31/10/2014
by Kolesnik Dmitriy, Ukrainian web-journal Liva (liva.com.ua)
Turn-out
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.
07/10/2014
Facing the Kobani tragedy
by Wilhelm Langthaler
YPG Syrian Kurdish militia
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.
24/09/2014
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.
22/09/2014
Nazi storm-troopers for the EU and austerity
by Dmitriy Kolesnik, editor of liva.com.ua
Dmitriy Kolesnik
Ukraine, November 2013 – the president delays the signing of the free-trade Agreement with the EU attached with IMF demands to impose austerity measures and the next day Ukraine faced the pro-EU protests that (after gradual escalation) led to the coup and current civil war. But who played the leading role in those protests? Who was introduced to the Ukrainian government after the coup? And why too many Ukrainian citizens decided to raise the armed rebellion against new government?
16/09/2014
Kiev regimes leaves no political space for anti-Maidan forces
Ukraine Anti-Fascist Solidarity
Vlad Wojciechowski (torn T-shirt), May 2, 2014, after the union massacre
While after his partial military defeat president Poroshenko is trying to offer some concessions to the Donbass popular rebellion like the special status, the attack on the leftist activists in Odessa shows that the Kiev regime continues to crack down on any democratic articulation.
11/09/2014
Focus remaining on the embargo
by Wilhelm Langthaler
The most recent Israeli attack on Gaza resulted in yet another appalling massacre – one of too many through the history of Zionist colonialism. But beyond moral condemnation, what is the political result?
30/08/2014
Several leaders from European progressive organizations come out in favour of withdrawal from the euro and the European Union
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The National Coordination of the Italian Left against the Euro held its "European Forum 2014" in Assisi (Italy) from 20 to 24 August 2014 which brought together a large number of participants, including countries in the European Union but also Ukraine and Russia. On this occasion the leaders of several progressive political organizations from within the European Union adopted a declaration in favour of withdrawing from the euro and the European Union.
30/08/2014
Urgent Appeal
by Addameer, Prisoner Support and Human Rights Organisation
Khalida Jarrar Solidariy Campaign
Occupied Ramallah, 20 August 2014 - The Israeli Military Governor in the West Bank has signed a military order expelling Palestinian Legislative Council Member and Addameer board member Khalida Jarrar to Jericho for a period of six months, with immediate effect.
27/08/2014
a harbinger of the EU’s future?
by Mihaly Koltai
Speech delivered by Mihaly Koltai at the European Forum "Beyond the Euro - there is an alternative", 20-24 August 2014, Assisi, Italy.
27/08/2014
The Euro as the Agenda of Capitalist Elites and the Political Consequences
by Albert F. Reiterer
Speech held by Albert F. Reiterer at the European Forum "Beyond the Euro - there is an alternative", 20-24 August 2014, Assisi, Italy.

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