Europe

29.08.2019

[UK] Is Boris Johnson’s parliamentary prorogation constitutional? How to understand the UK system

[UK] Is Boris Johnson’s parliamentary prorogation constitutional? How to understand the UK system

Michael Gordon, University of Liverpool for The Conversation Boris Johnson’s decision to prorogue parliament is intensely controversial. It shows a clear disregard for values which are crucial to the operation of the UK’s constitutional system. The process of leaving the EU had already placed the UK’s… »

28.08.2019

From Rome to Athens, squatting is under attack

From Rome to Athens, squatting is under attack

In July of this year New Democracy came to power in Greece with a promise to crack down on immigration and the networks of solidarity surrounding refugees. In the last few weeks they have started to put this process into action suggesting that they are ‘cleaning up Exarcheia’, evicting… »

27.08.2019

Portugal as a strategic target of the far right

Portugal as a strategic target of the far right

Portugal, from the point of view of the international far right, is the weak link for its attack on the European Union. Boaventura De Sousa Santos for openDemocracy 21 August 2019 A series of recent events has unveiled increasingly disturbing signs that far-right internationalism is turning Portugal into… »

25.08.2019

Inauguration of the counter-summit “G7 No! Let’s defend our alternatives!”

Inauguration of the counter-summit “G7 No! Let’s defend our alternatives!”

Pressenza participates in the Counter-summit of the G7EZ [NT G7EZ: No al G7, in Basque], which is held in Hendaye (France) and Irún (Spain), between 19 and 25 August. On 21 August the G7 counter-summit and the village of alternatives was inaugurated at the Ficoba Congress Centre and in… »

25.08.2019

“We are all equal!” Captain who saved refugees refuses award from Paris mayor

“We are all equal!” Captain who saved refugees refuses award from Paris mayor

By Will Morrow Pia Klemp, the former captain of the refugee rescue ship Juventa, who together with her crew saved thousands of refugees in the Mediterranean Sea, is refusing to accept an honorary prize bestowed by the Socialist Party mayor of Paris, Anne Hidalgo. The 36-year-old from Germany announced her… »

23.08.2019

Tony Robinson “people are sick and tired of British politics only talking about Brexit”

Tony Robinson “people are sick and tired of British politics only talking about Brexit”

Together with the editor of Pressenza in London, Tony Robinson, we are getting closer to the reality of the United Kingdom, both in the political-social field, and in the way Brexit is dealt with, the exit of these countries from the European Union and the effects that the new Prime… »

22.08.2019

Turkey: Erdogan fires three Kurdish mayors; coup d’état to the opposition

Turkey: Erdogan fires three Kurdish mayors; coup d’état to the opposition

«On August 19, a civil coup d’état took place with the appointment of administrators in our municipalities. Sezai Temelli [pictured], co-chairman of the Halklarin Demokratik Partisi (HDP), the People’s Democratic Party, declared [1] after the decision of the Turkish Ministry of Interior to remove the elected mayors of… »

21.08.2019

Pia Klemp refuses the Grand Vermeil medal awarded to her by the city of Paris

Pia Klemp refuses the Grand Vermeil medal awarded to her by the city of Paris

Pia Klemp, captain of the ship Iuventa, explains on her Facebook page the reasons why she decided to refuse the Grand Vermeil medal awarded to her by the city of Paris and the mayor Anne Hidalgo. Paris, I love you. I love you for all the free and solidarian… »

19.08.2019

No Deal Chaos: The Brexit Cliff Face and Operation Yellowhammer

No Deal Chaos: The Brexit Cliff Face and Operation Yellowhammer

Britain’s Boris Johnson is driving his country to the cliff face, along the way mouthing and spouting all manner of populist reassurances.  Still fresh in the job, he declared that UK preparations for a no-deal Brexit on October 31, when Britain would leave the European Union, would receive a boost… »

19.08.2019

‘Nuclear-powered’ missile accident in Russia – what really happened?

‘Nuclear-powered’ missile accident in Russia – what really happened?

Claire Corkhill, University of Sheffield for The Conversation A missile engine exploded at a naval test range, west of the city of Severodvinsk on Russia’s northern coast at 9am on August 8. At least five people were killed and several others injured. As it is associated with… »

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