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We reach the city of Makhmur through the main road, which connects Erbil to the Nineveh province in Iraqi Kurdistan. Formally, the area is under the control of the government in Baghdad. The road is full of checkpoints of the regional Kurdish authority, where the Peshmerga of the KDP- the ruling party in this area- stop up several times and make us get out of the car for control. Another thirty kilometers away from Erbil, there is no more Peshmerga.…
On Friday March 11, 1977, at 10am some 400 people participate to an assembly of Comunione e Liberazione [CL, a reactionary Catholic organization, later to become a powerful business elite close to liberal and right-wing forces - T.N.] . Five students of the faculty of Medicine belonging to the autonomous collectives, that show up at the entrance, are manhandled and brutally expelled from the hall. The news spread through the university and a hundred of comrades gathers outside the Anatomy…
In a militarized Venice, between no-go areas and massive depolyment of police agents, the Notav - NoGrandiNavi demonstration against the Renzi-Hollande summit started around 10 am from Santa Lucia station to Punta della Dogana. It was an important day for all those committees that fight against the great works, which arrived today in Venice in order to protest the Italian-French summit, featuring 20-some ministers and shut in the Palazzo Ducale to discuss about great works (specifically the TAV Turin-Lyon line),…
Giovedì 25 Febbraio 2016 14:57

Forum to Fight - Against Capitalist Education

2015 means a new turning point on privatising social services and, in particular, university education. The European Union is planning the TTIP treaty (Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership) with the United States, in order to enable the economic elite to accumulate more capital, and make off with public assets. As for education, they aim to go on privatising public education, and set it aside for commercial interests. In addition to this treaty, the TISA treaty (Trade in Services Agreement) must…
"Seven broken ribs and traces of electrocution on the genitals"...and again "signs of blows under the feet, breaking of the cervical vertebra, fractures of elbow and scapula...". To affirm - as former diplomat and think-tanker Sergio Romano does on the pages of the Corriere della Sera daily - that we will never know what happened to Giulio Regeni in Cairo is a bit reductive, as broken bones, electrocution and cigarettes being extinguished on his body - practices that always mark…
Infoaut staff's obituary for Guido Regeni, the Italian PhD researcher murdered in Cairo, and whose dead body was found this week In the last two months of 2015, in Egypt there were 340 forced disappearances. On average, three persons per day are abducted by Egyptian secret services and police in order to be brought in various areas of the country - where they suffer torture, rape and violence. As some activists denounced at the end of the year, the government…
Cet entretien a eu lieu à Athènes au cours de la semaine suivant le vote « Non » massif qui précéda la signature par Tsipras, le 13 juillet 2015, d’un accord entre la Grèce et ses créanciers. Chercheur marxiste autonome, George Caffentzis a fondé en 1978 le Midnight Notes Collective. Vous êtes américain, mais d’origine grecque. Chaque année, vous passez un moment dans ce pays... Quelles différences de condition du niveau de vie avez-vous notées lors de vos séjours en Grèce ? Comment…
by Ralf Ruckus - translation: Tlaxcala In days of panic selling and bursting bubbles, the Chinese stock markets appear to be a casino of roulette bets on future economic trends. Beyond the daily ups and downs of the stocks game, we can identify maneuvers of the ruling Chinese Communist Party (CCP) and other players, as well as long-term trends of Chinese capitalist development.1 What started all the fuss? Chinese share prices have been volatile for years, but started to rise…
Mercoledì 20 Gennaio 2016 15:50

China Crash – Der Umbau der Wirtschaft stockt

von Ralf Ruckus (September 2015) - Quelle: Gongchao.org In den Tagen der Panikverkäufe und platzenden Blasen wirkten die chinesischen Börsen wie Spielbanken, in denen beim Roulette auf mögliche Wirtschaftstrends gesetzt wurde. Hinter dem Auf und Ab der Kurse stehen wirtschaftspolitische Manöver der herrschenden Kommunistischen Partei Chinas (KPCh) und anderer Spieler sowie langfristige Entwicklungen des chinesischen Kapitalismus.1 Wie begann das Trara? Die chinesischen Aktienkurse sind seit Jahren volatil, begannen jedoch im November 2014 enorm zu steigen – auch im Vergleich zu…
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