As this goes to print, many people in Iran are anxious. They do not understand what they have done to deserve this; the sanctions, the US aircraftcarriers sailing near their shores, and deadly B-52s deployed only dozens of miles away….Here, I declare my full support to the people of Iran, and to the country that has been giving countless cultural treasures to the world, for millennia.It is because I have doubts that if Iran is destroyed, the human race could survive.Read more . . .
On the tenth anniversary of 9/11, the Center for Constitutional Rights described how the Constitution had been shredded based on assumptions about the 9/11 attacks. By then, it had also become clear that the government was actually giving aid and comfort to the enemy (violating Article 3) through arming and training terrorists. One might think it obvious that stopping such actions would be the goal of all Americans but to do so one Congress member has had to spell it out in legislation.Read more . . .
All the evidence we present in this report shows that Greece not only does not have the ability to pay this debt, but also should not pay this debt first and foremost because the debt emerging from the Troika’s arrangements is a direct infringement on the fundamental human rights of the residents of Greece. Hence, we came to the conclusion that Greece should not pay this debt because it is illegal, illegitimate, and odious.Read more . . .
The intellectual, political, media, and field confrontation of this Takfiri current [Daesh, Al-Nusra, IS] must be considered a kind of defense – a defense of Islam. It is not anymore a defense of a definite axis or regime or state or faction or sect or minority. They are threatening everyone. They are threatening Islam above all…Those who bet on the Americans are bargaining on a mirage. How do you bet on the very side which robs you, conspires against you, and had fabricated these and dispatched them to you?Read more . . .
imperially sanctioned violence is not only military in nature. The inherent cruelty and savagery that characterise the global neoliberal system are acutely visible in places like India, where the supposed “miracle” of free trade has led to a situation in which nearly 300,000 farmers have committed suicide after being driven into insuperable debt. But the victims are largely invisible, the dehumanised refuse of empire and the price to be paid for securing corporate profit.Read more . . .
In light of the police murder of the martyr Michael Brown and the ongoing struggle in Ferguson, Missouri, in the United States, the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine salutes and stands firmly with the ongoing struggle of Black people and all oppressed communities in the United States.Read more . . .
This article deals with the challenges and barriers that trade unions now face in the European Union. There are a number of structural barriers that the European Union as a supranational institution represents, as well as internal political-ideological barriers that prevent unions from fulfilling their role in the current situation. The most important developments that are challenging, as well as threatening, what many people call Social Europe will be described: attacks on public services, pensions, wages, and working conditions, as well as strong anti-democratic tendencies. But first, it is necessary briefly to address the role of social democracy in Europe today in light of its history.Read more . . .
Joint India-Pakistan Trade Unions’ Statement on Terrorism In South Asia: A Challenge For Democracy 6 July 2009 India and Pakistan have witnessed many attacks of terrorism and have taken them all in their stride. The most recent attack … Read more . . .
George Soros: Imperial Wizard/Double Agent Covert Action Quarterly e-mail: email@example.com by Heather Cottin December 9, 2003 This is not a case of narcissistic personality disorder; this is how George Soros exercises the authority of United States hegemony in the world … Read more . . .
Anti-UN unrest spreads to Haiti capital Gangs of angry Haitians trawled Port-au-Prince on Thursday as violence aimed at UN peacekeepers blamed for the cholera crisis spread to the capital after deadly rioting in the north. Organizers had urged people to … Read more . . .
International Action Day “Freedom not fear – Stop the surveillance mania!” on 11 October 2008 http://www.vorratsdatenspeicherung.de/content/view/242/144/ A broad movement of campaigners and organizations is calling on everybody to join action against excessive surveillance by governments and businesses. On 11 October … Read more . . .
A group of about 80 anti-globalization intellectuals and political activists, including Marxist economists and organizers, came together to meet on Jan. 18-19, 2006 in Bamako just before the polycentric World Social Forum opened. The gathering, which was not an official WSF activity but whose invitees also participated in many WSF discussions, issued a statement at the end of the meeting: the Bamako Appeal.
Among the 80 people participating in the pre-WSF discussions were Bernard Founou-Tchuigoua and Babacar Diop Buuba, both university professors in Dakar, Senegal; former member of the European Parliament Miguel Urbano Rodrigues of Portugal; Chilean political journalist Marta Harnecker; Lebanese-French editor Leila Ghanem; and the organizer of the rebelion.org website Luciano Alzaga.
Also there were Wen Tiejun and Jinhua Dai of Peking University; editor-in-chief Isobel Monal of the Cuban magazineRead more . . .