Moscow announces Russian, US consultations on Syria

Russian Foreign Ministry announced on Thursday that Russian, US consultations on the level of envoys will be conducted on settling the crisis in Syria. Maria Zakharova, Spokesperson of the Russian foreign Ministry said that Special Representative of the Russian President, Deputy Foreign Minister Michael Bogdanov will meet on Friday the US Special envoy for Syrian Affairs Michael Ratney who is on a visit to Moscow nowadays.

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Protests reject TPP as corporate power grab

There were huge protests against the Trans-Pacific Partnership held across New Zealand on August 15. About 10,000 protesters marched in Auckland, 5000 in Wellington, 4000 in Christchurch and thousands more in other parts of the country. The TPP is a free trade deal being negotiated by countries on the Pacific rim: the US, Australia, Singapore, New Zealand, Chile, Brunei, Canada, Malaysia, Mexico, Peru, Vietnam and Japan. These countries represent about 40% of global GDP.

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Iran supports Syria and Iraq in face of terrorism, President Rouhani stresses

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani denounced terrorist acts of armed groups in Syria, Iraq and the region, and expressed his country’s support of Syria and Iraq in facing terrorism. The Zionist entity was established on the basis of terrorism and the killing, and the region is now witnessing terrorist acts committed by terrorist organizations as the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS), Jabhat al-Nusra and other terrorist ones which should be fought, Rouhani said in a speech at the opening of the 2nd International Congress of 17,000 Iranian Terror Victims held in Tehran Monday.

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An »invasion« of migrants? I disagree.

I disagree because what we are witnessing is as far from an “invasion” as conceivably possible. We see instead fragments of desperation, human journeys made as a choice of last resort, crises too numerous to count. And all thanks to economic and geopolitical domination by a handful of “Western” bastards, devotees of the IMF, eurocrats, pension managers, filthy-rich shareholders for whom ‘enough’ is never enough, CEOs who think that the world revolves around their bank account, all of whom still profit from their most prized possession – their former African…

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The violent repression of refugees at our Eastern European borders

Hungary has erected a vast fence and is mobilising troops to keep out refugees, not stinting on forceful methods. European leaders have responded to this humanitarian crisis merely with cold, “rational” calculations. The »West Balkans Way«, taken by thousands of refugees who hope to enter Western Europe, has found itself thrust to the top of the agenda at the Vienna Summit, which opened this Thursday 27th August. Syrians, Afghans and Iraqis, fleeing persecution and war, pass in their thousands through Turkey, then onwards through Greece, Macedonia (which has now declared…

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San Jose says »no« to war with Iran

Waves and honks of support from passing motorists greeted some 30 South Bay activists gathered near the office of Democratic Rep. Zoe Lofgren to show their opposition to war with Iran and their support for the international nuclear arms deal with that country. They delivered a petition bearing signatures of local residents calling on Rep. Lofgren to come out in support of the agreement and were pleased to find that she has done so.

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»SYRIZA Mark 2« and the new attempt to deceive the people

Article of the International Relations Section of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Greece (KKE) The ancient philosopher Heraclitus said “You cannot step twice into the same river”, but some Greeks today seem to be ignorant of this dictum. There is a discussion about the political forces that recently detached themselves from SYRIZA and announced the creation of a new party, Popular Unity (PU). The GS of the CC of the KKE, Dimitris Koutsoumpas, in reference to this development, stressed that “the same scenario must not be repeated…

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CPI(M) on the Gujarat violence

The Polit Bureau of the CPI(M) condemns the violence which has engulfed various parts of Gujarat resulting in arson and deaths of nine people.  The manner in which the police and the administration handled the aftermath of the August 25 rally organized by the Pattidar organizations contributed to the eruption of violence. The CPI(M) calls for the immediate restoration of peace and normalcy.

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70th anniversary of the end of World War II: Lessons from history and new vistas

Yesterday, monday, the Russian newspaper »Rossiyskaya Gazeta« and the Chinese »Renmin Ribao« published an article written by Russian foreign minister Sergey Lavrov about the 70th anniversary of the end of Second World War. We reproduce this article, translated by Russian foreign ministry: The current year marks the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II. This anniversary has special significance for Russia and China. Our countries fought Nazism and Japanese militarism together, they bore the brunt of the aggression and sustained the greatest casualties. The unprecedented courage and self-sacrifice,…

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Mass uprising is shaking up Iraq

Iraq has witnessed over the past few weeks a growing mass protest movement with demonstrations held every Friday since July 31 at Liberation (Tahrir) Square in central Baghdad, as well as eight other major cities. The protests were triggered by severe electricity shortages during an exceptionally hot summer and the death of a young protester in Basra. But they turned into a popular uprising against rampant corruption, the corrupt ruling elite and its anti-democratic sectarian-ethnic power-sharing system that has been in place over the last 12 years, since the invasion…

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