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

Venezuelan Government Releases “Evidence” that Opposition is Planning to not Recognise Election Results By Tamara Pearson

10 April 2013 — Venezuela Analysis

Merida, April 10th 2013 ( – This morning United Socialist Party of Venezuela (PSUV) leader Diosdado Cabello presented evidence, including phone recordings, documents, and emails, allegedly proving that the opposition has plans to not recognise the 14 April presidential election results.

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Crisis and Resistance in Portugal By Mark Bergfeld

14 December 2012 — The Bullet • Socialist Project • E-Bulletin No. 745

A day before the right wing coalition government in Portugal was to vote through its 2013 budget, the German finance minister Wolfgang Schäuble met his Portuguese counterpart Vitor Gaspar and proclaimed, “Portugal is on the right path and is, for all of us in the Eurozone, a brilliant example that the approach we have been following to stabilize the Euro is correct.” Continue reading

The Class War in Europe by Steve McGiffen, Ed Lewis

13 February 2012 — New Left Project

Steve McGiffen has had a long involvement with left politics in Europe. He is a former official of the United European Left Group in the European Parliament and has been associated in various capacities with the Socialist Party of the Netherlands since 1999. He is also the editor Spectrezine. He spoke to Ed Lewis about the class politics driving both the euro and the ever-deepening austerity in Europe, Neo-Nazism in Greece, and how to frame a left response to the EU.  

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ALBA and Others Condemn Armed Assault on Venezuela’s Diplomatic Residence in Libya By Juan Reardon

25 August 2011 — Venezuela Analysis


Venezuela’s Ambassador in Libya, Afif Tajeldine, speaking in front of rubble from a NATO bombing in Libya (Agencies).

San Francisco, August 25th 2011 ( – On Wednesday Venezuela’s ambassador in Libya denounced the looting of his official residence by armed men, calling the assault ‘a violation of Venezuelan sovereignty’ by ‘NATO itself.’ The governments of Cuba, Ecuador, Bolivia, among other ALBA nations, denounced the violent attack as a ‘breach of international law,’ as did Venezuela’s ruling United Socialist Party (PSUV).

Speaking to TeleSUR on Wednesday, Venezuelan Ambassador to Libya Afif Tajeldine explained that ‘a group of armed men’ had shot their way in to the official residence, ‘began searching the house and asking for me,’ before ‘looting all things, including the vehicles, the entire house, leaving nothing in the residence and shooting in the air as they left.’

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Strangers in a (not so) strange land By William Bowles

1 December 2008

In another life I lived in New York City and for about six of the seventeen years I spent in the Big A I was the designer of the US’s first Hispanic museum, El Museo del Barrio, situated in an enormous building, a block long and half-a-block deep, a former Boys Harbor orphanage. New York’s Hispanic community during and after this period was a powerhouse of creativity in all the artistic fields, music, fine art, photography, fashion, theatre and of course, writing. I was extremely lucky and privileged to have been a part of it.

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