The Leo Frank Case, anti-semitism and anti-anti-semitism The importance of the Leo Frank case is not just historical. It seems to have marked a turning point. With the founding of the Anti-Defamation League in 1913 Jews in America stopped being simply white people (mostly) and became, as it were, Jews. The evidence that Frank was guilty of murder seems very strong, and he was indeed convicted and sentenced to hang, by a jury including a number of prominent American Jews. But this is not accepted, or is at least pushed under the carpet as “irrelevant”, by the Anti-Defamation League, by Frank’s wealthy Jewish supporters of the time and more or less by the subsequent “historical record”. His supporters’ initial attempts to play the anti-Negro racist card in Atlanta, against all the odds, were not working and it became necessary to detect anti-Semitism behind accusations against Frank. This did not save Frank: his sentence was commuted but he was lynched by what are now called the “deplorables”. The lynching was meant as a lesson to interfering Yankees but, it seems, also reflected genuine moral outrage. Frank nevertheless went on to become “a martyr” and the Anti-Defamation-League commenced a successful career as a lobby willing and able … Continue reading

Alternativ fuer Deutschland: Germany’s Left and Right Change Sides on the issues of War and Peace

SOURCE The results of last weekend’s elections in the German state of Hesse have been getting quite a run in mainstream media.  The sharp losses suffered by both parties in the Grand Coalition, the Socialists (SPD) and Merkel’s center-right CDU, finally delivered the decisive push that spells the end the reign of the iron lady in Berlin. Not immediately, but in the very foreseeable future, depending on who is elected to replace her at the head of her party in December. Otherwise commentators have called attention to the beneficiaries of the waning strength at the center: the Greens on the Left, and more particularly the Alternativ fuer Deutschland (AfD) on the Right.  While the Greens are a long known quantity in German politics by their participation in the coalitions governing several Laender, the AfD is a relative newcomer and analysts noted with anxiety that the latest election returns now put AfD deputies in all of the German federal states, making it finally a nationwide party and eventual claimant to ministerial portfolios following the next German elections which might come already in 2019. What we hear about the AfD in mainstream media tends to be condescending, at best, scornful more commonly. The party’s … Continue reading


Ο Raul “Ilargi” Meijer μιλάει για τον Julian Assange Ο Δήμαρχος Δημήτριος Μούρτζης μιλάει για την Αίγινα, την Ευρώπη των Πολιτών, την ημερομηνία 26η Ιανουαρίου, τον Τζούλιαν Ασάνζ Καποδίστριας-Σπινέλι-Ευρώπη (βίντεο) Συνέλευση Ανεξάρτητων Πολιτών Έκτακτη εκπομπή με την Αντιγόνη Λυμπεράκη Ο Καποδίστριας ως Διπλωμάτης (Παναγιώτης Πασπαλιάρης) Αποκαλυπτήρια προτομής του Ι. Καποδίστρια στη Λωζάννη ΕΠΙΦΥΛΑΚΗ – Μια εικαστική παρέμβαση στο Καποδιστριακό Ορφανοτροφείο Αίγινας Ο Καποδίστριας στην Ελβετία Ο Θεμελιωτής της Ευρωπαϊκής Ιδέας Ο ευεργέτης της Γαλλίας 26 Ιανουαρίου, επέτειος της ορκωμοσίας του Ιωάννη Καποδίστρια στην Αίγινα (26-1-1828). Ημέρα ίδρυσης του νεοελληνικού κράτους. Καποδίστριας, Σπινέλι – Στράτος Πανταβός Σπινέλι – Ιωάννης Κοκκάλας ο μανιφέστο του Α. Σπινέλι … Continue reading


Unity for Assange’s Plight Is Necessary to Build a Movement for Democracy Assange: Last interview before blackout Spinelli: How European are the Italian Communists? Raul Ilargi Meijer on Julian Assange Function of honour and tribute at monument in Tourlos to the executed political prisoners Ioannis Capodistrias, guardian angel of independence of the Vaud Interview with Mikael Book on Nuclear Weapons A Treatise on European Government, on a constitution and the transnational The Role of Altiero Spinelli on the Path towards European Union DiEM25 in the footsteps of Altiero Spinelli EPIFYLAKI: A visual exhibit at the Capodistrian Orphanage in Aegina AEGINA (introduction to the 3-volume history by Georgia Koulikourdi) International Conference: “Capodistrias – Spinelli – Europe” Against Spinelli Dimitris Kazakis For Spinelli Mikael Book Altiero Spinelli’s Testament … Continue reading

Unity for Assange’s Plight Is Necessary To Build a Movement for Democracy

Source WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange remains in solitary confinement inside the Ecuadorian Embassy in London, where he was granted asylum in 2012 against the threat of extradition to the United States for his publishing activities. In recent months, Ecuador’s President Lenin Moreno, under pressure from the U.S. began threatening to evict this political refugee. In response to this dire situation, people across the political spectrum began to form solidarity through #Unify4J, an online platform to organize a social media movement in support of Assange. Among those include prominent Trump’s supporters. In the midst of Trump administration’s draconian measures on immigrants and empowerment of white supremacist groups, the idea of working with Trump’s key allies triggered reaction among the left. Recently,, an outlet spearheading global civic action for Assange’s freedom, scrutinized the idea of uniting with ultra-right forces that back Trump and urged the movement to draw a line. Strife around the same issue arose from the former associate and early proponents of WikiLeaks. Barrett Brown, an award-winning journalist, previously imprisoned for charges relating to a Stratfor hack, has been one of the strong voices in support of the whistleblowing site. He described how he has long stood up for … Continue reading