Europe

21.06.2019

From Tony Blair to Mette Frederiksen

From Tony Blair to Mette Frederiksen

Social Democrats, who had been steadily disappearing following the crisis of 2008, have been making a small comeback in the last year. Now they are in power in Spain, Portugal, Sweden, Finland and, most recently, in Denmark. But the statistics are daunting. The recent European elections gave members of the… »

16.05.2019

One of Europe’s last migrant rescue ships defies political pressure to save lives

One of Europe’s last migrant rescue ships defies political pressure to save lives

By Susan H. Smith At the height of the Syrian refugee crisis in 2015, there were 14 migrant rescue ships operated by international humanitarian organizations in the Central Mediterranean Sea. Today, following the ascendance of right-wing governments and draconian measures enacted by the European Union, only the Sea-Watch 3 and… »

15.03.2019

The BREXIT Saga in the Ides of March

The BREXIT Saga in the Ides of March

Last night the British Parliament affirmed its decision to take the Brexit process into its own hands, a saga which for too long has divided the population and deeply affected the economic and social well-being of the country. In consecutive votes, Parliament categorically rejected the possibility of an exit from… »

08.02.2019

Europe is in Danger! But Why?

Europe is in Danger! But Why?

By Howard Richards Now a hue and cry has gone up that Europe is in danger. The continued existence of Europe’s core ideals –of its very essence– is said to be threatened. The occasion of today’s hue and cry is the possibility that the populist far right might sweep the… »

24.11.2018

Maso Notarianni: “Everyone is welcome on board Mediterranea Saving Humans”

Maso Notarianni: “Everyone is welcome on board Mediterranea Saving Humans”

Migration policy, civil disobedience and tangible gestures of solidarity. We talk to Maso Notarianni, a journalist, director of Italian association ARCI and member of Mediterranea Saving Humans. How did the launch of the Mediterranea Saving Humans project come about? The idea has been in many people’s heads for a long… »

22.11.2018

Basic Income in the 2019 European Elections – Conference in Budapest, 23 November, 2018

Basic Income in the 2019 European Elections – Conference in Budapest, 23 November, 2018

With the European Elections of May 2019 on the horizon, the Unconditional Basic Income Europe Network is bringing together ideas for a new European social contract that binds countries and citizens in solidarity, while preserving individual freedom and dignity.  With the inputs and thoughts of academics, campaigners and active politicians,… »

04.10.2018

Europe: Save Mediterranean Rescue Ship

Europe: Save Mediterranean Rescue Ship

European leaders should act quickly to help the Aquarius, the last nongovernmental search and rescue ship operating in the Mediterranean, register after its flag was withdrawn by Panamanian authorities, five international rights organizations said today in an open letter. The letter was sent to European leaders on the fifth anniversary… »

05.09.2018

Elly Schlein MEP: it takes political, social and cultural work to oppose hatred and intolerance

Elly Schlein MEP: it takes political, social and cultural work to oppose hatred and intolerance

Migration policies, nationalist and xenophobic forces, networking between progressive political forces and civil society, opposition to hatred and intolerance and the value of non-violence. We discussed this with Elly Schlein, MEP for Possibile’ and rapporteur for her S&d Group (Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats) for the reform of the… »

14.05.2018

Final Declaration – 5th European Humanist Forum 2018

Final Declaration – 5th European Humanist Forum 2018

Dear friends, we have met here in Madrid on the 11th, 12th and 13th of May 2018 in a time of extreme concern, both for the social situation in which violence increases and life becomes more difficult every day, and for the internal situation of human beings. The lack of… »

14.02.2018

Brexit and Its Discontents

Brexit and Its Discontents

By Jake Lynch, “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has”. Of the many people down the years who’ve delightedly come across this well-known aphorism by the anthropologist, Margaret Mead, the vast majority have surely read it… »

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