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Europe

Britain Votes to Leave the European Union
John Hilary and John Weeks discuss the meaning and impact of Britain's historic 52-48 vote to leave the EU

  June 24, 2016

Can the EU be Reformed from Within?
Prof. Neil Davidson presents the left argument for why Britain should leave the EU

  June 23, 2016

Europe Will Drift Further to the Right if Britain Leaves EU
John Weeks presents progressives' arguments for British citizens to vote to remain in the European Union on June 23rd

  June 20, 2016

Growing Labor Protests Paralyzing France
Renaud Lambert of Le Monde Diplomatique says the growing resistance to Hollande's labor policies is similar to anti-austerity movements in Spain and Greece

  June 1, 2016

Why Austrians Nearly Elected a Far Right Candidate as President
The political and democratic crisis in Austria coupled with the economic conditions nearly handed the presidency to the far right, says economist Walter Baier

  May 25, 2016

Austria Narrowly Elects Former Green Party Leader as President, Avoids Far-Right Candidate
On Sunday Austrians elected Alexander van der Bellen, an independent candidate and former Green Party president as their new Head of State

  May 25, 2016

Refugees Dehumanized, Impoverished, and Trapped in Europe: What can we do about it?
TRNN interviews Maria Nikolakaki, key organizer of the Crossing Borders Conference taking place July 7-10 in Lesvos, Greece

  May 27, 2016

Racially Charged UK Election: Londoners Elect New Labour Party Mayor Sadiq Khan
Economist John Weeks says if the new mayor can deliver on his campaign promises of inclusivity and housing, it will be a tremendous step forward for London

  May 6, 2016

Allegations of Anti-Semitism Fired up Ahead of Pivotal UK Local Elections
Max Blumenthal and John Weeks agree that the charges of anti-semitism against the Labour Party in the UK are part of an orchestrated effort from the Right

  April 30, 2016

Euroskeptic Conservatives Driving the Brexit
London economists John Weeks and Jeremy Smith explain how far-right attempts to leave the European Union are motivated by anti-immigrant sentiment and a desire to avoid regulations

  April 29, 2016

Rightward shift in Regional German Elections
Shir Hever, a political scientist and Ph.D. student in Germany, talks about what the success of the radical right means for Germany and the overall rightward trend in Europe.

  March 18, 2016

Noam Chomsky on the Terror Attacks in Paris
Professor Noam Chomsky took part in an event titled "Germany's role in the European Union and International Affairs: Post War History, Present and Possible futures" hosted by acTVism Munich on November 17, 2015.

  December 9, 2015

British PM David Cameron Says Jeremy Corbyn is a National Threat
Professor Leo Panitch says Jeremy Corbyn is a principled opponent of British involvement in the American Empire and supporter of a more decentralized European Union

  September 16, 2015

New UK Labour Leader Corbyn Unveils Shadow Cabinet
Labour Party economic adviser John Weeks discusses Corbyn's economic policy, his new shadow cabinet, and his first act as the leader of the Labour Party to address the #EuropeSaysWelcome: European Day of Action for Refugees

  September 14, 2015

Is the European Right Exploiting the Refugee Crisis?
Ruth Wodak, co-author of Right-Wing Populism in Europe: Politics and Discourse, says many parties across Europe are appealing to voters through nationalistic, anti-immigrant and anti-Muslim rhetoric

  September 11, 2015

Afghan Refugees in Greece in Limbo
Former Afghan Refugee and advocate Mohamad Mizray in Greece reports that Afghan refugees are being deprioritized in favor of Syrians, he argues that they should all be treated equally and with dignity no matter what country they are arriving from

  September 13, 2015

Jeremy Corbyn and the Rise of the Labour Left in the UK
Professor Leo Panitch says Corbyn stands for democratizing the party and anti-austerity

  September 9, 2015

Days of Revolt: The Making of Global Capitalism
In this episode of teleSUR's Days of Revolt, host Chris Hedges sits down with author and professor Leo Panitch to discuss how global imperialism and capitalism are upheld by economic and cultural forces, and debate the roles of ignorance, myth, and malevolence in the perpetuation of systems of inequality.

  September 8, 2015

Assange Denied the Right to Defend Himself Against Sexual Assault Allegations
By refusing to interview Julian Assange at the Ecuadorian Embassy in London, Swedish prosecutors denied the Wikileaks founder of his right to defend himself, says Carey Shenkman, attorney representing Julian Assange at the Center for Constitutional Rights in New York

  August 13, 2015

The Global African: Addressing Race & Mediterranean Refugee Crisis
TeleSUR's The Global African explores the politics of class and race, and examines the refugee crisis in the Mediterranean.

  August 4, 2015

How Greening Europe's Economy Could Get It Out of Debt
PERI Co-Director Bob Pollin discusses the potential impact of green policies for Spain and why no-growth policies of austerity do more harm than good

  July 5, 2015

Can the United Nations Stop War?
Has the UN failed to deliver on its founding mission? Follow the discussion with Glen Ford of Black Agenda Report and Robert Naiman, policy director of Just Foreign Policy.

  June 28, 2015

Magna Carta at 800: A Promise Unfulfilled
As the world marks the 800th anniversary of the Magna Carta, Michael Ratner says the promised guarantees of liberty are unfulfilled as our elected leaders continue to flout the law through indefinite detentions in Guantanamo, illegal wars and imprisonment of millions.

  June 15, 2015

Why is the TPP Deal Such a Big Secret?
With the text of Trans-Pacific Partnership hidden from the public, TRNN's Jessica Desvarieux speaks to those who have read the document and who say this level of secrecy is unprecedented

  June 7, 2015

Looking to Fight Austerity by Greening Spain
Prof. Robert Pollin from the Political Economy Research Institute says PODEMOS can fight austerity in Spain with a green growth model that increases energy efficiency and reduces carbon emissions

  June 8, 2015

FIFA Head Reelected Despite Unprecedented Corruption Scandal
Author and scholar Jules Boykoff explores the fallout surrounding the recent FIFA scandal, the withdrawal of Palestine's bid to expel Israel from FIFA, and the human toll of World Cup preparations

  May 29, 2015

EU Plans to Destroy Migrant Boats Leaving Libya
Vijay Prashad, Professor of International Studies at Trinity College, says Europe is shifting from humanitarian assistance to a military blockade.

  May 19, 2015

What a Conservative Victory in the UK Means for Everyday People
Economist John Weeks says Tories appealed to voters with vitriol against welfare recipients and immigrants - more income inequality and tension with Scotland will come with the rise of the Right.

  May 8, 2015

Brits Head to Polls, But Will Either Party Take on Income Inequality?
Economists John Weeks and Susan Himmelweit say the Labour and Conservative parties will do little to reverse damages of austerity.

  May 7, 2015

The Pendulum Shifts Left in UK Elections
Professors John Weeks and John Grahl make sense of the gains made by the Scottish National Party and the effects it may have on the Labour Party

  April 27, 2015

The UK Election Debate: "Hamlet Without the Prince"
John Weeks, author of Economics of the 1%, says the most important single issue that divides the parties is austerity, and he predicts the results of the May 7 election.

  April 17, 2015

What is Behind the Collapse of the Centre Left Parties in Europe?
Mark Weisbrot says Podemos and SYRIZA have risen out of long term austerity, and Greece has a good chance of recovering outside the Eurozone

  March 25, 2015

The Rise of Podemos (3/3)
Podemos is the greatest threat to the ruling elite in Spain and their capitalist alliances across Europe, says Professor Vicente Navarro

  March 24, 2015

The Rise of Podemos (2/3)
Professor Vicente Navarro, one of the main architects of "Un Projecto Economico Para La Gente" for Podemos, discusses how the party emerged from the Indignados movement

  March 23, 2015

The Rise of Podemos (1/3)
Professor Vicente Navarro maps the conditions that led to the rise of Podemos in Spain

  March 22, 2015

Ukraine Faces Two Fronts: Military and Economy
On Tuesday, the Senate Foreign Relations Committee discussed Ukraine's military conflict with Russia as well as the $17.5 billion IMF austerity package backed by the US

  March 12, 2015

Quantitative Easing for Whom? (2/2)
The European Central Bank's Trillion Euro plan to make the economy grow will only help keep the banks afloat

  March 11, 2015

Quantitative Easing for Whom? (1/2)
Michael Hudson says quantitative easing is a pretext for assisting banks to make even more profit

  March 11, 2015

Germany's Collective Denial
Heiner Flassbeck says Germany has played a devastating role in the European Monetary Union and the "Greece guilty and Germany innocent" narrative is completely false

