Witchhunt on dissenters
On June 28, the holiday that marks the signing of the Ukrainian Constitution, a peaceful demonstration was held in Odessa to protest violations of this basic law of the country. Authorities were informed on event in accordance with a law on rallies. During this event, there was a conflict between the head of the Odessa Right Sector, Sergei Sternenko, and a member of the Council of Mothers of May 2, Elena Alexandrovna Radzikhovskaya. Later, the Rector of Odessa University received a statement from Sternenko alleging Radzikhovskaya had engaged in anti-Ukrainian activities.
An Alternative to the Euro
Social and Democratic EU Blocked
Declaration of the European Anti-Euro Co-ordination
During the referendum on June 23rd, 2016, the British people, especially the working class and social strata massacred by neoliberal globalization, decided reclaim popular sovereignty and democracy. This is a huge victory for freedom and peace. The downpour of propaganda from the mainstream media, the threats and ultimatums from multinational firms’ leaders and EU heads of States, did not have the expected effect.
Platform of the Lexit network
With the implementation of the European single market and the Maastricht Treaty, European integration was established as a neoliberal project for the long run. The Stability- and Growth Pact, the fundamental freedoms of the single market and the European monetary union, among other elements, constituted a framework that has fueled austerity policies, the dismantling of workers’ rights and the welfare state and imposed privatization throughout the EU member states.
Elections in higher eduction May 18
Youth’s Left Network, Greece
Youth’s Left Network is a left faction in Greek universities and is active in most of the university schools of Greece. Its goal is to combine the struggle for Free and Public Education with the struggle for the independence of Greece from the European Union. In the coming student elections of 18th May, where around 90.000 students will vote, Youth’s Left Network will participate through a common ballot with EAAK (linked to ANTARSYA and Popular Unity) and AREN (linked to ex-SYRIZA Youth). [P.S. They scored 16% of the votes.]
Multi-sided group proposes constitutional principles
by Wilhelm Langthaler, co-founder and adviser of PeaceInSyria.org
From April 27-29, 2016, more than two dozens Syrians with diverse affiliations met in Austria’s Peace Castle Schlaining. They intended to explore routes to a social contract which would need to accompany a ceasefire tackling the underlying conflicts of the civil war. The main conclusion: decentralization.
On the progressing loss of consensus for the neo-liberal regime
by Wilhelm Langthaler
The results of the first round of the presidential elections were an unexpected shock for the ruling Grand Coalition composed of Social-democrats and Christian-conservatives. This has been the political formula for the neo-liberal regime ever since the late 1980s. But the popular masses more and more turn their backs on them. The point of collapse is coming closer. The opposition from below, however, is being articulated mainly by a cultural chauvinist refusal of Islamic migration and is led by the historic right-wing forces.
In the working trip to Zaporizhzhya City the leader of the Union of Leftist Vasyl Volga was strongly beaten by Nazis
For a broad front of democratic forces for popular and national sovereignty to bring down the EU
by Moreno Pasquinelli
I do not think we need to explain that the European Union is an imperialist consortium; that it was formed under the best auspices of the US and NATO as anti-Soviet prostheses; and even to indicate that the Union’s advance corresponded to a historic defeat of the working class and social struggles cycle started in the '60s. Nor do we have to remember that the European Union focus on the single currency is not just an economic community based on neo-liberal paradigms, but a real political regime.