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 [...]
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) [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
WikiLeaks.org has released a classified US military video depicting the indiscriminate slaying of over a dozen people in the Iraqi suburb of New Baghdad – including two Reuters news staff.
A NEW Campaign by media workers is hoping to expose the fascist core of the British National Party.
Expose the BNP is a newly launched group bringing together rmedia workers and students to oppose the rise of Britain’s far-right.
The group say they are dedicated to “exposing the BNP as racists, homophobes, anti-Semites, women-haters, trade union bashers and [...]