Europe

04.08.2018

Brexit: austerity tipped balance towards Leave, new study suggests

Brexit: austerity tipped balance towards Leave, new study suggests

Thiemo Fetzer, University of Warwick for The Conversation You might think that two years after the EU referendum, there would be nothing more to say about what caused the Leave vote. In fact, it’s only now that we might be getting to the bottom of it. The… »

03.08.2018

Ethics and Art UK. Artists remove their work for Arms Dealer funded exhibition

Ethics and Art UK. Artists remove their work for Arms Dealer funded exhibition

According to an article written by Javier Pes, for Artnet August 2, 2018,  “Artists Dramatically Remove Their Work From London’s Design Museum to Protest Its Decision to Host an Arms Dealer “Artist are harshly criticizing the London museum’s response to the uproar over its decision to host… »

01.08.2018

Anti-fascists won’t let Germany return to normal after weak verdict in neo-Nazi trial

Anti-fascists won’t let Germany return to normal after weak verdict in neo-Nazi trial

By Hilary Moore and Laura Frey July 13, 2018 Thousands of people took to the streets in Munich and many other cities across Germany on Wednesday to protest the long-awaited verdict in a neo-Nazi terror case. Although the five defendants — affiliated… »

01.08.2018

On the wrong side of history: the dangers facing Brexitland

On the wrong side of history: the dangers facing Brexitland

TAHIR ABBAS 1 August 2018 for openDemocracy “Britain is sadly leading the way in a regressive, narrow-minded and divisive politics… I am leaving behind a Brexit Britain that is rudderless, leaderless and completely hollow within.” A few days ago, I packed my bags and left. »

01.08.2018

Germany vs United States: Justice Compared

Germany vs United States: Justice Compared

By Anthony Donovan With A good Ally. Two of “Democracy’s” Courts A brief comparison of two “democratic” Judicial systems and their respective institutional treatment of citizens fulfilling their obligations to expose and educate others of the catastrophic lies and the highest crimes of their respective states. The industry of nuclear… »

31.07.2018

Ecuador’s case for Assange’s asylum is stronger than ever

Ecuador’s case for Assange’s asylum is stronger than ever

GUILLAUME LONG 27 July 2018 for openDemocracy/democraciaAbierta Six years after Assange walked into its embassy, Ecuador’s initial fears of political persecution, far from being ill-founded paranoia, have been proven right. Español As Ecuadorian President Lenin Moreno visited the United Kingdom this week, there was… »

25.07.2018

Conservatives? No – Brexit has shown us what they really are

Conservatives? No – Brexit has shown us what they really are

By George Monbiot for The Guardian  They are no longer defending traditional values of national character and continuity, but rather catering to big business     It’s a remarkable thing to witness: senior Conservatives attacking big business. It is not just Boris Johnson exclaiming “fuck business” –… »

25.07.2018

Enough of these disgraceful slurs against Jeremy Corbyn

Enough of these disgraceful slurs against Jeremy Corbyn

By SHAUN LAWSON 23 July 2018 for openDemocracy Even the author of the IHRA definition of anti-semitism has spoken against it. I’m Jewish. The grandson of a Holocaust survivor. My grandmother, who died only last year, was the one true hero of my life. Brought… »

24.07.2018

Reconciliation begins in Berlin

Reconciliation begins in Berlin

Maybe it’s no accident. In one of the most pulsating metropolises of life in today’s Europe, the wind of Reconciliation has blown throughout the month of June 2018. The activities, created and promoted by a multilingual group of members of Silo’s Message (1), have taken place in the premises of… »

24.07.2018

Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons

Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons

The municipal plenary of Santiago de Compostela urges the Government of Spain to ratify the United Nations Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons. As was previously the case with cluster bombs and landmines, the process to ban nuclear weapons has begun. The Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons… »

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