Although the protests in the Ukraine are in support of joining the European Union they can actually be largely attributed to being in support of democracy with a defiant NO to Russian behind closed doors dictating.
By Leon J Williams
When I mention the Kurdistan Freedom Falcons/Teyrêbazên Azadiya Kurdistan (TAK) to Turkish people living in Turkey they seem to have never heard of them. Instead stating that all ‘terrorist’ activities carried out in Turkey are the work of the PKK (Kurdistan Workers’ Party/Partiya Karkerên Kurdistan).
Why do the Turks think this? Because of the Turkish media, they are told that it is the work of the PKK and the fact that the TAK are FORMER members of the PKK seems to be hidden away from the public.
I was reminded of this issue this morning when I read an article from the Turkish tabloid Hürriyet Daily News with seeming ‘good news’ about Turkey’s progress in its EU application, further reading confused their own audience with some of the comments reading:
“I did not understand exactly what this means, Will they open new chapters or not?”
“Is it really what the headline says, to me it sounds like another delay”
I flicked over to EuroNews only to find an almost opposite headline about the same story…
Socialist wins 3rd term as President of Montenegro
Filip Vujanovic has just won a 3rd term as president which will take him up to 2018.
Montenegro started negotiations with the EU in June last year about joining with the DPS being part of the Party of European Socialists (PES).
What’s amazing is that through all the media nonsense of the impending collapse of the European Union, the collapse of the Euro, member states exiting the Eurozone etc none of it has happened and countries are still queueing up to join with the next member being Croatia who will join in July with other countries, such as Iceland, Albania, Macedonia, Serbia and Turkey having all applied to join.
The media, especially in the UK should get a grip on reality and stop pushing their bullshit agenda.
UKIP; ‘Get your money out of there while you’ve still got a chance’
Blaming the EU and suggesting that people should withdraw their money, with the UK in dire economic state should we also withdraw our money?
Maybe we should put it under our bed?
It reminds me of the Chinese woman who withdrew her life savings before the year 2000 fearing it would all be lost because of Y2K only for a fire to burn her home and money all away!
Yes the EU bank levy is crazy but UKIP’s alternative is also crazy!
Cyprus rejects EU bailout
If you are Cypriot and have under €20,000 of savings in the bank then surely you would have been happy at the deal, the poor wont have to pay for the crises and the wealthier will.
However Cypriots are up in arms! One could assume that the vast majority have more than €20,000 of savings, is Cyprus one of the richest countries in the world?
Admittedly this is coming from the same people who voted not to unite their island while those in the illegally occupied north voted yes!
Maybe the Cypriots would be happy if the 0% line was raised to €50,000 or do they think someone else should help keep their country afloat, can they not accept responsibility for their own decisions?
With the mafia, dodgy Russian money, Greece, Turkey and the EU it’s about time the Cypriots woke up, grew up and took control of their lives, the reality is capitalism doesn’t work, stop keeping it on life support!
Cyprus; workers pay the price for capitalism
The ongoing economic crises continues to engulf nations, this time it’s Cyprus, which without the bailout would cause ‘disorderly bankruptcy’ according to President Nicos Anastasiades.
As part of the ‘painful’ deal bank customers with savings under €100,000 will have to contribute 6.75% and those who have over €100,000 of savings will have to contribute 9.9%.
Naturally this has caused outrage amongst the people of Cyprus, both Cypriots and non-Cypriots. Though the alternative could be not being bailed out and savers losing 100%.
Anyway as per usual it is the normal people who suffer for the failings of capitalism, when will people stand up and stop accepting the constant attacks that capitalism blows upon the working class.
Cyprus’s ruling AKEL party, who rule with a minority government had this to say:
‘AKEL will not agree and consent to measures that will condemn the whole of the Cypriot people, and in particular the workers, unemployed, the young generation or the pensioners to dead ends and poverty, just as other peoples in southern Europe have been led to..’
Portuguese at their limit with austerity
March 2nd saw huge protests in the capital Lisbon that included people right across the spectrum, young, old, left, public workers and students.
The Portuguese accept that there must be some cuts but the level imposed by its government under the EU bailout terms are too much, too fast.
The EU has praised Portugal’s progress and urges them to continue despite the strong protests.
On March 13-14 there will be strikes by rail workers.
On March 21-23 there will be further strikes by staff at the national airline TAP.
People are calling for the resignation of all austerity-minded government ministers, an end to budget cuts, pay cuts/freezes and unemployment (which now stands at over 16%).
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