The Fight Against Austerity and the Rise of the New European Left

The Fight Against Austerity and the Rise of the New European Left

Europe is experiencing a profound political upheaval. Years of austerity and economic stagnation have sparked a wave of discontent that has led to the rise of progressive parties across the continent. These new formations share an opposition to the draconian public...
Eating History

Eating History

The GDR Museum in Berlin is actually two museums in one. And these two parts, both devoted to everyday life in the German Democratic Republic, subtly contradict one another. That might not have been the intention of the museum founders. But this tension actually...
Germany’s Social Democrats and the European Crisis

Germany’s Social Democrats and the European Crisis

Germany towers over Europe like a colossus. Its economy is the biggest in the European Union, accounting for 20 percent of the EU’s gross domestic product. While most of Europe’s economies are stagnating, Germany’s will have grown by some 2.9 percent...
Our Non-Nuclear Future

Our Non-Nuclear Future

Several decades ago, three expert nuclear engineers told a congressional panel why they decided to quit: “We could no longer justify devoting our life energies to the continued development and expansion of nuclear fission power — a system we believe to be...
Robin Hood 2.0

Robin Hood 2.0

Forget Russell Crowe. Global campaigners for financial transactions taxes have done way more to bring back Robin Hood’s spirit of equity. Activists in 25 countries, many of them sporting green tights and feathered caps, carried out coordinated actions this week...
From the Frontlines: May 10th, 2010

From the Frontlines: May 10th, 2010

The seven stupidest statements made about the BP oil hemorrhage. BP’s first plan to contain the spill failed, but Alabama and Mississippi lawmakers still support offshore drilling. Glenn Greenwald has an impressive roundup of articles questioning Supreme Court...