Europe

NATO’s Arctic War Exercise Unites Climate Change and WWIII

February 24, 2020

NATO will hold war games in Norway’s Arctic Circle in March, where it will be supporting climate change-induced resource extraction and increasing the military tension with Russia.

Tariq Ali Speaks Out on Assange’s Case and US Wars

February 18, 2020

In this Feb. 4 speech at a public event for Julian Assange at the Royal National Hotel in London, author, writer, filmmaker, and public intellectual Tariq Ali speaks about Julian Assange’s extradition case.

United Nations Special Rapporteur on Torture on the Julian Assange Case

February 12, 2020

In this speech, Nils Melzer, a United Nations Special Rapporteur on Torture and Professor of international law at the University of Glasgow, talks about the case of Julian Assange. This speech was recorded on the 4th of February, 2020 at the Royal National Hotel in London in a public rally organized by the Don’t Extradite…

Irish Left Set to Win General Election, But Still Shut Out of Governing?

February 7, 2020

For the first time in 100 years neither of Ireland’s two historically dominant parties will win a plurality of the vote, providing an opening to Sinn Fein and other left parties. What made this possible?

Exxon to Congress: Lift Cyprus Arms Embargo, There’s Gas Nearby

February 7, 2020

TRNN’s Steve Horn and The Intercept’s Lee Fang say a bill to lift the arms embargo on Cyprus and promote offshore gas in the region received lobbying support from ExxonMobil, and the pro-Israel and pro-Greece lobbies.

ExxonMobil Got Congress to Trade Arms for Offshore Gas

February 6, 2020

An obscure provision in the bipartisan spending bill passed in December 2019 lifts arms restrictions to Cyprus and boosts an offshore pipeline in the Mediterranean Sea. Exxon used lobbyists in both the EU and US, and other modes of influence, to promote the legislation.

Brexit Sparks Renewed Calls for Scottish Independence

February 3, 2020

Britain’s departure from the European Union has sparked calls for another referendum on Scottish independence.

Laura Flanders Show: Touretteshero Does Beckett

February 3, 2020

In this episode, Laura interviews British comedian and activist Jess Thom about her performance of Samuel Beckett’s play “Not I”. Thom’s work reveals how neurodiversity makes theater, society—everything!— richer.

France’s Anti-Neoliberal Protesters Get Their Second Wind

January 31, 2020

The strikers protesting President Macron’s pension reform are expanding their target to the whole neoliberal system. They’re gathering their forces for a new wave of opposition, says Le Monde Diplomatique’s Renaud Lambert.

Brexit Won’t Deliver What Conservatives Promised

January 28, 2020

The Johnson government said leaving the EU would allow the UK to regain its sovereignty so it can apply higher labor and environmental standards, but that was an empty promise, says University of London economist John Weeks.