Daily Archives: May 6, 2017

Italy | Anti-communist regime in Kiev demands Italian communists to be arrested

After a recent visit by Italian Communists to the Donbas region of Ukraine president Poroshenko spokesperson said Kiev authorities will seek arrest of Italian MP and others on the tour of Donbas and will request European Union authorities to extradite them to Kiev for prosecution under Ukrainian anti-terrorist laws. About 50 Italian Communists visited Donetsk and Lugansk People’s Republic in Eastern Ukraine early in May. Italian MEP Eleonora Forenza was a part of a delegation of the Communist group. She is an Italian politician, spokesperson for culture and communications in the Communist Refoundation Party and a member of the European Parliament. Communist musicians from Banda Bassotti group also joined the delegation. The Italian voyage was named Antifascist caravan.

Venezuela | Venezuela 2017: One day, and several threats, at a time

by Supriyo Chatterjee

The Venezuelan revolution has aged prematurely in the four years since Hugo Chavez’s death in March 2013. The cheerfulness of the Venezuelan people has given way to a more brooding mood on the streets. In the divergence of opinion on who or what is to blame, apathy and weary resignation have taken the place of either revolutionary exuberance or visceral hatred for the “regime”.

Israel | “No, Israel Is Not a Democracy”

From Ten Myths About Israel, by professor Ilan Pappe, an Israeli historian and socialist activist

In the eyes of many Israelis and their supporters worldwide — even those who might criticize some of its policies — Israel is, at the end of the day, a benign democratic state, seeking peace with its neighbors, and guaranteeing equality to all its citizens.