Europe

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

Coming to Terms With One's Religious Past - RAI with Matthew Fox (8/8)

Reality Asserts Itself - Matthew Fox

August 22, 2019
Matthew Fox, a former Catholic priest and theologian talks about the ways conservatives and progressives claim the Catholic religion, and how the secular left ignores religion at its own peril
Germany Shows Signs of Recession - Is the Global Economy Next?

Germany Shows Signs of Recession – Is the Global Economy Next?

August 15, 2019

Heiner Flassbeck argues that the China-US trade war is not having as much of an impact on the global economy as many assume. China’s currency is not undervalued, despite its recent devaluation. Rather, the undervalued Euro gives Germany a real competitive advantage in world trade. It’s actually Europe’s economic weakness that is dragging down Germany,…

Will Germany Become the Military Power it Once Was?

Will Germany Become the Military Power it Once Was?

August 7, 2019

Annette Groth discusses the three demands by the U.S to Germany to increase its military power and presence overseas, and the new right-wing minister of defense Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer. For now Germany is loathe to send troops or ships to Syria or Hormuz, but Kramp-Karrenbauer has already announced her intention to increase military spending to 2%…

Over 100 Killed in Another Mediterannean Shipwreck as Europe Watches

Over 100 Killed in Another Mediterannean Shipwreck as Europe Watches

August 2, 2019

Frédéric Penard discusses the efforts of small NGOs to rescue refugees crossing the Mediterranean, against the efforts of European governments to block the entry of people fleeing war and famine

Why Yet Another General Election for Spain?

Why Yet Another General Election for Spain?

July 31, 2019

Spain’s Socialist party PSOE and the leftist Unidas Podemos party failed to form a coalition government and now new elections loom if new talks go nowhere. It looks like PSOE’s lack of interest in a leftist coalition was the reason for the failure, says Sebastiaan Faber

How Do You Confront Prime Minister Boris Johnson?

How Do You Confront Prime Minister Boris Johnson?

July 30, 2019

Labor MP Chris Williamson talks about how to combat the austerity and right-wing policies of Johnson, and says people should stop worrying about Brexit

Growing Alarm in Germany Following Right-Wing Attacks

Growing Alarm in Germany Following Right-Wing Attacks

July 26, 2019

In June, the fatal shooting of a pro-migrant politician sent shockwaves through the country. This week, there were two more incidents suspected of having right-wing extremist motives. The violence has left political leaders searching for answers

New Study Predicts Millions of Americans May Become Exposed To "Off The Charts" Heat

New Study Predicts Millions of Americans May Become Exposed to “Off the Charts” Heat

July 26, 2019

Climate scientist Michael Mann discusses the increasing frequency and severity of heat waves, just as the US, Europe, and India are experiencing this Summer