Category Archives: Europe

Kevin Annett Jailed, Barred from Re-Entering England

On the verge of his addressing a major public rally in London against child trafficking by church and state, Rev. Kevin Annett was arrested and detained in an immigration prison at Stansted airport last night for over 12 hours, and then deported from England without due cause.

Border officials detained Kevin at 8 pm Sunday night upon his return from speaking in the Netherlands , and deported him the next morning, after fingerprinting, photographing and jailing him in a crowded immigration prison cell.

“The only reason they gave for denying me re-entry into England was that my giving public lectures was not an appropriate activity for visitors to that country, if you can believe that” Kevin Annett said today in a press statement.

“But I’ve repeatedly mentioned my lecturing work to customs people whenever I enter England , and it’s never been an issue before now. And the cop who detained me admitted that the decision to deny me entry came after he consulted his supervisor and the computer files about me.”  Read the rest of this entry

Freedom is Slavery…

Trouble In France’s New Anticapitalist Party

Ilham Moussaïd, a candidate for France’s New Anticapitalist Party (NPA – the result of a merger between the Fourth Internationalist Revolutionary Communist League and other forces) famous for her choice as a Muslim woman to wear the headscarf has apparently walked out on the party. She has also it seems taken close to a dozen others with here. 

The incident, sparked by opposition within this supposedly revolutionary party to Ilham’s choice to express her Islamic faith in a way that seems fit to her as a socialist, raises a number of questions about the French “left’s” obsession with militant secularism (a microcosm of the rest of French society). It also raises questions about women’s oppression, Islam, the representation of religion within the global revolutionary movement and whether we the people of the colonized can truly peruse our liberation in blocs dominated by the colonizers and their imperialist worldviews. Read the rest of this entry