Category Archives: Europe

The EU’s unelected bureaucrats

Early on in Lexit the Movie, the late Tony Benn says: In Europe, all the key positions are appointed, not elected. I’m inclined to trust Benn, and distrust all large, powerful governments. But it seems the above claim requires a … Continue reading

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The Fears of the Powerful and the Hopes of the Peaceful

After two decades of cruising along the contaminated economic canals built by Margaret Thatcher in the 1980s, the Labour Party’s failure to win the 2015 election proved quite definitively that it had no fuel left (even with the oil stolen … Continue reading

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The Kurdish Stalingrad: Kobane and Western Inaction

The struggle in Rojava (Kurdish northern Syria) is really a struggle for humanity, freedom, and human dignity. The ‘coalition’ and its air strikes clearly do not aim to protect human life, because they’ve been useless at stopping ISIS from advancing … Continue reading

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Letter to MPs in Support of Kobane and Rojava

Below is a letter I recently sent to MPs in the UK… ———————————— I am writing to you because I believe that the experiences of democratic autonomy in the Kurdish regions of northern Syria (known as Rojava) are an example … Continue reading

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Daesh, Imperialism, and Rojava

The Ottoman Empire (1299–1923) united much of the Arab World for centuries. In the 19th century, however, it began to decline, and the imperial powers of Europe tried to ensure their own political influence in the region. The UK, for … Continue reading

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Gaza: A Capitalist Genocide (Essay)

[Note: This essay was written from a standpoint that seeks to decrease (and ultimately destroy) all discrimination (based on ethnicity, religion, or other factors) through the dissemination of information and reasoned analysis. Zionism is not synonymous with Judaism. Islamism is … Continue reading

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UK Strike: “If We Organise Together as Working People, We Can Win”

On July 10th, 2014, the UK saw a one-day strike of up to a million teachers, firefighters, civil servants, council employees, and health workers. This strike – the biggest that the Conservative/Liberal Democrat coalition has faced up to this point … Continue reading

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The Inseparability of Environmentalism and Socialism

Climate change has almost undoubtedly been intensified by human action – and in particular by the reckless, money-driven actions of oligarchical governments and ruling capitalist classes. Environmental destruction, meanwhile, is clearly linked to human activity directly, such as mass deforestation, … Continue reading

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SPAIN: Open the Wall … Close the Wall

“Avalanche”; “Invasion of Foreigners”; “80,000 Sub-Saharans Hoping to Jump the Fences of Ceuta and Melilla and Cross the Straits into Europe”; “Is It Too Much to Ask That They Don’t Come Illegally?”   Above are some of the phrases used … Continue reading

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“Fenerism”: A World for Rent

Today, the right to property is denied to the majority of humans. The base of the capitalist system lies in the leasing of all types of “goods”, and loans with interest or usury are the greatest exponents. No-one talks about … Continue reading

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