Europe

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.

United Nations Special Rapporteur on Torture on the Julian Assange Case

February 12, 2020

In this speech, Nils Melzer, a United Nations Special Rapporteur on Torture and Professor of international law at the University of Glasgow, talks about the case of Julian Assange. This speech was recorded on the 4th of February, 2020 at the Royal National Hotel in London in a public rally organized by the Don’t Extradite…

Irish Left Set to Win General Election, But Still Shut Out of Governing?

February 7, 2020

For the first time in 100 years neither of Ireland’s two historically dominant parties will win a plurality of the vote, providing an opening to Sinn Fein and other left parties. What made this possible?