Image of Spain sacks Catalan government after independence declaration | Reuters
Spain sacks Catalan government after independence declaration | Reuters
BARCELONA/MADRID (Reuters) - The Madrid government sacked Catalonia’s president and dismissed its parliament on Friday, hours after the region declared itself an independent nation in Spain’s gravest political crisis since the return of democracy four decades ago.A new regional election will be held in Catalonia on Dec. 21, Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy said in a televised address on a day of high ... [Read More]
Image of Fears of violence as 450,000 take to the streets of Barcelona joined by independence leader following Spanish government bombshell
Fears of violence as 450,000 take to the streets of Barcelona joined by independence leader following Spanish government bombshell
Nearly half a million people have vented their fury on the streets of Barcelona in a huge protest as the Catalan crisis deepens.Activists waved the Catalonian independence flag as tempers boiled over after the Spanish Prime Minister said he wanted to dissolve Catalonia's government.Police have said that around 450,000 separatists took part in the rally, furious with today's bombshell.It had earlie... [Read More]
Image of The Foilies 2017 | Electronic Frontier Foundation : Recognizing the Year’s Worst in Government Transparency
The Foilies 2017 | Electronic Frontier Foundation : Recognizing the Year’s Worst in Government Transparency
A thick fog is rolling in over Sunshine Week (March 12-18), the annual event when government transparency advocates raise awareness about the importance of access to public records.  We are entering an age when officials at the highest levels seek to discredit critical reporting with “alternative facts,” “fake news” slurs, and selective access to press conferences—while making their own claim... [Read More]
Image of How to become a Councillor in Essex, England UK
How to become a Councillor in Essex, England UK
Councillors are elected by the community to represent the interests of local people. Their work normally involves:    attending council and committee meetings    making or help shape decisions on local services    representing the council on other organisations    helping the council to achieve its corporate aims    ch... [Read More]
Image of PressTV-Blair launches ‘mission’ to stop Brexit
PressTV-Blair launches ‘mission’ to stop Brexit
Former British prime minister Tony Blair is urging the British people to “rise up” against Brexit and prevent the government of Theresa May from taking the country out of the European Union “at any cost.”Blair is expected to voice his opposition to “hard Brexit” in a major speech on Friday and launch a “mission” to find “a way out from the present rush over the cliff’s edge,” according to media re... [Read More]
Image of California, The Cat Lady State - Taking a Bite Out of Tyranny! - Hillarious Cartoon
California, The Cat Lady State - Taking a Bite Out of Tyranny! - Hillarious Cartoon
Aristotle recommended moderation, or the ‘golden mean.’ Virtue can be found as a reasoned, logical place between two extremes. For example, courage is virtuous, but when carried to an extreme it becomes destructive recklessness. A lack of courage brings about its opposite, cowardice.We see today a great many ‘virtue signalers’ who want to feel good about themselves. They consider themselves kind, ... [Read More]
Image of PressTV-‘UK govt. does not care about public opinion’
PressTV-‘UK govt. does not care about public opinion’
The British government has rejected a petition to cancel a state visit by US President Donald Trump. Press TV has asked political activist and commentator, Shabbir Hassanally, to shed more light on why London paid no heed to the petition signed by more than 1.8 million Britons.Hassanally says he doesn’t find it surprising that Trump’s state visit to the UK is still in place, because the British go... [Read More]
Image of PressTV-UK rejects petition to stop Trump’s state visit
PressTV-UK rejects petition to stop Trump’s state visit
The British government says an invitation for US President Donald Trump's state visit is still in place, despite an outpouring of public and political protest.More than 1.8 million Britons have signed an online petition urging the government to withdraw the invitation that Prime Minister Theresa May extended to Trump while she was visiting Washington last month.The petition, which is expected to b... [Read More]
Image of No Trump speech in UK parliament, says speaker
No Trump speech in UK parliament, says speaker
The speaker of the UK House of Commons says he is "opposed" to a speech by US President Donald Trump in Westminster Hall, particularly after his order for imposition of a travel ban on seven Muslim-majority countries.John Bercow made the remarks during a speech to the House of Commons on Monday after a point of order by a fellow Labour MP, Stephen Doughty.Bercow noted that his opposition to a Trum... [Read More]
Image of Trump says extreme vetting pause is same as Obama's 2011 Iraq policy - Washington Times
Trump says extreme vetting pause is same as Obama's 2011 Iraq policy - Washington Times
President Trump defended his new extreme vetting policy Sunday in the face of severe pushback from judges, members of Congress and the press, saying President Obama did much the same thing when he put a pause on Iraqi refugees for six months in 2011.He also bristled at accusations that his policy, which halts admissions from seven countries with a history of terrorism, is a Muslim ban, pointing to... [Read More]
Image of Democrats are becoming the party of secession | New York Post
Democrats are becoming the party of secession | New York Post
Michael GoodwinLet’s agree that President Trump’s travel ban on visitors from seven nations was a sensible idea hobbled by flaws, especially regarding green card holders and dual citizens. Let’s also agree we haven’t seen a rollout this clumsy since the debut of ObamaCare, which was far more serious because it penalized millions of Americans while Trump’s order inconvenienced hundreds of foreign n... [Read More]
