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EU summit – Agreement at the expense of refugees

The two-day meeting of the Council of the European Union in Brussels on June 28/29 was totally overshadowed by the issue of migration and the demands of a faction of central European states plus Italy Read more...

Trump visits UK, calls for hard Brexit

US PRESIDENT Donald Trump flew in fresh from provoking his Nato Allies in Brussels to a Britain he said was “in somewhat turmoil” (sic) and promptly went on to make things even worse for his hapless h Read more...

Brazil, July 8 – Lula remains in prison

On the morning of July 8, a Sunday, social networks in Brazil were excited by the news that the judge of the Federal Regional Court of the Fourth Region (TRF4), Rogério Favreto, had granted Habeas Cor Read more...

Britain: Theresa May’s Chequered Brexit

Pakistan: Tactics in the parliamentary election

The parliamentary elections in Pakistan on July 25th will take place against a background of political turmoil throughout the country. Read more...

Mexico - can AMLO’s landslide open the doors to revolution?

The landslide victory on July 1 of Andrés Manuel López Obrador, known as AMLO for short, with over 24 million votes and 53 percent of the vote, was a humiliation for the traditional parties of the cor Read more...

Germany: CDU/CSU agreement: arrival as fiction, racism as compromise

The "Union", that is the partnership between the Christian Democrat Union and the Christian Social Union, CDU/CSU, is still in one piece and so too, probably, is the German government. Read more...

Austria: 100,000 demonstrate against 12 hour day

Last Saturday, June 30, saw the biggest mobilisation yet against Austria's right wing government since it took office in December. Read more...