Europe

Opposition Demand for Maduro's Resignation a Non-Starter, Says Norwegian Official

Opposition Demand for Maduro’s Resignation a Non-Starter, Says Norwegian Source

May 31, 2019

An unnamed Norwegian source with inside knowledge of the talks between the Venezuelan opposition and government in Oslo said the opposition “needs to be more realistic.” We discuss the talks with Norwegian Venezuela specialist Eirik Vold

Theresa May's Resignation Could Mean a Hard Brexit

Theresa May’s Resignation Could Mean a Hard Brexit

May 29, 2019

The chaos in Britain’s politics has only intensified in the wake of Theresa May’s resignation and the tremendous losses that Conservatives suffered in the European Parliament election. Prof. Leo Panitch analyzes the result

The New Authoritarians

The New Authoritarians

May 28, 2019

David Renton discusses his new book The New Authoritarians: Convergence on the Right. Although the new wave of right-wing politicians is not fascist, it is dangerous and must be studied closely in order for the left to have a chance to fight back. The book focuses on the U.S, UK and France, and shows the…

As Trump Threatens Iran With War, Espionage Charges Against Assange Threaten Journalists

As Trump Threatens Iran With War, Espionage Charges Against Assange Threaten Journalists

May 24, 2019

The Espionage Act removes the possibility of a public interest defense for Julian Assange, and sends a chilling message to journalists and whistleblowers

Trump-Bolton Aggression Against Iran Contained by Russia, Japan, China, and EU

Trump-Bolton Aggression Against Iran Contained by Russia, Japan, China, and EU

May 19, 2019

Vijay Prashad says the very dangerous statements, economic sanctions and military aggression unleashed by Washington this week against Iran was countered by cool headed diplomacy by Japan, Russia, EU and China

Trump's Huawei Ban Confirms 'Telecommunications Are Geopolitical Weapons'

Trump’s Huawei Ban Confirms ‘Telecommunications Are Geopolitical Weapons’

May 17, 2019

As Trump warns of the surveillance danger of Huawei, the real concern of consumers should be the fact they are being surveilled by the U.S. government and all tech companies, says Yasha Levine

German Parliament Criminalizes Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions Movement

German Parliament Criminalizes Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions Movement

May 17, 2019

Germany becomes the first country in the world to criminalize the BDS movement. Shir Hever, TRNN Correspondent in Germany and expert on Palestine-Israel, responds

Assange Extradition Will Have Chilling Effect on Investigative Journalism, Free Speech

Assange Extradition Will Have Chilling Effect on Investigative Journalism, Free Speech

May 3, 2019

We speak to Julian Assange’s lawyer, Jennifer Robinson, about the first extradition hearing Assange had in London, where he refused to voluntarily turn himself over to US authorities

Guilt by Association? Arrest of Assange Friend Has No Basis

Guilt by Association? Arrest of Assange Friend Has No Basis

May 3, 2019

Cyber-security and privacy expert Ola Bini was arrested in Ecuador the same day that Ecuador revoked Julian Assange’s asylum. A court now affirmed his pre-trial detention, while his parents and his lawyers say it has no basis

UK Parliament Endorses Jeremy Corbyn’s Call for a Climate Emergency Declaration

UK Parliament Endorses Jeremy Corbyn’s Call for a Climate Emergency Declaration

May 2, 2019

Corbyn: “Are we content to hand down a broken planet to our children? That is the question members must ask themselves today. We have the chance to act before it’s too late. It’s a chance that won’t be available to succeeding generations. It is our historic duty to take it.” We publish Corbyn’s full speech…