Abdullah Ibrahim: ‘The Mountain / Nisa / Mississippi’

17 October 2013 — Jazz on the Tube

Festival de Jazz de San Sebastian 2011. Filmed in Plaza de la Trinidad, Donosti, Spain. Beautiful music

Personnel: Abdullah Ibrahim, piano, Cleave Guyton, alto sax, flute, Keith Loftis , tenor sax, Andrae Murchinson, trombone, Toni Kofi, baritone sax, Belden Bullock, bass, George Gray, drums Continue reading

Creating a Situation that Does Not Yet Exist

15 August 2013 — The Bullet • Socialist Project • E-Bulletin No. 864

For some two decades, the anti-globalization movement and its successors have assumed that society contains within itself – and automatically throws up – political oppositions and organizational forms independent of capital and of the state. There is simply the need to encourage the cumulative growth of society’s own potentialities for forming alternatives apart from the state and apart from the terrain of politics. Politics is not about the contesting directly, never mind conquering, political power. Instead, politics is viewed as the evolutionary and ‘progressive emptying out of the power of capital and of the state.’ Social coalitions, social forums, networks, and localist alternatives – with an associated range of one-off tactical actions – became the outer limit of organizational agendas.

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JPMorgan calls for authoritarian regimes in Europe By Stefan Steinberg

17 June 2013 — WSWS

In a document released at the end of May, the American banking and investment giant JP Morgan Chase calls for the overturning of the bourgeois democratic constitutions established in a series of European countries after the Second World War and the installation of authoritarian regimes.

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Ireland and the Basque Country By James Petras

30 May 2013 — James Petras

Massive Flight (Emigration) or General Strike?

Many billions of Euros are being extracted from Europe’s vassal-debtor nations – Spain, Greece, Portugal and Ireland –and transferred to the creditor banks, financial speculators and swindlers located in the City of London, Wall Street, Geneva and Frankfort. Continue reading

The Return of Empires (VI) Dmitry MININ

16 March 2013 — Strategic Culture Foundation

Modern-day empires in the West

The rebirth of the imperial spirit in the West is moving along two sometimes converging, but in recent times increasingly diverging, lines. Looking at Europe’s relations with its neighbours, one can see that the European Union initially pursued an imperial policy with regard to countries in Central and Eastern Europe that had joined the EU, but then began to extend the same policy to other countries. Continue reading

US Decline? (No. 7) Deepa Kumar: Anti-Imperialist Sentiments Growing across the World

7 January 2013 — Iran Review

Iran Review Exclusive Interview with Deepa Kumar
By: Kourosh Ziabari

It’s an undeniable yet bitter reality that the United States is not a popular power. We are not talking about the American nation, because interaction and exchanges between the nations is something which takes place smoothly, regardless of political equations; however, even those nations who admire the American people for different reasons cannot hide their consternation and dismay at the imperial and colonial policies of the U.S. government.

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United Left National Convention: ‘This is the Spanish SYRIZA!’By Dick Nichols

8 January 2012The Bullet • Socialist Project • E-Bulletin No. 754

On the last day of the 10th federal convention of the Spain‘s United Left (Izquierda Unida, <strong class=’StrictlyAutoTagBold’>IU), Juan Peña, young <strong class=’StrictlyAutoTagBold’>IU organization secretary for the Castilian town of Valladolid, summed up his view of the impact of the <span class=”foreign-lang” style=”font-style: italic;”>indignado(15M) movement on the <strong class=’StrictlyAutoTagBold’>IU, one of the oldest broad <strong class=’StrictlyAutoTagBold’>left formations in Europe: “15M brought <strong class=’StrictlyAutoTagBold’>IU good news and bad news. The good news was that our programmatic proposals hit the mark, shared by the people who poured into the streets. The bad news was that the people thought that these proposals were new, their own.”

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United Left National Convention: ‘This is the Spanish SYRIZA!’By Dick Nichols

8 January 2012The Bullet • Socialist Project • E-Bulletin No. 754

On the last day of the 10th federal convention of the Spain‘s United Left (Izquierda Unida, <strong class=’StrictlyAutoTagBold’>IU), Juan Peña, young <strong class=’StrictlyAutoTagBold’>IU organization secretary for the Castilian town of Valladolid, summed up his view of the impact of the <span class=”foreign-lang” style=”font-style: italic;”>indignado(15M) movement on the <strong class=’StrictlyAutoTagBold’>IU, one of the oldest broad <strong class=’StrictlyAutoTagBold’>left formations in Europe: “15M brought <strong class=’StrictlyAutoTagBold’>IU good news and bad news. The good news was that our programmatic proposals hit the mark, shared by the people who poured into the streets. The bad news was that the people thought that these proposals were new, their own.”

<img class=”alignright” style=”margin-left: 10px; margin-right: 10px;” alt=”” src=”http://www.socialistproject.ca/bullet/b754.jpg&#8221; width=”320″ height=”293″ align=”right” hspace=”10″ />

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Statewatch News Online, 31 December 2012 (22/12)

012 — http://www.statewatch.org/ • e-mail: office@statewatch.org

1.    EU: European Parliament study: Evaluating current and forthcoming proposals on JHA databases and a smart borders system at EU external borders
2.    EU: Council of the European Union: Exchange of EU classified information (EUCI) with third States and international organisations
3.    Council of Europe: Human Rights Commissioner: Restrictions on defenders of migrants’ rights should stop
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