Europe

French President Macron Praises Nazi-Collaborating Leader, Whitewashing World War I Bloodbath

French President Macron Praises Nazi-Collaborating Leader, Whitewashing World War I Bloodbath

November 10, 2018

France’s centrist President Macron ignited a firestorm for praising Nazi collaborator leader Philippe Pétain for his role in World War I. Historian Adam Hochschild argues war resisters are the real heroes who should be honored, as Trump visits Paris to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the end of WWI

Hitler Wouldn’t Risk Doomsday, But The United States Did  - Daniel Ellsberg on RAI (2/8)

Reality Asserts Itself - Daniel Ellsberg

October 31, 2018
In this series, Daniel Ellsberg and Paul Jay explore Ellsberg's latest book, The Doomsday Machine: Confessions of a Nuclear War Planner. In the introduction to the book, Ellsberg writes: “No policies in human history have more deserved to be recognized as immoral or insane. The story of how this calamitous predicament came about and how and why it has persisted over a half a century is a chronicle of human madness. Whether Americans, Russians, and other humans can rise to the challenge of reversing these policies and eliminating the danger of near-term extinction caused by their own inventions and proclivities remains to be seen. I choose to join with others in acting as if that is still possible.”
European Parliament Bans Single-Use Plastics in Historic Vote

European Parliament Bans Single-Use Plastics in Historic Vote

October 25, 2018

Dr. Jonathan Latham says 95% of table salt contains plastic due to plastics pollution in the oceans    

Canadian Miner Eldorado Gold Demands 850 Million Euros From Greek State

Canadian Miner Eldorado Gold Demands 850 Million Euros From Greek State

October 22, 2018

Maria Kadoglou of Mining Watch Greece discusses resistance to the Skouries gold mine

Does the UK Need Donald Trump, or does America need Jeremy Corbyn?

Does the UK Need Donald Trump, or does America Need Jeremy Corbyn?

October 22, 2018

In Part 1, TRNN correspondent Jaisal Noor speaks to Brits about their views on the U.S. president, Brexit, and more

How Germany Breaks its Own Laws to Arm Saudi Arabia

How Germany Breaks its Own Laws to Arm Saudi Arabia

October 21, 2018

The German government is pursuing the interests of the its arms industry, even as this means violating their own laws, their coalition agreement, and promises to the public

Oscar Romero, Martyr for Salvadoran Revolution, Canonized by Pope Francis

Oscar Romero, Martyr for Salvadoran Revolution, Canonized by Pope Francis

October 17, 2018

The Embattled Pope wore Archbishop Romero’s blood soaked rope belt as he announced his canonization. Father Roy Bourgeois brings the reality into context

As Far Right Marches in London, UK Teachers Organize Against Racism

As Far Right Marches in London, UK Teachers Organize Against Racism

October 15, 2018

Educators gathered in Leeds to share strategies on how to combat growing racism, xenophobia and and Islamophobia across the UK

Greek State Prosecutes 21 Environmental Defenders for Opposition to Eldorado Gold Mine

Greek State Prosecutes 21 Environmental Defenders for Opposition to Eldorado Gold Mine

October 12, 2018

After an arson attack on the Skouries gold mine in northern Greece, a major criminal trial begins in Thessaloniki

Laura Flanders Show: Transformative Cities - Crisis and Opportunity in Amsterdam

Laura Flanders Show: Transformative Cities – Crisis and Opportunity in Amsterdam

October 7, 2018

“Cities accumulate capital, people, aspirations, and power. But, whose power? Whose aspirations? How can we find in the city a place of possibility?” These are the questions from Laura Flanders’ opening statements at the Transnational Institute’s convening on Transformative Cities in Amsterdam during July 2018