Eurosphere agenda: High expectations for Paris Climate Conference while French police fire teargas to disperse climate protest #ClimateMarch

MAIN FOCUS: High expectations for Paris Climate Conference | 27/11/2015 euro|topics The UN Climate Change Conference begins in Paris on Monday. Given that more than 170 states have already tabled their climate protection objectives, some commentators are already calling the summit a success. Others criticise that agricultural reform and sweeping global investment in new energies are … Read more

Turkey vs. Russia. “The Turkish army releases audio of warnings to downed Russian plane WHILE “Navigator of Downed Russian Plane Says There Was No Warning

As rhetorical fury rises over jet incident, how will Putin respond? World news: Turkey | by Shaun Walker in Moscow Announcements made by Moscow include banning of some Turkish poultry imports – hardly a suggestion of bellicose intent The Turkish embassy in Moscow was pelted with eggs, stones and paint. Viewers of state television heard … Read more

Cyberculture agenda: “Edward Snowden Explains How To Reclaim Your Privacy…

Edward Snowden Explains How To Reclaim Your Privacy The Intercept by Micah Lee LAST MONTH, I met Edward Snowden in a hotel in central Moscow, just blocks away from Red Square. It was the first time we’d met in person; he first emailed me nearly two years earlier, and we eventually created an encrypted channel to journalists Laura Poitras and Glenn Greenwald, to … Read more

Cyberculture agenda: “Ada Lovelace Day… “A long interview with Snowden…

Ada Lovelace Day: Celebrating the Achievements of Women in Technology Updates by Annelyse Gelman Happy Ada Lovelace Day! Please join us in commemorating the life of Ada Lovelace by celebrating the achievements – past and present – of women in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.   Snowden for drones: The Intercept’s expose on US drone attacks, … Read more

A long night for Turkey. Rallies all over the country for #Kobane

This blog in Turkish collects images from several rallies… also provides live updates.   Boots on the ground in Syria ‘if the US strategy includes going after Assad,’ says Turkish PM Hurriyet Daily News Ground troops can be used in the operation targeting the ISIL as part of a comprehensive strategy targeting the Bashar al-Assad regime, … Read more

Eurosphere agenda: Critical week for Juncker Commission… “Serbia hosts first gay Pride since 2010

  Make or break week begins for the Juncker Commission The next 10 days could make or break a plan to reshape the European Union under new management, in an attempt to revive the economy and regain trust among its half-billion people. Belgium’s complex web of democracy  BBC News | Europe | World Edition Exploring Belgium’s … Read more

“Erdoğan’s Guards Quarrel With NYPD……”Jihadist sympathizers attack students protesting ISIL at Istanbul University…

  Turkish Leader Erdogan’s Misstep in NYC – Stephen Schlesinger – Sep 17, 5:56 PM – The president of Turkey, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, has a problem. Through his battles at home in recent years to ward off criminal investigations of his administration, his insistence on dismissing wiretaps that show he and his aides involved … Read more

Cyberculture agenda: Jeremy Hammond case.. “Brazil and Germany Propose UN Resolution Against Mass Surveillance…Google Deleted 200 Million ?Pirate? Search Results in 2013

Brazil and Germany Propose UN Resolution Against Mass Surveillance On November 7th, Brazil and Germany jointly tabled a preliminary version of a resolution on online privacy at the UN General Assembly. At a time when public outrage over the reach and scope of U.K. and U.S. mass surveillance is at an all time high, the … Read more

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