The Tax Wall Street Party has performed a vital public service by unmasking the very fishy Pablo Iglesias of the Spanish Podemos, who has been portraying himself as the Spanish equivalent of Syriza. Hear Gregory Edwards ask Iglesias whether he will back a 50% cut in the Greek debt, and whether he will do the same for Spain. Iglesias says he will not support Syriza on their most important demand. Iglesias thus appears far closer to Soros than he does to Syriza. Why is he still the General Secretary of Podemos?
One year ago: fascist hoodlums deployed by NATO and incited by big-name EU politicians carried out a new and violent version of the color revolution in Kiev and other cities of Ukraine. These patsies in the street ran cover for a behind-the-scenes coup d’état, creating an apocalyptic chaos. (Photo: Mstyslav Chernov)
Murderous attacks by the anti-Russian hooligans of Right Sector and related groups killed numerous police officers. In the night of Feb. 20 to 21, a deal for new elections and constitutional changes among Pres. Yanukovich and pro-NATO protest leaders Yatsenyuk, Klitschko, and Tyannybok was guaranteed by Foreign Ministers Steinmeyer of Germany, Fabius of France, and Sokorski of Poland, plus Putin’s representative Vladimir Lukin. When the fascist bosses of Maidan rejected the deal a few hours later and stormed the presidential palace as Yanukovich was forced to flee for his life, these NATO ministers immediately shifted their support to the putschists and their illegal and Russophobic new regime. This betrayal is the cause of the present crisis. (Wikipedia)
The Maidan headquarters of the rioters was decorated with a photo of Stepan Bandera, the Ukrainian Nazi leader and Quisling. (Photo: Nabak)
February 22nd, 2015 | Category: Uncategorized | Comments are closed
Webster G. Tarpley, Ph.D. TARPLEY.net
February 16, 2015
Professor Pablo Iglesias of the Complutense University likes to present himself as the Spanish version of Alexis Tsipras, the widely admired anti-austerity leader of the Syriza Party of Greece. The Syriza government in Athens obviously needs allies in the ministerial councils of the European Union, so a Podemos government in Madrid would be a great advantage. But do Prof. Iglesias and his advisor Prof. Monedero really agree with Syriza on what is to be done? We invite Prof. Iglesias to go on the record in answering the following basic questions.
Syriza is demanding a new edition of the 1953 London Debt Conference, this time with goal of writing down Greece’s € 330 billion debt by at least 50%. (This can be compared with the 70% debt writedown granted to save GM and Chrysler in 2009.) Will you support that demand? And what will you demand for Spain at that conference? What else will you do to support Syriza?
You now say you are, like Syriza, against austerity, but what does that really mean? French President Hollande claimed he too was against austerity, and the disastrous results are plain to see. Will you commit here and now to the immediate restoration of all cuts to pensions, pay scales, unemployment benefits, social welfare, health care, and children’s benefits? Will you pledge to re-hire the public sector workers fired under orders from the IMF-ECB-EU Troika? Will you roll back anti-worker and anti-union measures? Syriza is doing all these things.
Syriza has demanded that the European Central Bank be tasked not just with serving bankers, but with financing on favorable terms the public investments needed by national governments, especially in modern infrastructure. Changing the ECB will require the efforts of a number of nations. Will you pledge to make the ECB serve the people? What is your job creation and infrastructure program for Spain?
How do you explain the overwhelming support provided for you personally by the Soros-inspired Huffington Post, Mediaset (Berlusconi), and La Sexta TV, all controlled by predatory financier oligarchs? By contrast, Tsipras and Syriza were largely demonized by the mainstream media.
You talk about politicians as “la casta,”but you have little to say about the real powers looting the Spanish economy, such as the derivatives monsters Banco Santander and Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria. Why is this? Will you join Syriza in backing a serious European Tobin tax on stocks and derivatives trading? And finally, should Spain exit NATO? Do you oppose sanctions vs. Russia?
