Europe

30 Years After Berlin Wall Fell, Germany’s Divide Persists

November 8, 2019

Despite billions of euros in subsidies and an overhaul of infrastructure in the east, economic differences between eastern and western Germany persist. And top jobs in the east are still filled by people from the west 30 years on.

Julian Assange’s Extradition Process Is ‘A Charade’

November 5, 2019

Filmmaker John Pilger attended Julian Assange’s last court hearing and observed not only that Assange is visibly suffering from prison mistreatment, but his defense is not being given a fair chance to make its case against his extradition to the US.

Boris Johnson Pushes for New Election as Brexit Fiasco Continues

October 25, 2019

While Britain’s parliament continues to try to figure out if and how to move forward with Brexit, the Labour Party must bring the public debate back to the social terrain to win an upcoming election, says Prof. Leo Panitch.

Spain Sentences Catalan Leaders in Contradictory Ruling

October 18, 2019

Police and protesters clash in Barcelona for a fourth consecutive day over a problematic, contradictory 9-13 year prison sentence for Catalan independence leaders.

Extinction Rebellion: Hundreds Arrested in Protest of Climate Crisis

October 9, 2019

Thousands are taking part in two weeks of civil disobedience aimed at forcing governments to address climate change

Israel’s Benny Gantz Faces Dutch War Crimes Case

October 1, 2019

Ismail Ziada, a Dutch Palestinian who lost six family members when Israel bombarded his home in Gaza, is taking Benny Gantz, the leader of Israel’s Blue and White Party, to court for killing his family. Prof. Hilla Dayan, who observed the proceedings, discusses the case and its impact on Israeli politics.

Johnson's Brexit Mess Now a "Constitutional Crisis"

Johnson’s Brexit Mess Now a “Constitutional Crisis”

September 11, 2019

Britain’s Prime Minister Boris Johnson tried to undermine parliament and the Brexit process by temporarily suspending parliament, but now a court has ruled that the suspension is unlawful and a constitutional crisis unfolds, says Grace Blakeley

Over a Hundred Arrested Resisting one of the World's Largest Arms Fairs

Over a Hundred Arrested Resisting one of the World’s Largest Arms Fairs

September 10, 2019

Hundreds of protesters gathered in East London at one of the world’s largest arms fairs seeking to peacefully prevent the Defence and Security Equipment International from going ahead as usual.

Brexit, Boris, and British Parliament Come to a Head After 3 Years

Brexit, Boris, and British Parliament Come to a Head After 3 Years

September 4, 2019

Nation Editor DD Guttenplan unpacks the politics behind Brexit and the revolt against Boris Johnson by forces not normally aligned. What could lie ahead and why

Extinction Rebellion Stages Liverpool Protest for Climate Action

Extinction Rebellion Stages Liverpool Protest for Climate Action

September 4, 2019

The rapidly-growing movement blocked roads to push the UK government to act on the climate crisis (contributed to TRNN by Merlin Norbury)