Iraqi forces liberated
last week from the so-called “Islamic State” Islamist terrorists. The al-Qaeda splinter group had seized Iraq’s
second largest city in 2014. It was from
there that IS, which is based in currently-besieged ,
declared a caliphate. Raqqa, Syria
The Italian Parliament recently approved and the President signed a tougher law against organized crime and terrorism. Among its numerous provisions are longer prison sentences.
Update: more Russian incursions into
There have been more Russian incursions into
from the Russian-occupied puppet-state of South Ossetia, which, together with
Abkhazia, the Russian Federation
helped to break away from Georgia
when it invaded the former Soviet Republic of Georgia in 2008. The Russians have repeatedly shifted the
poorly-defended border southward into Georgian territory.
Update: more pro-democracy protests in
There continue to be more protests in
against the tyranny and corruption of the Russian Federation regime and more
arrests of peaceful protesters.
Update: Venezuelan protests and political developments
There have been more demonstrations for liberty in
Venezuela, where the death toll for
peaceful protesters continues to climb.
Thugs acting last week on behalf of the Socialist regime even attacked
the democratic opposition in Congress.
The Socialists are attempting to replace the constitution through a
referendum which would grant the executive branch greater powers, unchecked by
the legislative branch, which is currently controlled by the democratic
opposition. Despite winning a
supermajority of seats in the Congress, the opposition has been thwarted by the
tyrannical regime. The opposition is boycotting
the constitutional referendum, as it is not possible to conduct free and fair
elections under authoritarianism and instead is conducting its own plebiscite
on following the current constitution and respecting human rights. Polling stations are even open today in
locations in the United
States for Venezuelans to voice their
support for representative government and liberty.
Several hundred thousand Turks took to the streets last week to protest the Islamist authoritarian government’s crackdown on opposition ahead of the anniversary of the failed military coup d’etat, which has been used as a justification for the crackdown and the seizure of more powers by the government. A hundred thousand Turks have been fired and tens of thousands of people have been arrested because of the increasing Turkish oppression.