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Spain, 1936; Greece, 2015

With a newly elected government opposing the troika’s  brutal austericide policies, Greece finds itself alone – like Spain was in 1936, argues Pedro Luis Angosto*  That history does not repeat itself does not prevent it from being cyclical; in other words whenever a period of progress occurs it provokes a reaction that tries to roll … Continue reading

Why French anti-fascists took to the streets this weekend

Thousands marched in Paris and other cities in France this weekend to protest against  violence by far right groups which claimed the life of Clement Meric, a student union and anti-fascist activist. Below is a joint statement by the organisers and supporters of the demonstrations: Fascism kills. Together, we can fight it! On 5 June, right-wing militants … Continue reading

Franco’s Barcelona 1939-45 in Photos

The Photographic Archive of Barcelona has opened the exhibition ‘Postwar Barcelona, 1939-1945’, that shows photographs of one of the darkest periods of the Catalan capital. The exhibition shows a series of photographs from the official Francoist view of daily life of postwar Barcelona, including official visits from Nazi Germany and fascist Italy.The show runs until … Continue reading

The austere roots of Nazism and fascism

Europe today is facing, on the one hand, the rise of  “apolitical” technocratism, and on the other, right-wing authoritarian government. The Continent needs a democratic alternative, or else we are heading towards a disaster that will bring enormous suffering to the popular classes in the name of the ruling financial and economic elites, says Vincent Navarro … Continue reading

Berlusconi’s proto-fascism

By Dino Greco Having again, shamelessly opened his black heart to absolve Mussolini, and his deeds, Silvio Berlusconi sparked outrage, shame rejection, dismay – and so on and so forth – among almost all major players and commentators in national politics. Worse, he vomited his own indecent words on “Memorial Day”, in front of the notorious Platform … Continue reading

Spain: Relatives of stolen babies march for justice in Madrid

  Relatives of the ‘stolen children’ marched in Madrid Sunday to protest against the slow pace of justice, demanding the reopening of investigations that have been shelved for ‘lack of evidence’. Hundreds of thousands of newborns were stolen under Franco and these crimes continued until the late 1980s. Some 1,500 court cases have been filed … Continue reading

Spain’s Socialists must turn left to save democracy

By Antonio Mora Plaza In her initial comments after the collapse of the Socialist vote in the Galician and Basque regional elections on October 21, party spokesperson Elena Valencia talked of a ‘negative election cycle’ caused by the crisis and – I guess this is something – the [austerity] measures taken in May 2010 taken … Continue reading

Time does not cure everything

By Pedro Angosto After the Allied victory in World War II, Europeans, especially Germans, French and Italian collaborators had to undergo a thorough process of introspection that led them to be aware of the horrors they had caused. The new democratic governments did not conceal their people’s history, the doors were opened wide to let … Continue reading

Chancellor Merkel: Greeks want justice

Statement by Manolis Glezos on the occasion of the visit to Greece by German Chancellor Angela Merkel On the occasion of the visit of the German Chancellor to Greece we see it as our duty to remind her as well as the Greek Prime Minister that: 1. The great and powerful Germany has no right to … Continue reading

Le Pen senior pays hommage to dictator Pinochet

France’s godfather of the far right Jean Marie Le Pen paid hommage to the dictator Augusto Pinochet in a ‘private visit’ to Chile this weekend. The former President and now honorary chairman of the Front National was among a number of fascist and extreme right-wingers from the US, Spain, Argentina and France who were invited … Continue reading

Nunca más! 75 years since Guernica bombing

75 years since the Nazi bombing of Guernica during Spanish Civil War remembered in a video / photo memorial here

Pressure builds on Sarkozy as he ‘crosses red line’ on Le Pen

A high profile anti-racist campaign group has ‘decided to call for a vote against Nicolas Sarkozy in the second round of the Presidential election.’ SOS Racism stated Wednesday that ‘in declaring that Le Pen is compatible with the Republic, Nicolas Sarkozy has crossed a line that no President of the Republic or any republican candidate in a Presidential … Continue reading

French Product or Product Made in France?

L’Humanité newspaper discusses whether the nationality of the boss matters if the jobs stay in France. More

France’s National Front leader attends Holocaust deniers’ ball

Marine Le Pen guest of honour at the “Vampires’ Ball” in Vienna. L’Humanité More

What does it take for the state to stop these black-shirts?

Commenting on the shooting in Florence yesterday of two Senegalese migrant workers by far-right sympathiser Gianluca Casseri Paolo Ferrero, leader of Italy’s Communist Refoundation party, said: We should all be mourning. [The events] demonstrate how years of racist propaganda, based on hate directed at those who come to Italy to make a living, have produced … Continue reading

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