Today at 07.02 EST (12:02 Greek time), the Sun will be in the winter solstice, and thus winter will officially begin throughout the northern hemisphere.
- Written by E.Tsiliopoulos
The secretary of MERA25 (Diem25), Giannis Varoufakis, calls for a one-day boycott of Amazon on Black Friday with his internet message.
Varoufakis decries Amazon's influence and its handling of workers through a video he uploaded to youtube.com, in which he calls for the one-day boycott. Although it's hard to see how this will affect Amazon, Mr Varoufakis insists that Amazon boss billionaire Jeff Bezos will get the message.
But whether you agree with Mr. Varoufakis, or not, he does not, however, explain why Amazon is one of the main distributors of his books. Mr Varoufakis does not boycott Amazon by refusing to have his books bring retailed by the corporation he is attacking.
Turkey today rejected a European Parliament resolution imposing sanctions on Ankara following a recent visit by Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan to the occupied northern part of Cyprus, calling it "out of touch with reality" and "blackmail". On Thursday, the European Parliament passed a non-binding resolution calling on EU leaders to "take action and impose severe sanctions" on Turkey, a move that is likely to boost support for France's bid to impose sanctions on Turkey at next month's EU summit.