Videos: France: Jean-Luc Mélenchon's speech at the 2013 Fete L´Humanité

11 October 2013 — Links International Journal of Socialist Renewal

Front de Gauche leader Jean-Luc Mélenchon addressed the fete of left newspaper L´Humanité in Paris on September 15, 2013. In this six-part video Mélenchon discusses French foreign policy in relation to Iraq, Afghanistan and Libya, the colossal failures of “Chicago School” [neoliberal] economics, the attacks of the European Union, the Front de Gauche’s program when elected, religion and politics, and the front’s opposition to militarism. Continue reading

The Bombing of Nagasaki August 9, 1945: The Un-Censored Version By Dr. Gary G. Kohls

7 August 2013 — Global Research

68 years ago, at 11:02 am on August 9th, 1945, an all-Christian bomber crew dropped a plutonium bomb, on Nagasaki, Japan. That bomb was the second and last atomic weapon that had as its target a civilian city. Somewhat ironically, as will be elaborated upon later in this essay, Nagasaki was the most Christian city in Japan and ground zero was the largest cathedral in the Orient.

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Socialist Platform Statement of Aims and Principles

1 August 2013 — Left Unity

[The following is a statement that defines the proposed new party of the left, ‘The Left Unity Party’ by the undersigned at the end of the doc. Though frankly, after reading it, I’m trying to figure out why they bothered, its 10-point plan differs not one iota from the ‘plans’ of other supposedly left parties here in the UK and elsewhere amongst the imperialist states. WB] Continue reading

Media Lens: When The Next Moment Matters More: ‘The Special One’ – Part 3 By David Edwards

22 May 2013 — Media Lens

Introduction

I caught up with an old friend, after many years, on a muggy afternoon in Camden. Outwardly, he seemed the same wonderfully ebullient character he had always been – I got the usual bear hug and bristly smacker on the cheek. But as we talked, it became clear something had changed.

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The Anti-Empire Report #112 8 January 2013 By William Blum: A Jihadist by any other name

8 January 2013 — www.killinghope.org

Where have you gone, Joe DiMaggio?

“France no longer recognizes its children,” lamented Guillaume Roquette in an editorial in the Figaro weekly magazine in Paris. “How can the country of Victor Hugo, secularism and family reunions produce jihadists capable of attacking a kosher grocery store?” 1

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The Religious and Social Crisis in America. Political Consequences By Prof. James Petras

20 December, <strong class=’StrictlyAutoTagBold’>2012 — Global Research

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Introduction
The opening long decade of the 21st century (2000-<strong class=’StrictlyAutoTagBold’>2012) has been a period of repeated and profound economic and social crises, of serial and prolonged wars and declining living standards for the vast majority of Americans. How have people responded to this crisis? No large scale, long term, socio-political movements have emerged to challenge the bi-partisan dominent classes. For a brief moment the “ Occupy <strong class=’StrictlyAutoTagBold’>Wall Street ” movement provided a platform to denounce the 1% super-rich but then faded into memory.

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Black Agenda Report 1 March 2012: NYPD Looks for Terrorists at Black Girls' School in Newark

1 March 2012 — Black Agenda Report

A Black Agenda Radio commentary by Glen Ford

The NYPD recognizes no jurisdictional boundaries in its religion– and race-based dragnets. Funded partly with federal money intended to curb drugs, Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s secret police imposed hyper-surveillance on Muslims in nearby Newark, New Jersey and other out-of-state localities. “It is as if the police saturated every Italian-American neighborhood, restaurant, business, social club, church, school, and playground in order to find out more about the Mafia.”

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Israel: ANATOT POGROM VICTIMS SUFFERED SEXUAL ABUSE

4 October 2011

Below is a translation [by Richard Silverstein] of part of this publication. The original Hebrew: http://idanlandau.com/2011/10/04/mysogenia-in-anatot/ – Yael Kahn

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Image from publication, 'The True Right' with caption: 'Nazileftist smashed with blows.'

If all I did in this post was tell you about the suffering of Israeli peace activists who were beaten and brutalized at a pogrom at Anatot a few days ago, I would be telling you little that was newsworthy or that you didn’t know already. I’ve already reported here that senior Israeli police officers not only stood by and did nothing while bones were broken and one settler attempted to knife a protester, but that the police actually directly beat up the activists who’d come to support a Palestinian farmer whose land had been stolen by the settlement.

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