  February 22, 2015

Will Quantitative Easing Solve the European Economic Crisis?
Gerald Epstein, Co-Director of the Political Economy Research Institute, raises questions regarding the effectiveness of quantitative easing by the European Central Bank

  February 23, 2015

Iceland's Supreme Court Upholds Jail Sentences of Four Banking Executives
Former financial regulator Bill Black explains how Iceland took down the banking executives responsible for wrecking the country's economy

  February 23, 2015

An Irish-Style Banking Inquiry into the 2008 Financial Crisis
Former financial regulator Bill Black discusses his recent testimony in Ireland and the challenges the country faces in acknowledging its financial crisis

  February 27, 2015

SYRIZA, PODEMOS, and the Black Rebellion in the US
Glen Ford Report: Black Lives Matter and the new young black activism must shed the Democratic Party from its veins in order to become the heart of rebellious leadership in America

  February 17, 2015

Los Indignados to Podemos, The Making of a Party (2/2)
One of the major polls shows Pablo Iglesias of Podemos could become the next Prime Minister of Spain, says Becquer Seguin

  February 11, 2015

Los Indignados to Podemos: The Making of a Party (1/2)
The Podemos leader Pablo Iglesias learned much of what he knows from the leftward shift in Latin America, says Becquer Seguin, doctoral candidate in Romance studies at Cornell University

  February 6, 2015

A Very Dark Chapter of Globalization - Flassbeck (3/3)
Heiner Flassbeck, a former Director at UNCTAD, tells Paul Jay that the global economy is very fragile, any shock could send it into a major downturn as countries wage currency wars and oil markets are frightening

  February 6, 2015

Netanyahu's Elbowed Presence in Paris
Shir Hever, Researcher at the Alternative Information Centre, says Netanyahu is presenting himself as the prime minister of the Jewish people, not just Israel, and that this has a lot to do with upcoming elections

  January 18, 2015

Paris Attacks: Rage of the Dispossessed
Chris Hedges says the mass self-exaltation of European leaders is dangerous because with it comes a blindness towards our own culpability

  January 14, 2015

French Militarist History Cannot Be Delinked from Attacks in Paris
Professor Sabah Alnasseri from York University reminds us that French history and foreign policy includes massacring, criminalizing and dehumanizing Algerians fighting for independence

  January 14, 2015

Austerity: A Decisive Factor in Greek Elections (2/2)
Professor John Weeks explains how the current Greek government's failure led to the rise of Syriza

  January 13, 2015

Paris: Little and Big Monsters
Glen Ford and Paul Jay discuss the march against terrorism in Paris and the participation of leaders of countries who have committed and encouraged various forms of terrorism and war crimes

  January 13, 2015

Austerity: A Decisive Factor in Greek Elections (1/2)
Professor John Weeks, author of "Economics of the 1%," looks at European media coverage of Syriza's anti-austerity platform

  January 12, 2015

Did U.S. Foreign Policy Create Charlie Hebdo Gunmen?
University of Michigan History Professor Juan Cole discusses how the West allies with religious fundamentalism, creating the space for extremist to flourish

  January 11, 2015

Did the Invasion of Iraq Radicalize Suspects in Paris Attack?
Professor Juan Cole discusses the background of the Charlie Hebdo shooting suspects who were killed on Friday

  January 9, 2015

Charlie Hebdo, Islamophobia and the Freedom of Expression
Author Richard Seymour says the free speech argument is being used to obscure the reality of Islamophobia in Europe

  January 8, 2015

Ukraine and the Right a Year after Maiden
Sociologist Volodymyr Ishchenko says another upheaval will come if the government does not address socioeconomic conditions of ordinary people

  November 26, 2014

G-20 Recommits to Lifting Private Sector Activity (2/2)
The G-20 Club, rather than reducing inequality and poverty, create the conditions whereby it is exacerbated, says Leo Panitch, author of The Making of Global Capitalism

  November 23, 2014

Swedish Court of Appeals Rule to Continue the Detention of Julian Assange
While the prosecutor was reprimanded by the court for failing to move this case forward, it does not provide Assange with a remedy, says Michael Ratner, US lawyer for Julian Assange

  November 20, 2014

G20 Summit Failed to Seriously Address Global Problems
Economist James Henry says the annual G20 summit has a tendency to focus on last week's news rather than fixing long-term issues like tax reform, infrastructural investment, and climate change

  November 17, 2014

Katrina vanden Heuvel on Interviewing Edward Snowden (2/2)
Marc Steiner continues his conversation with Katrina vanden Heuvel, editor and publisher of The Nation, who recently interviewed Edward Snowden in Moscow

  November 9, 2014

Katrina vanden Heuvel on Interviewing Edward Snowden (1/2)
Marc Steiner talks to Katrina vanden Heuvel, editor and publisher of The Nation, who recently interviewed Edward Snowden in Moscow

  November 7, 2014

Oligarchs Consolidate Power in Ukraine after Parliamentary Elections (1/2)
Professor Ivan Katchanovski says the elections were a victory for new oligarchic parties and the far right

  October 29, 2014

The Rise of Europe's Far-Right
Prof. John Weeks discusses the rise of xenophobic, authoritarian and racist far-right movements across Western Europe and England

  October 27, 2014

Why Is Putin Hanging on to Assad?
Political economist Aleksandr Buzgalin says the Russian state is pursuing geopolitical interests in Syria and Ukraine for its elite - to the detriment of ordinary citizens

  October 5, 2014

Spanish Independence Movements and the Recolonization of Southern Europe
Sister Teresa Forcades discusses Spanish debt, movements for independence, and Pope Francis

  September 29, 2014

Ceasefire Agreements Do Not Address Key Issues in Ukraine
Sociologist Volodymyr Ishchenko says the Ukrainian civil war has led to popular mobilization around anti-Russian nationalism instead of the major socioeconomic issues facing the country

  September 25, 2014

Breaking Down the Scottish Independence Vote by Class Lines
As Scotland remains tied to the UK, sociologist David Miller says class rather than national identity can best explain the outcome of the referendum

  September 19, 2014

Upsurge in Voter Participation and Scare-Campaigns As Scots Head To The Polls
Lecturer Peter Watt discusses the issues and history surrounding Scottish Independence

  September 17, 2014

Special Report: Scots in Their Own Words on Independence
TRNN hears from both sides of the debate on whether to vote for independence from the United Kingdom

  September 17, 2014

The Elite's Tug-of-War Since Ukrainian Independence
Since 1991, the political elites and the new capitalist class have exacerbated nationalist passions and divided the country among ethnic and linguistic lines in order to pillage the country, says Professor David Mandel (2/2)

  September 7, 2014

Resisting the Surveillance State in Germany
On Saturday, August 30, more than 6000 people took to the streets of Berlin, Germany to protest against intelligence agencies' mass surveillance produced by Weltnetz.tv

  September 2, 2014

Putin and Russian Nationalism on the Rise
Aleksandr Buzgalin says that Western sanctions are fueling a new sense of nationalism and pride, but it serves the oligarchs who want a more powerful state and armed forces to pursue their "Jurassic Capitalism" economic agenda

  August 14, 2014

Ukrainian Government Criminalizing Support For Rebellions in the East
Sociologist Volodymyr Ishchenko says the threat of foreign invasion by Russia cannot justify the Ukrainian government's assault on political freedom

  August 12, 2014

Obama Joins EU in Sanctioning Russia as Ukraine's Civilian Death Toll Mounts
Writer Roger Annis discusses the West's plans to further isolate Russia and the Ukrainian government's embrace of austerity while civilians pay the price

  July 29, 2014

Do US Satellite Images Show Russia Firing Rockets into Ukraine?
Derek Monroe: The fog of war brings US satellite images allegedly showing Russia firing rockets into Ukraine into question

  July 28, 2014

Could Britain Be Leaving the EU?
Prof. John Weeks and Prof. Trevor Martin discuss British PM David Cameron's call for a referendum vote to decide whether the UK remains a part of EU, as stagnation continues in the Eurozone and bleeds into economic powerhouses like Germany

  July 23, 2014

End to Violence Unlikely as Ceasefire Extended in Ukraine
Volodymyr Ishchenko: Small independent protests are taking place amid the pro-Russian separatist rebellion, but workers remain weak as a political force in Ukraine and the government is continuing to restrict civil liberties

  June 27, 2014

Financialization and the Collapse of European Social Democracy - Costas Lapavitsas on Reality Asserts Itself (7/8)
On Reality Asserts Itself, Mr. Lapavitsas says Greece will face the choice between socialism or fascism

