THE SCENE was like that of a Jacobite conspiracy. Around 20 Scots from different walks of life - bankers, lawyers, architects, business people and journalists - came together in the candlelit splendour of Edinburgh's Voodoo Rooms. They were there to mourn the passing of a 300-year-old institution - the Bank of Scotland - and to appease the ghosts of Scottish bankers' past.
The cold blooded murder of a 15 year old student ―part of a long sequence of murders and police brutalities that characterized the entire post-civil war period in Greece, including the post-junta period― acted as a catalyst for a social explosion and, at the same time, made abundantly clear the continuous worsening of the multidimensional crisis to which we have referred many times in the past.
By their unlawful and systematic character,combined with the blockade of Gaza, housedemolitions and extrajudicial executions, the Israeli attacks on Gaza are a dirty war against the Palestinian civilian population
Obama should have kept his mouth shut…at least until after the inauguration. He’s been successfully dodging questions and avoiding opinions on all matters for months now, but let one slip at a recent press conference.