Russia advances to liberate the Donbass

With only a handful of fascist diehards still holed up in the Azovstal steelworks, the one-time stronghold of the Azov fanatics in the southern port city of Mariupol has fallen at last. For months the fascists had sabotaged all efforts to evacuate the civilian population from the war zone, preferring to have them remain in … [Read more…]

The US-instigated regime change in Pakistan

On 10 April 2022, the Pakistan National Assembly voted, by a razor-thin majority of 2, in favour of a motion of No Confidence in the government of Imran Khan, removing him from the office of Prime Minister.  In his place it elected Shehbaz Sharif. Shehbaz Sharif hails from one of the two main political dynasties … [Read more…]

NATO weapons for Ukraine – military aid and future profits for US

Drago Bosnic, independent geopolitical and military analyst Reproduced from the BRICS Information Portal, with thanks At the start of the new phase of the Ukrainian crisis, beginning with Russia’s special military operation which pre-empted the Kiev regime’s plan to conduct an ethnic cleansing campaign in Donbass, the Ukrainian military was one of the largest and … [Read more…]

Sri Lankan workers revolt against the kleptocracy

The island nation of Sri Lanka is enduring its worst-ever economic crisis since its formal release from British colonial rule in 1948. For months, petrol, diesel, gas, food and medicine have been in very short suppy and have risen astronomically in price, as has the cost of transport. People are compelled to wait in long … [Read more…]

Macron secures second term as French President, despite huge unpopularity, amid an “ocean of abstentions”

News of Emmanuel Macron’s victory in the 2022 French Presidential election, broadcast worldwide before counting had closed, brought forth an audible sigh of collective relief from the global corporate neo-liberal elite. The City of London, Wall Street, the French Bourse, Washington, Westminster, Brussels, and the Bundestag, in short, all the economic and political mouthpieces of … [Read more…]

What a difference one war makes

It is a truism that is easily checked and corroborated that most movements of refugees in the world today are as a result of war.  This is just as true of the refugees who risk their lives and those of their children crossing the channel in small boats as it is of Ukrainians forced to … [Read more…]

Monstrous plans to deport asylum seekers to Rwanda

The British government under the increasingly unsteady hand of Boris Johnson has announced a proposal to deport asylum seekers of whatever origin who arrive by ‘unauthorised routes’, such as crossing the Channel in little boats or stowed away in big boats and aeroplanes, to Rwanda in east Africa!  Those who cannot convince the government that … [Read more…]

Assange, the 21st century inquisition

After a two-year break, the International Journalism Festival was back in Perugia. Journalists from all over the world discussed pressing issues facing the news industry such as the rise of hybrid newsrooms, reader revenue models, the coverage of the climate crisis, news innovation and the media side of the war in Ukraine. A little publicised … [Read more…]

Film Review: The Battle at Lake Changjin

by Nina Kosta and George Korkovelos Continued from previous issue The film employs new modes of expression using a variety of lenses, agile hand-held cameras with light-sensitive technology with impressive sound experiments, and electronic sounds and music. These showcase the dialectical relationship between form and content, between political clarity and aesthetic sensibility. Ivens often emphasised … [Read more…]