30 Years Later: Another View Of The Fall Of The Berlin Wall

By Victor Grossman, Portside.org -

The defeat of the GDR, despite its serious problems, did not mean that the system it was trying to develop, strengthen and improve – socialism – was proven false by its defeat. Berlin - Media [...]

Ukraine For Dummies

By Ray McGovern, Consortiumnews.com -

At Wednesday’s debut of the impeachment hearings there was one issue upon which both sides of the aisle seemed to agree, and it was a comic-book caricature of reality. House Intelligence [...]

Another Europe Is Possible

By Yanis Varoufakis, Greattransition.org -

I went into politics because of the financial crisis of 2008. Had financial capitalism not imploded, I would have happily continued my quite obscure academic work at some university. The chain [...]

Europe’s Greed Is Fueling The Migration Crisis To Europe

By Vijay Prashad, Independent Media Institute, Globetrotter -

If you ask African migrants in Europe who came across the Mediterranean Sea in a boat if they would make the journey again, most of them would say “yes.” Many of them had been in vans and trucks [...]

The Egalitarian Promise Of 1989—And Its Betrayal

By Dimitrina Petrova, Dissentmagazine.org -

The ideological victory of liberal democracy over communism shaped the way in which historians, politicians, and social scientists made sense of the events of 1989. But there is a strong case [...]

The US/UK Trade Deal Is Truly Frightening – Here’s What’s Coming

By Staff, Truepublica.org.uk -

In the magical illusions of the smoke and mirrors ideology behind Brexit, we should be acutely aware of what a trade deal with America means. In our article this week – The MAGA Agenda – it seems [...]

The Global Left Can Learn A Lot From This Tiny Country

By Natasha Hakimi Zapata, Truthdig.com -

There’s a place in the West where a smattering of anti-austerity, pro-immigration, pro-public-spending left-wing parties are not only in power, but are actually popular. I’m talking about [...]

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 [...]