Europe

Germany’s Social Democrats Are Moving Left. Will it Save the Party?

December 5, 2019

Germany’s SPD followed the example of Britain’s Labour party, electing new left-wing leadership after years of decline. Steve Hudson, an activist in both parties, discusses whether this move can still save the SPD.

Do We Still Need NATO?

December 4, 2019

Macron said the alliance is brain dead, and Trump tweeted about Europe not paying its fair share. Bureaucratic inertia and vested interests are keeping NATO alive.

AcTVism: The Julian Assange Case

December 3, 2019

In this video we compile excerpts of interviews that we conducted from 2018 to 2019 pertaining to the extradition case of Julian Assange and the implications it has on press freedoms and democracy. This compilation includes analyses from Abby Martin, Jill Stein, Yanis Varoufakis and Noam Chomsky. This video also includes statements from Edward Snowden,…

Laura Flanders Show: Mondragon’s Cooperatives and the Legacy of its Founder

December 2, 2019

In this episode, Laura learns about the culture of the Basque Country’s Mondragon Coop and the history of its founding by Catholic Priest José María Arizmendiarrieta’s. Catholic social doctrine, resisting Franco, and protecting Basque identity are all part of the story of the world’s largest cooperatively owned business. Follow Laura as she endeavors to understand…

Capitalism’s Failures Ignited Worldwide Protests

November 29, 2019

While the spark for each protest might be different, it is not about left and right but the failure of neoliberalism

Britain’s Labour Party Fights to Retain Traditional Strongholds

November 29, 2019

The town of Bishop Auckland in northern England has traditionally been a Labour stronghold. But frustration over Brexit and years of decline appear to have left many locals ready to switch allegiance.

Laura Flanders Show: Cooperation vs Authoritarianism in Spain

November 25, 2019

Laura Flanders travels to Spain to learn how people in two of the regions most brutally repressed under the dictatorship of Francisco Franco built the world’s largest worker-owned co-ops. From the Basque Country to Barcelona, she speaks with co-op members who explain how humanist models of business helped their parents and grandparents survive dictatorship.

Spain’s Far Right Wins Big, But Left Coalition Still Possible

November 14, 2019

Spain held its second parliamentary election this year last Sunday, and the anti-immigrant and nationalist Vox party doubled its representation. But the vote might not resolve Spain’s political impasse.

30 Years After Berlin Wall Fell, Germany’s Divide Persists

November 8, 2019

Despite billions of euros in subsidies and an overhaul of infrastructure in the east, economic differences between eastern and western Germany persist. And top jobs in the east are still filled by people from the west 30 years on.

Julian Assange’s Extradition Process Is ‘A Charade’

November 5, 2019

Filmmaker John Pilger attended Julian Assange’s last court hearing and observed not only that Assange is visibly suffering from prison mistreatment, but his defense is not being given a fair chance to make its case against his extradition to the US.