Tuesday, May 13, 2014 - 09:03

In Westminster, the drip-drip of financial corruption -- expense account abuse, the flipping of houses -- is supplemented by a spectacle of "on-message" politicians whose speeches are slick with the shiny artificiality of well-oiled PR productions.  A never-ending parade of besuited, perfectly manicured politicians, staring out at the camera, eyes glazed with faux sincerity, features consciously arranged in well-ordered concern.  Naturally, such people, such projections, attain all the proportion and reality of a computer-generated avatar or, to say the same, Nick Clegg.

Tuesday, May 13, 2014 - 08:51

Left Unity, which recently held its first national conference, is a worthy initiative and one which deserves widespread support. I wish it well. Britain certainly needs a new party. Voting Labour has gone from tactically dubious to utterly absurd. And reading through the policies adopted at the new party’s conference, I could find little to disagree with – in principle.

Sunday, April 13, 2014 - 13:19

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

Friday, April 11, 2014 - 14:07

 

Friday, April 11, 2014 - 13:23

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

Monday, March 17, 2014 - 13:54

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

Monday, March 17, 2014 - 13:38

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.

Monday, March 17, 2014 - 13:25

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.

Friday, March 7, 2014 - 11:35

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”.

Friday, March 7, 2014 - 11:32

by JEFFREY SOMMERS and YANIS VAROUFAKIS