… and from our own governments – Published on Current Concerns, by Karl Müller, Nov. 19, 2012.
(All peoples have the right of self-determination. By virtue of that right they freely determine their political status and freely pursue their economic, social and cultural development … International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, Article 1)
… We might congratulate Barack Obama on his re-election, but also make clear what we request:
We might demand that Europe – committed to the truth – reappraises its history since the Second World War. Most recently, a research assistant of the European United Left in the European Parliament, Andreas Wehr (“Die Europäische Union”, ISBN 978-3-89438-498-2), made such an attempt, and came to the conclusion that what later became the European Union had never been a European project but a US American one. And that it had not been intended to secure peace in Europe, but was established mainly in order to enforce US economic and US financial interests more effectively. Read the rest of this entry »