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France and terrorism: Stop the airstrikes in Syria and strengthen the UN

By Chloé Maurel* The Nice massacre of July 14, 2016, after the slaughter at Bataclan November 13, 2015 and those of Charlie Hebdo and Hypercacher in Paris’ Porte de Vincennes in January 2015, confirms once again, in the eyes of many of our compatriots, we are engaged in a war. Indeed, France is clearly engaged militarily … Continue reading

Is Russia isolated? Unpicking the politics of anti-Putinism

The reports in the French and British press of the G20 held in Australia presented a Putin supposedly isolated by the international community. This is a textbook example of the manipulation of information and misinformation, argues Jacques Sapir. It is not the “international community” that has sought to isolate Vladimir Putin, but the United States … Continue reading

#WW1 : 100 years on capitalism is still the driving force for war

By Domenico Moro This year marks the centenary of the First World War, which began with the signing of the declaration of war by the Emperor Franz Joseph of Austria on July 28, 1914. For the first time in history, and after a hundred years of relative peace, all major powers were involved in a … Continue reading

Why Turkey is no longer interested in Europe

IN THE RADICAL PRESS / IL MANIFESTO EU Membership is no longer on the policy agenda and isn’t an issue for the youth of Gezi, says Nedim Gürsel The EU and Turkey is a story of a relationship that has lasted since ’64. With the prospect of membership fading, what view does Turkey have of … Continue reading

Ukraine, laboratory of future political and social crises in Europe

IN THE RADICAL PRESS / MEMOIRE DES LUTTES By Frederic Lebaron  Illustrating the difficulty, if not impossibility of making predictions in the social sciences, the current events in Ukraine give the impression that history moves a little too fast for observers. The most surprising turnarounds can quickly render obsolete peremptory analyses, and reliable information one … Continue reading

US/France intervention in Syria would be a massive blow to international law

Speaking in Vilnius (Lithuania) at the European Interparliamentary meeting on Security and Defence, GUE/NGL MEP and foreign affairs policy coordinator Willy Meyer called proposed US/France intervention in Syria “a mortal blow to the UN Charter” and called for a “negotiated political solution to the Syrian conflict, without any foreign interference”. The Vilnius meeting brings together … Continue reading

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