Hoping for an orderly retreat of Ennahda to avoid a return to the old regime27/11/2013 by Wilhelm Langthaler
Tunisia was the starting point of the Arab peoples’ revolt. In the central countries of Egypt and Syria, however, the movement is threatened to subside in repression and violence. Again, it is Tunisia, which gives grounds for hope: Ennahda could withdraw from the government without violence paving the way for early elections. Thus the democratic gains could be saved from the threat of a counter-revolution on behalf of the old elites.
Global stalemate acknowledged25/11/2013 by Wilhelm Langthaler
The beginning détente between the US and Iran is opening a new chapter of global relations. It is not only a game changer in the Syrian arena but will prompt a re-configuration of the Middle East’s setup. Ultimately it indicates another step towards the multi-polar world – but a modest one confirming US supremacy with indirect rule.
Lower classes strengthen social but chauvinist opposition03/10/2013 by Wilhelm Langthaler
First: the ruling system has been confirmed though losing consensus. Second: the electoral protest remains within systemic forms. Third: an anti-systemic, let alone social revolutionary momentum continues to be a mere desiderate.
Declaration of the Popular Liberation Movement (MPL) facing the acute governmental crisis and the forthcoming mobilisations03/10/2013
Not pure desperation, but a political calculation has guided Berlusconi’s attempt to let all his parliamentarians resign. What would have happened had he succeeded?
Call to action against the US attack by democratic and anti-imperialist Syrians
Facing the imminent US aggression, many forces of the opposition sadly and short-sightedly took side with imperialism by endorsing the US military attack in order to get rid of the tyranny. Popular democracy, however, can only be achieved against imperialism. Democracy requires self-determinations and that is the contrary of foreign military intervention. Therefore we strongly support all those democratic forces in Syria who at the same time and in the same decided way oppose imperialism.
Only a political settlement can end sectarian civil war, open door for a popular democratic development29/08/2013 Anti-imperialist Camp
The notorious “humanitarian air campaign” seen so many times before seems to be imminent. The entire world knows that it is neither about human rights nor democracy – it is only about power also this time. We condemn the impending attack in the strongest terms possible. We call to fight it and inflict a defeat on the aggressor and thus its global order.
Democracy means that also the Muslim Brothers are entitled to enjoy it21/08/2013 by Wilhelm Langthaler
By the military coup, the cracking down on the Muslim Brothers and the declaration of the state of emergency the generals attempt to restore the rule of the old social and (partially) also political elite. The army has been the central pillar of the global capitalist order in Egypt.
for a political solution of the Syrian conflict03/12/2012
This initiative consists in calling for a delegation of high-ranking personalities with international public lives to go to Syria in order to discuss the current situation with the main political actors and to pave the way for a negotiated political solution of the armed conflict in Syria which seriously threatens world peace and the existence of Syria as an independent and sovereign nation.
Tahrir popular uprisings at our doors
In the first years after the formation of the Anti-imperialist Camp we used to hold an annual public summer camp in Assisi, Italy, the last one in 2004. After difficult years we revive this experience this year 2012 on the juncture of the Arab revolt and the Southern European movements against the EU crisis.
End Israeli apartheid
Palestine is the symbolic centre of all conflicts within the imperialist-capitalist world system. It exemplifies that (neo)colonial domination, let alone the grab of land by the West, evokes resistance. The two-state formula “land for peace” (read: partial return of land for the end of resistance) has failed as Israel sticks to its goal to take it all.
India wages war on its people
In Hindi Adivasi means first people and is used also as a self-description. Since the Indo-european settlement the mostly Dravidic Adivasis have been oppressed. They either remain below the Hindu caste system or got integrated at its lowest rank – like untouchables or Dalits. The Indian constitution deliberately avoided the notion Adivasi to ward off possible political claims emanating from the meaning.
The murderous embargo must be lifted
In the Gaza Strip one and a half million people virtually live under siege, behind barbed wire and without a chance to escape this prison camp. The living conditions are unbearable due to a severe shortage of food, medicine and clean water, strictly limited power supply and worsening hygienic conditions. Despite this situation the blockade of the Gaza Strip is tightened and the Israeli Army is launching military actions and bombardments on an almost daily basis. Those who have to suffer are the civilians.
No to imperialist aggression, for a multi-polar world
Iran is the main statal challenger of the US uni-polar world order. The nuclear conflict in substance is all about whether Tehran accepts or not to bow to imperialist supremacy. If Iran is able to hold out is will be a bold step towards a multi-polar world. For anti-imperialist forces across the world this will give new space to breath.