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.

Not only eternal peace between the European nations was promised, which had fought bloody wars against each other for centuries. There was also the prospect of social homogenization between the nations so that periphery would catch up to the living standard in the center. For quite a few years it seemed as if this capitalist dream could become true.

But then came the financial crash of 2007/8 which led to a global economic crisis affecting the global capitalist system until today. The...

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End Israeli apartheid
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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.

Apart from the fact that Zionism will never accept a viable Palestinian state alongside Israel, even in such an imagined case Israel would remain an Apartheid state. Maintaining its Jewish character necessarily means to either oppress or once again expel the native Arabs (the completion of the “ethnic cleansing” that had started with the Nakba in 1948). A Palestinians state, even a Bantustan-type one, would facilitate the justification of the completion of colonisation.

Peace can only...

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India wages war on its people
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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.

Neo-liberal globalisation of the last decades rendered the situation of the indigenous people untenable. The government sells out their habitat to large co-operation who are keen to exploit the mineral riches. Dam projects, savage plunder and destruction of nature, special economic zones (SEZ) – the Adivasis are being driven from their land and livelihood by millions and forced into starvation.

But resistance is rising mainly led by Maoists (in India called Naxals). The rebellion of...

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The murderous embargo must be lifted
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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.
Association for anti-imperialist voluntary work - the art of resistance
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The name comes from a very ancient Arab root, with many meanings: samda means a rock firmly planted in the earth; mismâd is a camel which goes on giving milk in a drought.

Sumud proposes no model from the towering heights of a superior culture. Sumud wants to simply listen and provide support to those who struggle, in the dominated countries, against poverty and for liberation, through a kind of voluntary commitment which is neither sentimental nor condescending, rejecting any kind of complicity with those who think volunteer associations should provide sedation against rebellion.

Tahrir popular uprisings at our doors
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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.

The Anti-imperialist Camp (both the meeting as well as the organisation as such) has been always conceived as a forum, as a place where anti-imperialist and anti-capitalist forces from Europe and a across the world can meet, exchange experience and elaborate co-operation. The proclaimed aim of the Anti-imperialist Camp is to facilitate the formation of a global Anti-imperialist Front.

After the half defeat of the Iraqi...

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Expansive drive amid its crisis
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The NATO is the main military expression of the US-led imperialist system. Its drive to expand to the east does, however, not only meet resistance but comes at a point of crisis of the power of its centre. To fight the expansion of NATO and to struggle for the exit within its member states remains a primordial task.

The attack on Libya in 2011 displays at also within decline NATO remains a prime enemy. On the other hand the aspirations of Turkey, a key NATO member, to become a leading power of the Middle East puts the imperialist military alliance into severe troubles as such a role is possible only if Ankara breaks with its traditional role as a pawn of Washington.