10 everyday things on the web the EU Commission wants to make illegal: Oettinger’s legacy
- Julia Reda
In a few days, scandal-prone Günther Oettinger will stop being Europe’s top internet policy maker – he’s being promoted to oversee the EU budget.
Günther is outta here, but the damage is done
But before leaving, ...
France 1986-2016: memories of a violent crackdown
- Jérôme Duval Жером Дюваль جيروم دوڥال
In December 1986, in France, high school students, soon joined by university students and teachers, mobilised against the "Devaquet law" which aimed to raise the price of university fees. The movement took a considerable extent and repression ...
Athens's First Mosque in 150 Years
- Matt Vasilogambros Ματτ βασιλογάμβρος
There hasn’t been a mosque in the Greek capital in 150 years. That’s about to change.
On Thursday, the Greek parliament approved plans to build a state-funded mosque near the center of Athens. Construction will cost around $1 million. ...
The Greek audit Commission battles on !
- Anouk Renaud
The Greek Debt Truth Commission that was created in April 2015 to audit the Greek public debt, on the initiative of Zoe Konstantopoulou, former President of the Greek Parliament (the Vouli), has held another meeting in Athens on the 5, 6 and 7 of ...
Even the Saudi Arabian government admits it killed 140 people by bombing a funeral, so why is the UK still arming it?
- Campaign Against Arms Trade (CAAT)
Saudi-led investigation found that Saudi forces are responsible for funeral bombing that killed at least 140 people.
UK has licensed over £3.3 billion worth of arms to Saudi Arabia since bombing began in March 2015, ...
EU: Don’t invest in weapons
Petition to European Members of Parliament and the European Council
- We Move Europe
Halt the inclusion of arms industry research into the new EU budget. No EU money should go to military technology. Research money should go to projects developing nonviolent ways of preventing and resolving conflicts, and in particular ...
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. ...