobel award committee that it has created an environment in which criticism of the Nobel prizes is always rubbished and in which controversies are taken just as part and parcel of the scenario of the Nobel awards announcements
Not long ago, back in February of this year, the whole world (or much of it) looked forward to the 2014 Winter Olympics. I did too. The host country, Russia, promised to showcase their very best for all those nations that were entered. And President Vladimir Putin made sure that the attendees would not be disappointed...