Europe

20.09.2017

Urgent: Forced takeover of Catalan government institutions by Spanish police

Urgent: Forced takeover of Catalan government institutions by Spanish police

The people of Spain’s Catalan region are in the streets as the Spanish government suspends autonomy and seizes ballots ahead of upcoming referendum by Thomas S. Harrington for Common Dreams I just got of the phone with Josep Maria Sole Sabaté, my friend and a leading Catalan historian and… »

20.09.2017

The Eurozone is ‘bouncing back’? Tell that to the people of Spain and Greece

The Eurozone is ‘bouncing back’? Tell that to the people of Spain and Greece

EU citizens living under squeezed financial circumstances could be forgiven for wondering whether European Commission President Juncker was having a joke at their expense when he spoke recently about how Europe’s economy is finally bouncing back. After a tumultuous decade triggered by the global financial crisis… »

19.09.2017

Portugal’s left-leaning economic recovery

Portugal’s left-leaning economic recovery

Portugal has been getting noticed for its remarkable recovery in the last two years, defying the doomsayers who predicted the devil was coming the moment that the Troika-prescribed policies were reversed and an expansionary policy was adopted instead. The left-wing government that… »

18.09.2017

Basel Declaration on trans-generational crimes of nuclear weapons & nuclear energy

Basel Declaration on trans-generational crimes of nuclear weapons & nuclear energy

A four-day international conference of doctors, lawyers, scientists and nuclear experts from 27 countries concluded in Basel yesterday with the release of the Basel Declaration on human rights and trans-generational crimes resulting from nuclear weapons and nuclear energy. The declaration draws from the scientific evidence presented to the… »

18.09.2017

Broad coalition escalates campaign against London arms fair

Broad coalition escalates campaign against London arms fair

By ANDREW METHEVEN In London, thousands of protesters have been taking direct action to shut down one of the world’s biggest arms fairs. The Defence and Security Equipment International, or DSEI, opened on Sept. 12, but the exhibition center where it is held was repeatedly blockaded during the week before it… »

16.09.2017

I.S. changes its strategy and bombs London tube using recycling carrier bags

I.S. changes its strategy and bombs London tube using recycling carrier bags

Yes, it’s happened again! Another terrorist attack in London. This time in the tube and guess who did it? I.S. of course. “According to a translation by a Middle East observer Hassan Hassan, a message on the Isis’s propaganda page, Amaq, said: ” The bombing of the IED in the… »

12.09.2017

“Our proposals aim to shake Europe,” interview with Daniel Cruz

“Our proposals aim to shake Europe,” interview with Daniel Cruz

We talked to Daniel Cruz from DIEM25-Barcelona about refugees, the refugee camps in Greece and the projects he is currently working on: DIEM25 as a local organiser in Barcelona and Pressenza as a journalist. Refugees In DIEM25 we deal with the issue of refugees from a political point of view. … »

11.09.2017

DiEM25: the courage to imagine and to the transform the EU

DiEM25: the courage to imagine and to the transform the EU

On Saturday, 9th of September, the week before the official speech by Jean-Claude Juncker, the President of the European Commission, on the State of the European Union, DiEM25[1] was in BOZAR theatre, Brussels, to show another vision of the European Union. The event brought together politicians and academics,… »

11.09.2017

Happening now: week of action to #StopDSEI, aka the London Arms Fair

Happening now: week of action to #StopDSEI, aka the London Arms Fair

Information from the Campaign Against the Arms Trade On of the biggest arms fairs in the world is staking place in London and many oppressive regimes that use the weapons on display against their own populations and civilians in other countries ar invited. CAAT an de many other peace… »

10.09.2017

Stephen Hawking v. the destroyers of the UK National Health Service

Stephen Hawking v. the destroyers of the UK National Health Service

‘Stephen Hawking has accused ministers of damaging the NHS, blaming the Conservatives in a passionate and sustained attack for slashing funding, weakening the health service though privatisation, demoralising staff by curbing pay and cutting social care support. ‘The renowned 75-year-old physicist was speaking to promote an address he will give… »

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