Global Research Week in Review 19 November 2016: Shifting US-EU-Russia Relations?

19 November 2016 — Global Research

  Bulgaria_Moldova-380x250False Promises of the European Dream: Moldova and Bulgaria Elect Pro-Russian Presidents

By Sergey Gladysh, November 14 2016

As the European Union continues to spiral towards an all-out disaster due to significant economic problems, the migrant crisis, cultural decay, and an overall loss of purpose, countries like Moldova and Bulgaria, which were once blinded by the false promises of the European dream, are beginning to shift course back towards the only nation in Europe today that is experiencing a remarkable renaissance – yes, Russia.

russia-usaRestoring Dialogue with the Kremlin? Donald Trump and Potential US-Russia Break Points

By Michael Averko, November 14 2016

It remains to be seen whether Trump will continue to second guess the negative establishment views on Russia, or change course as he has done on some other issues. Trump’s inner circle of political elites includes some individuals who’ve expressed negatively inaccurate comments about Russia. On the flip side, during his presidential campaign, he (in at least one instance) favorably spoke of involving folks with fresh foreign policy ideas, who the establishment has shunned.

gettyimages-Fighting the (Real) Deplorables. Corporate Financiers, Big Agriculture, Big Pharma… What are the Solutions?

By LocalOrg, November 14 2016

It is the system that is deplorable. It is the corporate-financier special interests who are deplorable for monopolizing and dominating every aspect of the American people’s lives for profit and power. It is the politicians who are deplorable for selling themselves to these interests while posing as public servants and representatives. It is the corporate media who helps both special interests and their pet politicians pander to the public, mislead them, confuse them, and most deplorable of all, divide them against one another.

steve bannonSteve Bannon: A Fascist in the White House

By Tom Carter, November 15 2016

Former Ku Klux Klan leader David Duke celebrated Bannon’s appointment as Trump’s chief strategist in an interview with radio host Don Advo, a neo-Nazi sympathizer. Reacting to the news of Bannon’s appointment, Advo commented, “We appear to have taken over.” Duke agreed.

Rodrigo_Duterte_June_2016US Feigns Human Rights Concerns in Philippines. Extrajudicial Executions and Duterte’s “War on Drugs”

By Tony Cartalucci, November 16 2016

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte is heading a controversial campaign against crime, embodied in his “war on drugs” which has led to violence spanning the nation’s troubled urban centers. President Duterte’s comments have ranged from reasonable, to utterly indifferent regarding fears of extrajudicial executions, vigilantism, and very real human rights abuses – opening a door of opportunity for his political opponents both at home and abroad.

Assad cartePresident Bashar al-Assad Interview: “It’s our Right to Defend our Country against any Kind of Invasion”

By Bashar al Assad, November 16 2016

“We can say, you can win the war only when you restore stability in Syria. You cannot talk about winning the war as long as there’s killing and destruction on daily basis. That doesn’t mean we are losing the war; the army is making good advancement on daily basis against the terrorists. Of course, they still have the support of Turkey, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and some Western countries including the United States, but the only option that we have in that regard is to win. If you don’t win and the terrorists win, Syria wouldn’t exist anymore.”

Municipal police officers watch screens in the video surveillance control room of the municipal police supervision centre in Nice2016 Going On 1984: Britain has Passed the ‘Most Extreme Surveillance Law Ever Passed in a Democracy’

By Zack Whittaker, November 17 2016

The law will force internet providers to record every internet customer’s top-level web history in real-time for up to a year, which can be accessed by numerous government departments; force companies to decrypt data on demand – though the government has never been that clear on exactly how it forces foreign firms to do that that; and even disclose any new security features in products before they launch.

Cuba USA drapeauxU.S. Imposes New Fine for Trading with Cuba

By Cuba vs Bloqueo, November 17 2016

The fine only serves to generate concern among economic entities interested in engaging with Cuba, and clearly demonstrates that the blockade continues to harm the Cuban economy.

How Will the Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill Affect Off Shore Drilling RegulationsObama just Cancelled Oil and Gas Drilling on sacred Blackfeet Land

By Tom Cahil, November 18 2016

In a stunning move, President Obama has announced he won’t allow any oil and gas leases on land deemed sacred by the Blackfeet Tribe.

pipelineLargest Bank in Norway Sells its Assets in Dakota Access Pipeline

By Perry Wheeler, November 18 2016

The largest bank in Norway, DNB, has announced that it has sold its assets in the Dakota Access pipeline.

greece healthGreece’s Public Health Services on the Brink of Collapse

By Defend Democracy Press, November 18 2016

Six years of economic crisis, loan agreements, austerity cuts and freezing of new hiring threaten the primary care health care system. A report published by the Panhellenic Federation of Employees at Public Hospitals draws a dire picture of the situation and furthermore blames the Health Ministry and Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras.

45641-iimoagcnof-1479401797Demonetisation has Left India’s Food Markets Frozen – and the Future Looks Tense

By M Rajshekhar and Abhishek Dey, November 18 2016

As demonetisation enters its second week, traders in Patna’s Maroofganj mandi are seeing something unprecedented. In the last seven days, the supply of new stocks in this wholesale market, which supplies cooking oil, spices, rice, wheat and pulses to shopkeepers across Patna, has plummeted. The strange thing is: despite the contraction in both supply and demand, commodity prices are stable.

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