Europe

Boris Johnson Pushes for New Election as Brexit Fiasco Continues

October 25, 2019

While Britain’s parliament continues to try to figure out if and how to move forward with Brexit, the Labour Party must bring the public debate back to the social terrain to win an upcoming election, says Prof. Leo Panitch.

Spain Sentences Catalan Leaders in Contradictory Ruling

October 18, 2019

Police and protesters clash in Barcelona for a fourth consecutive day over a problematic, contradictory 9-13 year prison sentence for Catalan independence leaders.

Extinction Rebellion: Hundreds Arrested in Protest of Climate Crisis

October 9, 2019

Thousands are taking part in two weeks of civil disobedience aimed at forcing governments to address climate change

Israel’s Benny Gantz Faces Dutch War Crimes Case

October 1, 2019

Ismail Ziada, a Dutch Palestinian who lost six family members when Israel bombarded his home in Gaza, is taking Benny Gantz, the leader of Israel’s Blue and White Party, to court for killing his family. Prof. Hilla Dayan, who observed the proceedings, discusses the case and its impact on Israeli politics.

Johnson's Brexit Mess Now a "Constitutional Crisis"

Johnson’s Brexit Mess Now a “Constitutional Crisis”

September 11, 2019

Britain’s Prime Minister Boris Johnson tried to undermine parliament and the Brexit process by temporarily suspending parliament, but now a court has ruled that the suspension is unlawful and a constitutional crisis unfolds, says Grace Blakeley

Over a Hundred Arrested Resisting one of the World's Largest Arms Fairs

Over a Hundred Arrested Resisting one of the World’s Largest Arms Fairs

September 10, 2019

Hundreds of protesters gathered in East London at one of the world’s largest arms fairs seeking to peacefully prevent the Defence and Security Equipment International from going ahead as usual.

Brexit, Boris, and British Parliament Come to a Head After 3 Years

Brexit, Boris, and British Parliament Come to a Head After 3 Years

September 4, 2019

Nation Editor DD Guttenplan unpacks the politics behind Brexit and the revolt against Boris Johnson by forces not normally aligned. What could lie ahead and why

Extinction Rebellion Stages Liverpool Protest for Climate Action

Extinction Rebellion Stages Liverpool Protest for Climate Action

September 4, 2019

The rapidly-growing movement blocked roads to push the UK government to act on the climate crisis (contributed to TRNN by Merlin Norbury)

Johnson Shuts Down Parliament to Help Ensure No-Deal Brexit

Johnson Shuts Down Parliament to Help Ensure No-Deal Brexit

August 29, 2019

The Nation Editor D.D. Guttenplan walks through the political intricacies of the current “coup” in Britain and analyzes the political and economic consequences of the worldwide right-wing push

Italy's Right-Wing Government Collapses - Will the Next One Be Better?

Italy’s Right-Wing Government Collapses – Will the Next One Be Better?

August 22, 2019

Matteo Salvini of the right-wing League party tried to maneuver for new elections, but failed. Now coalition talks are happening to see if the anti-corruption 5-Star Movement and the center-left Democratic Party can form a government. Luciana Castellina assess the situation