  May 30, 2014

Left Makes Few Gains in EU Elections
Leo Panitch: Despite gains in Greece and Spain, left parties face serious setbacks overall

  May 28, 2014

Violence Escalates in Ukraine's Eastern Regions after Presidential Election
Political economist Aleksandr Buzgalin says negotiations are needed to end the civil war in the east of Ukraine

  May 27, 2014

EU Election Results Reflect Widespread Disapproval of Austerity Policy throughout Europe
Professors Trevor Evans & John Weeks talk about the serious gains made by right- wing parties, and the prospects for a progressive EU

  May 27, 2014

Voters Reject Traditional Left Parties In EU Parliament Elections
Michael Hudson says that the nationalist parties will not challenge austerity in Europe despite widespread discontent with economic policy

  May 27, 2014

Presidential Elections in Ukraine Will Usher in Direct Rule of Oligarchs
Ukrainian sociologist Volodymyr Ishchenko says there will be little difference between a Poroshenko presidency and that of ousted president Yanukovich, and that the political rebellion in the Eastern regions is dominated by Russian separatists with widespread support there - not by an independent workers movement

  May 22, 2014

TRNN Replay: Paul Jay on TRNN's International Coverage
Jaisal Noor talks to Paul Jay about viewers' recent comments

  May 19, 2014

Is Ukraine Entering A Revolutionary Moment?
Professor Aleksandr Buzgalin discusses the recent referendums for independence in Ukraine's eastern regions

  May 12, 2014

TPP Unraveling?
President Obama returns from East Asia empty-handed after Japan rejects bilateral agreement - but if the TPP moves forward, will it be in the interest of most Americans?

  April 27, 2014

The Rise of the Far Right as the Euro-Crisis Hits France
Costas Lapavitsas: The crisis triggered by Germany now targets France, as elites debate leaving the Euro

  April 25, 2014

Evidence for Russian Involvement in East Ukraine Based on Shoddy Journalism
Robert Parry: The Obama administration and Kiev government claimed that Russian soldiers were present at the building occupations, yet it turns out that this assertion was based on photos the U.S. government provided to NYTimes and that the newspaper since has had to retract

  April 23, 2014

Ukraine Transitional Gov't Moves Militarily To Reclaim Seized Buildings
Nicolai Petro: Ukrainian officials are using this first military move as political tool to garner more public support, as groups labeled pro-Russian truly want federalism, not succession, in order to protect eastern Ukraine's autonomy

  April 15, 2014

Investigation Finds Former Ukraine President Not Responsible For Sniper Attack on Protestors
Michael Hudson: A German TV investigation disproves the West's claim that Yanukovych was responsible for killing of dozens of Ukrainian protestors, making this President Obama's WMD moment

  April 11, 2014

West Looks to Carve Up Ukraine & Privatize Industries Held by Kleptocrats
Michael Hudson: The financial grab for Ukraine's industries is simply war by another name, as other Eastern European countries have experienced a similar fate

  April 7, 2014

Oligarchs, Fascists and the People's Protest in Ukraine
Derek Monroe says the Ukrainian far-right, with the backing of local oligarchs, the US and the EU, hijacked popular protests against corruption

  March 28, 2014

Has Anglo-American Capitalism Run Out of Steam?
On the 30th anniversary of the UK miners' strike, George Irvin discusses the rise of inequality in Britain and the US since the 1970s

  March 25, 2014

Tony Benn Saw Socialism as the Culmination of Democratization
Leo Panitch on the death of Tony Benn: He conceived the need to democratize the state as the precondition for democratizing the economy

  March 18, 2014

How Right-Wing Nationalism Rose to Influence in Ukraine (1/2)
Historian Per Rudling discusses the influence of the Ukrainian right-wing nationalist party Svoboda and the historical roots of Ukrainian nationalism

  March 11, 2014

Western European Banks Vulnerable to Ukrainian Sovereign Debt Crisis
James Henry: European banks in countries like Germany and Austria have a vested interest in a stable Ukraine because of trillions in outstanding debt

  March 16, 2014

A Struggle Amongst Oligarchs in Ukraine Pt.2
Professor Aleksandr Buzgalin continues his explanation of historical relations between the Crimea region of Ukraine and Russia, ahead of a referendum vote which could bring Crimea under greater Russian control

  March 5, 2014

Ukrainians Breathe Sigh of Relief As Diplomatic Efforts Continue Between West & Russia
Professor Nicolai Petro lays out how the Crimea crisis could be resolved, as tension remains between pro-EU groups and Russian supported factions

  March 6, 2014

Paul Jay on TRNN's International Coverage
Jaisal Noor talks to Paul Jay about recent viewers' comments

  March 5, 2014

Did the U.S. Carry Out a Ukrainian Coup?
Investigative journalist Robert Parry talks about Russia's move to invade Ukraine's Crimean peninsula and the role of the US and the west in fomenting crisis there

  March 4, 2014

Is Russian-Ukraine Intervention Illegal?
Jeffrey Sommers & John Quigley analyze the role of Russia and the United States in the Ukraine crisis

  March 4, 2014

Popular Uprising, Foreign Manipulation and Rising Fascism in Ukraine
Political economist Aleksandr Buzgalin and international law professor John Quigley discuss the internal rivalries for power taking place within Ukraine, and the history of its relations with Russia

  February 25, 2014

A Look Behind Geopolitical Choreography of Olympic Games
Buzgalin: With the Olympics coming to a close, Western media's focus on Pussy Riot misses the true stories of Russian struggle

  February 10, 2014

2014 Winter Olympics Under Cloud of Anti-LGBTQ Violence
Slava Mogutin: Sochi Olympics can serve as a platform to challenge discrimination, violence and intimidation targeting Russia's LGBTQ community

  February 6, 2014

Syriza Succeeds in Greece by Challenging European Social Democrats' Approach to Reform
Panitch: Reforms can be easily thwarted by the power of business and the ideology of neoliberalism

  January 21, 2014

Leaked TPP Document Reveals No Regard for Environment in Trade Agreement
President Obama's fast track process for TPP gets dealt another blow by leaked environment chapter

  January 15, 2014

EU Panel Requests Testimony of NSA Whistleblower Snowden
John Weeks: European Parliament's invitation for Snowden to testify highlights the impact he's made unveiling the national surveillance state

  January 13, 2014

The UK Doubles Down on Austerity
John Weeks: The UK announces tens of billions of dollars of cuts to social programs despite a poor economic recovery

  January 26, 2014

By Pushing the TPP, Obama is Repeating the Mistakes of NAFTA
David Bacon: Obama's push for the Trans-Pacific Partnership(TPP) demonstrates his 2008 campaign pledge to oppose NAFTA-style free trade agreements was just lip service

  January 2, 2014

Ukrainians Protest Oligarchic Rule that has Stripped the Country of its Wealth
Economist Jeffrey Sommers says that although pro-EU Ukrainians have legitimate grievances, they have little to gain from trade agreements that would ultimately transfer ownership of industry to outside actors

  December 16, 2013

Wikileaks TPP Revelations Prove US in "Left Field" With Trade Deal
Kevin Zeese: U.S. Trade Representative wants to keep the public in the dark because TPP will threaten food safety and raise drug prices, and many Asian countries involved in negotiations are also turned off by the deal

  December 11, 2013

Romanian Parliament Fails to Pass Pro-Mineral Extraction Law
Tudor Bradatan: Public pressure spurred Romanian Parliament to reject amendments to county's mining laws that would have likely expanded mining and fracking projects.

  December 11, 2013

Assange Marks 3 Years in Custody: Still in Great Jeopardy from US
Michael Ratner, lawyer of Wikileaks founder, says his client wants to clear any allegations of sexual misconduct in Sweden but the fear of extradition to U.S. keeps him in Ecuadorian embassy in Britain

  December 4, 2013

Sales Tax Hike in France Sparks Protest
Groups say President Hollande broke his promise to tax the wealthy. Instead, he’s increased sales taxes which adversely affect the working class.

  November 26, 2013

Russian Court Grants Canadian Greenpeace Activist Bail
After more than two months of detention in Russia, sister of Arctic 30 activist Paul Ruzycki says Russian authorities were "heavy handed."

  November 18, 2013

Hot Money & Cross Border Finance, The Example of Iceland Part 1
The genesis of a perfect storm of collapse explained by political economist, Robert Wade

  November 18, 2013

Why Did France Thwart The Iran nuclear deal?
Robert Parry: France was pursuing its own economic, regional interests in thwarting the nuke deal with Iran.

