Elections in higher eduction May 1817/05/2016 Youth’s Left Network, Greece
Youth’s Left Network is a left faction in Greek universities and is active in most of the university schools of Greece. Its goal is to combine the struggle for Free and Public Education with the struggle for the independence of Greece from the European Union. In the coming student elections of 18th May, where around 90.000 students will vote, Youth’s Left Network will participate through a common ballot with EAAK (linked to ANTARSYA and Popular Unity) and AREN (linked to ex-SYRIZA Youth). [P.S. They scored 16% of the votes.]
Multi-sided group proposes constitutional principles05/05/2016 by Wilhelm Langthaler, co-founder and adviser of PeaceInSyria.org
From April 27-29, 2016, more than two dozens Syrians with diverse affiliations met in Austria’s Peace Castle Schlaining. They intended to explore routes to a social contract which would need to accompany a ceasefire tackling the underlying conflicts of the civil war. The main conclusion: decentralization.
On the progressing loss of consensus for the neo-liberal regime05/05/2016 by Wilhelm Langthaler
The results of the first round of the presidential elections were an unexpected shock for the ruling Grand Coalition composed of Social-democrats and Christian-conservatives. This has been the political formula for the neo-liberal regime ever since the late 1980s. But the popular masses more and more turn their backs on them. The point of collapse is coming closer. The opposition from below, however, is being articulated mainly by a cultural chauvinist refusal of Islamic migration and is led by the historic right-wing forces.
In the working trip to Zaporizhzhya City the leader of the Union of Leftist Vasyl Volga was strongly beaten by Nazis
For a broad front of democratic forces for popular and national sovereignty to bring down the EU21/04/2016 by Moreno Pasquinelli
I do not think we need to explain that the European Union is an imperialist consortium; that it was formed under the best auspices of the US and NATO as anti-Soviet prostheses; and even to indicate that the Union’s advance corresponded to a historic defeat of the working class and social struggles cycle started in the '60s. Nor do we have to remember that the European Union focus on the single currency is not just an economic community based on neo-liberal paradigms, but a real political regime.
Third International No Euro Forum
16-18 September 2016 - Chianciano Terme (Siena, Italy)
European meeting of democratic forces opposed to the Euro regime
Common European Popular Struggle against austerity29/06/2015 Anti-EU forum Athens
The victory of the NO vote in the referendum will be a victory for all people of Europe and a message of hope, resistance and dignity.
Euro is the problem, exit the solution
Programme June 26-28, 201511/04/2015
Call for an International Forum (Athens 26-28/6/2015) and the establishment of a European Co-ordination of Left political parties, popular organisations and social movements fighting for exit from the European Union, the euro and NATO.
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.
Otherwise Berlin will lead us into disaster07/05/2013 by Wilhelm Langthaler
The German elites are dictating Europe extreme austerity. The ideology behind that: salvation comes about by emulating the German export-driven wage-deflationary model. Only by means of such drastic treatment the EU periphery could regain competitiveness. In this way these economies are pushed into deep recession with an unknown end. Dozens of millions of people are forced into unprecedented misery which for decades had been considered overcome for capitalist Europe. Eventually Germany itself will be drawn into the vortex of crisis as it is destroying its own markets. The only solution suggesting itself: dissolving the eurozone.
The common currency was conceived as the final act of the unification of the capitalist elites in the frame of the European Union. The Euro should have sealed the brazen regime of the capitalist oligarchy led by Germany.
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.
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.