The End of a Dream: From Arab Spring to Bloody Fall (Part I)
On the 17 of December 2010, in the village of Sidi Bouzid, Tunisian street vendor Mohamed Bouazizi set himself on fire. His act was the starting point of a wave of upheavals in the Arab world. Five years later, the region is sinking into chaos and violence. Is the dream of freedom and justice finally burst? This is a two-part retrospective on the Arab Spring –five years later.
Marius MaierJanuary 14, 2016
Kurdish Resistance Against the Occupation
The situation in Northern Kurdistan continues to escalate: the Kurdish cities are under military siege. The Turkish state murders to seize control. The Kurdish youth however resists heroically. What are the perspectives for the resistance in Northern Kurdistan?
Baran SerhadDecember 28, 2015
Kurdistan Workers’ Party: Then and Now
The 37th Anniversary of the founding congress of the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) took place recently in Turkey. On November 27, 1978, the party’s founding resolution emerged at a secret meeting of 25 left activists in Fîs, near the Kurdish town of Amed.
Suphi ToprakDecember 11, 2015
Hollande Follows Sarkozy and Le Pen with New Security Measures
“France is at war,” declared François Hollande to parliamentarians gathered at Congress in Versailles. A “totally secure republic” is the project to convert the bourgeois republic into a permanent state of emergency.
Révolution PermanenteNovember 19, 2015
For an Internationalist Working-Class Plan: A Europe of the Workers and Masses
The Europe of Capital has shown its most reactionary face with its xenophobic policies aimed at the “migratory crisis” and its brutal diktats handed down from the Troika, such as those applied by Tsipras’ government against the Greeks. The Europe of the capitalists cannot offer any progressive alternative for millions of workers, youth, women and immigrants.
Left VoiceNovember 17, 2015
Carnage in Paris: Hollande Declares State of Emergency
One hundred people killed at Bataclan concert hall in Paris, France: a real carnage. On Friday, November 14, several attacks were carried out almost simultaneously in five Parisian neighborhoods and near the main sports stadium.
Révolution PermanenteNovember 14, 2015
Syria: diplomacy, war and the long arabic winter
As expected, the Vienna Summit to negotiate a diplomatic solution to the Syrian Civil War ended with only a call for another summit. The meeting, which was attended by diplomats and ministers from 17 countries - including the United States, Russia, France, Saudi Arabia and Iran together with representatives of the UN and the European Union- has once again demonstrated that Syria has been turned into a battlefield where regional and imperialist powers settle their conflicting interests.
Claudia CinattiNovember 3, 2015
#FeesMustFall: Revival of South African Student Movement
The demonstrations that have shaken various South African universities have taken the African National Congress (ANC) by surprise. For the first time, the ANC saw itself obliged to desist, but without succeeding to pacify the rebellion. The students have revealed the fictive nature of the transformation of the regime and of South African capitalism after the end of apartheid.
Juan ChingoOctober 28, 2015
Do not say please
The first Palestine Film Exhibition in Buenos Aires was organized last month by the Center for Palestine Studies at Columbia University, together with the National University of San Martin (UNSAM), and the Cooperation Cultural Center Floreal Gorini. The film, My Love Awaits me by the Sea, was screened at the BAMA Arye Cinema (Buenos Aires Mon Amour).
Gisele LisakOctober 17, 2015
Escalating Violence Between Palestinians and Israelis
A new escalation of violence has increased the tension between Palestinians and Israelis in the span of three weeks. Last weekend, two Palestinian youth of the ages 13 and 18 who were residents of the Aida refugee camp and the city of Tulkarem were gunned down by troops of the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) after a series of clashes with Jewish settlers installed in the Palestinian territories of East Jerusalem and the West Bank. The repression left more than 500 injured while the Israeli Air Force attacked Gaza with missiles.
Miguel RaiderOctober 16, 2015