Europe

A Doctor In Italy Shares Lessons Learned Battling COVID-19

April 3, 2020

Italian doctors and labor organizers learned painful lessons from the global coronavirus pandemic.

Ireland Vows To Treat All COVID-19 Patients For Free

April 1, 2020

The Irish government nationalized its hospitals, imposed a rent freeze, and authorized state-funded childcare, promising free treatment for patients with COVID-19.

Spain Nationalized Private Clinics To Fight COVID-19—What Happens After The Pandemic?

March 30, 2020

Spain faced the second worst infection rate in Europe, and took control of the country’s private health care companies to improve its response. What does this mean for Spain’s public health care system going forward?

Germany Plays Key Role in Undermining ICC Case Against Israel

March 5, 2020

Professor Norman Finkelstein outlines the obstacles to holding Israel accountable for war crimes at the International Criminal Court. One of Israel’s main allies in undermining the effort is Germany.

Turkey Weaponizing Refugees as Idlib Fight Escalates

March 3, 2020

Turkey opens European border allowing refugees to flee, Greek military tear gases refugees. Why? To force EU to back Turkey in Syria while Russia backs Assad.

Assange Extradition: Political Persecution for Journalism?

March 2, 2020

Julian Assange’s extradition hearings have finally begun in London, and his defense has the burden of showing that the US case is an act of political persecution.

EU Gives 32 Gas Permits as Study Says Methane Undercounted by 40%

February 26, 2020

In what will be a huge boon for US fracking, 32 different natural gas projects on the Projects of Common Interest list have been greenlit by the European Commission. Congress gave $1 billion to projects on the list last December.

Germany Is Failing to Take Racism Seriously

February 26, 2020

A white supremacist in Hanau murdered ten people. German authorities, however, refuse to acknowledge the connection between Islamophobia and anti-Semitism, considering only the latter to be worthy of attention.

NATO’s Arctic War Exercise Unites Climate Change and WWIII

February 24, 2020

NATO will hold war games in Norway’s Arctic Circle in March, where it will be supporting climate change-induced resource extraction and increasing the military tension with Russia.

Tariq Ali Speaks Out on Assange’s Case and US Wars

February 18, 2020

In this Feb. 4 speech at a public event for Julian Assange at the Royal National Hotel in London, author, writer, filmmaker, and public intellectual Tariq Ali speaks about Julian Assange’s extradition case.