Europe

When Activists Take Over City Hall: The Case of Barcelona, Spain

When Activists Take Over City Hall: The Case of Barcelona, Spain

December 17, 2018

Ada Colau, who had been a long-time housing activist, won the Mayoral election of Barcelona in 2015 and a tough battle against long-entrenched forces, but is managing to gradually transform the city. Paul Jay talks to her about her experience

Russian Bombers Landing in Venezuela: A Reaction to US Threats

Russian Bombers Landing in Venezuela: A Reaction to US Threats

December 14, 2018

While the US tried to portray the landing of Russian nuclear weapons capable bombers in Venezuela as a threat, Venezuela clearly sees the US as the threat, which is why the Russian military was invited, say Steve Ellner and Greg Wilpert

Theresa May’s Brexit Blood in Water as UK Tories Circle

Theresa May’s Brexit Blood in Water as UK Tories Circle

December 12, 2018

UK Prime Minister Theresa May wins a no-confidence vote, but the Conservatives remain split on the Brexit deal, says Jeremy Smith, Co-director of Prime Economics

Ukraine Requests NATO Military Buildup, Imposes Martial Law as Russia Sends Troops to Border

Ukraine Requests NATO Military Buildup, Imposes Martial Law as Russia Sends Troops to Border

December 12, 2018

Tensions flare as Ukraine imposes martial law and President Poroshenko requests a major NATO military presence in the Black Sea, while Russia sends troops to Crimea and its border. Historian Tarik Cyril Amar speaks about the increasing militarization of the conflict

Hungary's Far-Right Government Hurtling Toward Dictatorship with Crackdown on Free Press

Hungary’s Far-Right Government Hurtling Toward Dictatorship with Crackdown on Free Press

December 11, 2018

The far-right government of EU/NATO member Hungary is cracking down on independent media. Prime Minister Viktor Orban is also exploiting anti-Semitism, while closely allied with Israel. Journalist Benjamin Novak says even elections are now just a formality

France’s ‘Yellow Vest’ Protests Emerged Spontaneously, without Leadership

December 10, 2018

Prof. Jean Bricmont explains that the ‘yellow vest’ movement is an expression of decades of frustration with declining living standards due to the dismantling of France’’ welfare state

Ecuadorian Ex-Diplomat: Report Claiming Assange Met Manafort Is False

Ecuadorian Ex-Diplomat: Report Claiming Assange Met Manafort Is False

December 6, 2018

The Guardian report claiming WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange met with Paul Manafort is fake news, says the former consul in Ecuador’s London embassy, Fidel Narváez. But it is true that Trump’s ex-campaign chairman met with new Ecuadorian President Lenin Moreno to discuss handing Assange over to the US.

The Never-Ending Brexit

The Never-Ending Brexit

November 30, 2018

The Brexit agreement between the UK and the EU is a temporary arrangement that maintains much of the status quo and does not really provide a clear path forward. As it stands, it could lead to Prime Minister Theresa May’s fall, says Prof. Leo Panitch

NATO & EU Member Poland Collaborates with Fascists & Mandates Holocaust Revisionism

NATO & EU Member Poland Collaborates with Fascists & Mandates Holocaust Revisionism

November 29, 2018

Poland’s far-right government, a close US ally, co-sponsored a fascist march after passing a law that makes Holocaust revisionism mandatory. Dovid Katz of Defending History warns Eastern European NATO/EU member states are becoming authoritarian nationalist regimes

Moscow & NATO Playing a 'Dangerous Tit-For-Tat Game' in the Ukraine

Moscow & NATO Playing a ‘Dangerous Tit-For-Tat Game’ in the Ukraine

November 26, 2018

Col. Lawrence Wilkerson says that the latest Ukraine crisis, in which Russia is holding Ukrainian navy boats, was foreseeable and likely, given NATO’s constant encroachment on Russia’s border region