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Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership: Myths and lies exposed by new report

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A study commissioned by the United Left Group (GUE/NGL) in the European Parliament and published by the Austrian Foundation for Development Research (OFSE) has called into question the alleged bene

'The enemy is within – whether in Russia, Ukraine or the West'

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Dmitry Kolesnik is editor of the left-wing Ukrainian website Liva.  The interview was conducted by 'Counterfire', the site on which it was first published

How corporations and lawyers are scavenging profits from Europe’s crisis countries

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Corporations, backed by lawyers, use international investment agreements to scavenge for profits by suing Europe’s crisis countries.

Amsterdam, February 2014: Speech in commemoration of the February Strike of 1941

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Heroic. Purposeful. Merciful. Queen Wilhelmina added that motto to the Amsterdam coat of arms following the ‘Februaristaking’, the February Atrike of 1941. Heroic. Purposeful. Merciful.

The Greatest Threat to Europe

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Europe will never fully democratize until the Roma enjoy the same rights, privileges, and opportunities as their European brethren.

This year marks the 100th anniversary of the beginning of World War I. Today, Europe has left war behind. In place of jostling empires, there is the European Union, a modern family beset by the usual bickering but nothing that a smothering bureaucracy can’t handle. Even Sarajevo, where the assassination of archduke Franz Ferdinand sparked world conflict in 1914 and a ghastly siege claimed thousands of lives in the 1990s, is relatively quiet.

Party of the European Left’s fourth congress: building unity to build hope

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By Dick Nichols

Links International Journal of Socialist Renewal -- When the 200-plus delegates finally voted on the two main documents presented to the fourth congress of the Party of the European Left (EL), held on December 13-15, 2013, in Madrid, there was a faint murmur of surprise at the degree of support received. After all, the EL is a mix of different but related political sensibilities, bringing together “anti-capitalist, communist, socialist, ecologist, feminist, eco-socialist, republican and other democratic forces”.

Don't Try This at Home! Greek Austerity

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by JEFFREY SOMMERS and YANIS VAROUFAKIS

 

Alternative views on the Ukraine crisis

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The situation in Ukraine is confused and confusing, and unlike many western publications of left and right Spectrezine is not going to pretend we have the key to what is going on.

Comments on Ukraine, liberals and the ‘democratic’ and ‘anti-Stalinist’ left

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During the past months pro-Kremlin opinion concerning events in Ukraine has been espoused by supposedly “liberal” academics like Nicolas Petro and Stephen Cohen.

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