Defend Democracy Press (Delphi Initiative)

2020 Sep 15 - 1:33am
September 12, 2020 Under the mediation of Germany, diplomatic representatives from Greece and Turkey met last month in Berlin to start a process that would lead the two countries to the negotiation table and de-escalate tension in the Eastern Mediterranean Sea. The meetings were kept secret, participants were a diplomatic advisor to Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis, one of President Tayyip Erdogan and the German mediator. The process...
Tags: Europe, Greek Crisis, Germany, Greek-Turkish relations
2020 Sep 15 - 1:29am
Le 20 septembre seront lancées les enchères sur les fréquences de la 5G (qui de fait sont déjà attribuées à Orange, Bouygues, SFR, Free). La commercialisation ne tardera guère ensuite, en prévision se multiplie déjà l’installation d’antennes (30 % d’antennes supplémentaires en ville, jusqu’à un triplement dans les zones rurales). Or, la 5G, c’est un changement technologique majeur (par rapport aux 3G, 4G), avec des effets néfastes aggravés en...
Tags: Ecology, junktag (ignore), 5G
2020 Sep 15 - 1:12am
English Version (French/ Greek/ German/ Italian/ Spanish versions below)*** At a time when 12,500 refugees and asylum seekers are wandering homeless on the roads and hills of Lesbos, when those suffering from smoke inhalation and burns from the fire in Moria are prevented by the police from reaching the hospital in Mytilene, when solidarity groups bringing basic necessities are blocked by the authorities or attacked by far-right groups, when...
Tags: Europe, Greek Crisis, Refugee crisis, Saloni_Home, Aegean Sea, Greek-Turkish relations
2020 Sep 14 - 3:06pm
He is being punished not for stealing fire – but for exposing power under the light of truth and provoking the god of Exceptionalism.  By Pepe Escobar September 8, 2020 This is the tale of an Ancient Greek tragedy reenacted in AngloAmerica. Amid thundering silence and nearly universal indifference, chained, immobile, invisible, a squalid Prometheus was transferred from the gallows for a show trial in a faux Gothic court built on the site of a...
Tags: democracy, Europe, junktag (ignore), Assange Julian, Escobar Pepe
2020 Sep 14 - 2:54pm
Vzglyad.az interview with the Director General of the Center for Geostrategic Research (Belgrade), Dragana Trifković. September 10, 2020 US President Donald Trump received the leaders of Serbia and Kosovo at the White House. What results did the parties achieve at the Washington meeting? “Firstly, the agreement signed in Washington between Belgrade and Pristina does not correspond to the interests of the Republic of Serbia and its international...
Tags: Europe, Middle East, 5G, Balkans, EU, israel
2020 Sep 14 - 2:46pm
10 September 2020 The relationship between Germany and Russia has reached its lowest point since Berlin supported the pro-Western coup in Ukraine six years ago and Russia subsequently annexed the Crimean Peninsula. The German government is openly accusing the Russian state of poisoning opposition politician Alexei Navalny, who is currently in Berlin’s Charité Clinic. He reportedly awoke from a coma on Monday. German Chancellor Angela Merkel...
Tags: Europe, ex-USSR, Saloni_Home, Ukraine / East - West, Europe-Russia, Germany
2020 Sep 14 - 2:36pm
By Jonny Tickle 12 Sep, 2020 Russia has sent out the initial batches of the world’s first registered coronavirus vaccine to all parts of its vast territory, as authorities test the delivery system of the much-needed drug. The formula is expected to be delivered on Monday, said Russia’s Health Minister Mikhail Murashko. “The first small batches have already been shipped,” Murashko said, explaining that the government is testing the supply chain...
Tags: Europe, coronavirus, Russia, Vaccines
2020 Sep 13 - 3:09am
By Dimitris Konstantakopoulos Twenty years ago, I was covering the Munich Security Forum as a journalist and I took an interview from Brent Scawcroft, National Security Adviser for President Bush (the father). I believe he was one of the men who played a huge role in pushing Boris Yeltsin to the crisis which culminated into the bombing of the Russian parliament in October 1993, thus opening the way to the biggest looting in the history of...
Tags: Europe, Greek Crisis, junktag (ignore), Middle East, Saloni_Home, Ukraine / East - West
2020 Sep 13 - 3:05am
Moria catastrophe: RSA and PRO ASYL calls for a concerted European emergency plan, the immediate evacuation and the relocation of the refugees to European countries. Now! 9 September 2020 More than 12,000 refugees and migrants had to flee Moria camp on Lesvos amid the COVID-19 pandemic, following its destruction by large fires last night. Many of them have now no roof over their heads. Since this morning, desperate refugees – most of them...
Tags: Europe, Greek Crisis, Middle East, Refugee crisis, Aegean Sea, Greek-Turkish relations
2020 Sep 13 - 3:00am
12 Sep, 2020 For the first time in months, the ‘Yellow Vests’ have this Saturday resumed their protest activities on the streets of Paris. The sizeable march quickly descended into chaos, scuffles with police and numerous arrests. Following a pause for summer holidays and Covid-19 lockdown, the signature ‘gilets jaunes’ have also planned marches in Marseille, Toulouse, Lyon, Lille, Nantes, Nice, Bordeaux, and Strasbourg...
Tags: Europe, France, Gilets Jaunes Yellow Vests
2020 Sep 13 - 2:56am
George Bizos (14 November 1927 – 9 September 2020) was a Greek-South African human rights lawyer who campaigned against apartheid in South Africa. He was noted for representing Nelson Mandela during the Rivonia Trial. He instructed Mandela to add the qualification “if needs be” to his trial address, which is credited with sparing him from a sentence of death. Bizos also represented the families of anti-apartheid activists killed by...
Tags: Europe, Greek Crisis, junktag (ignore), Africa, Bizos George, Mandela Nelson
2020 Sep 13 - 2:50am
By Vassilis Nedos Sep. 12, 2020 A day after the MED7 summit of southern European countries pledged its full support to Greece and Cyprus, to Turkey’s intense dismay, Ankara responded by essentially dashing any hopes of a dialogue to de-escalate tensions in the Eastern Mediterranean by setting a raft of preconditions which Athens deems unacceptable. In a fresh indication that the chasm between the two countries doesn’t appear to be getting...
Tags: Europe, Greek Crisis, Middle East, Greek-Turkish relations

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