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by Roger Annis | February 26, 2015
The backdrop to the dramatic events at Debaltseve is the ceasefire agreement reached on February 11 in Minsk, Belarus which went into force on the morning of Feb. 15. Several analyses of this agreement have already been published on New Cold War.org, but a new one today by Alexander Mercouris in Russia Insider sheds important new light on the subject.
What's New: Social movements and the fall of Compaoré
| February 26, 2015
Blaise Compaoré became President of Burkino Faso in 1991 as a result of a coup in 1987 in which his predecessor Thomas Sankara died. In 2000 the opposition succeeded in amending the constitution to limit a President to two five year terms. In 2014 Compaoré attempted to change the constitution back to allow him to remain in power and was eventually forced from office in October 2014. Afriques en Lutte spoke to Burkina Faso specialist Lila Chouli about how the social movements led to the fall of Compaoré.
What's New: The SYRIZA Moment: A Skeptical Argument
by The Polemicist | February 26, 2015
The victory of Syriza in Greece is an important moment. Indeed, I think it is going to be a historic turning point for Europe and the world, for better or for worse. Syriza defines itself explicitly as "as a party of the democratic and radical Left," and radical it is. It's comprised of "many different ideological currents and left cultures," "has its roots in popular struggles for Greek independence, democracy and labour and anti-fascist movements," and includes serious and influential socialist, Marxist, and generally anti-capitalist currents.
What's New: A Different Kind of State
| February 25, 2015
Writer and researcher Michal Rozworski interviews Leo Panitch about the difficulties of working within political constraints while trying to transcend them, the role of international solidarity, and the importance of political organization. The interview took place last Thursday, just one day before Greece signed an agreement with the Eurogroup to extend, with modifications, its current bailout program for four months.
Bullet #1085: Breaking Out of the Invisible Prison
by John McMurtry | February 25, 2015
As we enter 2015, the global corporate system deepens and spreads in its eco-genocidal effects. But the dots are not joined in their common cause across domains. Money-value coordinates like gross domestic product (GDP), commodity productivity and stock market indexes are still adopted as the measures of "economic performance" rather than life capital development which is systemically depredated.
by T'Cha Dunlevy | February 24, 2015
A week of protests against the Liberal government's austerity measures kicked off Sunday in Parc Émilie-Gamelin, where representatives from various social and community groups came together for the cause. "We're here today to denounce the hypocrisy and disdain of Education Minister Yves Bolduc for teachers, who for too long have been considered expendable," said Lucie Ste-Marie, a kindergarten teacher and spokesperson for Profs contre l'austérité, which organized the gathering.
by Ezequiel Adamovsky; Atilio Boron | February 24, 2015
On 18 January the Argentine prosecutor Alberto Nisman was found dead in his apartment in Buenos Aires. A few days before he had returned from his vacations in Europe and presented a shocking and unexpected accusation. He claimed he had proof that President Cristina Kirchner and the Foreign Minister Hector Timerman were in the process of orchestrating a cover-up in the investigation of Iran over the 1994 bombing of AMIA.
by Michal Rozworski | February 23, 2015
Greece's government must use the time to mobilize and build anti-austerity links at home and abroad. Assuming its plan of reforms is accepted by the Eurogroup on Monday, Greece's Syriza government has gained four months of breathing room -- albeit in the same stuffy space, already full of the nauseating fumes of austerity, the window barely cracked.
Greece Will Not be 'Blackmailed' into More Austerity February 19, 2015
Red lines and fiscal union February 19, 2015
Leak and counter-leak: how not to achieve a Greek deal February 18, 2015
Greek Finance Ministry publishes Varoufakis' Eurogroup proposals February 18, 2015
Tiny Quakes Linked to Fracking Raise Risks, Geophysicist Says February 18, 2015
Greek negotiations February 18, 2015
Greece pledges to shut immigrant detention centers February 18, 2015
Palestinian legislator barred from standing in Israeli election February 18, 2015
The Rojava Revolution and the Liberation of Kobani February 18, 2015
Weimar on the Aegean February 18, 2015
Thousands of Palestinian homes on Israeli demolition 'shortlist' February 18, 2015
Austerity Has Done Nothing to Solve Greece's Problems February 18, 2015
Economic Crises and the Radical Center February 18, 2015
Yanis Varoufakis: No Time for Games in Europe February 18, 2015In The News archive:
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| 3:00pm, Thursday February 26, 2015
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On February 26, 2015 at 3 pm join members of CUPE 3902 and 3903 in front of Simcoe Hall as we rally for better education. Come out and show your support for educators at the University of Toronto and York University!
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