Michael Moore. Photo: David Shankbone (CC BY 2.0)Michael Moore sent this friday a letter to the Governor of Michigan, Rick Snyder. Earlier in the week he had joined with 25 other governors in telling the President that they would block Syrian refugees from settling in their states. Now, Moore calls to join him in defying this act of bigotry: »Their actions are unconstitutional, and worse, immoral. I am going against this "ban" by offering to give up my apartment in Traverse City, MI, to Syrian refugees who are currently seeking entry into our country.«
A Russian Sukhoi Su-24. Foto: mashleymorgan / flickr (CC BY-SA 2.0) A Russian Su-24 fighter has been shot down in Syria, Russian Defense Ministry said Tuesday. The TV station »Russia Today« quoted the ministry as saying in a statement that the plane hadn’t violated Turkish airspace, and it was at an altitude of 6,000 meters. The two pilots managed to eject from the downed jet, the ministry said, adding their fate is still unknown. The Kurdish news angency Firat stated that the jet has been downed by Turkish F-16's near a refugee camp in Yamadi village in the coastal province of Latakia on the Syrian side, which is located across Yayladağ district of southern Hatay province.
In the aftermath of the massacres of Paris, members and supporters of Attac, in unison with the French society, feel horror and revulsion at the indiscriminate and murderous hatred.
Attac expresses its solidarity with the victims and their relatives. The people murdered Friday night were merely exercising their right to convivality, to civility, to art, to a free life, all things that these killers want to eradicate in the name of a fanatical vision of religion.
Despite the emotion and sadness, we refuse to give in to terror, we reject the society of fear, stigmatization and scapegoating. We affirm our determination to continue to circulate, to work, to entertain us, to hold meetings and fight freely.
The International Federation of Resistance - Union of Antifascists (FIR) deeclares on the terrorist attacks in Paris:
Deeply shocked we had to take note of the terrorist attacks of this weekend in Paris. According to previous information, several hundred people were killed in a series of attacks or seriously injured. At a total of five points in Paris, among others in the Concert Hall at the Bataclan and the Stade de France, there were shootings, murders and bombings. After this wave of terror the French president declared the state of emergency across the country.
PAME general strike demonstration on thursday. Foto: PAME
The Executive Secretariat of PAME salutes the participation of thousands of workers at the National General Strike on thursday. In more than 70 strike demonstrations of PAME, all over Greece, dozens of thousands of workers, students, farmers, self-employed, women and unemployed participated to give response to the anti-people’s policy of the Government of SYRIZA. During the demonstrations the messages of solidarity from trade union organisations from all over the world were read and the demonstrators cheered as it was announced that protests of Solidarity were held the same time in Turkey and South Africa. The demonstration in Athens went on, highlighting the banners and pickets of WFTU.
Olympic Winter Games 2014 in Sochi: Opening with the symbol of the World Youth Festival 1985A Russian delegation led by the head of Russia's Federal Agency for Youth Affairs, Sergei Pospelov, departed on Monday for the capital of Cuba, Havana, to officially submit a Russian bid to host the 19th World Festival of Youth and Students in Russia in 2017, the agency said Monday. Pospelov said the bid was due to be officially presented at the General Assembly of the World Federation of Democratic Youth (WFDY) in Cuba on November 8-12. According to him, the winning country is likely to be announced this week.
The scandal was uncovered by German Christian Democrat MEP, Manfred Weber. Yesterday, during the vote by MEPs convened for a plenary parliamentary session in Strasbourg, he observed that Marine Le Pen voted even though she was absent. He made a complaint.
The verdict was given this morning. Yes, Marine Le Pen really did vote without being there. It was the member who sits next to her, with whom she had left her voting card, who voted for her on four occasions, in flagrant contravention of parliamentary rules which stipulate, in Rules 166 and 167, that MEPs votes must be made in person and that no one may vote for another in their absence.