Today, if polled most if not all of the world's citizens would choose money as the item that was most in short supply. Don't think many Americans would argue with the poll results either. In today's global economy, how could anyone, especially ordinary working class persons argue to the contrary.
On Sunday October 4 the Portuguese go to the polling stations to choose their next government, the front-runners being the incumbent right-wing coalition (PSD-Social Democrats/CDS-PP-Conservatives), ahead of the largest opposition party, the (also right-wing) PS (Partido Socialista). Which way will it go and what does the future hold?
There is no military solution to the Syrian crisis. The Syrian army, in its current state, is capable of destroying any city. Yet, this is not the goal for the Syrian leadership. The Syrian administration wants to solve the crisis by political means. A war in this case is a tool to create conditions for a political settlement
In spite of the fact that the Cold War is over, it is quite clear that the alliances like NATO and the EU are likely following an agenda to isolate Russia. This motive became clearer with the start of the Syrian war and the Ukrainian crisis. Rumors that spread in the media of Russia's military expansion in Syria escalated tension in the West
The influx of refugees to the European Union continues and does not seem to come to an end. The responsibility for this humanitarian catastrophe largely lies on the shoulders of Saudi Arabia, the USA and Qatar. The EU pays for the crisis, whereas Turkey is taking advantage of the large-scale tragedy
The Greek election confirmed the trend, a divorce between the people and the elites or hierarchies which to date have controlled them. The Internet has brought with it new systems of learning, of lateral thinking and has highlighted the individual quest over the acceptance to receive orders. To what point will this create a social revolution?
The UK has been following the US obediently since the 1960s. For 500 years, the UK leadership was known for its anti-Russian positions. This is a tradition, and the British are a conservative nation. However, the British Labour Party has a new leader now - Jeremy Corbyn, who sympathizes with Vladimir Putin and supports Britain's exit from NATO
Ukraine will be elected to the UN Security Council automatically, because there is no other candidate for the non-permanent membership from the Eastern European group. Thus, starting from 1 January 2016, Ukraine will be staging anti-Russian provocations at the UN Security Council for two years. How will Russian diplomats be responding?
Why is the West obsessed with color revolutions and "democracy for all"? This question puzzles many experts. Some of them believe that the "messianism" of the West is based on financial material and geopolitical interests. According to another point of view, the "messianism" of the USA and the EU is based on ideology
An Australian newspaper called the current government of Prime Minister Tony Abbott a "sinking ship," on which "every man is for himself." Abbott will go down in history as a man, who wanted to shirtfront Russian President Putin, while eating raw onions in their without even peeling them. Tony Abbott has never been popular in Australia
The government of Arseny Yatsenyuk has promised a lot during two years of its existence - from raising the standard of living in Ukraine to establishing a visa-free regime with the EU. Apparently, it is only Yatsenyuk's standard of living that has improved. Most Ukrainians do not go to Europe nowadays - this is the point of the visa-free regime
The political split of the EU will take place because of the refugees. France is the weak link at this point. Nicolas Sarkozy and Marine Le Pen won regional elections in March. The governments of Eastern European countries will support the French. Empires are never eternal. The US empire is not eternal either. Some day, it will fall apart
Putin's spokesman had to answer the question of whether Putin was preparing an address to the Federation Council about the deployment of Russian troops in Syria. The West is not going to be satisfied with the negative answer to the question. The media campaign to discredit Russia in connection with the Syrian crisis has quite a few objectives