March 27, 2017

Greek gov’t torn between making concessions for deal with creditors and letting talks drag

As it has become clear that a deal with Greece’s international creditors still appears a bridge too far, the government is reportedly split between making the concessions required to reach an agreement soon and opting to live dangerously by waiting it out, with all the risks to the economy that entails, hoping for more favorable conditions.

Berlin, for its part, has signaled that a deal on the second review of the country’s third bailout must be concluded sooner rather than later. Read more.


Capital control tightening is a possibility - eKathimerini

Greece gets three bids for Thessaloniki Port - eKathimerini
President Donald Trump Hosts a Greek Independence Day Celebration (video) - President Donald Trump News & Live Speech 2017

Euro zone banks are still not profitable enough; Brexit is a ‘major risk’: ECB warns - CNBC

ECB's Nouy says some banks may need to be shut

Some euro zone banks may need to be shut if they become unviable, the European Central Bank's top supervisor said on Thursday, as the Italian government seeks to bail out two regional lenders.

Daniele Nouy, the head of the ECB's supervisory arm, told the European Parliament there were too many banks in the euro zone and called for Frankfurt to be given greater discretion when deciding how much capital they must hold. Read more.


Euro zone banks are still not profitable enough; Brexit is a ‘major risk’: ECB warns - CNBC
- Brexit vorm gevaar voor sommige Europese banken -

Een formatie van vier jaar levert 11 miljard euro op - Volkskrant
CPB: economische groei zet door, minder werkloosheid - AD

What is Class?

Class struggle, the struggle within and against capitalism, is an intrinsic guiding force of anarchist theory and practice. 

Nonetheless, many enduring myths and misconceptions continue to cloud popular understanding of the social relationship that lies at the root of this conflict…. namely, class itself.

So…. what is it, exactly, and what do anarchists have against it?


Chinese Man Ft. R.A. The Rugged Man - Modern Slave

March 26, 2017

#JewishResistance: Protesters block AIPAC conference calling for end to Israel occupation

Jewish protesters blocked the entrance to the annual pro-Israel American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) conference at the Washington Convention Center, calling for an end to the Israeli occupation of Palestinian territory.

The three-day conference began Sunday in what AIPAC describes as the “largest and most important advocacy day” for the pro-Israel community. Up to 15,000 people were expected to attend the event, according to organizers, and its speakers on Sunday included former British Prime Minister Tony Blair and Rwandan President Paul Kagame. Read more + video.


Hundreds March Outside AIPAC in Protest of Israeli Settlements (video) - Haaretz
Left-wing Jews protest outside AIPAC conference - Times of Israel

The Jewish Resistance Comes to AIPAC - Haaretz

Netanyahu: No deal yet with US on settlements (video) - JPost
'No daylight' with Trump administration, Israeli ambassador Dermer says (video) - JPost

President Donald Trump Weekly Address to The Nation: The Future Belongs To Us

NASA EDITION: President Donald Trump Weekly Address to The Nation 3/25/17 The Future Belongs To Us ✔

President Donald Trump News & Live Speech 2017

- Donald Trump appears in really bizarre and trippy video about Nasa (video) - Metro

Turkey may hold referendum on EU accession bid: Erdoğan

President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan said on March 25 that Turkey may hold a second referendum on whether to continue with European Union accession talks following the April 16 vote on constitutional amendments.

"Right now we are holding a referendum on April 16 and after that we could choose to do a second one on the (EU) accession talks and we would abide by whatever our people would say there," Erdoğan told a forum in the southern province of Antalya. Read more.


- Erdogan: Turkey may have Brexit-like referendum on EU - AA
Turkey's Erdogan wants Brexit-like vote on pursuit of EU membership - DW

EU 'needs' Turkey to tackle refugee crisis, Daesh - AA
US urges Turkey, Europe to tone down rhetoric amid row - Hürriyet

Turkey - academics protest (video) - DW

Infant deformities in Yemen linked to Saudi-led bombardment

Doctors in Yemen have reported an increase in children born with deformities as a result of the two-year war that has left the country on the brink of famine.

The al-Sabeen Maternity and Child Hospital in the capital, Sana’a, has seen an increase in babies being born prematurely and with deformities, which doctors say is a result of the war and the Saudi-led coalition’s bombs. Read more + video.


Yemenis ‘pay the price’ for UK and America’s ‘brazenly hypocritical’ arms deals – Amnesty - RT
De Croo wil wapenembargo tegen Saoedi-Arabië - DeMorgen

March 25, 2017

Most cancer mutations are due to random DNA copying 'mistakes'

Scientists report data from a new study providing evidence that random, unpredictable DNA copying 'mistakes' account for nearly two-thirds of the mutations that cause cancer. Their research is grounded on a novel mathematical model based on DNA sequencing and epidemiologic data from around the world.