  November 14, 2013

Chris Hedges: The Detention of Greenwald's Partner on Terrorism Charges Amounts to the "Criminalization of Journalism".
Chris Hedges says David Miranda's detention represents an assault on journalism by the US and its allies.

  November 5, 2013

UK's Royal Mail Privatized and Sold to Investors
John Weeks: The privatization of the Royal Mail will enrich investors but leave workers worse off.

  November 4, 2013

Canadian Company's Plan to Use Cyanide to Mine Romania's Gold Put On Hold After Mass Protests
Thousands of Romanians protest the environmental and cultural impact of mining Europe's largest gold mine

  October 31, 2013

Canada and EU to Ink Largest Trade Agreement since NAFTA
CETA prioritizes investor and intellectual property rights above environmental and consumer regulations.

  October 28, 2013

Exclusive: The Activist Behind Switzerland's Referendum for Guaranteed Income
Enno Schmidt of Switzerland's Basic Income Initiative collected 100,000 signatures to provide every adult citizen with $2,800/month.

  October 10, 2013

Young Scots trapped in low paying jobs with poor prospects
A generation of educated young Scots is becoming trapped in a life of low- paid, unstable jobs that will damage both their prospects and wider society, a leading Scottish think tank reveals.

  October 1, 2013

1 out 4 Portuguese Seniors At Risk of Falling Into Poverty, Ruling Party Gets Slammed in Elections
Portugal's Social Democratic Party had worst local election defeat in more than two decades as austerity measures continue to prove unpopular amongst its citizens

  September 30, 2013

TPP Protesters Drop Banner from Trade Building to Bring Attention to Secretive Deal
Kevin Zeese: The Trans-Pacific Partnership has nothing to do with trade or freedom, and ongoing demonstrations could encourage those on the inside to speak up

  September 25, 2013

Merkel Wins While Her Government Loses Majority
Christian democrats soar, liberals leave parliament, social democrats likely coalition partner

  September 24, 2013

North South Trade Negotiations: The Relationship Between Trade Rules and the Operations of Multinational Corporations
Vijay Prashad: Jobless growth wasn't an accidental product it was indeed how the rules were framed. Part 1 of 4

  August 25, 2013

Portugal Economy Sinks, State Clings to Bailout's Austerity Terms
Wouter De Broeck: Creditors breathe a sigh a relief and ordinary people pay big price over deal, while no political party is seen as credible before discontent voters

  July 23, 2013

Portugal's Architect of Austerity Resigns After Nationwide Protests
President Silva's austerity policies made Portugal a darling of the troika, but highly unpopular at home

  July 3, 2013

Police Brutality Against Blocupy Frankfurt Protest Makes Headlines
What began as a protest against the ECB, German banks and the German government turned into a protest against police brutality

  June 16, 2013

IMF Admits 'Notable Failures' During Greek Bailout
John Weeks: IMF admits failure during bailout of Europe; now it should face up to its role in Africa

  June 11, 2013

New Documentary Exposes the Mistreatment of Asylum Seekers and Refugees in Greece
Kate Mara and Guy Smallman: European governments impose austerity demands in Greece but fund detention centers in Greece for refugees. Xenophobic views expressed even by centrist parties

  May 19, 2013

US Lets Swiss Banks, Accused of Aiding Tax Fraud, Avoid Prosecution with Fines
James Henry: Swiss banks are negotiating fines to avoid prosecution, while billions of dollars continue to be hidden away from taxes

  April 24, 2013

Thatcher Forged an Alliance Between Neo-liberalism and Neo-conservatism
Thatcher used her popularity from the Falklands war to push right-wing economic reform, leading to increased inequality

  April 10, 2013

Under Thatcher, the Poor Became Poorer
John Weeks: Thatcher and Reagan set out to crush the union movement and assert the power of capital

  April 8, 2013

Thatcher Gave More Power to Finance
Michael Hudson: Thatcher deregulated banking and made London the center of speculation and financialization

  April 8, 2013

Cyprus Crisis Reveals Shadowy World of Tax and Money Laundering Haven
James Henry: Bailout deal includes capital controls and punishing big Russian depositors to pay off European banks -- leaves Cyprus looking for a "new way to make a living"

  March 25, 2013

Putting Water Back in Public Hands
Nick Buxton: Paris and other cities have remunicipalised water that had been privatized saving users money and introducing more democracy and transparency

  March 21, 2013

Privatizing Europe
Nick Buxton: A massive European fire sale is one way finance is using the crisis to entrench neo-liberalism

  March 21, 2013

From London to New York to Cyprus, Fraud and Financial "Insanity"
Bill Black: Standard Chartered admits to fraud, no one fired or prosecuted; Cypriot people force government to give up on taxing smaller depositors

  March 21, 2013

Cyprus Should Let the Banks Go Bankrupt
Costas Lapavitsas: Cyprus should let the private banks fail and create a public bank that focuses on strengthening the real economy

  March 21, 2013

Cyprus: "You Don't Trigger a Bank Run to Fix a Financial Crisis"
Gerald Epstein: EU tries to force Cyprus to tax bank deposits to pay for bailout

  March 18, 2013

The fatal choice between food or heating in Modern Britain
Senior Citizens and Disabled people say they're being abandoned by society. Thousands are left to die in cold homes every year in the UK, while energy companies threaten to raise cost of heating further

  March 5, 2013

The Greek Trap
Costas Lapavitsas: Lower wages, austerity, high unemployment creating situation like 1930's with a dangerous rise of the right

  February 14, 2013

Britain's Anti-War Movement looks back on over a Decade of War
Ten years after the largest protest in British history in February 2003, activists examine Britain's legacy in Iraq and the era of continuous warfare

  February 11, 2013

The End of Squatting in the UK?
Calls from within government to fully criminalise squatting gather momentum. It could have serious implications for political occupations, and will it backfire on the government's plans to reduce its welfare budget?

  February 8, 2013

Spies and the Media
Annie Machon: Intelligence agencies infiltrate and actively work to influence mainstream media

  January 28, 2013

What are the German Bankers Thinking?
Michael Ash: German bankers can be ruthless bill collectors, wild speculators, social planners and austerity hawks but they seem to ignore the damage they are doing to Europe

  January 18, 2013

Protestors and Former Detainees Mark Guantanamo Anniversary in London
Human Rights Groups emphasise that rule of law and due process have been further eroded under Obama

  January 14, 2013

Untold History: The Coup Against Wallace and What Might Have Been (4/7)
Pt.4 Peter Kuznick (co-author with Oliver Stone of the Untold History of the United States): A Wallace Presidency might have prevented the dropping of nuclear bombs on Japan and prevented the Cold War

  January 11, 2013

The UK's Student Movement at a Crossroads
What was supposed to be the biggest UK student march of 2012 ends as a chaotic washout, leaving the future uncertain for Britain's student movement

  November 25, 2012

Greek Parliament Approves Contentious Law to Expand Privatization
Dimitri Lascaris: New budget makes it clear Greece will never pay off its debts, real aim of austerity is to break unions and privatize public assets

  November 1, 2012

Big London Protests Against Austerity
Protest brings tens of thousands into the streets, but are such mobilizations enough to stop the cuts?

  October 24, 2012

Britain's Unions Bring London to a Standstill
100 thousand workers march on the capital as unions warn austerity isn't working and threaten a general strike for the first time since 1926

  October 21, 2012

US Justice for British Citizens?
Families of British men extradited to US feel betrayed by their government and judicial system

  October 18, 2012

Refugees March to Berlin Demanding Full Human Rights
Refugees from all over Germany converged on Berlin to demand the stopping of deportation

  October 29, 2012

Faced with Police Violence, Thousands return to Spanish Parliament
In response to the police violence throughout last week and in reaction to the 2013 budget cuts, thousands converged outside the Spanish parliament on Saturday.

  October 1, 2012

Spanish Police Crack Down on Protesters Surrounding the Parliament
Anti-austerity rage intensified in Madrid, as protesters surrounded the parliament Tuesday night in a sign of mounting frustration towards the right-wing government.

  September 26, 2012

The German Economy and the Crisis in Europe
German Left Party Vice-President Wagenknecht on wage repression in Germany and the European Stability Mechanism

  September 26, 2012

UK's Poorest Families hit Hardest by Recession and Austerity
A leading British charity warns that 3.5 million children in the United Kingdom are growing up below the poverty line, while the divide between rich and poor continues to accelerate faster than anywhere else in the developed world.

  September 26, 2012

Anti-Austerity Protests and Strikes Rock Spain
Spain's struggling public sector workers and the unemployed converged on Spain's capitol to denounce their governments decision to implement deeper spending cuts.

