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04.06.2019

The World Has Lost Its Compass

The World Has Lost Its Compass

Jun 3 2019 By Roberto Savio * The terrible feeling I had on waking up and seeing the Italian voting results at the recent European elections was that my country was suddenly full of strangers. How could the majority of Italians reconfirm a government which has been the most inefficient in… »

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… »

05.05.2019

Daniela Padoan, candidate to the European Parliament: I rebel against the humiliation and violence suffered by every living being

Daniela Padoan, candidate to the European Parliament: I rebel against the humiliation and violence suffered by every living being

Social and environmental justice, the fight against poverty, migration, eco-femminism, disarmament and climate emergency. We discuss these and other things with Daniela Padoan, writer, journalist and activist who is standing for the European parliament elections with ‘La Sinistra – GUE/NGL European Left’ in North-Eastern Italy. What made you decide to… »

31.03.2019

Brunei’s Islam and US Christian radicals: not a good day for LGBT human rights

Brunei’s Islam and US Christian radicals: not a good day for LGBT human rights

Brunei and Sharia Law George Clooney, and now Elton John (is this the beginning of #MeToo 2.0?) have called for a boycott on hotels owned by the Sultan of Brunei. This is due to a new application of Sharia Law documented by Amnesty International in the following Press Release: “Brunei:… »

24.03.2019

Facebook’s plan to protect the European elections comes up short

Facebook’s plan to protect the European elections comes up short

William Dance, Lancaster University for The Conversatiom Intentionally false news stories were shared more than 35m times during the 2016 US presidential election, with Facebook playing a significant role in their spread. Shortly after, the Cambridge Analytica scandal revealed that 50m Facebook profiles had been… »

26.11.2018

Basic Income in the European Elections: an interview with Dániel Fehér

Basic Income in the European Elections: an interview with Dániel Fehér

On Friday the 23rd of November a public conference took place at the Hungarian Institute of Political History in Budapest, hosted by the First Hungarian Unconditional Basic Income Association together with the Progressive Hungary Foundation and bringing together members of the… »

29.05.2014

Where Will The New Europe Go?

Where Will The New Europe Go?

In this column, Roberto Savio, founder and president emeritus of the Inter Press Service (IPS) news agency and publisher of Other News, wonders where Europe is heading after the results of the end of May elections to the European Parliament. ROME, May 28 2014 (IPS) – “An era can be said… »

26.05.2014

The politics of fear, a wake up call from Europe

The politics of fear, a wake up call from Europe

The anti-European, anti-immigration and anti-diversity parties have made huge gains in the European elections which some call a “political earthquake”. In the UK the Eurosceptic party’s victory marked the first time in modern history that neither the Labour party nor the Conservatives have won a British national election. UKIP won… »

21.05.2014

TTIP and the European Elections

TTIP and the European Elections

According to Agence Europe (Brussels, 20/5/14) the US/EU Free Trade Agreement, aka TTIP, is a strong theme in the European elections due to take place on 22-25 May. Different parties have stated their positions (in general neoliberal parties for, left and green against and far right against). “The controversial issues:… »

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