Ukrainian Neo-Nazis Join Hong Kong Protests

Morgan Artyukhina Prominent Ukrainian neo-Nazi figures have been spotted in the Hong Kong protests just weeks after hosting an “academy of street protest” in Kiev. Leaders of far-right Ukrainian groups that rose to prominence in the 2014 coup d’etat they helped orchestrate, including the Azov Battalion and Right Sektor, have recently traveled to Hong Kong…

Hong Kong Protests Unmasked

It’s a ‘color revolution’ As Hong Kong’s anti-government movement continues to rage, RT looks into what sparked the unrest, the dire social inequality problems that fuel it, and how forces in Washington exploited this public discontent for their own ends. Having personally witnessed brutal clashes and spoken to key figures on both sides of the…

“Europe Has Developed Thanks to Africa’s Wealth”

Alexandre Anfruns “You must know a great fighter, he is a personality in his country” – the French worker of North African origin who introduced him to me told me. It was rigorously true. For many years Mamadou Mansaré has embodied the voice of the Guinean workers’ movement in the National Confederation of Guinean Workers…

The Hong Kong Protests and Imperialism: What the Corporate Media Isn’t Saying

Sheila Xiao The Hong Kong protests have attracted considerable attention, and also considerable confusion. The goal of this article is to provide context for what is going on in Hong Kong today now that the anti-extradition protests have entered their sixth month. Without providing a basic historical understanding of Hong Kong, the social conditions that…

Hong Kong: The Treaty of Nanjing Returns

Manlio Dinucci Hundreds of young Chinese, in front of the British Consulate in Hong Kong, sing the God Save the Queen and shout “Great Britain Saves Hong Kong”, a rally call in London by 130 parliamentarians who ask that British citizenship be given to residents of the former colony. In this way, Britain is emerging…

Hong Kong is Scared – of the Rioters

Andre Vltchek It was once a British police station, as well as the Victoria Prison Compound. Hong Kong inhabitants used to tremble just from hearing its name mentioned. This is where people were detained, interrogated, humiliated, tortured and disappeared. Now, after Hong Kong ‘returned to China’, it was converted into the Tai Kwun Center –…

Venezuela Oil Production Continues Decline as China Cancels More Shipments

Ricardo Vaz US threats of secondary sanctions have seen Chinese oil company CNPC cancel shipments from Venezuela for the second month in a row. (VTV) Venezuela’s oil output has continued its downward trend according to figures from the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC). The latest report from the oil cartel detailed that, based…

Spikes of Violence: Protest in West Papua

Dr. Binoy Kampmark Papua and West Papua are subjected to violence and habitual repression from the Indonesian central authorities. “A policy of transmigration has been practiced, tantamount to genocide.” Like Timor-Leste, West Papua, commonly subsuming both Papua and West Papua, remains a separate ethnic entity, acknowledged as such by previous colonial powers.  Its Dutch colonial masters, in…

United Nations Intervention Urgently Needed to Stop Colonial Carnage in West Papua

Statement by Benny Wenda, Chairman of The United Liberation Movement for West Papua (ULMWP) The people of West Papua need urgent international attention. I am calling on all the world’s governments, parliamentarians and media to shine the spotlight on West Papua. If the world and international media ignores West Papua now, the Indonesian security services…

Russia and China Boost Gold Reserves Moving Away from US Currency

Russia’s Gold Reserves Scale New Highs in Growing Shift From US Dollar Svetlana Ekimenko Russia has been stockpiling gold bullion in recent years in an attempt to lessen its economy’s reliance on the US dollar, with forecasts showing the country’s gold and foreign exchange reserves are set to outstrip those of Saudi Arabia. Russia’s gold…

Spotlight on Africa

Valery Kulikov In the world we live in today, amid a scramble which is unfolding to gain control of the key natural resources we exploit and to shape the political world order of the 21st century, there are many areas where Africa and Russia have interests which overlap objectively. About 50-52% of the Earth’s natural…