Trump, Troll-in-Chief

from Ann Arbor (Informed Comment) The madman in the White House has been sulking and raging for weeks about his impeachment proceedings, tweeting manically on some days more than 100 times. With the release by JustSecurity.org of unredacted emails on the Ukraine scandal showing that Trump personally (and illegally) withheld congressionally mandated military aid to an ally, the Republican defense of the president is collapsing. … Continue reading Trump, Troll-in-Chief

The Ibiza affair should ring the bell in the whole Europe

In 2017, the today’s vice-chancellor of Austria and head of the far-right Freedom Party of Austria (FPÖ) , Heinz-Christian Strache and his fellow party member Johann Gudenus met in a villa, that was rented through AirBnB, with some self-claimed niece of a Russian oligarch. The far-right FPÖ came into power promising clarity and announced a fight against the corruption.The vice-chancellor can be heard telling the … Continue reading The Ibiza affair should ring the bell in the whole Europe

The diesel scandal and how to get rid of the scrap

Germany has a high worldwide reputation about its ecological sensibilities. There are strict rules for everything and the federal controlling organizations are responsible for proving the quality of the end products, to protect its citizens from possible -health related- threats and to legislate according to the common good of the German population. For me,and according to many facts, is just a reputation because in the … Continue reading The diesel scandal and how to get rid of the scrap

The European morale and ethics

The European Union is advertised,mainly through the top politicians, to be the flagship of morality in the whole world. We should never again repeat the same mistakes of the past, no more devastating wars again,no more extreme nationalism. That should probably be the real reason to create the EU. But what do we have now? What is the situation in the European community, the European … Continue reading The European morale and ethics

A letter from Alfred de Zayas to the UN Secretary General

OPEN LETTER TO THE UNITED NATIONS SECRETARY GENERAL ANTONIO GUTERRES AND TO THE HIGH COMMISSIONER FOR HUMAN RIGHTS MICHELLE BACHELET from Alfred de Zayas,  23 February 2019 Dear Mr Secretary General of the United Nations, dear High Commissioner for Human Rights, As former UN Independent Expert on the Promotion of a Democratic and Equitable International Order (2012-2018) I would like to urge you to once … Continue reading A letter from Alfred de Zayas to the UN Secretary General

Venezuela,EU and the violation of international Law

Many people tend to forget the recent history, how “humanitarian” interventions ended up in a bloodbath,how the “restore of democracy” led up to chaos and suffering to millions of people. Venezuela has the largest proven oil reserves in the world.It is calculated that more than 300 billion barrels of oil are lying under the the ground and the sea floor of this country. It is … Continue reading Venezuela,EU and the violation of international Law