Europe

Strange Days in London

Let’s begin by noting that isn’t the first time England has had the kind of unrest we’re seeing now. The first racially motivated mass riots happened in London’s Notting Hill area in 1958. It was decided afterwards to hold an annual carnival in Notting Hill, a sign, as it were, […]

Why Are Those Damn Kids Rioting?

The world has taken to rioting but one must be careful not to assume that because they are happening at the same time it’s for the same reason or reasons. However, to look at the UK riots and the one in Vancouver, after a hockey loss by the home team, […]

Who Needs A Crisis in Kosovo?

A new round of tensions in Kosovo recently grew out of a “trade war” at the border of the breakaway province. Formally, the conflict can be traced back to Pristina’s July 20 decision to ban imports from Serbia, a step supposed to mirror the position taken by Belgrade which does […]

Blond Beast and the Future of Terror

Norway tragedy of the last week would apparently make a tectonic shift in global social processes. It will significantly affect European politics and influence the ideological schemes of the Western world. As always, the mainstream trend describing Anders Behring Breivik as mentally insane solo terrorist and a ‘Christian fundamentalist’ clearly […]

Norway’s Enigmatic «Lone Terrorist»

Anders Breivik already seems to have emerged as one of the XX century’s top-famous terrorists. Day by day his popularity visibly grows not only in the ranks of the European radical right but also among the Europeans with otherwise mainstream views. Grabbing the media headlines, the Oslo and Utoya Island […]

Europe’s Quiet Corner Under Terrorist Attack

The September 11, 2001 terrorist attack on the New York Trade Center left the world divided. The US Administration and its giant propaganda machine made huge efforts to convince their audiences that the terrorist act had been perpetrated by Al Qaeda, but the developments that followed pointed with utmost clarity […]

Who Decides On Nation-States?

The national aspirations of peoples are governed by rank public relations schemes On July 9, the Republic of South Sudan became the newest internationally-recognized nation-state. As the result of a civil war truce and peace deal worked out five years previously, South Sudan and its former master, the Republic of […]

EU – Summit on the Titanic’s board

European leaders delayed the Friday’s Summit, two days after the EU Finance ministers reunion did not reach any result on Greece. In addition, the German chancellor, Angela Merkel, was crucial in resisting pressure for a meeting on Friday, arguing that it would be too early to deliver the comprehensive package […]