  September 18, 2012

TRNN Exclusive Interview with Spain's Robin Hood Mayor
Juan Manuel Sánchez Gordillo has become the face of the growing protest movement in Spain

  September 5, 2012

Race to the Regulatory Bottom
Bill Black: Wall St. wants to compete with London for lack of financial regulation

  September 4, 2012

Spain's Robin Hood Mayor and Landless Peasants Battle Bankers
In Southern Spain, Juan Manuel Sánchez Gordillo, mayor of the small town of Marinaleda, is helping organize a growing protest movement against the austerity measures imposed by the Spanish government. Sánchez Gordillo and the landless peasants that follow him are at the forefront of demonstrations seeking a radical change in the country's economic policies in response to the country's worsening crisis.

  September 4, 2012

Romney and the European Authoritarian Right
John Weeks: European right-wing governments prefer Obama for pragmatic reasons, but are closer to Romney in ideology

  August 30, 2012

The London Olympics’ Toxic Legacy?
The Games were meant to help revitalize London’s east end. Have they instead been used as a land grab by big business?

  August 20, 2012

Ecuador Defies UK/US Pressure, Gives Assange Asylum
Baher Azmy (CCR): International humanitarian law trumps extradition treaties

  August 16, 2012

Berlin Tenants’ Movement Occupy Square
Social housing tenants occupy central square demand a rent freeze and nationalization of social housing

  July 31, 2012

Scotland Debates Independence
Will Independence be good for ordinary people and what will it mean for UK's nuclear weapons program?

  July 23, 2012

LIBOR - Insider Trading on a Massive Scale
Stephany Griffith-Jones: Major banks fixed interest rates to make short term profits and look stronger than they were

  July 17, 2012

Will an Independent Scotland Throw Out UK Nukes?
Scotland votes on independence in 2014 and may tell UK to remove Trident missiles

  July 8, 2012

Crisis in the Eurozone: Spanish Bailout to Seek 70 Billion Euros for Banks
The leaders of the European Union have ordered the Spanish government to accept up to 100 billion Euros in loans to bail out its tail-spinning financial sector, but will this so-called "credit extension" really help pull the economy out of recession and curb soaring unemployment?

  June 15, 2012

Should Fed Intervene in Spanish Bond Market?
ECB is using crisis to unravel the European welfare state, but this could push the US economy into deeper recession

  June 7, 2012

Julian Assange vs Rupert Murdoch - RAP NEWS 13: A News Hope
Juice Rap News: Episode XIII - A NEWS HOPE. Is an honest Fourth Estate the only Force than can restore peace and balance to the Galaxy?...

  June 2, 2012

'Tony Blair is a war criminal!' Video of protester at Leveson Inquiry
Anti-war protester David Lawley Wakelin from Alternative Iraq Enquiry interrupted former British Prime Minister Tony Blair as he testified at a UK inquiry into media ethics at London's Royal Courts of Justice

  May 29, 2012

Educational Strike in Spain Brings Hundreds of Thousands Into the Streets
Students, parents and teachers from all levels of the Spanish public education system went on strike to protest the massive cuts proposed as part of the government's austerity program.

  May 23, 2012

Italian PM - Austerity Not Leading to Growth
Pt.2 Fareed Zakaria's defence of neo-liberalism runs into trouble when Italian PM says "fiscal discipline" destroying domestic demand

  May 22, 2012

Fareed Zakaria's Neo-Liberal Defense of Germany Pt1
John Weeks Pt1: Zakaria's (of CNN and Time Magazine) analysis of the Greek crisis is nonsense that misses the entire context of the problem

  May 22, 2012

Spain's "Indignados" Mobilize Against Austerity
With the highest unemployment rate in Europe, the Spanish people take to the streets in Madrid and elsewhere to mark one year since the massive demonstrations that caused ripples around the world. They're calling for a global revolution, but who will respond?

  May 14, 2012

Massive Protests Fill the Streets of Madrid
Tens of thousands of Spaniards joined protestors in dozens of other European cities to mark the 1-year anniversary of the "Indignado" movement, and to demand an end to the austerity measures taken in response to the economic crisis (Full report expected tomorrow).

  May 12, 2012

Deep Structural Change Won't Come from Hollande
Gerard Dumenil: New French President Holland won't do much to change economic policy but he might make a difference in other spheres

  May 8, 2012

Corporate Media and the Austerity Campaign
Bill Black: Most media treats austerity as a necessary solution, not a means to enforce the interests of finance

  May 8, 2012

Will New French President Challenge Germany?
Mark Kesselman: The big question is whether Mr. Hollande will be a lion or the mouse that roared

  May 7, 2012

Austerity, the Euro Crisis and the US
Dean Baker: Austerity policy hitting a dead end, threat to US is a sovereign default leading to financial crisis

  May 9, 2012

Socialist Hollande wins French presidency
Al Jazeera: Francois Hollande has been elected president of France, the country's first Socialist leader in nearly two decades.

  May 7, 2012

The French Election and the Eurocrisis
Gérard Duménil: Most voters want to save social programs and reject austerity

  April 22, 2012

Secret prisons in Europe, finds EU special committee
EuroNews: organised system supporting the CIA's rendition programme were in place in several EU countries

  April 17, 2012

Inequality and Instability - Part 4
James K. Galbraith on his study of the world economy just before the great crisis

  April 22, 2012

Portuguese parish protest fills Lisbon
EuroNews: Some 200 thousand people filled the streets of the Portuguese capital, Lisbon to protest at plans to cut 1,500 hundred parishes

  April 3, 2012

General strike hits Spain
Spain's Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy faces his first test as unions stage a general strike today against fresh austerity measures.

  March 29, 2012

Spain braces for general strike
Polls show only 30 percent of the population believe it is the right time to strike.

  March 29, 2012

Germany and Europe's Path to the 19th Century
Francisco Louçã: European elite wants to undo the "social contract"; Germany wants more control

  March 27, 2012

Why are Workers Striking Across Spain and Portugal?
Francisco Louçã: A deliberate policy of using the crisis to break the social contract is causing mass unemployment

  March 28, 2012

Portuguese walk out over government cuts
EuroNews: A 24-hour walkout in Portugal has brought the capital Lisbon to a virtual standstill

  February 23, 2012

Banking "Technocrats" Undermine Democracy
Gerry Epstein: In Europe and the US, bankers take control of the political process

  March 26, 2012

As Greece Unravels, Banks and Markets Pleased with Austerity and Debt Deal
Jihan Hafiz reports from Athens on peoples' reaction to the latest debt restructuring plan

  March 12, 2012

Austerity anger on Europe's streets
EuroNews: Widespread protests in Europe reflected the impact and pain of austerity measures around the European Union

  March 1, 2012

Is Obama Still on the Austerity Train?
James Crotty: Obama's budget is a "less savage" attack on social programs, but still assumes we are "living above our means"

  March 4, 2012

Greece Has a Choice - Get Out the Euro
Costas Lapavitsas: Breaking with neo-liberal economics imposed by German and European elite is the only real choice

  February 21, 2012

On the Brink: Fiscal Austerity Threatens a Global Recession
Dr. Heiner Flassbeck, Director, Division on Globalization and Development Strategies, UNCTAD: European austerity policies past the point of no return, driving global economy towards deep and lengthy recession

  February 23, 2012

Austerity Policy Destroying Greek Society
Dimitri Lascaris: Heart wrenching personal stories show that Greece should reject austerity deal and pull out of Eurozone

  February 16, 2012

The Greek Experiment
Michael Hudson: Greek crisis used to find out how far finance can drive down wages and privatize

  February 14, 2012

Greece Passes New Austerity Deal Amid Rioting
AP: Greek lawmakers on Monday approved harsh new austerity measures demanded by bailout creditors

  February 13, 2012

Spain's "Indignados" and the Globalization of Dissent
The Occupy Movement has taken much of its inspiration from Spain's "Outraged" Movement: what lessons does Spain have for Occupy now?

