Category: Europe

Denis Godard: Up All Night

France’s Nuit Debout movement is mobilizing anger at austerity outside of traditional channels

Michèle Brand: What is the “Nuit Debout”?

Like the Occupy Wall Street encampments, Nuit Debout’s central gathering point acts as an incubator for protests

Mairead Maguire: From Violence To Nonviolence – From War To Peace

It was a joy for me to join eighty people from around the World meeting in Rome ll/12th April, 2016

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Stathis Kouvelakis: Europe’s Border Guards

Syriza’s capitulation to the troika has made the plight of refugees even worse

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Yanis Varoufakis: Massive IMF Bailouts are “Ponzi Austerity” Scheme

Negotiations between Greece and international creditors hit an impasse over the bankers’ demands for extra austerity measures

Jonah Birch: A French Spring

Popular protests have erupted against efforts to dismantle France’s labor code

Derek Royden: “Yes We Can!” From Spain to Britain to America, a Revitalized Left Is Emerging

In Europe and North America alike, movements battling neo-liberalism and authoritarian xenophobia will need to become more than the sum of their leaders

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Yanis Varoufakis: Europe’s “Hot Spot” Refugee Registration Centers are “Concentration Camps”

Interview on the refugee crisis in Europe, and so-called hot spots that are registration centers for refugees in his country

Dan Kovalik: The Rise and Fall of Liberation Theology in Latin America

The retreat of Liberation Theology due to American policies and the Vatican has been a great loss to the world. I do hope that this spirit and vision will be reclaimed

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Robert Fisk: When we mourn the passing of Prince but not 500 migrants, we have to ask: have we lost all sense of perspective?

Has something gone adrift within the moral compass of our ‘news’ reporting?  In the past week, 64 Afghans have been killed in the largest bomb to have exploded in Kabul in 15 years.  At least 340 were wounded.  The Taliban set off their explosives at the very wall of the ‘elite’ security force – watch Read more…

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