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I am ashamed to be European

By Giorgio Cremaschi Double standards have always been a hallmark of the European ruling classes. At least since the governments and liberal revolutions of the late 1700s proclaimed human rights, except for slaves overseas and most of the workers. Europe’s double standards collapsed exactly one hundred years ago with the first world war. After twenty … Continue reading

Spain’s Unfinished Civil War

By Vicente Navarro The history of Spain in the twentieth century (and into the twenty-first century) is the constant conflict between, on the one hand, financial establishments, focused on banking, and business, focused on large employers (assisted by a state dominated by conservative forces, including the armed forces and the judiciary and police, and the … 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

We Never…!”: The French Bourgeoisie’s Shameful Collaboration With the Nazis

Check out this review of a book that counters unrelenting efforts to exonerate the French bourgeoisie of its central political and moral responsibility for collaborating with the Nazis following the country’s defeat in 1940. Humanite 

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

April 25: Italy’s liberty and freedom under attack from Monti’s technocrats

April 25, or Liberation Day, is marked in Italy as the anniversary of the 1945 fall of Mussolini’s fascist state, but for Paolo Ferrero, leader  of the Communist Refoundation Party, there was little to celebrate. He commented: ‘On 25 April freedom and democracy were won. Today, with a government of bankers and technocrats and a … Continue reading

On this day : December 10

ON THIS DAY, DECEMBER 10. 1520 – Wittenberg. Martin Luther burns his copy of the papal bull Exsurge Domine outside Wittenberg’s Elster Gate. 1960 — Genoa/Milan. On the orders of the Genoa public prosecutor, the police raid the Milan and Genoa offices of communist newspaper Unita. They were looking for letters belonging to the Financial … Continue reading

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