Tag Archives: Communism

The Daily Fail on Cuba

The Daily Mail demonstrated once again the severe lack of depth of its reporting on 20 March when US President Barack Obama began his historic visit to Cuba. The paper called Raúl Castro the son of Fidel Castro, no doubt leaving … Continue reading

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Index for “Rojava: An Alternative”

The index for my book “Rojava: An Alternative to Imperialism, Nationalism, and Islamism in the Middle East” Continue reading

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MEXICO: CNTE, Zapatistas & CRAC-PC Unite Around Ayotzinapa

Three social movements that have represented the hopes of Mexican people for autonomy and justice in recent years have been the CNTE teaching union, the Zapatistas, and the community police forces of the CRAC-PC. Strongest in the southern states of … Continue reading

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The Political Murders of Ayotzinapa & the October 8th Solidarity March in Mexico City

Last weekend, 28 charred bodies were found in Iguala, Guerrero, in what was another in a long line of mass murders in Mexico since the drugs trade became more prominent in the 1990s. This time, however, the BBC reported that … 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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MEXICO: Indigenous People of Chiapas Oppose Megaprojects

Communique from September 1st, 2014   To the people of Mexico and the world, To the national and international press, To national and international civil society groups, To human rights organisations, To adherents of the Sixth Declaration, To social organisations, … Continue reading

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‘Democracy’ in the UK and Europe

For those unfamiliar with the main political parties in the UK, this is my rough summary:   ‘Left’ Labour – social democrats and ‘social’ capitalists of the so-called ‘third way’ (S&D in Europe) Lib Dems – social democrats focussed more … Continue reading

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The Hidden History of Radical Women

“Academics and historians try to keep the subversive lessons of these women’s experiences hidden.” Our job as conscious citizens is to learn these lessons, and share them with others. This educational process is key to moving forward to a critical, … Continue reading

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Stalinism & Revisionism

“Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that” Martin Luther King   The Stalinist purges had no real justification and opponents of Stalinist authoritarianism accept that. The question is ‘How do sympathisers excuse these actions?’   After Gorbachev, … Continue reading

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