  January 20, 2012

Eurocrisis is a Global Crisis
Leo Panitch: People need to build their own political organizations that push for public banking and serious capital controls

  January 19, 2012

The US and Russia (Today)
Boris Kagarlitsky: Anti-US rhetoric in Russia hides closer economic relations

  January 15, 2012

On the Russian Left
Boris Kagarlitsky: Young people are joining the movement but left is divided and weak

  January 10, 2012

Is the Euro Crisis Over?
William K. Black, Paolo Manasse, and John Weeks discuss the Euro and the danger of global recession

  January 2, 2012

The G20 and Global Policy Paralysis
Ilene Grabel: There's neither the political will nor the courage to take on the austerity and privatization policies pushed by finance

  December 11, 2011

Eurocrisis: "Democracy is Not a Given"
Dr. Heiner Flassbeck (Director, Division on Globalization and Development Strategies, UNCTAD): German policy of low wages and beggar thy neighbor is root of euro crisis

  December 11, 2011

The War on Wages
Dr. Heiner Flassbeck: If wages don't rise and the "pathological" power of finance is not pushed back, we will face a deep depression

  December 20, 2011

Class War: Low Wages and Beggar Thy Neighbor
Dr. Heiner Flassbeck: The words "class war" maybe unfashionable, but it is still a battle between labor and capital

  December 11, 2011

Eurocrisis Solutions for Whom?
Matias Vernengo: Proposed new rules for the Eurozone based on interests of bankers, large companies and the European elite

  December 9, 2011

Global Recession Looms as Euro Crisis Deepens
Costas Lapavitsas: Crisis deepens as Germany fails to sell-out 10 year bonds; the public must take over the financial system

  November 24, 2011

Should Greece Pull Out of the Euro?
Costas Lapavitsas: The Greek people face a decade of depression in the Eurozone, it's better to leave and make major reforms.

  November 23, 2011

Is a Universal Social Net Good Macro Economics?
J. Ghosh: A safety net helps to raise wages and create real demand

  November 28, 2011

Euro Crisis, Neo-Liberalism and Undoing the Welfare State
Gerry Epstein: German elite profited from the Euro Zone, now wants to use crisis to undo welfare state and privatize

  November 20, 2011

TRNN Debate on Austerity and the Eurozone
Paulo Manasse and Mark Weisbrot debate the Euro crisis, post Berlusconi and Papandreou

  November 18, 2011

Spanish polls prompt fresh indignados protest
EuroNews: With jobless rates continuing to top 20 per cent, the Spanish opposition Popular Party has a clear lead over the Socialists

  November 14, 2011

Greek Anti-Austerity Movement Lacks Electoral Strategy
Costos Panayotakis: Movement united in the streets but divided on how to take power

  November 12, 2011

Papademos Named as New Head of Greek Coalition
Euronews: Former deputy head of the European Central Bank Lucas Papademos has been appointed to form a new coalition government

  November 10, 2011

Thousands of Student Protesters Return to London
Telegraph: Thousands of students have taken to the streets to protest against decreased government spending on education

  November 10, 2011

Italians Ponder Life after Berlusconi
Euronews: Many Italians are wondering whether Sillvio Berlusconi's resignation is really a resignation at all

  November 9, 2011

Indignados keep up protests
EuroNews: If the euro crisis is not going away, nor are the "indignados" or "occupy" protests

  November 6, 2011

Anti-capitalist protesters descend on Cannes
EuroNews: The Greek debt crisis may steal the show at the G20 summit but anti-capitalist protest voices are getting louder on the sidelines

  November 4, 2011

Papandreou could drop Greek bailout referendum
EuroNews: George Papandreou says he will scrap a referendum on Greece's latest bailout deal, if the conservative opposition agrees to back the plan in parliament

  November 4, 2011

Euro-Chaos and Global Capitalism
Leo Panitch: We are witnessing the irrationality of capitalism and the incredible struggle of people in the street

  October 4, 2011

Papandreou punt turns drama into crisis
EuroNews: The Greek economic drama has once again turned into a political horror show

  November 3, 2011

Greeks pour scorn on bailout poll plan
EuroNews: Over the past year widespread protests and strikes across Greece have shown the level of opposition to the government's austerity measures

  November 2, 2011

Cuts that threaten to starve European food aid
EuroNews: More and more European working class people need help feeding their families

  November 1, 2011

Skepticism in Greece after latest EU deal
EuroNews: The latest European deal has been greeted with deep scepticism by many in debt-choked Greece

  October 28, 2011

High stakes at euro summit
EuroNews: As the latest euro rescue summit loomed, there remained major differences on confronting the currency bloc's worsening sovereign debt crisis

  October 26, 2011

Turkey's Deadly Quake Toll Set to Rise
A desperate search for survivors is continuing after a devastating earthquake in southeast Turkey

  October 24, 2011

Athens Erupts: Violence as Parliament votes
ITN: Anger boils over on the streets of Athens as tens of thousands protest over new austerity measures aimed at rescuing Greece's ailing economy

  October 20, 2011

Greeks dying from financial despair
EuroNews: No vessels have been entering or leaving Athens' main port, Piraeus, frozen by strikes and many people are sinking into serious depression

  September 20, 2011

Rome 'Occupy' protest turns violent
AlJazeera: Violence has broken out in Rome as tens of thousands nicknamed "the indignant" have marched in European cities in protest against capitalism and austerity measures

  October 16, 2011

Rome 'Occupy' protest turns violent
AlJazeera: Violence has broken out in Rome as tens of thousands nicknamed "the indignant" have marched in European cities in protest against capitalism and austerity measures

  October 16, 2011

OCCUPY LONDON: Protesters stand against corporate greed
ITN: Inspired by New York's 'Occupy Wall Street' movement, protesters, including Julian Assange, gathered in London

  October 15, 2011

Germany takes part in global economic protests
EuroNews: More global support mobilizes for Spain's Indignado movement and Occupy Wall Street in the United States - Germany showed its anger about economic injustice

  October 16, 2011

Children in Need Losing Out on Frontline Services
Channel 4: Thousands of vulnerable children and families are being left without access to vital services because of the government cuts

  October 14, 2011

Poverty to Rise and Income to Fall in UK
Channel4: Middle incomes will fall by 7 per cent and a quarter of Britain's children will be living in poverty by 2013

  October 13, 2011

Greek transport workers strike again over cuts
EuroNews: Greek transport workers on Monday staged their sixth strike in a fortnight in protest at government spending cuts

  October 11, 2011

Icelandic People Said No
Michael Hudson: Peoples of countries indebted without their consent should refuse to repay odious debts

  October 26, 2011

Greek Worker: "Patriotism is to Fight Austerity with Actions"
EuroNews: In the centre of Athens youths broke up marble paving slabs and hurled them at police on Wednesday

  October 6, 2011

Greek Plan to cut Budget Angers Public
Al Jazeera: Analysts say a Greek default is increasingly likely; and that means more pain for world markets

  October 4, 2011

Greeks protest as EU, IMF begin fiscal audit
AFP: Greek civil servants opposing a new barrage of austerity cuts occupied a host of ministries

  October 1, 2011

TV news interrupted as protests continue in Greece
EuroNews: Students protesting higher education reform have sabotaged a Greek state TV news bulletin, bursting into the studio during a live broadcast.

  September 26, 2011

Dale Farm Travelers in Final Plea Before Eviction
Residents of Dale Farm who face the clearance of the UK's largest illegal site on Monday build a barricade against bailiffs amid a last-minute struggle to find somewhere else to go.

  September 19, 2011

Berlin Vote is Another Blow for Merkel
Euro News: Angela Merkel's conservatives are set for a heavy defeat in a significant election in Berlin

  September 19, 2011

UK Cuts to Public Sector Not Leading to Private Sector Growth
Ch4: Government austerity in UK leading to higher unemployment not growth

  September 15, 2011

UK Unrest Forces Recall of Parliament Session
Prime Minister Cameron calls for special measures to be taken in wake of recent violence

  August 12, 2011

Shares plunge on euro zone debt crisis and recession fears
EuroNews: Fear stalked the world's financial markets on Wednesday slashing share prices.

  August 11, 2011

Austerity and the Destruction of Democracy
Rob Johnson: Austerity policies in Europe threaten a deformation of democracy and the rise of ultra-nationalist forces

  August 3, 2011

Resistance and Austerity in Europe
Richard Wolff reports on the mass movements against austerity policies in Europe

  July 27, 2011

Murdochs Express 'Great Regret' Over Phone Hacking
Channel 4: Rupert Murdoch and his son James have apologized for the phone-hacking scandal while giving evidence to MPs

  July 20, 2011

Rupert Murdoch: The Kingmaker in British Politics
EuroNews: Global press baron Rupert Murdoch is the focus of media interest himself and the target of public anger

  July 19, 2011

Mystery Death of Phone-Hacking Reporter
EuroNews: Hoare was the first named journalist to allege that former tabloid editor Andy Coulson was aware of phone hacking by his staff

  July 19, 2011

Rebekah Brooks' Resignation and Murdoch Arrogance
Matt Wells assesses Rebekah Brooks' decision to step down as chief executive of News International and what it could mean for the Murdoch empire

  July 17, 2011

Contagion fever raises temperature in euro debt crisis
EuroNews: Fears that the euro-zone debt crisis is spreading have put the brakes on any stock market recovery.

