The Anti-Democratic, Anti-Intellectual West

Tortilla Con Sal Western imperialist elites accumulated their power and wealth by means of genocidal conquest which they have defended over centuries through different kinds of colonialism and, since late in the 20th century, by systematic neocolonialism. Many writers, perhaps most notably Edward Said in his pioneering books titled, “Orientalism” and “Culture and Imperialism,” have…

Building Totalitarianism in Europe

The Last Coup of Victoria Nuland Since April 2016, US neoconservatives have been trying to change the status of Cyprus. It is for them both (1) to reunite the island (2) to deprive it of its army (3) but also to deploy the Turkish army under cover of NATO. The inevitable Victoria Nuland, who should…

Imperial Nations Use UNHCR Session to Attack Venezuela, Impose New Sanctions

Venezuela Faces Down Rebuke at UN, Possible New Sanctions Venezuela has clashed with Paraguay over human rights at the UNHRC forum in Geneva. (EFE) Ryan Mallett-Outtrim A group of 29 countries called for the Venezuelan government and opposition to engage in renewed national dialogue Thursday, amid calls for more US sanctions against the South American…

Criminalizing Solidarity: Syriza’s War on the Movements

The eviction of three occupied refugee shelters in Thessaloniki marks another episode in the Greek government’s war on grassroots solidarity efforts. By Theodoros Karyotis In the early morning of July 27, refugee families and supporters who were sleeping at Thessaloniki’s three occupied refugee shelters — Nikis, Orfanotrofeio and Hurriya — were woken up by police…

The Two Koreas: Part I & II by Fidel Castro

The Two Koreas Part I By Fidel Castro Ruz The Korean nation, with its unique culture that differentiates it from its Chinese and Japanese neighbors, has existed for three thousand years. These characteristics are typical of societies in that Asian region, including those of China, Vietnam and others. There is nothing like it in Western…

Indeed, Western Civilization is in a War

By Gerald A. Perreira Libya 360° Republican, Newt Gingrich, long known for his fascistic views, recently declared that “Western Civilization is in a war”. Truth be told, he is on solid ground. Indeed, Western Civilization is in a war, a war that has been raging since its inception. It has been at war with itself…

BREXIT: A Chance for the Working Class and the Reconquest of Popular Sovereignty

By Sinia Benigassan Alba Malta North Africa Coordination We do not totally agree with the position of many organic intellectuals and journalists defining the British working class as “racists” and “chauvinists”. We think this is just one part of the picture. The press has distorted all aspects. One can say that there are chauvinist sectors,…

The EU’s Architects: Nazis and Nazi Collaborators

By Wayne Madsen There is an old adage that pertains to the founding of the European Union «If at first you don’t succeed, try, try, again». And for the Nazis and Nazi collaborators of the Second World War, viewing the post-war European death and destruction brought about by Adolf Hitler and his «Third Reich» alliance of Italian…

Brexit: A Nail in the Coffin of Neo-colonialism in Africa

Brexit is cause for celebration for the peoples of Africa, Asia and Latin America. The European Union is the historical heir to the Berlin Conference of 1884 that divided the world into Euro-North American spheres of dominance. Europe has inflicted immense suffering on the rest of the planet. “Believing Brexit could represent the beginning of…

The Art of War: NATO-Brexit’s Vital Objective

By Manlio Dinucci While political and media attention has focussed on Brexit and on the possibilities of further fragmentation of the EU, Nato, wearing blinkers as usual, increases its presence and influence in Europe. The [Nato] Secretary General, Stoltenberg, having acknowledged “the British people have decided to leave the European Union” assures that “the United…

Europe: Between Illusion and Reality

Tortilla con Sal The launch and development of the European Union has been probably the most elaborate deception in the whole of history. It was projected to be an integration initiative based on the high ideals of Western humanism, aiming to achieve peace and prosperity within Europe and beyond. But that ideal vision was never…

Neoliberal Europe and the Fascist Right

“The old world is dying and the new world struggles to be born. Now is the time of monsters.” – Antonio Gramsci The success of the far-right’s pseudo-communal proposal is dialectically interrelated with the cannibalistic neoliberal project of Europe’s ruling elite. Antonis Broumas Today’s Europe exhibits strong far-right tendencies at the top levels of political…