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The Spanish State is attempting to dampen down protest movements that threaten the governing elite with a draconian legal crack down, reports Dara McHugh  

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In early 2014 the Ukrainian government was overthrown by a pro-EU protest movement that centred around an encampment and violent street protests in the Maidan Square, the main focal point of the country’s capital city, Kiev. Gavin Mendel-Gleason interviewed Dmytriy Kovalevich, an activist in the leftist organisation Borotba, about the

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Mehmet Aksoy was born into a working-class Kurdish socialist family in Turkey and migrated to the UK at the age of four. He is a member of the Kurdish Youth Assembly in London and regularly visits Kurdistan. He talked to LookLeft about the current military and political struggle in the

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Vivian Cullen’s impressionistic view of a recent visit to Cuba. Arriving in a tropical Havana from a wet and cold Dublin via Paris; immediately the sights and sounds of this island apart hit me. The lure of Havana is seductive. Vintage 1950s American cars and Russian Ladas cruise down ancient cobble

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Woman holding a flag at demonstration for a republic
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It is not only the flag but the hopes of progressive Republicanism which is once again to the fore of Spanish politics, writes Richard McAleavey.

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Salam Ali is a member of the Central Committee of the Iraqi Communist Party, here he tells LookLeft about the current political situation in his country.

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After over 40 years of intermittent violence which claimed many lives the Basque guerrilla group ETA renounced armed struggle in favour of political activity earlier this year.

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The revolutions and attempted revolutions that have swept the Arab world have demonstrated the power of ordinary people, but also the adaptability of imperialism, writes Ultán Gillen.

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What European Commission President Barroso has described as a “silent revolution” is underway in the European Union. A further diminution of democracy is being pushed through in order to facilitate the imposition of a permanent economic shock doctrine. Cutbacks, privatisation and downward pressure on wages will be institutionalised through the

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After his election president Barack Obama promised to bring an end to his state’s international reputation for illegality and brutality but, as Desi O’Hagan reports, he is yet to bring into line an agency that believes itself to be beyond any law.

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