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Sunday, 23 April 2017

BREAKING NEWS… Unofficial Poll Shows Le Pen and Macron Heading to French Runoff


Citing an unidentified pollster after Sunday’s first round of voting, Belgian public broadcaster RTBF said that centrist-neoliberal Emmanuel Macron and populist nationalist National Front leader Marine Le Pen should contest the 7 May runoff for the French presidency. Unofficial figures put Macron with 23 percent, Le Pen with 22.5 percent, and right-neoliberal François Fillon third with 20 percent.

23 April 2017

Farah Salih

Alastair Macdonald




Saturday, 11 March 2017

11 March 2017. My Thoughts on Politics


Yes… politics is a serious business… it’s why we have to keep Liberal extremists like “conservatives” and “liberals” (taken together, they make up “neoliberalism”) from power. Actually, One Nation Conservatism (Red Toryism) and Socialism have much in common. The USA never had conservatism, as it was a Radical Republic (in Continental European terms) from the outset. The USA never had a Conservative leader such as Otto von Bismarck, P A Stolypin, Aleksandr III Aleksandrovich, or Dief the Chief. It’s only had oligarch-loving and money-grubbing Liberals (“conservatives”). No… by its very nature, foundation, and history, the USA is INCAPABLE of Conservatism. Yes, Marine le Pen and Viktor Mihály Orbán are Conservatives… Trump, Ryan, McConnell, Hannity, Buchanan, and Dreher emphatically are NOT such. You can’t be Conservative and believe in the power of money and rule by the One Percent. Do note that all American “conservatives” do so. Oh, yes… Conservatives believe in universal single-payer healthcare, a strong state-funded social safety-net, and a vigorous defence of the environment. “Conservatives” don’t… they’re in favour of greed and rapine by the rich… the country, society, and nature be damned. No similarities between Conservatives and “American Conservatives”, is there?

Keep it focused… don’t call Radical Liberals “conservatives”… what does that tell you about those who do so? Not very bright, are they?


Saturday, 10 January 2015

Sputnik International Presents… The Pen Versus the Sword: The Aftermath of the Charlie Hebdo Terakt

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Swiss baker with loaves of bread with “Je suis Charlie” (I am Charlie) written on them to commemorate the victims of the Charlie Hebdo terakt on 9 January 2015.


00 Charlie Hebdo terakt 02. 10.01.15

A vigil for the Charlie Hebdo terakt victims in front of City Hall in downtown Montréal (Région Montréal) QC CANADA on 7 January 2015.


00 Charlie Hebdo terakt 03. 10.01.15

A man places a candle at a makeshift memorial outside the Consulate General of France in San Francisco (City and County of San Francisco) CA USA during a vigil for the victims of the Charlie Hebdo terakt.


00 Charlie Hebdo terakt 04. 10.01.15

Amandine Marbach from Strasbourg (Département Bas-Rhin. Région Alsace) FRANCE took part in a vigil for the victims of the Charlie Hebdo terakt, in Union Square Park in New York (Borough of Manhattan. New York County) NY USA.


00 Charlie Hebdo terakt 05. 10.01.15

A crowd at Largo do Machado square in Rio de Janeiro (Rio de Janeiro State. Southeast Region) BRAZIL hold a banner reading, “I am Charlie” in tribute to the victims of the Charlie Hebdo terakt.


00 Charlie Hebdo terakt 06. 10.01.15

International organisations and high-ranking government officials from all over the world condemned the attack.


On 7 January 2015, masked gunmen stormed the offices of the satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo in central Paris. The terrorists killed twelve people, including four cartoonists, two police officers, and a commentator for France Inter radio network. It was common knowledge that Charlie Hebdo lampooned Islam, as well as other religions, which might well have motivated the attack. The gunmen managed to flee from the terakt scene, prompting a manhunt by French police. Police identified three suspects:

  • Said Kouachi (born 1980)
  • his brother Cherif Kouachi (born 1982)
  • Hamyd Mourad (born 1996)

The last-named has already turned himself in, claiming that he has an alibi. According to French Minister of the Interior Bernard Cazeneuve, police arrested seven people on suspicion of involvement in the terakt.

9 January 2015

Sputnik International


ITAR-TASS Presents… Je Suis Charlie: World Mourns the Terakt Victims

00 je suis charlie 01. 10.01.15

A banner reading, “I am Charlie” alongside candles during a gathering to pay respect for the Charlie Hebdo terakt in Paris (Département de Paris. Région Île-de-France) FRANCE


00 je suis charlie 02. 10.01.15

“Tree of Freedom” covered with messages to commemorate the terakt victims on the Place de la Republique in Paris FRANCE


00 je suis charlie 03. 10.01.15

Women light candles in front of the French Embassy in Berlin (Bundesland Berlin) GERMANY


00 je suis charlie 04. 10.01.15

Flowers, pens, and placards on the ground after being placed to show solidarity with those killed in the Charlie Hebdo terakt in Trafalgar Square, London (Greater London. London Region) ENGLAND UK


00 je suis charlie 05. 10.01.15

“I am Charlie” spelled out with candles outside the French Consulate in San Francisco (City and County of San Francisco) CA USA


00 je suis charlie 06. 10.01.15

Journalists and supporters of press freedom with “Je Suis Charlie” (I Am Charlie) signs outside The Foreign Correspondents’ Club in Hong Kong (Hong Kong Special Administrative Region) PRC


00 je suis charlie 07. 10.01.15

A vigil for the terakt victims in Lima (Lima Province) PERU


00 je suis charlie 08. 10.01.15

Woman lays flowers near French embassy in Moscow (Federal City of Moscow. Central Federal District) RF


8 January 2015



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