Europe

02.11.2019

Rebels Beyond Borders at COP25 in Madrid

Rebels Beyond Borders at COP25 in Madrid

The COP25 Climate Conference will now take place in Madrid from December 2nd – 13th. It’s where the largest countries and contributors to greenhouse emissions will come together from December to flesh out details of the implementation of the landmark Paris Agreement Climate Pact. With the background of the cancellation… »

01.11.2019

Neoliberalism tells us we’re selfish souls – how can we promote other identities?

Neoliberalism tells us we’re selfish souls – how can we promote other identities?

Public support for co-operation, collective ownership and mutual care have persisted, despite the popularity of some of the neoliberal agenda. What policies could the left pursue to build from where we are now? Christine Berry for openDemocracy onomics is the method: the object is to change the soul.”… »

31.10.2019

Facebook buffeted by storms, but can the scrutiny help prevent dark influence on the coming UK election?

Facebook buffeted by storms, but can the scrutiny help prevent dark influence on the coming UK election?

UK lawmakers have been slow to act on Facebook’s influence on our democracy, though more outspoken when it comes to Facebook’s designs on international finance. Leighton Andrews for openDemocracy Facebook has come under pressure today to follow Twitter’s announcement and ban political advertising. Mark Zuckerberg’s giant has… »

31.10.2019

U.K. Labour Leader Jeremy Corbyn to Challenge PM Boris Johnson in Dec. 12 Election

U.K. Labour Leader Jeremy Corbyn to Challenge PM Boris Johnson in Dec. 12 Election

In Britain, Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn has formally announced he will challenge Prime Minister Boris Johnson in an election scheduled for Dec. 12. Jeremy Corbyn: “Today we launch the most ambitious and radical campaign our country has ever seen to bring real change to all parts of this country. »

30.10.2019

Appeal to the President of the Italian Republic and to all Mps

Appeal to the President of the Italian Republic and to all Mps

The sentence by the Milan Court of Assizes of 10 October 2017, deposited on 1 December 2017, documents in great detail the inhumane reality of the Libyan detention centres, where evidence of forced labour, torture and sexual violence against women and children has been recorded for a long… »

28.10.2019

Journalists must not allow themselves to be used by unscrupulous politicians

Journalists must not allow themselves to be used by unscrupulous politicians

Steven Barnett, University of Westminster for The Conversation Here are three questions that anyone interested in the health of UK democracy should be asking. Should reputable political journalists allow themselves to be exploited as conduits for the unfiltered messages of political leaders? Where does accurate reporting end and… »

27.10.2019

They target us with nuclear weapons without us even knowing

They target us with nuclear weapons without us even knowing

How can we ensure that the people of Europe are informed of the silent threat to which we are subjected? Will Spanish politicians talk about this issue in the election campaign? Will they commit to signing the TPNW and work for the elimination of nuclear weapons? Let’s demand it! While… »

25.10.2019

Why ‘the will of the people’ is a myth in British democracy

Why ‘the will of the people’ is a myth in British democracy

British people are fundamentally disempowered by our political system. Other countries show that there’s another way. By George Monbiot for The Guardian They promised sovereignty, but at first it was unclear which variety of sovereignty they meant. Were the politicians who swore we would regain it when we left… »

23.10.2019

NATO simulates nuclear war in Europe

NATO simulates nuclear war in Europe

Meanwhile, the information and the danger in which we live are hidden from us by governments. In secret manoeuvres in Germany and Holland, NATO is conducting simulations of what a nuclear war in Europe could look like, as revealed by German and Austrian media and echoed in the Spanish… »

23.10.2019

Assange in Court

Assange in Court

I was deeply shaken while witnessing yesterday’s events in Westminster Magistrates Court. Every decision was railroaded through over the scarcely heard arguments and objections of Assange’s legal team, by a magistrate who barely pretended to be listening. Before I get on to the blatant lack of fair process, the first… »

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