Symposium for a social railway

Auf zur Europäischen Konferenz BürgerbahnSymposium on a social railway on Saturday, 16/05/2009 with opening events on the evening of Friday, 15/05/2009 in Düsseldorf and Cologne. Organised by the German coalition against railway privatisation “Bahn für Alle”, the German Green Party (North Rhine-Westphalia) and the National Union of Rail, Maritime and Transport Workers (RMT), Britain. See pdf-Flyer or read more

Protest Rallies Against Turkish Dam Continue

Proteste gegen die Hermeskredite für den StaudammCritics of the ill-conceived Ilisu Dam in Turkey today held protests and rallies all over Europe in front government buildings, banks and companies involved in the dam project. Actions were planned for Paris, Milan, Rome, Perugia, Berlin, Stuttgart and other German cities today, March 14, to mark the International Day of Action for Rivers, Water and Life. At least 77 organisations from 20 countries, including France, Germany and Italy, are all urging the governmental and financial institutions to withdraw from the project. Read more

Doug Henwood: Nationalize the Banks!

Doug Henwood delivered ”Nationalize the Banks! What Does it Really Mean?,” on a panel organized by the Socialist Register, at the Left Forum, New York City, April 19, 2009:

“The title of our session reminds me of that glorious week in Seattle back in December 1999. At that time, and for a little while afterwards, it seemed like a new movement had been born, and there was some real potential for transforming, or even overthrowing, capitalism. One of my favorite chants of that moment of carnival came from the unfairly maligned Black Bloc: “Capitalism? No thanks! We will burn your fucking banks!” Not constructive, perhaps, but inspiring nonetheless.”

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