German teachers union shows support for Kurdish hunger strikers

While Western governments continue their silence in the face of the hunger strikes launched by DTK Co-chair and HDP Hakkari MP Leyla Guven to demand an end to the isolation imposed upon More »

Egypt stages referendum to institutionalize General Sisi’s dictatorship

by Bill Van Auken Egypt’s military-dominated dictatorship is rushing ahead with a referendum this weekend on constitutional amendments that would effectively make Gen. Abdel Fattah al-Sisi dictator for life, while institutionalizing the More »

Former Peruvian President Alan Garcia dies after shooting himself

Former Peruvian President Alan Garcia died on Wednesday in a hospital in Lima, Peruvian President Martin Vizcarra confirmed on Twitter. Vizcarra said that he was “consternated” by Garcia’s death, and sent his More »

Fierce clashes erupt in northern Aleppo between Turkish-backed rebels and Kurdish forces

A series of intense clashes broke out in the northern countryside of the Aleppo Governorate on April 11, after the Turkish-backed Free Syrian Army (FSA) attacked the Kurdish-led People’s Protection Units (YPG) More »

Julian Assange has been arrested for US extradition; the time to act is now

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Poland | Ukrainian Far-Right Fighters, White Supremacists Trained by Major European Security Firm

Since 2016, the European Security Academy (ESA) an EU-based company that offers advanced training programs for security, law enforcement and military professionals, has provided sophisticated training geared towards combat application to elements of Ukraine’s controversial Azov Regiment, also known as the Azov Battalion, which has been integrated into the Ukrainian National Guard in Mariupol. A large group from Ukraine consisting at least partially of Azov veterans, along with likely current members of Azov movement and other far-right activists, received special-ops like training in the ESA training center in Poland. Among recipients of ESA advanced firearms and tactics training are also current activists of far-right organizations in Ukraine linked to attacks on, or harassment of Ukrainian Roma, LGBT persons and rights activists: Tradition and Order, The National Corps and The National Militia.

Poland | Power Grab in Poland? Academics see ominous provisions in new higher ed law

by Matthew Reisz

After triggering the biggest student protests seen in Poland since the fall of Communism, controversial plans to reform higher education in the country are set to pass into law.

Academics had warned, in the words of Mateusz Laszczkowski, assistant professor of political and economic anthropology at the University of Warsaw, that the draft Law on Higher Education and Science — known as Law 2.0 — reflected both “Poland’s broader authoritarian turn” and “the sweeping neoliberalization of academia across Europe.”

Poland | Polish Sejm adopted law banning Bandera ideology

On Friday, Jan. 26, the Sejm of Poland has adopted the amendment to the law on the Institute of National Remembrance, which bans the Bandera ideology, as Do Rzeczy reports.

Poland | Le pCF et l’Humanité doivent être solidaires de nos camarades Polonais

par Danielle Bleitrach

Le 1er février 2018 en Haute-Silésie, s’ouvre le procès contre les militants du Parti communiste polonais. Ils sont menacés de prison pour avoir exprimé leur opinion sur la Pologne Populaire dans leur revue Brzask.

Alors qu’en Pologne, l’extrême-droite tient le haut du pavé et peut exprimer en toute liberté son adhésion au fascisme et son antisémitisme, l’Institut de la mémoire, ce ministère de la vérité orwellien qui a été institué et qui a compétence pour poursuivre les citoyens, pour supprimer les crédits aux historiens et à tous ceux qui font un travail historique, agit en toute imponité en Europe.

Poland | Call for the condemnation of the anti-communist persecution in Poland

Anti-communist persecution against the Communist Party of Poland continues. On 27th of November the court proceedings will restart. The judicial prosecution based on charges of propagating communist ideology in the “Brzask’newspaper and on the party’s website continues for two years.

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