UN chief urges India, Pakistan to de-escalate tensions

United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has called on India and Pakistan to immediately take measures to de-escalate tensions following a deadly terrorist attack in Kashmir that has increased the risk of violent More »

Staircase in Ukraine mall decorated with giant swastika

Head of Jewish group notes Nazi symbol appeared in Kiev ahead of march there Saturday by torch-carrying nationalists by Cnaan Liphshiz A shopping mall in Ukraine that is located on a street More »

Venezuela says plane from Miami delivered weapons for use by enemies of Maduro

Venezuelan authorities say a U.S.-owned air freight company delivered a crate of assault weapons earlier this week to the international airport in Valencia to be used in “terrorist actions” against the embattled More »

Zero Dollars For Detention, Zero Dollars for the Border Wall!

Interview with Immigrant Rights Activist E.J. Esperanza on the Meaning of the Border Wall Agreement (reprinted from the February 2019 issue of The Organizer newspaper) [Note: The following interview with E.J. Esperanza, More »

British military presence near Venezuela ‘extremely concerning’

BRITAIN’S navy and marines are conducting military exercises close to Venezuela, the Morning Star has discovered. The Mounts Bay, a giant Royal Fleet Auxiliary landing ship, spent New Year in Miami embarking More »

 

Austria | Life in prison for a Palestinian in Austria

A proportional sentence? Freedom of expression under threat
by Wilhelm Langthaler
In the spring of 2018, a young Palestinian from Gaza was charged for terrorism and sentenced to life imprisonment by a jury at a local court in Krems, Austria. The sparse media reports indicate that the alleged terror attack, which did not actually happen, was intended to be carried out in occupied Jerusalem. The witnesses, juvenile Palestinians, were not actually present at the court in Austria, but gave their statements via Skype from an Israeli gaol.

Austria | Karin Kneissl: “Russland-Sanktionen sind stumpf”

KURIER: Frau Außenministerin, Ihre erste Reise geht am Dienstag in die Slowakei. Die Slowakei gilt als moderater Visegrád-Staat – ist das ein Signal, dass sich Österreich von den Visegrád-Hardlinern Ungarn und Polen distanziert?

Austria | Bis zu 3.000 Nato-Soldaten sollen in der Ukraine üben

Russland protestiert gegen Manöver des westlichen Bündnisses in Nachbarland

Kiew – Die Ukraine hat angesichts des Krieges mit prorussischen Separatisten erneut Nato-Soldaten zu Militärübungen zugelassen. Bis zu 3.000 Soldaten des westlichen Bündnisses können 2017 mit Militärtechnik an Manövern teilnehmen, wie das Parlament in Kiew am Donnerstag mit knapper Mehrheit entschied.

Austria | Österreich: Stichwahl der Bundespräsidentenwahl wird wiederholt

Jetzt ist es amtlich. Bei den Bundespräsidentenwahlen im Mai gab es gravierende Formfehler und Rechtsverstöße gegen die Wahlordnung. In den vom Verfassungsgericht untersuchten zwanzig Wahlbezirken, wurde in vierzehn Wahlbezirken gegen das Wahlgesetz verstossen wurde. Alexander van der Bellen wird nicht als neuer Bundespräsident angelobt. Die Stichwahl muss neu ausgetragen werden.

Austria | Austria: right-wing workers vs. left-wing upper classes?

by Wilhelm Langthaler

The results of the first round of the presidential elections were an unexpected shock for the ruling Grand Coalition composed of Social-democrats and Christian-conservatives. This has been the political formula for the neo-liberal regime ever since the late 1980s. But the popular masses more and more turn their backs on them. The point of collapse is coming closer. The opposition from below, however, is being articulated mainly by a cultural chauvinist refusal of Islamic migration and is led by the historic right-wing forces.

New ascendancy of FPÖ – social-cultural protest from below

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