Europe

Genoa Bridge Disaster Plays Into Hands of Italy’s Far-Right

August 15, 2018

The death toll from a bridge collapse in the Italian city of Genoa has reached at least thirty-nine. The tragedy has ignited national frustration with crumbling infrastructure and economic austerity — and it’s Italy’s far-right that has taken most advantage. We speak to Steve Hellman, professor emeritus at York University.

German Police Attack a Jewish Professor, and Blame it on “a Palestinian”

August 15, 2018

Prof. Yitzhak Melamed was the victim of a hate crime in Bonn, perpetrated by those whose duty is to protect him

US Policy Toward Global Internet Governance Is Misguided Says Richard Hill

August 13, 2018
Richard Hill recounts the US led large scale commercial implementation of the Internet based on ARPANET technology where a key public interest prerequisite, security, was missing to the present where vital public interest preconditions are missing in US e-commerce policy initiatives proposing free flow of data across national borders

As Europe Goes Right, Some Cities Take a Different Path

August 12, 2018

At the Fearless Cities Conference, Barcelona en Comú’s Gala Pin says cities are the future of democratic governance

Is Jeremy Corbyn's "anti-Semitism Crisis" a Smear Campaign?

August 11, 2018
UK Opposition leader Jeremy Corbyn is accused of presiding over a surge of anti-Semitism inside the Labour Party. Author Norman Finkelstein and British scholar Jamie Stern-Weiner say that Corbyn's foes have cynically concocted a fake scandal to sabotage his progressive agenda and support for Palestinian rights

The Link Between Immigration and the Military Budget

August 10, 2018

IPS’s Khuri Peterson-Smith joins Marc Steiner to talk about the connection between the new US military budget and its direct connection to the the immigration crisis and Trump’s policies in both areas

Greece’s Government and Creditors Downplay Austerity’s Effects in ‘National Tragedy’ Wildfires

August 9, 2018

Greek journalist Aris Chatzistefanou says austerity has degraded Greece’s ability to manage threats to public safety

Israeli Commandos Brutally Attack Freedom Flotilla Activists in International Waters

August 3, 2018

Indigenous leader Larry Commodore returns to Canada after being released from an Israeli prison

Extreme Heat Could Make One Third of Planet Uninhabitable

August 1, 2018

Climate scientist Michael Mann says that, under a business-as-usual scenario, the mass displacement of billions could trigger an unprecedented national security crisis