Europe

French Yellow Vest Protests Continue for 12th Week, Despite Government Resistance

French Yellow Vest Protests Continue for 12th Week, Despite Government Resistance

February 2, 2019

Despite a brief lull over the holidays, the anti-neoliberal and anti-tax yellow vest protests continued in France for a 12th consecutive Saturday. We speak to Cole Stangler in Paris, shortly after the 10th week of protests

Russia, China on Defense and No Iranian Nuclear Bomb – US Intelligence Report

February 1, 2019

Russia and China are responding to “perceived US unilateralism and interventionism” – Paul Jay joins Taya Graham to analyze the Worldwide Threat Assessment of the US Intelligence Community

The Left Case Against the EU

The Left Case Against the EU

January 17, 2019
Costas Lapavitsas, former MP of the Greek Parliament and author of The Left Case Against the EU, says the left needs to have honest debates about the EU and its limitations, which became evident in the political struggles associated with Brexit and Grexit
UK Brexit Vote Reflects a Deep Crisis in Capitalism (Pt 1/2)

UK Brexit Vote Reflects a Deep Crisis in Capitalism

January 15, 2019
Had the British been presented with the option, people might choose a socialist Britain over a capitalist EU, but they are not given that choice, say Prof. Leo Panitch of York University and Jon Lansman of the British Labour Party’s National Executive Committee
Brexit Vote: Will the EU Throw UK PM Theresa May a Lifeline?

Brexit Vote: Will the EU Throw UK PM Theresa May a Lifeline?

January 15, 2019

In spite of the deep splits among the Tories, Prof. John Weeks says that a Brexit agreement will be made when the EU bails out Theresa May in the lead-up to the EU parliamentary elections

Pro-Corbyn UK Labour Councillor on Hunger Strike to Protest British Role in Yemen War

Pro-Corbyn UK Labour Councillor on Hunger Strike to Protest British Role in Yemen War

January 7, 2019

Maya Evans, a Labour councillor in Hastings, Britain, is refusing food for two weeks in a hunger strike protest against the war on Yemen. She was inspired to enter politics after Jeremy Corbyn’s historic leadership victory

Greek Court Acquits 21 Environmental Defenders in Eldorado Gold Trial

Greek Court Acquits 21 Environmental Defenders in Eldorado Gold Trial

January 7, 2019

Maria Kadoglou of Mining Watch Greece says Greek prosecutors continue to pursue those who have resisted an open-pit gold mine in northern Greece

Hungarians Rise up Against Anti-Worker 'Slave Law' and Growing Authoritarianism

Hungarians Rise up Against Anti-Worker ‘Slave Law’ and Growing Authoritarianism

December 21, 2018

Protests have rocked Hungary after the passage of what labor activists call a “slave law,” which lets employers demand 400 hours of overtime and no pay for 3 years. Journalist Benjamin Novak says the opposition is in a rare moment of unity