The promises of “social Europe,” launched 25 years ago to sell EU treaties to the labour movement, are being replaced by the realities of “anti-social Europe” with attacks on workers’ rights across Europe driven by the EU institutions.
The Worldwide Strike Movement does not want to pay for their so called ‘crisis’
If the workers took a notion they could stop all speeding trains
Every ship upon the ocean, they could tie with mighty chains.
Every wheel in the creation, every mine and every mill
Fleets and armies of the nations would, at their command, stand still.
Belgium: Strike in Antwerp, Limburg, Hainault, Luxembourg Provinces… Services and industry will be disrupted today as the trades unions stage provincial protests against the government’s austerity programme. Meanwhile, one of the big rail unions has announced plans to strike for 24 hours on 11 December.
The wind-down started in the port of Antwerp on Sunday. At 5pm pilots commenced industrial action as part of the regional day of action. Navigation also came to a standstill in the ports of Ghent and Zeebrugge.
Some 33 ships were preparing to leave Antwerp with a further 30 ready to sail into Flemish ports.
BLACK PANTHER PARTY
Pieces of History: 1966 – 1969
The Großdeutsches Reich (originally Deutches Reich but most commonly called the Third Reich or Nazi Germany) comprised, at its maximun extent, the current countries of Germany, Crimea, Denmark, Galicia, Luxembourg, Moldavia, Netherlands, Poland, Slovenia, Ukraine, as well as parts of Norway and northern Belgium.
The invasion of Poland, a so-called ‘defensive’ action, caused the Second Great War. In the first years of the War, the Reich invaded and annexed Denmark, southern Norway, and the Netherlands. The Reich also invaded Belgium and France, divided Belgium annexing the northern part and annexed Luxembourg. In 1942, the Reich attacked the Soviet Union, completing the invasion of Poland, and invading and annexing Ukraine and parts of Romania (divided between the Reich, Hungary and Bulgaria). Finally, in 1944, when controlling a rebellion against the friendly government in Yugoslavia, the Third Reich invaded Yugoslavia and annexed Slovenia.
Nazism, Zionism and Deportation
The Madagascar Plan was a proposal of the Nazi government of Germany to relocate the Jewish population of Europe to the island of Madagascar. Franz Rademacher, head of the Jewish Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs for the Nazi government, proposed the idea in June 1940, shortly before France’s defeat in the Battle of France. The proposal called for the handing over of Madagascar, then a French colony, to Germany as part of the French surrender terms.
The idea of deporting Polish Jews to Madagascar was investigated by the Polish government in 1937, but the task force sent to evaluate the island’s potential determined that only 5,000 to 7,000 families could be accommodated, or even as few as 500 families by some estimates. As efforts by the Nazis to encourage emigration of the Jewish population of Germany were only partially successful, the idea of deporting Jews to Madagascar was revived by the Nazi government in 1940.
Israel’s hard-line prime minister, Ariel Sharon, has ordered his intelligence chiefs and defence forces to prepare a secret plan to drive “hundreds of thousands” of Palestinians out of the West Bank. They would be deported to the no-man’s land in southern Lebanon. The area is a desolate landscape with freezing conditions in winter and broiling temperatures in summer. There is scant soil to produce food. Water is also scarce in the region.
The period 1922-1929 was a period of firsts; the first emergence of long-term, structural unemployment and the first ever Labour government. Both the Labour and Conservative governments pursued similar economic policies and tried to recapture the perceived causes of pre-war prosperity through economic orthodoxy. Such economic orthodoxy caused industrial strife, which led to unrest, culminating in the 1926 General Strike. Four years after the strike, just as the country began to recover, the country collapsed into depression following the Wall Street Crash.
The shocks of the Wall Street Crash and the subsequent depression in world trade had a profound effect on Britain. There was a return to coalition governments under both Labour and the Conservatives.
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