Europe

EU Shares Blame For Amazon’s Destruction, Research Shows

EU Shares Blame For Amazon’s Destruction, Research Shows

July 31, 2020

Despite criticizing Jair Bolsonaro’s right-wing government for environmental crimes, the EU is still the biggest consumer of deforestation-contaminated products from Brazil.

Congo Doesn’t Need An Apology, It Needs Justice And Reparations

Congo Doesn’t Need An Apology, It Needs Justice And Reparations

July 13, 2020

King Philippe expressed regret for King Leopold II’s atrocities in the Congo, but Belgium continues to plunder its resources says human rights activist Kambale Musavuli.

Srebrenica At 25: Have We Learned Anything?

Srebrenica At 25: Have We Learned Anything?

July 10, 2020

In 1995, between July 11-22, Serbian forces murdered 8,327 defenseless Bosnians in an act of genocide. What’s happened to international law and outrage over crimes against humanity?

Boycotting Israel Is Not A Crime, Says European Human Rights Court

Boycotting Israel Is Not A Crime, Says European Human Rights Court

June 25, 2020

The EHRC overturned the French court’s convictions of 12 BDS activists for “incitement to discrimination” in a watershed ruling for the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions movement.

How Democracy Falls In East Europe And The Balkans

May 18, 2020

Freedom House says Eastern European and Balkans democracies are in danger. COVID-19 has opened the door to surveillance, and threatens democracies from Hungary to India to Israel.

UK Supreme Court Reverses BDS Ban

May 7, 2020

The Palestine Solidarity Campaign, the largest British Palestinian solidarity group, successfully petitioned to reverse a 2016 ban preventing local governments divesting from companies involved in the Israeli occupation.

Is Germany Dealing With COVID-19 As Well As We Think?

May 5, 2020

Despite the hype around Chancellor Angela Merkel’s handling of the COVID-19 pandemic, testing kits are still scarce, medical teams are overworked, and unemployed workers receive less compensation than in other European countries.

Germany Plans To Arm Drones Under Cover Of COVID-19 Crisis

May 4, 2020

Peace groups in Germany are alarmed that the German defense ministry is planning to arm drones while the legally-required debate can’t be held under the COVID-19 shutdown.

Labour Party Plot Against Corbyn Revealed

April 28, 2020

Newly-elected leader Keir Starmer promised to investigate the evidence that senior party members actively undermined Jeremy Corbyn, even at the cost of weakening Labour in the general election.

Reverse Shock Doctrine? Spain Moves Towards Permanent Basic Income

April 10, 2020

Even the business community has signaled support for the proposal as Spain’s economy craters during the coronavirus pandemic.