A strong signal against EU austerity – let’s prepare the break with the oligarchy
Together with millions and millions of people in all European countries we rejoice greatly in the electoral success of Sýriza. It is a shot across the bows of the ruling elites in Brussels and Berlin, a sign of resistance against the neo-liberal impoverishment policies. Sýriza is simply a sign of hope for change.
International alliance of democratic forces opposing the Euro
Right on the weekend of the historic elections in Greece opposition forces against the Euro regime from across the continent met in Rome. The goal was to strengthen the co-ordination set up already in August 2014 in Assisi.
France cracks down on regime critics
by Glenn Greenwald
Glenn Greenwald became famous for publishing the case of Edward Snowden in The Guardian. We re-produce his recent article on the western instrumental misuse of free speech as it is courageously putting the finder in the wound. The text appeared in The Intercept, a media project co-founded by Greenwald.
Prefering Frantz Fanon to Charlie Hebdo
We anti-imperialists are not part of the clash of civilizations
Call by an all-sides working meeting
Vienna call for peacebuilding in Syria: On October 16th and17th, 2014, a consultative meeting of the initiative www.peaceinsyria.org was held in Vienna, Austria. It was attended by a number of personalities who came from inside and outside of Syria and included political groups from the governmental and the opposition side, in addition to some members of the international group of the initiative. In the consultations among the Syrian participants three main points for the conference agenda were defined:
Appeal to the ambassadors of the EU and the US in the Republic of Moldova
by Paul Grigorchuk
Moldovan activist Paul Grigorchuk, a journalist and leader of the Social Forum of Moldova, wrote this powerful statement in prison, where he has been held since before the Nov. 30 parliamentary elections in Europe's poorest country: "So far they have only managed to get rid of dissidents".
Meeting of the French anti-Euro movement
by Wilhelm Langthaler
From 8-11 November, 2014, the “autumn university” of MPEP (Political Movement for the Emancipation of the People) took place in Bordeaux. It was held under the motto: “New Dynamics for Republican Resistance against the EU, De-globalize in order to regain National Sovereignty”. Movements from Greece, Italy, Spain and Austria also exposed their views. General tendency: the popular anger against the austerity dictate by Berlin’s Euro regime is increasing and might soon explode.
by Kolesnik Dmitriy, Ukrainian web-journal Liva (liva.com.ua)
Ukrainian parliamentary elections, held on October 26, primarily showed the reality of the country’s split. The turnout was much lower than in all previous elections and the map of turnout shows the split and division of the country – the fact that is being constantly masked by Ukrainian nationalists and the authorities recently brought by them to power.
Facing the Kobani tragedy
by Wilhelm Langthaler
Since September 16, 2014, ISIS is attacking the town of Kobani which has been serving as the capital of the de-facto autonomous region self-administered by Syrian Kurds. Although their fierce resistance does matter and got a political impact, eventually they are doomed to fail for ISIS is disposing over far superior equipment. Turkey is idly standing by as the PYD/YPG is being defeated while US air strikes only symbolically target ISIS around Kobani -- different to their claims.
The peoples of the region need to deal with dictatorships and sectarianism on their own
by Wilhelm Langthaler
Once more the US has launched one of its notorious aerial bombing campaigns, this time on Iraq and Syria. The justification: to stop the genocide committed by the caliphate. With this move Washington is securing the broadest possible support ranging from Israel, the European Union, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Iraq (with tacit support from Iran, Russia and even Assad), including all Kurdish factions, even the PKK and extending to a major part of the European left. Against the spectre of Jihadism a monstrous front is in the making encompassing political forces from the far-right to the far-left.