Category Archives: International

Fiery protests erupt West Papua

Febriana Firdaus reports (Al Jazeera 19 August 2019) about what happened in West Papua during Indonesia’s Independence Day. West Papuans are fighting the occupation of  their home. The unrest begun after Indonesian soldiers taunted students with racial comments, fired tear gas and arrested many rof raing the banned Morning Star flag. Despite years of suppression, it is clear that the independence movement is gaining strength and the participation of larger numbers of West Papuans. Continue reading Fiery protests erupt West Papua

Venezuela opposition leader and self-procliamed president’s subordinates caught in corruption scandal

This following is based on a report published by Orlando Avendaño, editor in chief of anti-Maduro and politically right wing newspaper the PanAm Post. This and the inclusion of other information in this article by Dan Cohen (The Greyzone 17 June 2019), makes for an explosive revelation of corruption in the camp of the Guaido opposition camp. It seems the exposure is building the friction that already exists within the opposition camp. Dan Cohen is a journalist and was the co-producer of the award-winning documentary, Killing Gaza. Continue reading Venezuela opposition leader and self-procliamed president’s subordinates caught in corruption scandal

Spectre of Iraq War and intelligence misuse raised at EU council meeting

As the United states beats up the aggressive language against Iran and tightens the sanctions stranglehold, much of the world is becoming increasing nervous and even many of the nations traditionally close to the United States remain unconvinced. For example, Europe looks for ways to sidestep the sanctions and cautions the drive to war. And there is the accusation that Iran attacked those Saudi oil tankers in the Persian Gulf. Jon Stone, Europe Correspondent for the Independent writes, that Europe is far from convinced and has called for more evidence. This marks a major failure of the effort to build a coalition of nations, to wage war on the presented enemy. Continue reading Spectre of Iraq War and intelligence misuse raised at EU council meeting