Europe

‘Our House Is Still on Fire,’ Warns Greta Thunberg at Davos

January 21, 2020

Youth climate activist Greta Thunberg speaks at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland

Climate Activists Sound Alarm on Mediterranean Natural Gas Pipelines

January 21, 2020

Activists say the environmental risks of natural gas drilling are being ignored in the rush to challenge Russia’s control of the European energy market.

Turkey Cuts Deal with Russia, Intensifying the War for Gas in Libya

January 17, 2020

Turkey sent Syrian fighters to Libya to back the government and keep its control of offshore natural gas reserves. Egypt, Russia, ExxonMobil, Israel, and Greece are expanding Libya’s civil war in a fight over control of the natural gas that Europe needs.

France’s Strike: Another Symptom of Neoliberalism’s Legitimation Crisis

January 16, 2020

France’s public sector strike against pension reform is in its seventh week, the most serious such strike in French history. It fits very well in the context of the global revolt against neoliberalism, says Prof. Gabriel Rockhill.

Journalists Take Germany’s Foreign Intelligence Service to Court

January 15, 2020

Germany’s highest court is hearing a case brought by a group of journalists against the country’s foreign intelligence service, the BND. The plaintiffs say a new law allows the BND to spy on journalists abroad almost without restrictions – and share the information with other intelligence agencies. We spoke with one of the journalists bringing…

What is the Future of the Labour Party?

December 27, 2019

The Nation’s Rachel Shabi analyzes why Labour was crushed in the last election. She also explores what this says about the future of political struggle in Britain, the United States, and the world.

Where is the Outrage Over British Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s Book, ’72 Virgins’?

December 24, 2019

Marc Steiner and Moshe Machover discuss why the lack of outrage over Johnson’s book is so concerning.

Melting Greenland Could Displace 400M People; UN Climate Deal Does Little to Help

December 17, 2019

A new study says that Greenland is melting at a pace far faster than previously estimated and could displace 400 million people due to global sea-level rise.

All Is Not Lost for Labour

December 13, 2019

British activist Tariq Ali argues that Labour’s strategy was deeply flawed, but turmoil will follow Boris Johnson despite the large Conservative victory.

Anti-Semitism in the Labour Party: A Comprehensive Study of Nothing

December 10, 2019

Jamie Stern-Weiner discusses his collection of essays, articles, and studies that examine the allegations of anti-Semitism in the British Labour Party. The book finds extensive evidence that accusations have been fabricated in order to delegitimize the Labour Party, and that party leader Jeremy Corbyn is struggling against a wave of fake news, manipulation and lies.