Your recent speech at the Puerta del Sol in Madrid contained very little specific programmatic content. You said that it was time to dream like Don Quixote, but also to take these dreams seriously. Will this nebulous rhetoric be the theme of your “Yes we can” election campaign? This contrasts once again with Syriza, which advanced a coherent package of 40 mass traction economic demands in 2012, as it was fighting to emerge as the anti-austerity position. Are you the best leader for Podemos and for Spain?
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February 16th, 2015 | Category: Uncategorized | Comments are closed
Presidents Lukashenko of Byelarus, Putin of Russia, Hollande of France, Poroshenko Ukraine, and German Chancellor Angela Merkel (center) met in Minsk to discuss steps toward a peaceful, diplomatic solution to the civil strife in Ukraine. The unfortunate State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki demanded punishment for Russia and pro-Russian separatists if they break the accord, but in response to questions from AP seemed to rule out the possibility that pro-Kiev forces might violate the Minsk agreements. Within hours, the Neo-Nazi Right Sector leader Dimitro Yarosh proved Psaki wrong by announcing that his fighters would not be bound by Minsk II, but would rather continue to wage war on their own.
Pablo Iglesias Turrión is the current party secretary of Spain’s Podemos. He claims to be the Spanish version of the Greek Syriza, but a comparison shows him painfully short on mass traction economic program and long on vague utopian cliches and backing from mainstream media controlled by Soros and other bankers. So far Iglesias is much closer to the hollow demagogy of Italy’s Beppe Grillo than he is to the substantive anti-austerity and New Deal program Tsipras and Varoufakis are fighting for. If Podemos is to succeed, Iglesias must either be ousted or commit convincingly to supporting the Greek demand for a new London Debt Conference where the amount owed by Greece, Spain, and other victims of the finance oligarchs would be cut by at least 50%; the mission of the European Central Bank changed to include defense of euroland government bonds and financing € 7 trillion in infrastructure Europe-wide and 5 million new productive jobs in Spain alone; all austerity cuts, firings, anti-union, and anti-worker measures would be rolled back; and immediate humanitarian support provided for the destitute and homeless; among other measures.
Iglesias is scheduled to be feted by foundation operative Amy Goodman at Proshansky Auditorium, CUNY Graduate Center, 365 5th Avenue, on Tuesday, February 17th, 1-3pm. We urge everyone interested to stop by the Tax Wall Street Party’s informational picket line at this event.
February 15th, 2015 | Category: Uncategorized | Comments are closed
Hear Reverend Edward Pinkney’s first interview from prison, broadcast in this edition of World Crisis Radio. Mobilize to free Pinkney before his sentencing, now scheduled for February 24. Contributions needed at bhbanco.org
German central bank chief still trying to dictate mindless austerity to Europe: Bundesbank boss and monetarist fanatic Jens Weidmann. This week, his hated Troika ceased to exist.
NATO Commander Gen. Philip M. Breedlove USAF
US Army European Commander Gen. “Ben” Hodges
Beware these two warmongers: NATO Commander Gen. Philip M. Breedlove USAF and US Army European Commander Gen. Frederick “Ben” Hodges: pressing Obama to meddle in Ukraine and putting America’s future in grave danger. Give them both the sack!
February 9th, 2015 | Category: Uncategorized | Comments are closed
The ability of Alexis Tsipras and Syriza to win an election and form a government within hours has stunned the Berlin neo-Brüning austerity clique dominated by the vindictive German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schäuble, Merkel’s grey eminence.
Tsipras has wisely formed a principled coalition with the conservative anti-austerity Independent Greeks of Panos Kammenos, who is now Defense Minister, showing that he is not a prisoner of the absurd left-right schema, and does not intend to let ethnocultural wedge issues block the immediate measures for economic recovery without which no problems can be solved. According to Athens political observer Michael Chiotinis, Tsipras would now be well advised to back another conservative, Kostas Karamanlis, for President of Greece — as another step towards a de facto national unity government to strengthen the hand of Athens in the coming clashes with the infamous Troika of International Monetary Fund, European Central Bank/Bundesbank, and the Juncker-Moscovici European Commission.
Kostas Karamanlis of the European People’s Party
January 31st, 2015 | Category: Uncategorized | Comments are closed