Europe

02.11.2016

Without the power of kindness, our society will fall apart

Without the power of kindness, our society will fall apart

When we are vulnerable and estranged from each other we can be easily manipulated by demagogues, as can be seen in the US and Europe. By George Monbiot for The Guardian If there is an irrepressible human trait it’s… »

01.11.2016

Spain’s ousted opposition leader reveals where the real power lies: with the country’s oligarchs

Spain’s ousted opposition leader reveals where the real power lies: with the country’s oligarchs

Spain’s deposed Socialist leader, Pedro Sánchez, revealed that banks and newspapers secretly pressured him not to do a deal with Podemos. By Luis Martín 31 October 2016 for openDemocracy Let Mariano Rajoy stay in power or bring on a third round of elections. »

31.10.2016

UK Government says taxpayers will foot excess bill for waste storage…

UK Government says taxpayers will foot excess bill for waste storage…

…at new nuclear plant, documents reveal. Even ahead of new reporting by Observer critics had warned Hinkley C ‘would saddle Britons with eye-watering costs for decades’. by Andrea Germanos, staff writer for Common Dreams The U.K. government agreed to limit what the operator and investors of… »

31.10.2016

Gorbachev Appeals for Sanity

Gorbachev Appeals for Sanity

John Scales Avery, Pugwash Nobel Peace Laureate President Mikhail Gorbachev, former leader of the Soviet Union and recipient of the 1990 Nobel Peace Prize, has appealed to world leaders to reduce the dangerous the tensions which today threaten to plunge human civilization and the biosphere into… »

30.10.2016

I Daniel Blake film depicts UK reality, says Jeremy Corbyn

I Daniel Blake film depicts UK reality, says Jeremy Corbyn

“I’m quoted in this excellent review of ‘I, Daniel Blake’, and was honoured to attend the premiere last week. Recently, I’ve drawn attention to the scandal of low-pay Britain – the Tories have failed to provide security and opportunity for those in work. As ‘I, Daniel Blake’ so poignantly… »

28.10.2016

Music video made with refugees stranded in Greece

Music video made with refugees stranded in Greece

“Fool For Your Love” by the Irish band “Rofi James” is a music video set in the refugee camps of Greece. It tells the story of some of the 60,000 refugees stuck in limbo in Greece. The creators point out that the conditions the refugees live in are awful,… »

28.10.2016

Danes revive heroic WWII-era practice of smuggling refugees to safety

Danes revive heroic WWII-era practice of smuggling refugees to safety

By Phil Wilmot for Waging Nonviolence About 100 Danes, young and old, stood outside Copenhagen City Court in the chilly seaside winds last Tuesday to show their solidarity with four activists alleged to have illegally assisted refugees in their trek across the waters… »

26.10.2016

DiEM25: The Pan-European Movement is Picking Up Speed

DiEM25: The Pan-European Movement is Picking Up Speed

A quick recap of where DiEM25 is today: The movement kicked off in Berlin last February, quickly followed by two other important events in the Spring: the launch of DiEM25’s Transparency campaign in Rome, and its Refugees and Migration Assembly in Vienna. The summer saw… »

25.10.2016

The EU could be about to give a 3.5 billion euro subsidy to arms companies

The EU could be about to give a 3.5 billion euro subsidy to arms companies

Do we want a social Europe that invests in people and peace, or do we want one that focuses on arms, militarism and war? By Andrew Smith 24 October 2016 for openDemocracy This week the European Parliament will be debating the general… »

25.10.2016

Belgian Socialist Region Threatens to Block Major EU-Canada Trade Deal

Belgian Socialist Region Threatens to Block Major EU-Canada Trade Deal

A major trade deal between the European Union and Canada appears to be on the brink of collapse, after Belgium announced it would not sign the treaty amid massive local opposition in three regions of Belgium. The Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement, known as CETA, was expected to be signed this… »

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