By Michael Burke
Greek voters have struck a fantastic blow on behalf of all those fighting against austerity in Europe. A brilliant campaign waged by Alexis Tsipras and the leadership of Syriza united all those who want an end to austerity and to the national humiliation of living under the diktat of Brussels/Frankfurt and Washington.
There have now been violent right-wing protests in Ecuador for several weeks, calling for the ousting of the elected President, Rafael Correa.
The US-linked opposition has now released a new video that openly incites the police to engage in a coup, as previously happened in 2010 when five people were killed and the President was kidnapped. The video can be seen here.
The following article by Stephen Bell, on migration and war, was originally published by the Stop the War Coalition.
Issues arising from migration, particularly immigration, are some of the most ideologically loaded questions in British politics. When these questions are related to the wars of British imperialism then the narrative becomes doubly loaded. It will then be helpful to examine the issues historically, in order to cut through prevailing prejudices.
Austerity is costing you thousands. Spend £3 to vote for Jeremy Corbyn as Labour Leader.And to vote for Diane Abbott as London Mayoral candidate.supporters.labour.org.uk
By Stephen MacAvoy
The most advanced political struggles in the world today are taking place in Latin America where governments of the left not only predominate but where a number – especially the government of Hugo Chávez in Venezuela – are seeking to move beyond the capitalist framework altogether.
In July, governments, parties and social movements from the left in Latin America came together in the 18th São Paulo Forum to co-ordinate their response to the current capitalist crisis and the imperialist offensive in the Middle East.
The Respect Party has selected Kate Hudson as its candidate for the Manchester Central by-election due on 15 November 2012. Kate is a prominent peace activist associated with the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament (CND).For more information see here
By Tom Castle
Three casualties of the struggle for Kenyan national liberation have taken their legal fight for justice back to the High Court in London.
The three, Paulo Muoka Nzili, Jane Muthoni Mara and Wambugu Wa Nyingi are pursuing their claims for compensation for their illegal detention and torture at the hands of the British colonial government. Africans have long demanded an admission of guilt and apology for the atrocities committed by the British authorities.
By Abelle Moreau
The outcome of the French elections marks a turn in the political situation in France, which will now play out with implications for all parties.
Francois Hollande’s ‘honeymoon’ with French voters has been one of the shortest on record.
Having run his election campaign claiming he would reject Sarkozy’s austerity policies and insist on a ‘growth strategy’ alongside debt reduction, no new policies have materialised.
By Davy Lynch
Hundreds of thousands of protestors have taken to the streets of Mexico City to demonstrate their anger at the fraud perpetrated in the recent Presidential elections. While mainstream media talk of tens of thousands on the mobilisations, it s clear from these pictures that the numbers involved are considerable greater.
Public meeting and book launch
Paraguay: Emergency Public MeetingBehind the 'Express Coup D’Etat'6.30-8.30pm Thursday 12 JulyDiscus’ Room, Unite House, 128 Theobalds Road, London, WC1X 8TN
By Nicky Dempsey
The outcome of the Greek election means that the population will face further attacks on its living standards and that the economic crisis will be prolonged. SYRIZA, the only party that might have been able to form an anti-austerity government, came second with less than 3 per cent of the vote behind the victorious New Democracy. Given the Greek system of 50 top-up seats for the leading party and with the support of both the traditional social democrats of PASOK and from the Democratic Left (a rightist split from SYRIZA) the new government will have a large majority in Parliament. Whether it will be able to form a stable government is another matter.
Speakers: • Jeremy Corbyn MP • Abbas Edelat Campaign Against Sanctions and Military Intervention in Iran • Sami Ramadani Iraq Democrats Against Occupation • Lindsey German Stop the War Coalition • Neil Clark Journalist
Organised by The Stop the War Coalition
The inaugural Redmond O’Neill Memorial Lecture took place at 7pm on 13 June 2012 at Bolívar Hall in London. Pearse Doherty TD delivered Gerry Adams TD President Sinn Féin’s lecture to a packed hall. The full lecture can be viewed and read here.
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