Europe

25.02.2018

Smear campaign against Jeremy Corbyn: apologies, he’s not a spy

Smear campaign against Jeremy Corbyn: apologies, he’s not a spy

Both The Sun and The Daily Mail published articles claiming Jeremy Corbyn was a paid informant of the Czech secret police in the 80s at the height of the Cold War, as reported by former Communist spy Jan Sarkocy . Mr Corbyn met Sarkocy (who was later expelled for being a… »

22.02.2018

Frederick Douglass: the ex-slave and transatlantic celebrity who found freedom in Newcastle

Frederick Douglass: the ex-slave and transatlantic celebrity who found freedom in Newcastle

By Brian Ward, Northumbria University, Newcastle for The Conversation When President Donald Trump spoke at a breakfast to launch black history month last year, he gave the impression that he thought Frederick Douglass – the most eminent African American leader of the mid 19th-century – was still alive. »

20.02.2018

Brexit between the lines: plot to ditch EU safety standards on food and drugs

Brexit between the lines: plot to ditch EU safety standards on food and drugs

A document uncovered by Greenpeace’s investigative unit (published accidentally by the Initiative for Free Trade) has revealed “a drive to lobby ministers to ditch strict EU safety standards in order to secure a US trade deal is being drawn up by a transatlantic group of conservative thinktanks”. The report according to the… »

20.02.2018

Julian Assange And His Doppelganger

Julian Assange And His Doppelganger

By Denis A Conroy, Walking along Hans Crescent every morning on my way to work, I stop briefly to look up at the balcony fronting the room which Julian Assange occupies in the Ecuadorian Embassy. I’ve been passing his place of residence for five years now and I’ve yet to… »

16.02.2018

71 Dead. And still no arrests? How come? Grenfell still burning

71 Dead. And still no arrests? How come? Grenfell still burning

On 15/2/18 three billboards were paraded through central London . Inspired by the film Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, the protest took the three lorries around London, making significant stops by the Houses of Parliament and St Paul’s Cathedral. Background “The Grenfell Tower fire broke out on 14 June 2017 at the… »

14.02.2018

Brexit and Its Discontents

Brexit and Its Discontents

By Jake Lynch, “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has”. Of the many people down the years who’ve delightedly come across this well-known aphorism by the anthropologist, Margaret Mead, the vast majority have surely read it… »

13.02.2018

Jeremy Corbyn: nationalize, democratize electricity grid to avert climate crisis

Jeremy Corbyn: nationalize, democratize electricity grid to avert climate crisis

[UK] Labour Party leader calls for ‘radical’ action to help avert climate catastrophe by Andrea Germanos, staff writer for Common Dreams UK Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn said making the nation’s electricity grid publicly-owned is the best course to “put tackling climate change at the heart of our energy… »

11.02.2018

Paris: Jean-Luc Mélenchon meets Tomás Hirsch

Paris: Jean-Luc Mélenchon meets Tomás Hirsch

The humanist deputy [Member of Parliament] of the Chilean Broad Front [Frente Amplio], Tomás Hirsch, met today in Paris with Jean-Luc Mélenchon, Sabine Rubin and Alexis Corbière, deputies of the France Insoumise caucus, in the offices… »

10.02.2018

Meeting Hirsch -Pisarello: “We are the alternative to the rise of the extreme right”

Meeting Hirsch -Pisarello: “We are the alternative to the rise of the extreme right”

Gerardo Pisarello, first deputy mayor in Barcelona, ​​received Tomas Hirsch as an elected humanist member of Parliament  for the Frente Amplio in Chile. With the interest of establishing links between the related political forces of the European landscape, last Thursday, February 8, Tomas Hirsch shared a cordial and close talk,… »

10.02.2018

How a GM giant ‘bought control’ of what millions of Londoners read

How a GM giant ‘bought control’ of what millions of Londoners read

By JAMES CUSICK and CRINA BOROS 8 February 2018 for openDemocracy (see reference pictures in the original article) The Evening Standard’s lucrative deal with Swiss chemical giant Syngenta shows how commercial giants pay for news – with readers left in the dark. London’s Evening Standard, the city’s flagship free newspaper… »

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