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Catalonia, open letter to Juncker and Tusk: the silence of the EU is unjustifiable

Sat, 04/11/2017 - 15:01

In front of the repressive escalation in Catalonia, 185 politicians, intellectuals, academics and MEPs have signed an open letter to European Commission President Juncker and European Council President Tusk to urge the European Union to intervene for the salvation of fundamental freedoms. Dear President Juncker, dear President Tusk: We are scholars, politicians, public intellectuals and members […]

Redazione Italia

Civil society together with refugees in Greece: scaling up pressure on the government

Thu, 02/11/2017 - 17:39

It’s less than a month from today since solidarity groups, NGOs and refugees started to scale up their opposition to what continues to be the reception conditions for asylum seekers on Greek islands in the North-East Aegean. Learning from the lessons of last winter, when we witnessed people living in tents under heavy snow and […]

Pressenza Athens

Parallel to COP23: People’s Climate Summit 2017

Thu, 02/11/2017 - 17:27

COP23 in Bonn – that means 22 previous world climate summits which saw much talking but little action. Also for this year’s summit there is not a lot to be expected from the politicians of the industrialized nations still under pressure from lobbying by multinationals, oil barons and greed for profits. The fact that this […]

Pressenza Muenchen

Eurocities Social Affairs Forum: Social Rights for all

Wed, 01/11/2017 - 06:42

The EUROCITIES Social Affairs Forum met in Gothenburg on 25-26 October to discuss the role of cities in promoting a more social Europe and in delivering on a European Pillar of Social Rights. Europe’s major cities are ready to work with the EU institutions and member states to guarantee social rights for all. As the […]

Redazione Italia

Ada Colau: Not in my name

Fri, 27/10/2017 - 19:58

By Ada Colau [1] Talking so much about the train crash on conditional or in the future, it is hard to assimilate that today is the day. A decade of neglect of the Popular Party in Catalonia ends up today with the approval of the Senate of Article 155. Rajoy has presented it among the […]

Redacción Barcelona

Czech Republic shifts to the right

Mon, 23/10/2017 - 11:14

The Czech Republic held parliamentary elections last weekend. Members of our DiEM25 local group (DSC) in České Budějovice recommended a vote for the Greens and Pirates, because these parties have been broadly supportive of DiEM25’s programme and activities in the Czech Republic for a long time (the Pirates signed on to DiEM25’s manifesto soon after […]

DiEM25

The European Parliament is a democratic façade — it needs the right to initiate and pass legislation

Mon, 23/10/2017 - 10:54

We built DiEM25 to crush the authoritarian and anti-democratic dogma of Euro-TINA; that There Is No Alternative to the current version of the EU. Not often does our mission receive support from Brussels, the capital of the ailing EU. But last Thursday, the ENVI and LIBE Committees of the European Parliament reminded us that there […]

DiEM25

Austrian Elections: The Crisis of Europe Continues

Sun, 22/10/2017 - 09:58

By Roberto Savio The Austrian elections show clearly that media have given up on contextualising events. To do that, calls for a warning about Europe’s future, as a vehicle of European values is required. Europe has been weakened by all the recent elections, with the notable exception of France. Common to all, France included, were […]

Human Wrongs Watch

Demonstration for the liberation of Cuixart and Sànchez, dignity in front of totalitarianism

Sun, 22/10/2017 - 09:02

By Enric Feliu, Images by Esperanza Fernándes, Daniel Cruz and Krystyna Schreiber “The streets will always be ours”. This is the slogan that resonated on Paseo de Gracia [Barcelona] this afternoon, from the throats of hundreds of thousands of people who wanted to respond to the government in Madrid, which this morning announced that it will […]

Redacción Barcelona

Federal Judge in Maryland Deals Second Blow to Trump’s Latest Travel Ban

Thu, 19/10/2017 - 13:38

A federal judge in Maryland has blocked parts of President Trump’s most recent travel ban, dealing a second blow to Trump’s effort to block citizens from eight countries from entering the United States. In Wednesday’s ruling, Maryland District Judge Theodore Chuang said President Trump’s own words convinced the judge that the latest ban is an […]

Democracy Now!

