Europe

10.05.2019

What should British universities do about benefits received from past wrongs?

What should British universities do about benefits received from past wrongs?

Steven Greer, University of Bristol for The Conversation The University of Cambridge has embarked on a project to discover how it may have contributed to, and benefited financially from, slavery. This venture follows hot on the heels of a similar investigation at University College London, and a… »

09.05.2019

Climate emergency: turning words into action

Climate emergency: turning words into action

The UK Parliament became the first in the world to declare a climate and environment emergency this May Day. What next? A declaration of climate emergency has been a long time coming. Too long. There is frighteningly little time left to prevent an ecological and human catastrophe.  But for the thousands… »

05.05.2019

Daniela Padoan, candidate to the European Parliament: I rebel against the humiliation and violence suffered by every living being

Daniela Padoan, candidate to the European Parliament: I rebel against the humiliation and violence suffered by every living being

Social and environmental justice, the fight against poverty, migration, eco-femminism, disarmament and climate emergency. We discuss these and other things with Daniela Padoan, writer, journalist and activist who is standing for the European parliament elections with ‘La Sinistra – GUE/NGL European Left’ in North-Eastern Italy. What made you decide to… »

03.05.2019

May 3, World Press Freedom Day: The Assange case

May 3, World Press Freedom Day: The Assange case

“Press freedom is the cornerstone of democratic societies. All States, all nations, are strengthened by information, debate and the exchange of opinions. At a time of growing discourse of mistrust and delegitimization of the press and journalism, it is essential that we guarantee freedom of opinion through the free exchange… »

03.05.2019

UK: Westminster Abbey nuclear weapons thanksgiving service CND protest

UK: Westminster Abbey nuclear weapons thanksgiving service CND protest

By Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament CNDUK CND is horrified at the Royal Navy’s plan to host a National Service of Thanksgiving to mark 50 years of the so-called ‘Continuous At Sea Deterrent’ (CASD) nuclear weapons operation in Westminster Abbey. It is morally repugnant and sends out a terrible message… »

02.05.2019

Bavarians Vote to Stop Extinction

Bavarians Vote to Stop Extinction

The world is in the throes of an extinction crisis unlike any throughout paleoclimate history, aka: the Sixth Mass Extinction, keeping in mind that the normal “background rate” for extinction is 1-to-5 species gone per year. But, what if it’s five (5) every 24 hours? Answer: It’s a lot more… »

02.05.2019

‘Activism Works’: UK Parliament Makes History in Declaring Climate Emergency

‘Activism Works’: UK Parliament Makes History in Declaring Climate Emergency

“Now we must act on it” by Andrea Germanos, staff writer for Common Dreams Update: The U.K. Parliament made history on Wednesday by becoming the first to declare an environment and climate emergency. MPs in the House of Commons passed the motion put forth by Labour leader… »

01.05.2019

A shameful bureaucratic development in 2016

A shameful bureaucratic development in 2016

(This is the translation of a story originally published by Greek national daily Efimerida twn Syntaktwn (EFSYN) on 17 March 2019) In May and June of 2016, the European Asylum Support Office (EASO) carried out a survey in Turkey for people from Syria and… »

29.04.2019

General Elections in Spain: “Great mobilization against hate speech”.

General Elections in Spain: “Great mobilization against hate speech”.

Strong electoral results against the insane dreams of neofascism. The participation in the general elections of April 28 has exceeded 75% in all of Spain, almost 9 points more than in the 2016 elections. The increase was even more marked in Catalonia, above 76%. The PSOE wins the general elections. »

28.04.2019

The extreme right international movement gets ready to fight its next battle in Spain

The extreme right international movement gets ready to fight its next battle in Spain

Hours before the closing of the campaign, an investigation by openDemocracy reveals the widespread international coordination behind the rise of Spanish far right Vox party.  Francesc Badia I Dalmases for openDemocracy 25 April 2019 Surveys show an imminent explosion of ultra-right party Vox in the legislative elections for… »

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