The Irish revolution, a the trial of the Fourteen Points, 21 January 1919

“For these among other reasons, Ireland—resolutely and irrevocably determined at the dawn of the promised era of self-determination and liberty that she will suffer foreign dominion no longer—calls upon every free nation to uphold her national claim to complete independence as an Irish Republic against the arrogant pretensions of England founded in fraud and sustained … read more

Opening the Paris conference, 18 January 1919

World War has just ended with the Allied victory. A victory of measure, made possible by the support, economic-financial more than military, of the Usa, because in reality the German forces were never militarily defeated: it was the internal, economic and political collapse of the country to determine the defeat of Germany. The war, in … read more

The War of the Multinationals and the failure of GMOs in Agriculture

Do you remember when GM crop promoters ensured that the spread of engineered crops would eliminate the use of pesticides? A decade has passed and now we learn, from the gigantic struggle underway to conquer the Chinese market of transgenic soya, that things have not really gone so… GMOs don’t work against weeds The news … read more

Wilson, Bissolati, Mussolini, 11 January 1919

On the evening of January 11, 1919, Tommaso Marinetti and some of his followers, lucky enough to get the invitation cards, manage to reach the stages of the Scala in Milan, where he expects the intervention of Leonida Bissolati, socialist reformist, exponent during the Great War of democratic interventionism. Bissolati, a few days before, left … read more

The “semana tràgica” of Buenos Aires, 7-14 January 1919

From 7 to 14 January 1919, in Buenos Aires, Argentina, a devastating revolt took place, knownas Semana Tràgica, severely repressed, during which there was also a pogrom against Russian Jewish immigrants, accused of being Bolshevik agents. It all began with a strike at the Vesena metallurgical factory in Buenos Aires, a British-owned plant, where they … read more