Monday, November 24, 2014

TTIP: Democracy on trial

TTIP: Democracy on trial

October 7, 2014 by admin · Leave a Comment 

Secretive new trade deal will endanger jobs, the environment and severely limit legislative freedom in Ireland and Europe, write Padraig Mannion and Dara McHugh.

The European Union and the the United States are currently in the process of negotiating the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP), a far-reaching trade deal that will have profound effects on [...]

On the edge in Iraq

On the edge in Iraq

June 16, 2014 by admin · Leave a Comment 

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.

Basques search for a political way forward

Basques search for a political way forward

December 26, 2011 by admin · Leave a Comment 

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 but as Diarmuid Breatnach outlines the Spanish establishment has been slow to reciprocate.
ETA declared in January its six months-old official ceasefire to be “general, permanent …and verifiable by [...]

CIA – A Rogue Agency

CIA – A Rogue Agency

November 22, 2010 by admin · Leave a Comment 

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.
Since it was established as the successor to the Office of Strategic Services (OSS) [...]

Increased Hopes for Freedom of ‘Miami Five’

Increased Hopes for Freedom of ‘Miami Five’

November 18, 2010 by admin · Leave a Comment 

Hope is growing that the Miami Five Cuban patriots will soon be released, writes Sarah Duffy.
Five Cubans — Gerardo Hernández, Ramón Labañino, Antonio Guerrero, Fernando González and René González — are serving lengthy sentences in different U.S. prisons after being arrested in 1998 and sentenced in 2001 for attempting to protect their home¬land from terrorist [...]

Greece: The Fight Back Continues

Greece: The Fight Back Continues

November 17, 2010 by admin · Leave a Comment 

Right across the world, working-class families, the unemployed, the sick and the elderly are being made to pay the cost of the current crisis of capitalism. Jobs are being lost, wages are being cut, working conditions are being attacked, and social security spending is being savagely cut by governments who have mortgaged the futures of [...]

Former EU Humanitarian Commissioner Attempts to Rehabilitate Colonialism

Former EU Humanitarian Commissioner Attempts to Rehabilitate Colonialism

October 4, 2010 by admin · Leave a Comment 

The EU’s former Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid has applauded King Leopold II, the Congo’s late 19th century colonial master whose regime was responsible for between five and 20 million deaths, as a “visionary hero”, writes Francis Donohoe.
Louis Michel, a Belgian former EU commissioner and current prominent Liberal MEP, stated in June that “Leopold II was [...]

The US Imperial Adventure in Iraq Continues

The US Imperial Adventure in Iraq Continues

August 31, 2010 by admin · Leave a Comment 

The last US combat brigade has left Iraq, but 50,000 US troops and thousands more foreign mercenaries remain in the country to preserve US strategic and economic interests, reports Ultán Gillen.
In the early hours of Thursday 19th August, the last US combat brigade crossed the border from Iraq into Kuwait. As the soldiers of the [...]

‘Get Out and Stay Out’ British Voters Tell BNP

‘Get Out and Stay Out’ British Voters Tell BNP

July 14, 2010 by admin · Leave a Comment 

Internal plots and a wipe-out at the polls has left the British National Party in tatters, Ultán Gillen reports.
Despite their grand claims before the vote, the BNP never came close to winning any seats in the recent British General Election. In their number one target constituency, Barking in London, wannabe-furher Nick Griffin was crushed by sitting [...]

Acropolis Now? The Untold Story

Acropolis Now? The Untold Story

July 1, 2010 by admin · Leave a Comment 

Ultán Gillen focuses on the role Europe’s strongest communist party plays in the Greek workers’ uprising against the bankers’ agenda.
“They say the only way of sal­vaging our economy is more auster­ity, but that’s a total lie.” Nicolaos Danizis, a 60-year-old shipyard worker protesting at the Greek parliament, cut straight through all the propaganda from the [...]

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