Defend Democracy Press (Delphi Initiative)

2019 Oct 14 - 6:53pm
Russia-backed Syrian forces enter Kurdish-held region amid U.S. retreat October 14, 2019 Russia-backed Syrian forces wasted no time in taking advantage of an abrupt U.S. retreat from Syria on Monday, deploying deep inside Kurdish-held territory south of the Turkish frontier less than 24 hours after Washington announced a full withdrawal. Washington’s former Kurdish allies said they had brought in the Syrian troops as an “emergency measure” to...
Tags: Middle East, Saloni_Home, Iraq, Kurds, Syria
2019 Oct 14 - 6:42pm
Ecuador: Gov’t To Drop IMF-Decree, Deal Reached Strike Over 13 October 2019 The U.N. Representative in Ecuador Arnaud Peral informed that the new decree will be drawn up by organizations of the Indigenous movement and the government. United Nations-backed dialogue table installed between Lenin Moreno’s governement and leaders of Indigenous organizations reached a historic deal Sunday to revoke pro-IMF Decree 883, end strikes...
Tags: economy, Saloni_Home, Equador, IMF, Indigenous Peoples
2019 Oct 14 - 6:40pm
By Dr. William Mallinson Athens, 13 October 2019 The rather pompous US Secretary of State Pompeo’s recent visit to Athens, to underline the new love-in between Washington and Athens, was designed to pull the wool over the eyes of the Greek people, already battered into the ground by the economic crisis, a crisis engendered partly, and definitely exacerbated, by the ‘socialist’ Simitis government’s lying about statistics, aided and abetted by...
Tags: Europe, Greek Crisis, Middle East, Saloni_Home, Ukraine / East - West, Aegean
2019 Oct 14 - 6:35pm
3ème Forum de Chisinau. 21/09/2019 – Table ronde ”La Syrie en flammes”  
Tags: Middle East, Saloni_Home, Ukraine / East - West, Chisinau Forum, Neocons, Russia
2019 Oct 14 - 6:29pm
October 13, 2019 Turkey’s vice president condemned Turkish-Cypriot leader Mustafa Akinci for having criticized the operation in Syria. In a post on his Facebook account Akinci wrote “we call it Operation Peace Spring, yet it is not spilled water, but blood.” Akinci’s posted triggered an outrage in Turkey. “I condemn [Mustafa] Akinci who ignores the fact that Operation Peace Spring is taking place against the bloody terrorist organization PKK/PYD...
Tags: Europe, Middle East, Akinci, Cyprus, Syria, turkey
2019 Oct 14 - 6:24pm
Betrayal on the border: Kurds fear future as Turkish assault intensifies In the Kurdish heartlands in Syria, the sense of abandonment at the withdrawal of US troops is palpable as Erdoğan’s forces claim early successes Oct.12,2019 The lone road out of Ras al-Ayn was empty, except for one overladen lorry that slowly made its way along a lethal mile from war zone to exile. Shells thudded into buildings in the distance as Kurdish forces in vans...
Tags: Middle East, Kurds, Syria, turkey
2019 Oct 14 - 6:16pm
By Barbara Starr and Ryan Browne October 12, 2019 The commander of the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces told a senior US diplomat, “You are leaving us to be slaughtered,” demanding to know whether the US is going to do anything to protect Syrian Kurds as Turkey continues its military operation targeting America’s Kurdish allies in Syria. “You have given up on us. You are leaving us to be slaughtered,” Gen....
Tags: Middle East, Kurds, Syria
2019 Oct 14 - 6:10pm
13.10.2019 Earlier in the day, Ecuadorian President Lenin Moreno accused his predecessor Rafael Correa and Venezuela’s Nicolas Maduro of “directing” the violence in Quito. People in Quito, Ecuador are holding demonstrations a day after the country’s President Lenin Moreno pledged to assess a decree that ended fuel subsidies and to study the consequences of the controversial bill more closely to ensure that the law would...
Tags: Equador, Latin America
2019 Oct 14 - 2:00pm
Lenin Moreno: aka Neocon Moreno By Prof Michel Chossudovsky October 12, 2019 A popular insurrection is unfolding against the adoption of sweeping IMF reforms imposed by the “centre left” government of President Lenin Moreno. In March 2019, a 4.2 billion dollar IMF loan was granted to Ecuador. “We are here to help you” says the IMF. Our objective is to help Ecuador “modernize its economy and pave the way for strong, sustained, and equitable...
Tags: Equador, Latin America
2019 Oct 14 - 1:50pm
By Peter Koenig 14 October 2019 For close to 40 years the IMF has weaponized its handle on the western economy through the dollar-based western monetary system, and brutally destroyed nation after nation, thereby killed hundreds of thousands of people. Indirectly, of course, as the IMF would not use traditional guns and bombs, but financial instruments that kill – they kill by famine, by economic strangulation, preventing indispensable medical...
Tags: Equador, IMF, Latin America
2019 Oct 13 - 6:20pm
October 12, 2019 DUBAI (Reuters) – Iran offered on Saturday to engage Syrian Kurds, Syria’s government and Turkey in talks to establish security along the Turkish-Syrian border following Turkey’s military incursion into northern Syria to fight Kurdish forces. In making the mediation offer, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif referred to a 21-year-old security accord that required Damascus to stop harboring Kurdistan Workers’...
Tags: Middle East, Saloni_Home, Iran, Kurds, Syria, turkey
2019 Oct 13 - 6:10pm
Syria must be free of foreign military presence, Russia should also leave if Damascus no longer needs its help – Putin 12 Oct, 2019 The territorial integrity of Syria must be fully restored and all foreign forces should withdraw, including Russia if Damascus decides it doesn’t need Moscow’s help anymore, according to President Vladimir Putin. “All the forces deployed illegitimately inside any sovereign state – in this case Syria – must leave,”...
Tags: Middle East, Saloni_Home, Kurds, Russia, Russia-Syria, turkey