[Marxism] What's new at Links: Ukraine ceasefire, Hamas, Iraq, Euro left, Podemos, Eastern Europe, Venezuela, climate
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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
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
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
* Read more <http://links.org.au/node/4041>
European Left discussion: What scorecard for the radical left in
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.
* Read more <http://links.org.au/node/4034>
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