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Macedonia crisis: clarity not ambiguity against the nationalist right’s offensive

  This is a press release from Popular Unity in Greece highlighting the intervention of its leader Panagiotis Lafazanis this week in advance of a second nationalist right wing rally, this time in Athens this coming Sunday. It is headlined: … Continue reading

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Return of the Macedonia-naming issue, and what it means for developments on the Greek right

Some 90,000 people took part in a right wing nationalist demonstration in Thessaloniki (Salonika) in northern Greece yesterday, according to police figures. It was a national demonstration, with 500 buses bringing people in and delegations from as far as Crete, … Continue reading

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What I did this Christmas – Volunteering in Calais

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Originally posted on Just a Thought :
This Christmas holiday I decided to volunteer for 10 days with Care4Calais to help refugees. For those of you who don’t know, yes, there are still hundreds of refugees living in and around Calais.…

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Irish border crisis: a democratic deficit across Europe

There was something obscene about the intervention in the London media by the chief whip of the right wing bosses government in Dublin this week. Fine Gael’s Joe McHugh summoned up the spectre of a resurgence of armed Loyalist and … Continue reading

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When Women’s Rights Are #NotaDebate

Originally posted on Not The News in Briefs:
When there is conflict between trans rights and women’s rights (such as whether toilets and changing rooms should be segregated by ‘sex’ or ‘gender’) an open debate should be encouraged to ascertain…

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Saudi faction fight – break Britain’s links

The Speaker of the British House of Commons granted an “urgent question” from Labour on the Saudi blockade of Yemen this afternoon, Tuesday 7 November. We could already foreshadow the line that the British government, and perhaps some opposition MPs, … Continue reading

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Catalunya: now popular democracy v. EU and its states

Do Rajoy, the Spanish state and their EU backers imagine there will be no consequence to the violent state repression in Catalunya? It is a particularly brutal extension of elite contempt for democracy – referendums especially – across the continent. … Continue reading

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