"It is well-known that we must avoid environmental factors such as smoking to decrease our risk of getting cancer. But it is not as well-known that each time a normal cell divides and copies its DNA to produce two new cells, it makes multiple mistakes,"... Read more.


Hallmarks of Cancer 3: Evading Apoptosis - Scientific American

Metabolic Regulation of Apoptosis in Cancer (paywall) - ScienceDirect
A fate worse than death: apoptosis as an oncogenic process (paywall) - Nature

10,000 Studies, 100 Conclusions: How Marijuana Impacts Your Health

The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (NASEM) has conducted a review of all scientific research on the health impacts of cannabis and cannabis-derived products published since 1999, finding much to support claims of both the plant's positive impact on health, and its hazardous implications for mental and physical wellbeing.

The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (NASEM) has conducted a review of all scientific research on the health impacts of cannabis and cannabis-derived products published since 1999,.. Read more.


UK report: ‘Anecdotal’ evidence of Gulen role in Turkey coup attempt

While there is “anecdotal and circumstantial” evidence that individual members of the Gulen movement were involved in a failed coup attempt in Turkey last year, hard proof was difficult to find, according to a UK parliamentary report.

Since the July 15 coup attempt, Turkey has accused Pennsylvania-based Fethullah Gulen of being behind a push to overthrow President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

The inquiry by the Foreign Affairs Committee also points out opportunities in the UK’s growing relationship with Turkey. Al Jazeera’s Renee Odeh reports.

Al Jazeera

Repression or recovery? UK's relations with Turkey - Parliament.UK
Turkey's EU minister slams UK report on coup attempt - Hürriyet

Jack Straw: FETO behind coup attempt in Turkey - AA
- ‘Turkey will continue to be an indispensable partner for the UK after Brexit’ - Hürriyet

Donald Trump's former national security adviser ‘discussed removing Gulen from US', former CIA director says - Independent
No terrorist infiltration from Turkish planes, US should look in mirror: MHP head - Hürriyet

US urges Turkey, Europe to tone down rhetoric amid row - Hürriyet
'Coup in Turkey Was Just a Welcome Pretext' - Spiegel

March 24, 2017

'Riyadh, Ankara, Doha behind intense fighting near Damascus'

The Syrian government has accused Turkish, Saudi and Qatari spy agencies of being responsible for the recent escalation of terrorist attacks near the capital Damascus.

In two letters to the UN, the Syrian Foreign Ministry called on the Security Council to take necessary measures against what it calls acts of terror by al-Nusrah Front and other terrorist groups. The foreign ministry said such attacks are aimed at disrupting the upcoming peace talks in Geneva.

Damascus has previously expressed regret over what it described as the UN’s failure to condemn terrorist attacks across the war-torn country.


Ferocious clashes on Damascus outskirts, army repels terrorists (video) - PressTV 

Somali in America

He's lived illegally in Africa, Russia and Ukraine and now he's a resident in the USA 

But this teenage, Somali refugee is facing a problem he didn't expect.

Al Jazeera

Chinese Man ft. Kendra Morris & Dillon Cooper - Liar

Belgian Workers Participate in Anti-Austerity March

Some 14,000 workers in non-business sectors such as health care and social welfare took part in an anti-austerity march in the Belgian capital, calling for improved working conditions and salary increases.


Israel's Water Domination in West Bank

Since 1967 Israel has denied Palestinians' basic right to access clean water


Israeli soldiers kill another Palestinian teenager in Ramallah (video) - PressTV

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Rone - Bye Bye Macadam

March 23, 2017

Yemenis ‘pay the price’ for UK and America’s ‘brazenly hypocritical’ arms deals – Amnesty

Amnesty International has condemned the US and Britain for supplying arms to Saudi Arabia, arms which have then been used to kill hundreds of civilians in Yemen.

Figures from the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute show that the two countries have sent weaponry worth more than $5 billion to Saudi Arabia since Riyadh’s intervention began in March 2015. Read more.


Amnesty condemns US, UK over Yemen arms - NewArab
Amnesty International condemn US, UK for selling arms to Saudi (vide0) - PressTV

Saudi Arabia steps up using cluster bombs in Yemen (video) - PressTV
Over 100 civilians killed in a month, including fishermen, refugees, as Yemen conflict reaches two-year mark - OHCHR

Infant deformities in Yemen linked to Saudi-led bombardment  (video) - RT
De Croo wil wapenembargo tegen Saoedi-Arabië - DeMorgen