Europe

Real Media: Royal Windsor Horse Show, Sponsored by Tyrants

Real Media: Royal Windsor Horse Show, Sponsored by Tyrants

May 19, 2018

Bahraini activists expose the tyranny of Bahrain’s King Hamad, and the relationship between the UK and Bahrain which endorses a violent regime through sponsorship, arms deals and a new UK naval base

Italian Populist Parties About to Form "Highly Unstable" Government

Italian Populist Parties About to Form “Highly Unstable” Government

May 15, 2018

The rightwing League and the progressive-populist 5-Star Movement are about to form a new coalition government in Italy. However, given the large number of differences between the parties and Silvio Berlusconi’s efforts to undermine the government, it might not last long, says Prof. Steve Hellman

Real Media: Hot Off The Press, The Third Degree

Real Media: Hot Off The Press, The Third Degree

May 14, 2018

In collaboration with DeSmog, Real Media takes on #ShellKnew – an unfolding story of Shell’s awareness of its impact on climate change and how it has managed its image through PR as being a green socially responsible company, and the Trade Secrets Act which gives more rights to corporations above journalists and whistleblowers

Atmospheric CO2 Concentration at Highest Level in 800,000 Years

May 13, 2018

Carbon dioxide – the main atmospheric greenhouse gas – reached 410 parts per million in April, for the first time in recorded history. The connection to global warming is undeniable, but emissions have plateaued, which means that we can still reverse this trend, says climate scientist Michael Mann

UK Local Elections: A Stalemate for Labour and Conservatives

UK Local Elections: A Stalemate for Labour and Conservatives

May 7, 2018

The Labour Party does very well in London, better than they have in 50 years, and yet no major gains against the Tories, we speak to Jon Lansman of Momentum to analyze the results

French Unions & Students Mobilize Against Reforms: Another May ’68?

May 4, 2018

50 years after France’s legendary May 1968, which almost toppled the government, unions and students are again mobilizing against the government. However, while the establishment celebrates May ’68, its criticizes today’s protest movement, says Le Monde Diplomatique’s Renaud Lambert

French Politicians Shift Blame for Anti-Semitism onto Muslims

French Politicians Shift Blame for Anti-Semitism onto Muslims

May 1, 2018

French politicians and celebrities signed a manifesto blaming French Muslims for anti-semitism in France. Yasser Louati addresses the hypocrisy in France’s human-rights discourse

Universal Basic Income and Minimum Wages: Progressive or Regressive?

Universal Basic Income and Minimum Wages: Progressive or Regressive?

April 30, 2018

Finland recently decided to end its Universal Basic Income (UBI) experiment, but the debate about whether UBI is progressive or regressive rages on. We speak to Economist Katherine A. Moos of the Political Economic Research Institute, UMass.

UK's 'Windrush Scandal' Makes Countless Long-Time Immigrants Undocumented

UK’s ‘Windrush Scandal’ Makes Countless Long-Time Immigrants Undocumented

April 26, 2018

Tens to hundreds of thousands of immigrants from the Caribbean, living in the UK for decades, now face undocumented status because of a change in government policy. Dr. Clea Bourne speaks about the so-called “Windrush” scandal

How Central Bank Independence Led to Impunity in Latvia

April 25, 2018

Latvia’s extreme austerity and neoliberal experience has led it down the path of becoming a major hub for money laundering. Its Central Bank governor, Ilmars Rimsevics, is at the heart of the scandal, but enjoys the protection of central bank autonomy, explains former financial regulator Bill Black