Europe

Johnson's Brexit Mess Now a "Constitutional Crisis"

Johnson’s Brexit Mess Now a “Constitutional Crisis”

September 11, 2019

Britain’s Prime Minister Boris Johnson tried to undermine parliament and the Brexit process by temporarily suspending parliament, but now a court has ruled that the suspension is unlawful and a constitutional crisis unfolds, says Grace Blakeley

Over a Hundred Arrested Resisting one of the World's Largest Arms Fairs

Over a Hundred Arrested Resisting one of the World’s Largest Arms Fairs

September 10, 2019

Hundreds of protesters gathered in East London at one of the world’s largest arms fairs seeking to peacefully prevent the Defence and Security Equipment International from going ahead as usual.

Brexit, Boris, and British Parliament Come to a Head After 3 Years

Brexit, Boris, and British Parliament Come to a Head After 3 Years

September 4, 2019

Nation Editor DD Guttenplan unpacks the politics behind Brexit and the revolt against Boris Johnson by forces not normally aligned. What could lie ahead and why

Extinction Rebellion Stages Liverpool Protest for Climate Action

Extinction Rebellion Stages Liverpool Protest for Climate Action

September 4, 2019

The rapidly-growing movement blocked roads to push the UK government to act on the climate crisis (contributed to TRNN by Merlin Norbury)

Johnson Shuts Down Parliament to Help Ensure No-Deal Brexit

Johnson Shuts Down Parliament to Help Ensure No-Deal Brexit

August 29, 2019

The Nation Editor D.D. Guttenplan walks through the political intricacies of the current “coup” in Britain and analyzes the political and economic consequences of the worldwide right-wing push

Italy's Right-Wing Government Collapses - Will the Next One Be Better?

Italy’s Right-Wing Government Collapses – Will the Next One Be Better?

August 22, 2019

Matteo Salvini of the right-wing League party tried to maneuver for new elections, but failed. Now coalition talks are happening to see if the anti-corruption 5-Star Movement and the center-left Democratic Party can form a government. Luciana Castellina assess the situation

Coming to Terms With One's Religious Past - RAI with Matthew Fox (8/8)

Reality Asserts Itself - Matthew Fox

August 22, 2019
Matthew Fox, a former Catholic priest and theologian talks about the ways conservatives and progressives claim the Catholic religion, and how the secular left ignores religion at its own peril
Germany Shows Signs of Recession - Is the Global Economy Next?

Germany Shows Signs of Recession – Is the Global Economy Next?

August 15, 2019

Heiner Flassbeck argues that the China-US trade war is not having as much of an impact on the global economy as many assume. China’s currency is not undervalued, despite its recent devaluation. Rather, the undervalued Euro gives Germany a real competitive advantage in world trade. It’s actually Europe’s economic weakness that is dragging down Germany,…

Will Germany Become the Military Power it Once Was?

Will Germany Become the Military Power it Once Was?

August 7, 2019

Annette Groth discusses the three demands by the U.S to Germany to increase its military power and presence overseas, and the new right-wing minister of defense Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer. For now Germany is loathe to send troops or ships to Syria or Hormuz, but Kramp-Karrenbauer has already announced her intention to increase military spending to 2%…

Over 100 Killed in Another Mediterannean Shipwreck as Europe Watches

Over 100 Killed in Another Mediterannean Shipwreck as Europe Watches

August 2, 2019

Frédéric Penard discusses the efforts of small NGOs to rescue refugees crossing the Mediterranean, against the efforts of European governments to block the entry of people fleeing war and famine