Europe

02.06.2019

Each bank holiday saves at least 100,000 tonnes of carbon emissions

Each bank holiday saves at least 100,000 tonnes of carbon emissions

Dénes Csala, Lancaster University for The Conversation Monday May 27 was a public holiday in the UK, the fourth such “bank holiday” in the past six weeks. On each of these days, people made fewer commutes, they left their computers and machines switched off, and the country generally… »

01.06.2019

Power Beyond Borders: Mass Action Camp in south-east England

Power Beyond Borders: Mass Action Camp in south-east England

Power Beyond Borders is a mass action camp which aims to show solidarity with migrants as well as taking direct action against new gas infrastructure from 26th – 31st July. It’s organised by Reclaim the Power. They will be showing us how to: Shut down the new gas infrastructure threatening… »

01.06.2019

Calling Treatment of Julian Assange ‘Psychological Torture,’ UN Expert Demands End to US Extradition Attempt

Calling Treatment of Julian Assange ‘Psychological Torture,’ UN Expert Demands End to US Extradition Attempt

“I condemn, in the strongest terms, the deliberate, concerted, and sustained nature of the abuse inflicted on Mr. Assange.” by Jake Johnson, staff writer For Common Dreams ~ After visiting Julian Assange in the London prison where he is serving a 50-week sentence for skipping bail,… »

31.05.2019

Together Against Trump – Stop the state visit

Together Against Trump – Stop the state visit

June 4th 2019 from 11am to 5pm Trafalgar Square, London Organized by Together Against Trump, Global Justice Now, National Union of Students, Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament, Stop the War Coalition, Palestine Solidarity Campaign UK, Momentum, Stand Up To Trump, Campaign against… »

30.05.2019

Despite Assange’s ill-health, Swedish court rejects delay to hearing

Despite Assange’s ill-health, Swedish court rejects delay to hearing

By Oscar Grenfell A Swedish district court this week rejected an application by Julian Assange’s lawyers for a June 3 hearing into bogus sexual misconduct allegations to be delayed. The ruling was made despite the fact that the WikiLeaks founder is reportedly too ill to consult with his lawyers and… »

30.05.2019

UN demands the immediate release of Catalan political prisoners in Spain

UN demands the immediate release of Catalan political prisoners in Spain

Catalonia’s Foreign Affairs Minister, Alfred Bosch, asks the Spanish authorities to comply with the Working Group’s decision In an official statement, the UN Working Group… »

27.05.2019

Ada Colau loses the mayor’s office in Barcelona. Municipalism cannot surrender

Ada Colau loses the mayor’s office in Barcelona. Municipalism cannot surrender

A strong woman, Ada Colau, has demonstrated with her party “Barcelona en Comú”, to be able to lead surely the most progressive social policies of democracy not only in Barcelona but comparatively in all the Spanish State. It emerged from social movements, specifically from the struggle for the right to… »

27.05.2019

‘A Green Wave Has Swept the European Parliament’

‘A Green Wave Has Swept the European Parliament’

In Show of Demand for Climate Action, Green Parties Surge in EU Elections “A substantial share of the world has finally decided climate action is necessary now.” by Jake Johnson, staff writer for Common Dreams Underscoring the growing demand for bold climate action that has found expression… »

25.05.2019

UK Prime Minister leaving, but she did the job she was brought in to do

UK Prime Minister leaving, but she did the job she was brought in to do

Theresa May tearful resignation has produced a number of conflicting reactions. There is the “poor May” faction, claiming she was given an impossible job: to deliver Brexit in a country and political parties split down the middle, and throwing in a little admiration for her resilience (where others saw stubbornness),… »

24.05.2019

Humanist Party campaign event in Madrid: “We need to build a new model of society”.

Humanist Party campaign event in Madrid: “We need to build a new model of society”.

Representatives of the candidates for the European, local and regional elections share their proposals “There are many issues to deal with right now, but it is essential to understand that this system has failed and that we need to build a new model of society, whose central value is the… »

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