France: Socialist Party government bows to business demands for social cuts

By Antoine Lerougetel 1 November 2012 In an exchange on Monday with Le Parisien readers, French Socialist Party (PS) Prime Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault asserted that for him the 35-hour week was not “taboo.” Asked whether his government would return to the 39-hour week, he replied: “Why not? I’m not dogmatic.” Government advisors feared that that […]

Record unemployment and indebtedness in Europe

By Stefan Steinberg 1 November 2012 The latest figures released by Europe’s official statistics agency confirm that the trend towards recession is deepening. The clearest indicator of this process is the steady increase in unemployment across the continent. Unemployment in the 17-country euro zone rose to arecord level of 11.6 per cent in September. With […]

Separatist parties gain in Spanish regional elections

By Vicky Short and Paul Mitchell 31 October 2012 The collapse in support for the governing Socialist Workers Party (PSOE) benefited separatist parties in regional elections in the Basque Country and Galicia last week, deepening the social and political tensions that are tearing Spain apart. In the Basque Country, the PSOE affiliate, the Socialist Party […]

Engineered Storm? HAARP Monitoring Project Records Strongest Readings Ever Directed In Path of Hurricane Sandy

An independent website that has a real-time sensor network from over 28 sensors placed in rural areas across the United States has recorded the strongest HAARP readings in the projects history. The readings, in and around the New England area, are literally off the charts and lend credence to other claims that Hurricane Sandy is […]

Monsanto’s Lies and the GMO Labeling Battle

by John Robbins You may have never heard of Henry I. Miller, but right now he is attempting to determine the future of food in this country.  And he has enormous financial backing. Mr. Miller is the primary face and voice of the “No on Prop 37” campaign in California.  At this very moment, Monsanto […]

Der Nationalstaat, letzte Bastion der Freiheit gegen den Imperialismus

In einem Interview mit der serbischen Wochenschrift Geopolitika kommt Alain Benajam auf die Erfahrung und das Engagement des Netzwerks Voltaire im Dienste der Freiheit zurück. Was ursprünglich nur ein kleiner Französischer Verein war, ist in 18 Jahren eine unentbehrliche Quelle für Analysen der antiimperialistischen Bewegung in der Welt geworden Geopolitika: Alain Benajam, könne Sie den […]

El Estado-Nación, último bastión de la libertad ante el imperialismo

En entrevista concedida al semanario serbio Geopolitika, Alain Benajam aborda la experiencia y el compromiso de la Red Voltaire a favor de la libertad. En 18 años, lo que empezó siendo una pequeña asociación francesa se ha convertido en importantísima fuente de análisis para el movimiento antiimperialista a nivel mundial. Geopolitka: Alain Benajam, ¿puede usted […]

L’Etat-Nation, dernier rempart de la liberté face à l’impérialisme

Dans un entretien accordé au mensuel serbe Geopolitika, Alain Benajam revient sur l’expérience et l’engagement du Réseau Voltaire au service de la liberté. En 18 ans, ce qui n’était au départ qu’une petite association française est devenue une source incontournable d’analyse pour le mouvement anti-impérialiste dans le monde. Géopolitka : Alain Benajam, pouvez-vous dire aux lecteurs […]

Faking History: Tito’s Phony War

In the November, 2011 issue of the military history magazine World War II History, published in Herndon, Virginia, an article entitled “Tito’s War” by Australian author John Brown purports to chronicle the conflict in Yugoslavia between Draza Mihailovich’s Chetnik guerrillas and Josip Broz Tito’s Communist Partisans during World War II. This account is fake. It […]

The end of the New World Order

The upheavals of the early 21st century have changed our world. Now, in the aftermath of failed wars and economic disasters, pressure for a social alternative can only grow   In the late summer of 2008, two events in quick succession signalled the end of the New World Order. In August, the US client state of Georgia […]

British Democracy: Living in Fear, Kept in the Dark

Earlier this year, I watched the BBC’s main political debate programme that allows an audience of members of the public to put questions to a panel of politicians and so-called experts. Syria was on the agenda. A member of the panel referred to the Syrian rebels as ‘freedom fighters’. Within a few minutes, all panel […]

An Immodest Proposal for the Nobel Peace Prize Committee

by DIANA JOHNSTONE and JEAN BRICMONT The Norwegian parliamentarians have just awarded the Nobel Peace Prize to the European Union. Now, Norway is one of the few Western European countries that does not belong to the EU. So we suspect that the Norwegians’ modesty held them back from nominating the organization which deep down they […]