Image of Donald Trump's New World Order Puts Nation Over Globe | TIME
Donald Trump's New World Order Puts Nation Over Globe | TIME
In the West, elites are under attack. As many of the world’s most influential political and business leaders gather in Davos, Switzerland, from Jan. 17 to Jan. 20, they will surely discuss, in public and private, how much things have changed since their gathering last year. Beyond Brexit and Trump, they’ll marvel at how Vladimir Putin and Recep Tayyip Erdogan, last year’s enemies, have become toda... [Read More]
President Trump and the end of the American Century
Americans may not countenance a literal wall, but they see promise in the idea of hunkering down for a while, of trying to do a little less abroad and at home.You can say this is only a momentary digression. You can imagine that Trump represents a kind of national catharsis, after which we will get ourselves together and continue on with the sober business of statecraft and global leadership.But h... [Read More]
Image of Trump challenges the world order
Trump challenges the world order
President-elect Donald Trump is alarming critics by not only threatening to dispatch with political correctness but also disregarding the basic tenets of world order surrounding nuclear weapons.With a single tweet Thursday and then a follow-up chat with a television broadcaster on Friday, Trump entered the holiday weekend shaking up global affairs by stating an interest in vastly expanding the U.S... [Read More]
Image of Kansas, Missouri Donald Trump fans travel to DC for inauguration | McClatchy DC
Kansas, Missouri Donald Trump fans travel to DC for inauguration | McClatchy DC
By Lindsay Wise and Oliver MorrisonMcClatchy Washington BureauTim Lambing never doubted this moment would come.Even as pundits and polls dismissed the idea that Donald Trump had much of a chance of winning the presidential election, Lambing held on to unshakable confidence that the billionaire businessman would pull it off.The 41-year-old father of three from Kearney, Missouri, even guessed the ex... [Read More]
Image of 'Audit the Fed' bill gets new push under Trump | TheHill
'Audit the Fed' bill gets new push under Trump | TheHill
Controversial legislation to subject the Federal Reserve’s monetary policy powers to outside scrutiny is getting new life in Washington.Rep. Thomas Massie (R-Ky.) and Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) have re-introduced legislation to “Audit the Fed,” after a similar effort stalled in the last Congress.But such a proposal, which has been vocally opposed by Federal Reserve Chairwoman Janet Yellen, may face it... [Read More]
Image of Assange To Hannity: Our Source Was Not The Russian Government | Video | RealClearPolitics
Assange To Hannity: Our Source Was Not The Russian Government | Video | RealClearPolitics
In an exclusive interview with FOX News Channel's Sean Hannity the founder of WikiLeaks Julian Assange said Russia was not the source for the DNC and John Podesta hacks.HANNITY: Can you say to the American people, unequivocally, that you did not get this information about the DNC, John Podesta's emails, can you tell the American people 1,000 percent that you did not get it from Russia or anybody a... [Read More]
Image of PressTV-British PM apeals for unity after Brexit
PressTV-British PM apeals for unity after Brexit
British Prime Minister Theresa May has urged citizens to unite and move forward after a vote to leave the European Union sparked deep divisions in the country.In her first Christmas message on Saturday, May said, "As we leave the European Union we must seize a historic opportunity to forge a bold new role for ourselves in the world and to unite our country as we move forward into the future."In a ... [Read More]
Image of Obama Purchases California Mansion To Go Along With His Two Other Homes | Daily Wire
Obama Purchases California Mansion To Go Along With His Two Other Homes | Daily Wire
When President Obama finally leaves the White House he won't have to go very far. About three miles to be exact. According to The New York Post, "The Obamas are moving into a nine-bedroom mansion in the Kalorama section of Washington — the posh neighborhood of diplomats and DC old money — while younger daughter Sasha finishes high school at Sidwell Friends. But they have apparently been buying rea... [Read More]
Image of E.U. Faces Its Next Big Test as France’s Election Looms
E.U. Faces Its Next Big Test as France’s Election Looms
LE LUC, France — When the French put a draft Constitution for a newly enlarged European Union to a referendum in 2005, Pascal Verrelle voted passionately against it — hoping it would stop the European Union in its tracks. He rejoiced when the effort failed, yet was dismayed when the bloc kept gathering more members and powers, anyway.At the time, Mr. Verrelle, a former soldier, was a prison direct... [Read More]
Image of PressTV-Brexit trade deal with EU may take 10 years
PressTV-Brexit trade deal with EU may take 10 years
A trade deal between Britain and the European Union following Brexit might take 10 years to finalize and could still fail, the UK ambassador to the bloc has told Prime Minister Theresa May's government.The British envoy to the EU, Ivan Rogers, warned ministers that the European consensus was that a deal might not be done until the early to mid-2020s and that national parliaments of EU states could... [Read More]
Image of Clinton Campaign Backs Demand for Intel Briefing Ahead of Electoral Vote
Clinton Campaign Backs Demand for Intel Briefing Ahead of Electoral Vote
Hillary Clinton’s top adviser John Podesta said Monday the campaign is backing a request by members of the Electoral College to receive an intelligence briefing on Russian meddling in the 2016 election before they cast their votes next week.“The bipartisan electors’ letter raises very grave issues involving our national security,” Podesta said in statement, Politico reported. “Electors have a sole... [Read More]