  July 14, 2011

Murdoch Shaped British Politics for 40 Years
Leo Panitch: Murdoch used sex scandal journalism to attack left-wing of the Labour Party and later helped create Tony Blair

  July 13, 2011

UK Parliament Bids to Scupper Murdoch Media Deal
EuroNews: Rupert Murdoch's News Corporation has endured a torrid day at the hands of members of the UK Parliament

  July 13, 2011

Banks Refusing a "Haircut" Spur EU Financial Crisis
Tom Ferguson: Governments demand austerity so banks get paid, even though it deepens crisis

  July 14, 2011

Murdoch in London to save BSkyB deal
EuroNews: Media baron Rupert Murdoch has arrived at the London headquarters of his newspaper empire to take control of the phone hacking crisis

  July 11, 2011

Germany Votes 'Nein' to Nuclear
EuroNews: Germany's lower house of parliament has voted overwhelmingly to end the country's nuclear energy programme by 2022

  July 1, 2011

Britons Strike Over Austerity proposals
Al Jazeera: Tens of thousands of public sector workers in London protested against the government's austerity proposals

  July 1, 2011

Greece Should Default
David Harvey: Greece should call Europe's bluff

  June 30, 2011

Greece Should Default
David Harvey: Greece should call Europe's bluff

  June 30, 2011

Greece Passes Austerity Plan as Protests Continue
ITN: The Greek parliament has voted in favour of a drastic package of austerity measures as violent protests continue on the streets of Athens

  June 30, 2011

Violent Clashes After Greek Austerity Vote
EuroNews: Violent clashes between police and Greek protesters continue, with attempts to set fire to the headquarters of the finance ministry

  June 30, 2011

Violent Clashes After Greek Austerity Vote
EuroNews: Violent clashes between police and Greek protesters continue, with attempts to set fire to the headquarters of the finance ministry

  June 30, 2011

Violent Clashes After Greek Austerity Vote
EuroNews: Violent clashes between police and Greek protesters continue, with attempts to set fire to the headquarters of the finance ministry

  June 30, 2011

European Workers' Unions Protest Dog-Bone Austerity
EuroNews: Thousands of protesters against spending cuts and austerity have been marching in Luxembourg

  June 22, 2011

Thousands of Greeks say no to Austerity Pt.2
Michael Spourdalakis on Greek protests and economy

  June 18, 2011

Strikes put Greece on the Brink
EuroNews: Greeks have exercised their democratic right and practically closed the whole country down

  June 16, 2011

Thousands of Greeks say no to Austerity
Michael Spourdalakis: Greek debt caused by tax evasion and lack of investment in real economy

  June 16, 2011

Strikes put Greece on the Brink
EuroNews: Modern-day Greeks have exercised their democratic right and have practically closed the whole country down

  June 15, 2011

Austerity in Greece Meant to Break Workers' Resistance
TRNN Replay: Leo Panitch: Greece will default on its debt, banks want to make Greek people pay a heavy price

  June 15, 2011

Greece's Rating is Slashed Making Default Likely
EuroNews: Greece has become the world's lowest rated country after Standard and Poor's cut three notches off its credit worthiness

  June 15, 2011

Anti-Riot Police Clear Cataluna Square
EuroNews: Spanish police in anti-riot gear fired rubber bullets and swung truncheons to disperse peaceful protesters in Barcelona

  May 28, 2011

Spanish Protesters Challenge Status Quo
Al Jazeera: The country's ruling party is facing growing anger over Spain's economic problems

  May 24, 2011

The rage in Spain falls mainly on the pain
The rage in Spain continues as tens of thousands pack Madrid's city centre for a sixth day in protest over austerity measures and crippling unemployment

  May 22, 2011

Spain takes to the street against austerity
Spaniards protested for a seventh consecutive day on Saturday against high employment and austerity measures, ignoring a ban on rallies on the eve of local elections.

  May 22, 2011

Spain's "indignados" summon spirit of 1968
Thousands of Spanish protesters take part in an illegal demo against mass unemployment

  May 22, 2011

Mass rally in Lisbon over bailout and austerity cuts
EuroNews: A lack of jobs and the bite of austerity measures prompted thousands of people to take to the streets of Lisbon on Thursday

  May 20, 2011

Social Networks Used to Call Thousands to Protest in Spain
EuroNews: Hoping to repeat the success of Egyptian people power, various groups in Spain have occupied Madrid's main square of "Puerta del Sol"

  May 19, 2011

Anti-Austerity Rallies in Spain
EuroNews: Police in Madrid made several arrests after a peaceful protest against government austerity measures ended in violent clashes

  May 17, 2011

Anger Over Bailout Inspires Music in Portugal
Al Jazeera: Call to action is an anthem for protesters against Portugal's bailout during the financial crisis

  May 11, 2011

FIFA Members Demanded 'Cash and Honours' for Votes
Triesman has told a committee of MPs that FIFA members asked for 'bribes' in return for World Cup bid vote

  May 11, 2011

Bailout means tough times for people of Portugal
EuroNews: The situation at the Federacao food bank in Lisbon is just one example of the tough economic situation in Portugal

  May 5, 2011

Financial 'monsters' threaten democracy
Something corrupt at the core of the EU model

  April 26, 2011

Britain and the Netherlands to Take Iceland to Court
EuroNews: Aftermath of Icelandic vote to rejected a plan to repay the 3.9 billion euros

  April 12, 2011

Iceland Vote Freezes Repayment Plan
Iceland could be facing a political and financial crisis after voters appeared to have rejected a referendum on a plan to repay debts to Britain and the Netherlands for a second time

  April 11, 2011

Thousands protest in London against government spending cuts
In the largest demonstration since the Iraq war more than 250,000 protest against austerity measures

  March 26, 2011

Political Fallout in Germany
Deutche Welle: Japan's nuclear crisis has entirely changed the political debate in Germany

  March 19, 2011

WikiLeaks' Julian Assange Granted Bail
Channel 4: Julian Assange granted conditional bail but remains in custody after what his lawyer says is a "vindictive campaign" by Swedish prosecutors

  December 15, 2010

Protestors clash with Greek police
Al Jazeera: Police and demonstrators have clashed in the Greek capital, after thousands of people gathered to mark the anniversary of a police shooting.

  December 7, 2010

Thousands Protest Irish Nightmare Economy
Leo Panitch: US created financial crisis and European banks turned the Irish Miracle into a nightmare

  November 29, 2010

Italian Students Protest Education Cuts
Al Jazeera: Students throughout Italy have been protesting against planned cuts to the education system

  November 26, 2010

BBC Journalists on Strike Over Pensions
Newsy: BBC strike has entered its second day, causing major disruption to the network's programming

  November 8, 2010

French Strikers Show No Signs of Backing Down
Newsy: The French protests continue despite the police lifting blockades of refineries

  October 23, 2010

Poor Hit More by Spending Review Cuts, Says IFS
Channel 4: IFS reveals the half-truths, "stealth cuts" and real victims of the Spending Review cuts

  October 22, 2010

French Students Protest Pension Bill
Newsy: On the eve of a major vote regarding France’s new pension bill, student protests ran rampant

  October 20, 2010

Social Housing Budget Slashed By Spending Cuts
Channel 4 has learned that the budget given to new social housing will be reduced by up to 80 per cent

  October 17, 2010

French Protests Ground Flights
Newsy: Protesters in France have disrupted travel around the country

  October 18, 2010

Pension Strike Cripples France
Al Jazeera: French Unions have launched another strike against pension reform

  October 13, 2010

European Workers Distance from US Through Action
Richard Wolff: European workers say they won't pay for crisis while US counterparts talk of 'One Nation

  October 4, 2010

Europeans Protest Budget Cuts
Newsy: Tens of thousands of European workers protested austerity measures by the EU

  September 30, 2010

New UK Wind Farm to Cost $1.3B
Newsy coverage of UK offshore wind farm installation

  September 29, 2010

Ed Miliband: Time for Labour's New Genaration
Chanel 4: Labour's new leader, Ed Miliband, pledges to lead a "new generation"

  September 29, 2010

Sarkozy: Roma comments 'outrageous'
Channel 4: French President Sarkozy has described as "outrageous" the comments by an EU commissioner

  September 17, 2010

FRANCE PIONEERS ROMA PROGRAM
Al Jazeera: France under fire for dismantling Roma camps around the country and deporting hundreds

