Britain After Brexit: Welcome To The Vulture Restaurant

By Adam Ramsay, Opendemocracy.net -

Britain has no leverage, Britain is desperate … it needs an agreement very soon. When you have a desperate partner, that’s when you strike the hardest bargain.” So warned former US treasury [...]

Fortress Europe And Climate Apocalypse

By Ruth London, Theecologist.org -

A good friend told me that however hopeless things feel we have to keep fighting, even if there is just one chance in a million of preventing runaway climate breakdown. I’ve known him since 2008, [...]

It’s All About The Maps – Trigger For War

By Bruce K. Gagnon, Space4peace.blogspot.com -

I am like a man possessed when it comes to the Ukraine story.  Not only do I suffer while watching the daily genocidal shelling by the US-backed government in Kiev of people living in the Donbass [...]

Trump Murdered The Iran Deal—And Europe Isn’t Too Happy About It

By Vijay Prashad, Independentmediainstitute.org/globetrotter -

Europe did not want Trump and the United States to walk out of the Obama-era Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA). JCPOA was the deal negotiated with great effort by Iran and the P5+1 [...]

Iran Faces US Aggression And European Hypocrisy, But This Time It’s Ready

By Seyed Mohammad Marandi, Middleeasteye.net -

There is no reason to expect that a declining and desperate empire will conduct itself in a civilised manner. Iran is prepared for the worst. Iranian President Hassan Rouhani chairing a cabinet [...]

Letter From Catalonia: Barcelona’s Occupy Mayor Wins A Second Term

By Elia Gran, Indypendent.org -

Colau narrowly lost the popular vote (21.3% to 20.7%) on May 26 to Ernest Maragall of the Republican Left party, which calls for Catalonia — Spain’s largest and wealthiest province and home to [...]

Iran At The Center Of The Eurasian Riddle

By Pepe Escobar, Asiatimes.com -

President Rouhani blasts US leader Donald Trump as ‘a serious threat to regional and world stability’, offers preferential treatment to SCO companies that invest in his country. With the dogs of [...]

One Of Europe’s Last Migrant Rescue Ships Defies Political Pressure To Save Lives

By Susan H. Smith, Wagingnonviolence.org -

At the height of the Syrian refugee crisis in 2015, there were 14 migrant rescue ships operated by international humanitarian organizations in the Central Mediterranean Sea. Today, following the [...]

Why Milkshaking The Far-Right Is Going Viral

By Staff, Itsgoingdown.org -

The fad started on May 2nd of this year, when Tommy Robinson (a British candidate for EU parliament) approached a Pakistani-British man (Danyaal Mahmud) on the street, and started harassing him. [...]

How The West’s War In Libya Spurred Terrorism In 14 Countries

By Mark Curtis, Consortiumnews.com -

Eight years on from NATO’s war in Libya in 2011, as the country enters a new phase in its conflict, I have taken stock of the number of countries to which terrorism has spread as a direct product [...]

The World’s Happiest People Already Have A Green New Deal, And They Love It

By George Lakey, Wagingnonviolence.org -

According to the latest report from the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Solutions Network, the Nordics are once again in the top tier of the World’s Happiest People. This year’s report, [...]

Goldman Sachs’s European Headquarters Targeted By Climate-Change Activists

By Staff, Reuters.com -

LONDON (Reuters) - Environmental activists held a protest outside Goldman Sachs’s European headquarters in London on Thursday in attempt to underline what they say is the role the finance [...]

‘The Time For Excuses Is Over’: Extinction Rebellion Protests Shut Down European Cities

By Eoin Higgins, Commondreams.org -

"One day I want to have kids. But I don't think I can. I don't see a future that's livable at the moment." Activists across Europe blocked off major streets and public areas Monday as they called [...]

Libya’s Incoming Strongman Haftar Will Send The Oil Out To Europe – And Keep Its Migrants In

By Vijay Prashad, Globetrotter -

You can well imagine the tension when Libya’s beleaguered Prime Minister Fayez al-Serraj met with the UN envoy Ghassan Salamé in his office in Tripoli on Monday morning. Not far away, in the [...]

Extinction Rebellion Protesters Strip Off For ‘Cheeky Intervention’ In House Of Commons

By Patrick Grafton-Green, Standard.co.uk -

MPs were seen taking a glance up at the protest and Speaker John Bercow maintained that the debate on the second stage of the Brexit alternatives would proceed despite the distraction. Tory Nick [...]