British perfidy in Greece: a story worth remembering

The setting for the events of December 3 cuts deep into Greek and British history. Greece, during the pre-war period, was ruled by a Royalist dictatorship whose emblem of a fascist axe and crown well expressed its dichotomy once war began: the dictator, General Ioannis Metaxas, had been trained as an army officer in Imperial Germany to which he felt aligned, while Greek King George II – an uncle of Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh – was closely attached to Britain. The Greek left meanwhile had been re-inforced by a huge influx of politicised refugees and liberal intellectuals from Asia Minor, who populated the Aegean islands and crammed into the slums of Pireaus and working-class Athens.


Khashoggi Part 3: ‘Liberal Democratic Salafism’ is a sham, ‘Islamic Socialism’ isn’t

RAMIN MAZAHERI—Khashoggi (who never discussed things like imperialism or class, to the delight of The Washington Post), openly opposed Jihadist Salafism because his country is not occupied (to his thinking); he also opposes Jihadist Salafism because the rank-and-file Jihadist Salafist would absolutely depose the “Kingdom of Saudi Arabia” and set up an “Islamic Caliphate of Saudi Arabia” if they ever could. Jihadist Salafism is opposed to the House of Saud even if they are used like a tool by them, and this political contradiction should not be too hard to wrap your mind around. It must be said that Jihadist Salafism is often used synonymously with Wahhabism, but that is not correct – Wahhabism is a subset of Salafism.


Jorge Gestoso entrevista a Atilio Borón

From our Spanish TGP series:
Atilio Boron, a leading left political activist and well known sociologist in Argentina and Latin America is interviewed by Jorge Geloso about Argentina’s impending economic and political crisis accelerated by the election of Washington’s new Trojan horse in the Southern Cone, Mauricio Macri, a tool of internaitonal capital and point man for the Argentinian comprador elites. (Spanish language).