Catalan Chiefs to face charge of Sedition

SPAIN’S chief prosecutor Jose Manuel Maza made clear yesterday that he intends to place charges of rebellion, sedition and embezzlement against members of Catalonia’s ousted government, which has been seeking independence for the region.

The rebellion, sedition and embezzlement charges carry maximum sentences of 30, 15 and six years in jail respectively. Continue reading

German Far Rights Gain Spark Protest

by Felicity Collier

ANTI-RACISM campaigners took to the streets of London last night to protest at the German far right’s recent electoral success.

The Alternative for Germany (AfD), an anti-EU party with a large fascist wing, attracted a shock 12.6 per cent share of the vote in Sunday’s parliamentary election, winning seats in the lower house Bundestag for the first time. Continue reading

Beating Back Capitalism: Hambach Forest Occupation tell their story

 FOR five years people have occupied Hambach Forest, a 12,000-year-old forest located in western Germany between Cologne and Aachen. For five years people have built and defended tree houses in order to protect the trees they are living in. For five years diggers, cops and security guards have kept coming closer. Continue reading

General election polls: Shock survey predicts massive Tory losses

YouGov seat-by-seat analysis suggests Theresa May could lose her majority on 8 June.

A new poll revealed today by YouGov has turned the general election on its head by predicting that the Conservatives will not achieve a majority.

The analysis, published by The Times, estimates that the Tories could be in line to lose up to 20 seats, with Labour gaining nearly 30. Continue reading

आतंक: अनुत्तरित प्रश्न !

-शशी पौडेल,
संयुक्त राज्य अमेरिकाले वार अन टेरोर भनेर खाडी क्षेत्रमा युद्ध थाले यता साना वा ठुला आतंककारी हमला बिश्वका कुना कुनामा हुदै आइरहेका छन् । कहिले फ्रान्समा कहिले बेलायतमा, कहिले जर्मनीमा, कहिले बेलजियममा, कहिले अमेरिकामा कहिले कहाँ ? कही अंदा धुन्ध गाडी चलाएर त कहाँ अन्दा धुन्ध सामान ओसार पसार गर्ने ठुला गाडी मान्छेको भीड लागेको ठाँउमा गुडाएर, कही पेश्तोल ताकेर आदी आदी ।
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प्रसंग पत्रकारमाथि प्रहारः विश्वको एक दृश्टान्त

शशी पौडेल
उत्तरी हाम्बर्गमा एउटा बाह्रतले घर छ । त्यो घरको पाँचौं तल्लामा नर्द डचे रुण्डफुंक (उत्तर जर्मनी टेलिभिजन) को कार्यालय छ । पाँचौं तलामा पुगेपछि लिफ्टले एउटा अटोमेटिक आवाज दिन्छ  “यहाँबाट तपाइको स्वतन्त्रता छ” । लिफ्टबाट बाहिर निस्कनासाथ भित्त्तामा टाँसिएको एउटा ब्यानर देखिन्छ, त्यो ब्यानरमा लेखिएको छ “नराम्रा विषयवस्तुबाट नतर्साउनुस्” । Continue reading