Europe

17.11.2018

Because ‘Good Planets Are Hard to Find,’ Extinction Rebellion Shuts Down London Bridges to Save Mother Earth

Because ‘Good Planets Are Hard to Find,’ Extinction Rebellion Shuts Down London Bridges to Save Mother Earth

Day of revolt leads to mass arrests in the UK as protest participants argue too many still don’t “recognize the seriousness of our existential crisis” and almost nobody is doing enough to end humanity’s wreckless assault on planet’s living systems by Jon Queally, staff  for Common Dreams… »

16.11.2018

Theresa May’s Brexit deal is dead in the water – now what for Britain?

Theresa May’s Brexit deal is dead in the water – now what for Britain?

Andy Price, Sheffield Hallam University for The Conversation The contrast between what she said and the way she said it was stark. In a subdued, almost reticent way, Theresa May told the nation on the steps of 10 Downing Street on November 14 that she “believed with… »

14.11.2018

No to NATO, No to Bases, No to Wars in Distant Places

No to NATO, No to Bases, No to Wars in Distant Places

By David Swanson As I head over to Ireland for a conference on closing U.S. and NATO military bases around the world — and at which some of us will make plans for protesting NATO in Washington on April 4, 2019 — the presidents of France and Germany… »

14.11.2018

Catalonia: a year on, political prisoners go unnoticed by the rest of the world

Catalonia: a year on, political prisoners go unnoticed by the rest of the world

Georgina Blakeley, The Open University for The Conversation After an unofficial referendum in October 2017, the pro-independence political parties in the Catalan parliament unilaterally declared independence from Spain. In response, the Spanish government invoked Article 155 of the Spanish Constitution which effectively suspended the region’s autonomy. More than… »

10.11.2018

Preston [UK] changed its fortunes with ‘Corbynomics’ – now other cities are doing the same

Preston [UK] changed its fortunes with ‘Corbynomics’ – now other cities are doing the same

Julian Manley, University of Central Lancashire for The Conversation I am sure they are an estimable bunch, but Preston Council are not the locomotive of the UK economy. We Conservatives know that it is only a strong private sector economy that can pay for superb public services. When… »

07.11.2018

Why I have coffee with people who send me hate mail

Why I have coffee with people who send me hate mail

By Özlem Cekic at We the Future My inbox is full of hate mails and personal abuse and has been for years. In 2010, I started answering those mails and suggesting to… »

05.11.2018

Greece: Rescuers at Sea Face Baseless Accusations

Greece: Rescuers at Sea Face Baseless Accusations

The criminal accusations brought by Greek prosecutors against activists for their efforts to rescue migrants and asylum seekers at sea appear entirely unfounded, Human Rights Watch said today. Human Rights Watch analyzed court records and other documents in the cases of two of the four activists currently in pretrial detention. »

03.11.2018

Institutional statements on the occasion of the pronouncements made by the Attorney General’s Office and the State Attorney’s Office towards political prisoners

Institutional statements on the occasion of the pronouncements made by the Attorney General’s Office and the State Attorney’s Office towards political prisoners

President of the Parliament of Catalonia, Roger Torrent i Ramió The request for sentences made today by the Public Prosecutor’s Office and the State Attorney’s Office in the indictment against the defendants in relation to the referendum of 1 October 2017 leads us to pronounce jointly. Today, in the indictment… »

03.11.2018

Refugee journey through the Balkan route: a crisis no more?

Refugee journey through the Balkan route: a crisis no more?

12-18 November 2018 TATE LIVERPOOL Tate Exchange Liverpool Royal Albert Dock  Explore the stories of migration and the refugee crisis in Serbia, Macedonia, and Greece This project raises questions about the lived experiences of refugees on the Balkan Migration Route and will present a series of activities that will… »

02.11.2018

Rome’s Mamiani secondary school: we want a politics that puts people first

Rome’s Mamiani secondary school: we want a politics that puts people first

The occupation of the Mamiani secondary school in Rome has just come to an end. We talk to Giacomo of the Mamiani Collective. Where did the idea of writing the letter, published by us a few days ago, come from? We met up when school started after the… »

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