[Marxism] What's new at Links: Ukraine ceasefire, Hamas, Iraq, Euro left, Podemos, Eastern Europe, Venezuela, climate

glparramatta glparramatta at greenleft.org.au
Wed Sep 10 01:16:44 MDT 2014

What's new at Links: Scottish independence, Ukraine ceasefire, Hamas, 
Iraq, Euro left, Podemos, Eastern Europe,Venezuela, climate

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    Ukraine army defeat forces ceasefire, underlying political conflicts
    unresolved <http://links.org.au/node/4043>

By *Roger Annis*
September 9, 2014 -/-///A ceasefire in the war in eastern Ukraine was 
announced in Minsk, Belarus on September 5. Ukraine President Petro 
Poroshenko made a simultaneous announcement in Wales, where he was a 
special guest at the summit meeting of the NATO military alliance.

  * Read more <http://links.org.au/node/4043>

    Palestine: Hamas is leading a legitimate struggle for
    self-determination <http://links.org.au/node/4042>


By *Rupen Savoulian*
September 4, 2014 -- The Islamic Resistance Movement -- Hamas is the 
abbreviation from the Arabic -- has constituted the democratically 
elected government of the Palestinian territories since January 2006. It 
swept to power in that year, winning a majority of seats in the 
Palestinian parliament, amid recognition of the failure of the 
traditional secular nationalist Palestinian parties, in particular the 
Fatah party that had dominated the Palestinian leadership for decades.

  * Read more <http://links.org.au/node/4042>

    Iraq: West for pushes yet another Crusade

By *Tony Iltis*
September 7, 2014 --In a speech at the Council of Clermont on November 
27, 1095, Pope Urban II used allegations of the persecution of 
Christians in the Holy Land to launch a series of military adventures by 
the warrior aristocracies of feudal Christian western Europe against the 
Muslim civilisations of the Middle East. The ensuing two centuries of 
religious wars, or Crusades, were characterised by land-grabbing, 
plunder and the massacre of Muslims, Jews and non-Catholic Christians.
Listening to the Australian parliament on September 1 debating a motion 
on human rights in Iraq, it was difficult not to be reminded of Pope 
Urban's speech.

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    European Left discussion: What scorecard for the radical left in
    government? <http://links.org.au/node/4040>

By *Denis Rogatyuk*
September 8, 2014 -- Among the many discussions that took place during 
the annual Party of the European Left's Summer University (outside 
Berlin, in late July) was a seminar by representatives of various 
left-wing parties that have been, or are currently, part of regional, 
state or national governments.

  * Read more <http://links.org.au/node/4040>

    Bernadette McAliskey: 'Yes' to Scotland ending the 'United Kingdom'

A fine talk by *Bernadette McAliskey *on the September 18, 2014, 
referendum on independence for Scotland. The veteran freedom fighter for 
a free Ireland presented this talk at the "Scottish Independence -- 
London Says 'Yes'" meeting on September 6, 2014.

    Spain: Podemos and the dynamic reorganisation of the left

By *Mario Candeias*
September 3, 2014 -- It is no longer enough to win over civil society, 
occupy public spaces, take to the streets, carry out symbolic actions, 
prevent evictions or to win plebiscites. In Spain movements for "real 
democracy" are setting a course to capture institutions -- albeit with 
the aim to recreate these institutions in a constitutive process in the 
interests of "real democracy".

  * Read more <http://links.org.au/node/4038>

    East of the West: Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary and Poland after
    the EU election <http://links.org.au/node/4037>

By *Jirí Málek*
[This analysis was presented at the international workshop of the Rosa 
Luxemburg Foundation "On the situation of the left in Europe after the 
EU elections: New challenges". Held July 21-23, 2014, in Berlin.]The 
Karlovy Vary Film Festival has a section called: East of the West. 
Likewise we will devote this time to the area east of the West, though 
in the slightly narrower sense of the part of Central Europe otherwise 
known as the Visegrad Four: the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary and 
Poland (total 106 European parliament seats -- 14.1 %).

  * Read more <http://links.org.au/node/4037>

    Venezuela: Maduro announces 'five big revolutions'

September 2, 2014 -- In declarations to the country on September 2, 
Venezuela's president Nicolas Maduro announced what he described as 
"five revolutions", as part of a need to "improve our service to the 

  * Read more <http://links.org.au/node/4036>

    Climate and collusion: 'The window to halt runaway climate change is
    closing fast' <http://links.org.au/node/4035>

By*Patrick Bond*, Durban
August 30, 2014 -- The movement from below to tackle climate change is 
gathering pace in South Africa and elsewhere in the world in advance of 
the September 21 mass march against the United Nations. 
Environmentalists lead, but this struggle invokes the world's greatest 
class-race-gender-North-South conflicts, too. Ban Ki-Moon's 
heads-of-state summit on September 23 may generate greater publicity for 
the cause, but if, as anticipated, world rulers simply slap each other 
on the back, activists will have to even more urgently intensify the 

  * Read more <http://links.org.au/node/4035>

    `Foro Social Latinamericano', September 2014 issue: Green Left
    Weekly's Spanish-language supplement <http://links.org.au/node/4034>

El Foro Social Latinoamericano se pronuncio el 12 de agosto sobre la 
detención de Liliany Obando, activista colombiana de derechos humanos. 
Muchos en Australia conocen Liliany por/su visita a nuestro país y su 
incansable lucha en Colombia, incluyendo desde dentro de la cárcel./

September 3, 2014 -- Providing facts and analysis, and publicising and 
organising Latin America solidarity activities in Australia, /Green Left 
Weekly and Links International Journal of Socialist Renewal /has sought 
to promote greater understanding and solidarity between the people of 
Australia and Latin America.

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