  September 10, 2010

'TWO MILLION' PROTEST IN FRENCH PENSIONS STRIKE
Channel 4: Unions in France say more than two million people have joined a series of nationwide protests

  September 8, 2010

UK INVESTIGATES IRAQ WAR- US IS SILENT
Gardner: MI5 head testimony disproves Bush-Cheney-Blair claims intelligence agencies agreed on Iraq WMD

  September 13, 2010

TOXIC SMOG DOUBLES MOSCOW DEATH RATE
Al Jazeera: Wildfires blanketed Moscow with toxic smoke amid the country's worst heat wave in 100 years

  August 10, 2010

AUSTERITY, THE SHAPE OF THINGS TO COME?
Channel 4: Spending cuts - axe falls on Nottinghamshire

  July 29, 2010

The English Defence League uncovered
The Guardian spent four months undercover with neo-fascist movement, and found them growing in strength

  May 30, 2010

What happened to the "death of the dollar?"
William Engdahl, The Gods of Money Pt..2 - US fights to maintain dollar hegemony at expense of economy

  June 1, 2010

The Gods of Money - German style
F. William Engdahl: The German banks played casino with Wall Street and now demand austerity from Greece

  May 31, 2010

Catholic communities fear collapse
DW: Sexual abuse and allegations concerning Bishop Walter Mixa led to mistrust of the Catholic Church

  May 24, 2010

Dead end for New Labour
Leo Panitch: Labour Party will have to split before it can be renewed

  May 9, 2010

Parties launch a pre-election blitz in UK
Channel4:Parties launch a pre-election blitz, but behind the scenes the talk is of deals and a hung poll

  May 4, 2010

Greeks protest austerity measures
AlJazeera: Financial problems continue to pile up for the Greek government

  April 23, 2010

How Western anti-Muslim bigotry became respectable
Religious diversity versus "The clash of civilizations" paradigm Pt.4

  March 11, 2010

How Western Anti-Muslim Bigotry Became Respectable
TRNN Replay: Religious diversity versus "The clash of civilizations" paradigm Pt.4

  March 11, 2010

How Western anti-Muslim bigotry became respectable
The historic roots of a newly resilient ideology Pt.2

  March 6, 2010

Greece, a Crisis Born of Neo-Liberal Madness
TRNN Replay - Gerard Dumenil: Cutting wages and social spending will make the crisis worse

  March 10, 2010

Greek workers refuse to pay for crisis
Lines being drawn in first of many debt crises set to sweep across the globe

  March 1, 2010

Short: Goldsmith 'misled' cabinet over Iraq
Channel 4: Former international development sec. Short accuses Lord Goldsmith of misleading the Cabinet.

  February 3, 2010

NATO exercises provoke Russia
Engdahl: NATO exercises in Georgia are a provocative move against Russia by the Pentagon

  May 13, 2009

Life between empires (Georgian trap Pt.3)
NATO drills, Russian bases, opposition blockades and military mutinies: A radical solution for Georgia

  May 6, 2009

The Georgian trap Pt.2
Malkhaz Gulashvili: The US strategy was to initiate the process of Russia's disintegration

  April 17, 2009

The Georgian trap Pt.1
As thousands demand Saakashvili's resignation, Paul Jay investigates roots of 2008 Russia-Georgia War

  April 14, 2009

Russia Ukraine gas dispute
William Engdahl: The geo-politics of provocations between Russia and Ukraine

  January 11, 2009

US losing ground in Eastern Europe
William Engdahl: Russia's response to Georgia's offensive sends shock waves throughout the region

  October 14, 2008

Obama is fighting on McCain's terms
Andrei Tsygankov: Obama must rethink Russia policy or risk losing election on national security issues

  September 6, 2008

US tries to create an 'iron curtain' around Russia
F. W. Engdahl : US in decline as Russia asserts its rising power

  September 3, 2008

Putin accuses US of staging Georgia conflict
Gareth Porter: The US is going to use a double standard to condemn Russia

  August 30, 2008

Full spectrum dominance
Pepe Escobar: Welcome to the new Cold War

  August 21, 2008

NATO warns Russia
Western powers send tough message; Russian minister responds

  August 20, 2008

Missile shield not welcome - Polish town
Polish villagers express concern about using their town as a US missile site

  August 19, 2008

Russians checkmate US in Georgia
Eric Margolis: Tensions increase Georgia to Iran Pt 3

  August 17, 2008

Dems onside with Bush on Georgia
Eric Margolis: Is Obama afraid of getting on the wrong side of the 'patriotic issue'? Pt 4

  August 20, 2008

Russian General threatens Poland over missile deal
Eric Margolis: US missile deal enrages Russia Pt 2

  August 17, 2008

US missile deal enrages Russia
Eric Margolis: It's like August 1914 - a movement of great powers towards war

  August 16, 2008

No 'good guys' in Georgia conflict
Matthew Rothschild: US and Russia hypocrisy cubed

  August 16, 2008

Nuclear war by miscalculation
F. William Engdahl: The geopolitics of Georgia pt2

  August 14, 2008

The geopolitics of Georgia
F. William Engdahl: There are far bigger stakes being played out in Georgia than a territorial dispute

  August 13, 2008

Who's to blame for the Russian Georgian conflict?
Pepe Escobar: Georgia is a strategic client state of the US with close ties to the Bush administration

  August 12, 2008

Russia's new president faces US on Iran
Eric Margolis: Medvedev will continue policy of opposing any US attack on Iran

  May 15, 2008

Medvedev sworn in as Russian president
Guardian: Dmitry Medvedev becomes Russia's third leader since the collapse of the USSR

  May 8, 2008

Obama and Russia
Ray McGovern: Will Obama continue the encirclement of Russia?

  December 15, 2008

Bush-Putin: Is the cold war over?
Bush and Putin hold final meetings as leaders

  April 7, 2008

Bush NATO expansion plans blocked
Not wanting confrontation with Russia, Germany and France block Georgia and Ukraine joining NATO

  April 4, 2008

Russia to block Kosovo's bid to join the UN
Foreign minister promises to wield Security Council veto to keep Kosovo out of the UN

  April 3, 2008

Protests against Ukraine joining NATO
Bush pushes NATO membership for Georgia and Ukraine against Russia's objections

  April 3, 2008

Serbian government collapses
Serbian prime minister calls for dissolution of government over Kosovo secession

  March 10, 2008

Why support Kosovo independence
Prof. Robert Austin on the moral argument for Kosovo's declaration of independence

  March 6, 2008

Kosovo independence best of bad options
Prof. Robert Austin on the moral argument for Kosovo's declaration of independence (2 of 2)

  March 6, 2008

From Kosovo to Kurdistan
Pepe Escobar: Kosovo will be an EU - NATO protectorate with a massive US military base (2 of 3)

  March 4, 2008

Putin's protege
The Guardian takes a closer look at Dmitry Medvedev

  March 1, 2008

From Kosovo to Kurdistan
Pepe Escobar: It's about oil and US military bases (1 of 3)

  March 3, 2008

Is Kurdistan the next Kosovo?
Pepe Escobar: The Kurds will look to Kosovo as precedent for independence (3 of 3)

  March 5, 2008

Russian election is Putin's power play
Putin will be the power behind President Medvedev's throne

  February 28, 2008

Kosovo and UN resolution 1244
Stephen Zunes: Declaration of independence could lead to superpower recognition by retaliation (1 of 2)

  February 27, 2008

Kosovo: The politics of recognition
Stephen Zunes: Along with right to self-determination comes principle of territorial integrity (2 of 2)

  February 26, 2008

Raw News: Kosovo border tension
News update on the Kosovo-Serbia conflict following declaration of independence

  February 26, 2008

Kosovo: The global significance of independence
Bruce Fein: Independence promotes stability

  February 24, 2008

Provoking the Russian bear
Eric Margolis: US missile policy stoking Russian nationalism

  February 17, 2008

Russia's election: Dictatorship or democracy?
Eric Margolis comments on the Duma elections

  November 30, 2007

Putin and a new Pan-Slavism
Eric Margolis comments on Putin and Russia's Duma elections

  December 5, 2007

Is Putin trying to save Russia or himself?
Oksana Chelysheva: Political repression in Russia is getting worse

  November 24, 2007

Why Save the Euro?
Mark Weisbrot: Euro was and is a right-wing project

  July 22, 2011

The Tyranny of Bondholders
Kevin Gallagher: Bondholders using commercial contracts to shift all liability and risk for state debt onto ordinary people

  July 29, 2011



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