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Méditerranée centrale : Une hécatombe sourde et muette, désormais à l’abri de (presque) tous les regards

En Méditerranée centrale, l’accélération de l’externalisation des contrôles à la frontière maritime Sud et Est de l’Europe et le durcissement des politiques de dissuasion menée par l’Italie ont des conséquences directes et dramatiques : une diminution drastique du nombre de départs depuis les côtes libyennes, une augmentation des risques d’interception, de refoulement et de violations des droits fondamentaux en mer ainsi que du taux de mortalité en Méditerranée.

Facing the left-wing challenge in the European Union

by Eric Toussaint

It is shocking to see that the right-wing government in power in Italy since Summer 2018 refuses to reduce the budgetary deficit while so-called left-wing governments bow to the constraints of austerity. It is now, when the peoples of the Eurozone are ever more disgusted by the policies imposed by European leaders and big capital, that the radical left should start fighting the structures of the European Union and the Eurozone. The time is ripe to expose their legitimacy crisis and use it as a means of tackling the challenges populations are faced with. The left needs to adopt an internationalist, anticapitalist break strategy and push ahead with an eco-socialist federation of the peoples of Europe. A large part of the population aspires to radical change; if the left shows that it has strong proposals and is ready to commit fully to bringing them about, it could win popular support. The left must gear up to taking a profoundly radical course of action that is internationalist, feminist, environmentalist, antiracist, socialist, communist and not tethered by any dogma. [1]

Will Latvia’s New Cabinet Share European Values When it Comes to Condemnation of Fascism?

by Aleksandr Kuzmin (Riga)

The annual marches of March the 16th in Riga, Latvia, honor veterans of the local Waffen SS legion. These marches, sponsored by the co-ruling National Alliance, are consistently criticized by bodies of the European Union, the United Nations, and the Council of Europe. The most recent criticism came from the European Parliament resolution of 25 October 2018 on the rise of neo-fascist violence in Europe:

“The European Commission is the most obscure power of all”

by Real World Radio

MEP Lola Sánchez: “There is a struggle between democracy and corporate power within the EU”

MEP Lola Sánchez, of Podemos Party, Spain, said this Monday in Geneva (Switzerland) that the head of the European Union delegation at the UN negotiations for a binding treaty on transnational corporations and human rights, Jérôme Bellion-Jourdan, “does not represent us, because he doesn´t have an official mandate”. “We really don´t know where his opinions come from”, said Sánchez in an interview with Real World Radio.

The Challenges for the Left in Europe and the Eurozone

by Eric Toussaint

As from May 2010 the question of the debt became a central concern for Greece and for the rest of the Eurozone [1]. The first programme imposed by the Troika provoked a brutal increase in Greek public debt. This was also the case in various forms in Ireland (2010), Portugal (2011), Spain (2012) and Cyprus (2013).