Partial lifting of blockade impact of the Arab revolt
Despite the fact that both sides hail their victory, the important change of relationship of forces in favor of the Arab masses can easily be recognized. The Palestinian resistance eventually achieved the far-reaching easing of the blockade (1) – though the exact extend remains to be seen and even fought over. The US had to give something to Egypt which Cairo could pass on to the Palestinians and Hamas. It is a sign of a tectonic drift powered by the Arab popular movement which sooner or later will change the grand design of the entire region.
A typhoon that has not only swept away Monti’s coalition
Temporary National Secretariat of MPL (Popular Liberation Movement)
It was clear that the election in Sicily deal a decisive blow against the entire political system. The blow became stronger than foreseen and has assumed two forms: on the one side a mass abstention, on the other side a strong support for the M5S (Movimento Cinque Stelle – Five Stars Movement).
Anti-imperialist Camp, Italy, 23-26 August, 2012
The Anti-imperialist Camp in Assisi was a unique event. It brought together leaders and activists of the current Tahrir movement in the Arab world, anti-imperialist resistance forces from the Middle East including Islamic ones as well as anti-capitalist forces from Europe struggling against EU oligarchy. As the main state opposing the US-led global imperialist order a university professor from Tehran addresses the gathering as well. The guiding idea has been how to come together in a global anti-imperialist front.
Michel Kilo: “Rethinking among Allawis”
On September 28, 2012, an incident of great significance is being reported to have taken place in Qardaha, the hometown of the Assad family. It is situated in the costal mountains above Lattaqia and origin of many influential Allawi clans. Members of the Khayyer family publicly reproached Assad for sticking to his seat which is endangering the future of the Allawis in Syria as a whole. Mohamed Assad, a close relative of Bashar, allegedly shot at the critics.
Georgia at the crossroads
By Temur Pipia, Executive Secretary of Peace Committee of Georgia
The general crisis of capitalism is directly reflected upon Georgia. All main contradictions of globalizing capitalism have their concrete and direct consequences on the processes developing in Georgia and orient these processes towards the certain riverbed.
Call for a cease fire as starting point of a political process
by Wilhelm Langthaler
On September 23, 2012, an exceptional event took place in Damascus under the title "Rescue Syria". The internal opposition around the “National Co-ordination Body for Democratic Change” (NBC) held a conference for ending the violence and paving the way to a political solution of the conflict.
Regime responds to tomorrow’s opposition conference in Damascus
On Thursday, September 20th, Abdelaziz Al Khair, a senior leader of the main domestic opposition coalition “National Co-ordination Body for Democratic Change” (NCB) was arrested along Iyas Ayash, member of the Executive Committee of the NCB and a leader of the Arab Socialist Movement, as well as Maher Tahan. This happened upon return from China, there the first two had held talks for a negotiated settlement, while the latter had come to pick them up.
Urgent Statement by the National Coordination Body for Democratic Change
National Coordination Body’s Media Office / Exile Branch
On Thursday, five members of the delegation from the National Coordination Body returned to Damascus from the People’s Republic of China. Following their departure from Damascus International Airport after 5pm two cars were travelling together, but contact was lost with one of them. That car was carrying Abdelaziz Alkhayyer, Head of the Office of Foreign Relations Office of the NCB, Iyas Ayash member of the Executive Committee and a leader of the Arab Socialist Movement, and friend Maher Tahan who came to pick them up. There has been no contact with them since.
Message of the Bishop of Assisi Domenico Sorrentino
In a message to the Anti-imperialist Camp in Assisi Bishop Sorrentino expressed his hope for peace and democracy in Syria to be achieved without foreign armed intervention:
Statement in sight of the Anti-imperialist Camp in Assisi
by Paul Larudee*
Israel needs war or the threat of war to justify its value to the United States. Israel recognizes that there is no benefit for Iran to attack Israel. However, the perception of an Iranian threat makes Israel a necessary partner for the U.S. in the region, and U.S. support for Israeli military action assures that both the U.S. and Israel will be considered enemies to the other peoples in the region.