No Triumph for Ultra-Right in Netherlands: French Vote Looms

By G. Dunkel Polls predicted that the Islamophobe Geert Wilder’s Party of Freedom (PVV), a racist, xenophobic party that also opposes the European Union, would win big in the March 15 Dutch election. It didn’t. Its vote rose from only 10 percent to 13 percent. Interest in Wilder’s fate was great not only in the…

Confronting Black Jacobins : How the Haitian Revolution Smashed Slavery Worldwide

By Hugo Turner Edited by Libya 360°Internationalist News The Haitian revolution (1791-1804) was one of the most important events in modern history. It was the first successful anti-slavery revolution. Not only did Haiti’s slaves manage to liberate themselves, they also inflicted crushing defeats on three empires. Spain, France and Britain suffered catastrophic losses trying to…

EU Resolution on Palestine Follows a Conveniently Altered Narrative

By Ramona Wadi Earlier this week, the EU Parliamentary Assembly voted on a report titled “The Humanitarian Crisis in Gaza” and adopted Resolution 2142, which consisted of a rehashing of various recommendations seeking to condemn Israel while throwing in a measure of normalisation by propagating the two-state paradigm and the discourse of conflict. The report,…

The New Merchants of Death

Social movements ought to place private military contractors at the center of a broader critique of authoritarian neoliberalism and America’s permanent war economy. By Jeremy Kuzmarov In August 2016, the Pentagon announced that Six3 Intelligence Solutions, a private intelligence company recently acquired by California Analysis Center Incorporated (CACI), which was implicated in the Abu Ghraib scandal,…

The ZAD: An Autonomous Zone in the Heart of France

In a heroic struggle of solidarity and resistance, locals and activists of the ZAD have been fighting against the construction of an airport for many years. By Martin Legall It all started decades ago with the local resistance against the construction of a second airport near the city of Nantes in western France. Eight years…

Behind African Migration

A report by the European Border and Coast Guard Agency (Frontex) indicated that the total number of migrants arriving in Europe by two main sea routes (Eastern Mediterranean route, and across the Western Balkans) in 2016 fell by nearly two-thirds compared to 2015 Author: Darcy Borrero Batista | informacion@granma.cu Despite high migratory rates toward the…

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…