Trump to Tsipras: You’re one of our best clients!

Thu, 19/10/2017 - 11:49

“I want to thank the Prime Minister and the Greek people for serving as gracious hosts to our US naval forces at Souda bay. I also commend Greece for being one of the few NATO countries currently spending at least 2% of GDP on defence.”. This is how, the President of the USA confirmed the […]

Marianella Kloka

Know Your Stuff: The Terrorism Industry – Video with Swiss Historian Dr. Daniele Ganser

Wed, 18/10/2017 - 19:01

In this educational video with Swiss historian Dr. Daniele Ganser, who specializes in post-World War ll contemporary history and International Politics, we talk about the meaning of the term “War on Terror” (also known as Global War on Terrorism) and how the military industrial complex benefits from its usage. Click here to get to the […]

acTVism Munich

Federal Judge Halts Most of President Trump’s Latest Travel Ban

Wed, 18/10/2017 - 12:29

A federal judge in Hawaii blocked most of President Trump’s latest version of a travel ban Tuesday, just hours before it was set to take effect. U.S. District Judge Derrick Watson, who previously blocked plans by the administration to ban refugees and travelers from six majority-Muslim nations, ruled the latest ban “plainly discriminates based on […]

Democracy Now!

Forbidden to vote, demonstrate or think: Enough is enough!

Wed, 18/10/2017 - 09:13

Catalonia is experiencing a political catastrophe with repercussions in all areas of society. Mariano Rajoy is preparing the ground to sow Article 155 based on a policy of lies. The last few months have seen the utmost tension in Catalonia, and by proximity, in Spain and in neighbouring Europe, which is looking the other way […]

Raquel Paricio

Referendums get a bad press – but to fix Britain, we need more of them

Wed, 18/10/2017 - 06:46

By George Monbiot for The Guardian  Voting once every five years alienates us from politics. Participatory rather than representative democracy would allow us more say in how we run the country You lost, suck it up: this is how our politics works. If the party you voted for lost the election, you have no meaningful […]

George Monbiot

Iraqi Seizure Of Oil-Rich Kirkuk From Kurds Risks Broader War

Tue, 17/10/2017 - 23:26

By Jordan Shilton Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi ordered an offensive by Iraqi army units and pro-government Shia militias Monday to capture the oil-rich city of Kirkuk and surrounding areas from the Kurdish Regional Government (KRG). The attack, which reportedly provoked clashes in some areas between Iraqi units and Peshmerga fighters, threatens not only to […]

Countercurrents

World under threat from “rogue” Trump

Tue, 17/10/2017 - 07:33

By Tony Robinson for DiEM25. US President Donald Trump’s refusal to recertify the Iran Nuclear Deal effectively sets a bomb ticking beneath it. The deal was the product of years of diplomatic moves by the international community to prevent Iran from developing nuclear weapons after the International Atomic Energy Agency declared Iran to be in […]

DiEM25

Jeremy Corbyn: “Yes, Labour is threatening to destroy the current economic model”

Mon, 16/10/2017 - 16:51

Jeremy Corbyn, Leader of the Labour Party, speaking at the Cooperative Party Conference last Saturday has touched many important topics about national and international politics. The complete text can be read here. Here are some of the most significant passages of his speech. “We need co-operative values at home and abroad” he said. “We live in […]

Pressenza London

Trump Puts Israel First With UNESCO Withdrawal

Fri, 13/10/2017 - 17:00

By Ali Abunimah Donald Trump’s “America First” foreign policy was on full display Thursday when the State Department announced that the United States is withdrawing from UNESCO over the United Nations cultural body’s supposed “anti-Israel bias.” Under President Barack Obama, the US had already cut funding to the agency because of a US law that restricts support to UN […]

Countercurrents

Catalonia: without independence but with dialogue

Wed, 11/10/2017 - 07:07

Catalonia suspends its declaration of independence. On the 10th of October 2017, Catalonia could have achieved a dream that generation after generation have been demanding as the right of a people, of a culture for more than 300 years. Something that seemed to be in the distant future has accelerated closer in time and today […]

Raquel Paricio

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