Europe

24.11.2016

Peruvian farmer sues German energy firm RWE

Peruvian farmer sues German energy firm RWE

A court case brought by a Peruvian farmer against energy firm RWE started today in Germany. Melting glaciers are threatening his home and city. The causes are climate change and RWE’s huge carbon emissions, he alleges. A Peruvian farmer and mountain guide is suing German energy firm RWE, alleging its… »

22.11.2016

EU lawmakers urge suspension of Turkey membership talks

EU lawmakers urge suspension of Turkey membership talks

A broad majority of EU lawmakers have called for ceasing membership talks with Turkey due to its post-coup purges and President Erdogan’s increasingly authoritarian actions. But EU’s top diplomat has warned against it. The European Parliament debated Turkey’s EU membership issue on Tuesday – the second day of a four-day… »

20.11.2016

Protest against education cuts in London

Protest against education cuts in London

Over 15.000 students, researchers and lecturers marched in London on Saturday November 19 under the banner of “United for education”, in a demonstration organized by the National Union of Students (NUS) and the University and College Union (UCU) for a free, quality education, accessible to all. »

19.11.2016

Corbyn condemns ‘fake anti-elitism’ of Trump and Farage

Corbyn condemns ‘fake anti-elitism’ of Trump and Farage

Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn has censured US President-elect Donald Trump and Nigel Farage, the interim leader of the UK Independence Party (UKIP), for adopting “fake anti-elitism.” In a speech to Labour’s policy forum on Saturday, Corbyn denounced Trump and Farage as “rich white men” who were engaged in “farcical” tactics… »

19.11.2016

Mass protests held in Poland against educational reform

Demonstrators in Poland have protested against a controversial decision by the government on bringing about a significant educational reform in the public school system. Thousands of teachers and students’ parents, along with social activists and critics, held demonstrations all over the country, including in the capital Warsaw, on Saturday, calling… »

16.11.2016

EU Mega Projects System condemned by Permanent People’s Tribunal

EU Mega Projects System condemned by Permanent People’s Tribunal

Subjective responsibilities within the Mega Projects System. On October 26th, a powerful act, political and symbolic, took place in the European Parliament promoted by European citizens struggling against Unnecessary and Imposed Mega Projects (UIMPs) and supported by many members of the Parliament. The Decision of the Permanent Peoples’ Tribunal… »

15.11.2016

All-star line up for child refugee benefit concert

All-star line up for child refugee benefit concert

Charlotte Church, Carl Barât, Sophie Ellis-Bextor, The Magic Numbers, Tom McRae, Kathryn Williams and Lock, accompanied by Ed Harcourt and the Dirty Pretty Strings, with comedy from Simon Munnery Stars from the worlds of rock, pop and comedy will perform at The Flying Seagull Project’s benefit concert for child refugees… »

14.11.2016

‘Democracia’: 80,000 gather for Catalan pro-independence rally

‘Democracia’: 80,000 gather for Catalan pro-independence rally

About 80,000 took to the streets of Barcelona to once again demand independence from Spain and support ex-regional leader, Artur Mas, who is facing a lengthy ban from holding office, police said. People carried Catalan flags and banners demanding that the persecution of Mas and Catalan parliament head, Carme Forcadell… »

14.11.2016

NATO, Russia should prevent another Cold War: Corbyn

NATO, Russia should prevent another Cold War: Corbyn

UK Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn says that Russia and the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) military alliance have to demilitarize their borders before their differences lead to another Cold War. Speaking to the BBC on Sunday, Corbyn said he had “many, many criticisms of [Russian President Vladimir] Putin,” but… »

14.11.2016

UK, 19 November 2016: United for education

UK, 19 November 2016: United for education

We have joined up with our sister union the National Union of Students (NUS) for a mass demonstration in defense of free, accessible and quality further and higher education and to demand an end to privatization and cuts in universities and colleges. Staff, students and supporters from across the education… »

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