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When bully boys dictate the West’s agenda, Turkey invades Syria with impunity

How can bully boys and aggressors label a resistance movement ‘terrorist’ when the whole question of Turkey’s accession to the EU turned around its democratic deficits? Kurdish women Infiltrate Conservative party HQ in London to highlight plight of besieged city of Afrin.On 19 January, Kurdish people and their supporters stood outside the Turkish embassy in London denouncing Turkey as a fascist state because it had begun cross-border shelling of Afrin, a predominantly Kurdish area, in Northern Syria. An invasion was …

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State surveillance is a global threat to press freedom

The state should not have the power to secretly identify then persecute whistleblowers. Edward Snowden on a laptop, receiving the Stuttgart Peace Prize from the organization Die AnStifter in 2014.Thomas Kienzle/Press Association. In October 2014, and following Edward Snowden’s surveillance revelations, the National Union of Journalists (NUJ) in the UK wanted to bring people together to discuss the implications for the media industry, as a whole but with a particular emphasis on front-line journalists. These are the people who are …

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Strengthening the anti-fascist movement in Greece

An anti-fascist festival in Athens earlier this month brought activists from across Greece and Europe together to build solidarity and co-ordinate resistance against Golden Dawn. Niki Seth-Smith reports on the debates on sexism, homophobia, fascist attacks, gender roles, and much more. “For a Europe free of fascism, racism and sexism in a world of freedom and social solidarity”. This was the stated aim of a three-day anti-fascist festival in Athens. From 11 to 13 April, the Fine Arts School on …

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Lobbyists and the Day of Rage

On the day that millions of anti-austerity demonstrators took to the streets across Europe, an official EU event took place on ‘engaging Europe’s citizens’. A troubled participant tells her story. All rights reserved (c) Corporate Europe Observatory.  Was it fate? On the morning I was supposed to go to a Brussels event on “participation, ethics and transparency in European decision-making”, there was a pan-European general strike against austerity. Eurostar was advising not to travel. I considered my position. It looked …

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