A sad balance sheet
by Wilhelm Langthaler
The Syrian government is celebrating its apparent victory over the armed insurgency in its former capital. But Syrian society pays a price too high. One only needs to look at the appalling pictures of destruction caused by years of siege and indiscriminate artillery bombardment. It stands as symbol for the ravaging of the Syrian social fabric which is even worse than the physical one and without perspective to be healed.
by Tapan Kumar Bose
G.N. Saibaba is in judicial custody in a remote place called Gadchiroli in Maharashtra state in western India.
Call by the Revolutionary Democratic Front (RDF)
G.N. Saibaba is an outstanding and widely recognised figure of India’s various movements against global capitalist rule and its Indian representatives. He has been playing an integrative role of struggles ranging from Kashmir to Tamil Nadu and Nagaland, for the rights of different oppressed groups like the indigenous population (Adivasis), the Dalits (Untouchables) or the Muslims and the social rebellion against the impact of neo-liberalism. He holds contacts across the world and has been organising support for international anti-imperialist struggles like the Palestinian one or the Iraqi resistance.
and Russias’s troubles
by Boris Kagarlitsky
Following an extensively shortened article by Boris Kagarlitsky, profiled intellectual and political leader of the Russian left. We publish those parts trying to grasp the character of the Donbass popular movement and describing the Kremlin’s fear of a mass movement.
Odessa massacre requires a strong response
Following the call for solidarity by Borotba, one of the independent organisations of the popular revolt of Ukraine’s southeast, as well as an account on the Odessa massacre committed by Ukrainian ultra-rightist forces. Latter enjoy the support of the new Kiev regime as well as the EU and the NATO. As democrats, social revolutionaries and anti-imperialists we support the Donetsk People's Republic.
With a democratic and social alliance against the Kiev regime and NATO
by Wilhelm Langthaler
Every international conflict also has a regional or local dimension – this is also true for Ukraine. Quickly, all too quickly geopolitics moves into the centre of attention. But without understanding and considering the socio-political underpinnings, a social revolutionary solution in the interest of the majority cannot be devised.