The role of Saudi Arabia in the growing Persian Gulf tension

We had reported a month ago the dangerous game of provocations underway in the Persian Gulf; we had hoped that it was a clumsy attempt to trigger a strategy of tension to engage the United States in a decisive battle with Iran. Tension strategy in the Persian Gulf Today’s renewed mysterious attack on oil tankers … read more

The War of the Multinationals and the failure of GMOs in Agriculture

Do you remember when GM crop promoters ensured that the spread of engineered crops would eliminate the use of pesticides? A decade has passed and now we learn, from the gigantic struggle underway to conquer the Chinese market of transgenic soya, that things have not really gone so… GMOs don’t work against weeds The news … read more

The social issue in the third millennium

When we talked about the social question about the yellow vests, a careful reader of Anglo-Saxon area asked us what we meant by this expression. Social issue today, what does that mean? The question initially caught us because in continental Europe social issue or soziale Frage are well-known terms in reference to the effects of … read more

October marks highest number of asylum applications lodged in 2018

With more than 60500 applications for international protection lodged throughout the EU+, October was the month with the most claims so far this year.  Despite this peak, applications lodged since the start of the year have remained lower than in 2017. Iran and Turkey among top five countries of origin of applicants October’s increase was … read more

Yellow vests, social question, democracy

The proletarization of the European bourgeoisie opens a new chapter of the social question, unsolved by the times of the triumph of bourgeois democracy. The protests of these days in France, as well as the Italian “populism” require an increasing awareness of the real stakes in Europe. The social question, open wound in the history … read more