During the Greek EU summit thousands will join the protests in the city
of Thessaloniki. Nikei De Pooter (a member of Linkse Socialistiche
Partij [LSP]/ Mouvement pour une Alternative Socialiste [MAS], Belgian
affiliate of the Committee for a Workers’ International) is in
Thessaloniki and reports.
WHEN CIA experts wrote a report in September 1978 on the political
health of the pro-western monarchist regime in Iran, they concluded that
despite his autocratic rule, the Shah presided over a stable dynasty
that would last for at least another decade.
The majority of the members of the delegations to the G8 summit in Evian
had accommodation in Lausanne, in the French-speaking part of
Switzerland. In Lausanne, as well as in Geneva and on the French side of
the border, there were a number of protest demonstrations against the
WHILST THERE are quite clear differences between the situation now and
the situation in Lebanon following the Israeli invasion in 1982 (not
least the collapse of Stalinist USSR and the Eastern Bloc countries), it
indicates what could develop in US-occupied Iraq.
NOAM CHOMSKY’S Power and Terror is an attack on the hypocrisy and double
standards of US foreign policy. It explains why US imperialism is
loathed by so many people; because it interferes in international
politics not to assist human rights but simply to help itself.
The world economy is on the edge of a prolonged period of stagnation.
Before the war on Iraq began, its approach had already made a negative
impact. A United Nations statement in January this year forecast: "An
escalation into military action would have even more profound negative
economic consequences". The...
A major retrospective of the work of the 20th Century painter Max
Beckmann (1884-1950) is currently running at the Tate Modern in London.
Given the exhibition’s major concern with war and violent conflict, the
timing could hardly be more apt as we approach a likely bloody
imperialist war in the Middle East.
On the 14th of March, at a quarter to three in the afternoon, the
greatest living thinker ceased to think. He had been left alone for
scarcely two minutes, and when we came back we found him in his
armchair, peacefully gone to sleep -- but for ever.
Reactionary epochs like ours not only disintegrate and weaken the
working class and isolate its vanguard but also lower the general
ideological level of the movement and throw political thinking back to
stages long since passed through. In these conditions the task of the
vanguard is, above all, not to let itself be...
In order to correctly answer the question raised in the title of this
article, it is first of all necessary to establish the difference
between the basic conquest of the October Revolution-nationalized
property-and the policy pursued by the present government. There is a
contradiction between the revolutionary form of...