Europe

Assange Arrest Sparks Interest in Gore Vidal Book

Assange Arrest: Background and Implications

April 11, 2019
Our recent coverage of the arrest of Julian Assange
What is NATO Good For?

What is NATO Good For?

April 8, 2019

As foreign ministers gathered in Washington to celebrate NATO’s 70th anniversary and deliberated about its further extension, prominent peace activists also gathered to present a critique of NATO. Carmen Russell reports from DC

EU Clamps Down on Freedom of Speech in name of Copyright Protection

EU Clamps Down on Freedom of Speech in name of Copyright Protection

April 5, 2019

Julia Reda of the Pirate Party warns that the law does not protect creators, but large interest groups. Internet platforms such as Facebook, YouTube, Twitter will install filters and ban access to material individuals upload who do not buy the rights for everything they use

'Obscene' Bipartisan Applause for NATO in Congress

‘Obscene’ Bipartisan Applause for NATO in Congress

April 3, 2019

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg addresses a joint session of the U.S. Congress fanning the fire of a ‘Russian threat.’ Peter Kuznick says it is an ‘obscene bipartisan spectacle applauding war’; Pietro Shakarian discusses the self-serving NATO expansion and the hyperbolic Russia threat narrative

Defence of European Empires was Original NATO Goal

Defence of European Empires was Original NATO Goal

April 3, 2019

Another major factor driving the creation of NATO was a desire to bolster colonial authority and bring the world under a US geopolitical umbrella. Part 2 in Yves Engler’s series on NATO on the occasion of its 70th anniversary

Is Global Recession Looming?

Is Global Recession Looming?

April 3, 2019

According to Heiner Flassbeck, former head of UNCTAD, there are many factors pointing to a convergence in a normal cyclical downturn, deepening recession in Europe, complicated by potential hard Brexit–With host Paul Jay

The Anti-Democratic Roots of NATO

The Anti-Democratic Roots of NATO

April 2, 2019

The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) must be understood from its roots, which is anti-democratic says Yves Engler, while discussing his four part print series on The Real News

WitchHunt: Controversy Over Anti-Semitism and the British Labour Party

WitchHunt: Controversy Over Anti-Semitism and the British Labour Party

April 1, 2019

Filmmaker Jon Pullman discusses his film WitchHunt, about the suppression of critical voices in the Labour Party and the influence of the Israeli lobby    

Deep Faith in the Deep State Gives Dems a Set Back

Deep Faith in the Deep State Gives Dems a Set Back

March 31, 2019

Our weekly panel discusses the Mueller Report, as the Democrats and their media allies put their eggs in the Russia-Gate basket and handed Trump a PR victory – Jacqueline Luqman, Jeff Cohen and host Paul Jay

On NATO’s 70th Anniversary Important to Remember its Anti-Democratic Roots

On NATO’s 70th Anniversary Important to Remember its Anti-Democratic Roots

March 31, 2019

With NATO turning 70 next week it’s a good occasion to revisit the creation of a military alliance operating under the stated principle that an “attack  against one ally is considered as an attack against all allies.” Now encompassing 29 member states, the north Atlantic alliance was instigated by US, British and Canadian officials.