Deutsche Bank and the global financial crisis
- Nick Beams
Deutsche Bank’s shares plunged to record lows this week, sparking talk of a government bailout to avert a new financial crash. The turmoil surrounding Germany’s biggest bank demonstrates that all of the contradictions of the global financial ...
Why Alexis Tsipras Buried Suspension of Payment and the Debt Audit Well Before the 2015 elections
Interview with Eric Toussaint
- Benjamin Lemoine
Introduction by Stathis Kouvelakis
A thorough examination of the causes of the capitulation of Greece’s government in July 2015 and the signing of a third Memorandum of Understanding reveals one of the principal lines of division of the ...
Why Poland's 'Black Protest' could be a potential game changer
- Tom Junes
Poland's parliament has voted on Thursday to reject a bill proposing a near-total ban on abortion. An overwhelming majority of MPs voted to kill the bill after a passionate and at times chaotic debate that had been continued from the previous night. ...
Germany's War Record (II)
The Afghanistan Legacy
BERLIN/KABUL (Own report) - Nearly 15 years ago, NATO launched its war on Afghanistan. Under the occupation - with Germany playing a significant role - the economic and social conditions of the country are disastrous and the security situation, desolate. ...
Greece-Germany: The Reparations Issue Still Unsettled
ATHENS/BERLIN (Own report) - The Prime Minister of Greece, Alexis Tsipras has announced a new initiative to force Germany to pay reparations and compensations to Greece. During a memorial service for the victims of a massacre committed by the German ...
Germany's War Record (I)
Legacy in Balkan
BERLIN/PRIŠTINA (Own report) - Around 17 years after NATO's war against Yugoslavia and the beginning of the occupation of Kosovo with German participation, observers note that the de-facto protectorate is in a desolate political, economic and ...
‘The Way People Look at Us Has Changed’: Muslim Women on Life in Europe
- Lillie Dremeaux
The storm over bans on burkinis in more than 30 French beach towns has all but drowned out the voices of Muslim women, for whom the full-body swimsuits were designed. The New York Times solicited their perspective, and the responses — more than ...
Fear Unveiled: Why Banning the Burqa Makes No Sense
- Christiane Hoffmann
Calls in Germany to ban the burqa are misguided and the move would do little to liberate Muslim women. The fight for emancipation must come from inside the religion.
There's one thing that the current debate in Germany over banning the ...
Burkini: "Muslims are tired of answering these polemics", laments Latifa Ibn Ziaten
- Marie-Adélaïde Scigacz
Mother of a victim of Mohamed Merah, a practicing Muslim, activist, Knight of the Legion of Honour... Latifa Ibn Ziaten regrets that the controversy surrounding the Burkini is diverting attention from the deeper problems that plague French society. ...
France: Hide away these Muslims, which the Republic cannot endure to look on!
- Esther Benbassa
Esther Benbassa, director of studies at the École Pratique des Hautes Études and Green party senator (Val-de-Marne) responds to the burkini crisis: "After this, no one should be surprised about France becoming the laughing stock ...