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We Were Warned Again and Again – We Did Nothing

Nicoletta Dentico Il Manifesto Global
The international community—which never has any problem committing great resources in the pursuit of war —has never done anything to prepare for the possibility of pandemics. Nothing at all.

Trump's Travel Ban Skips Over His Golf Courses

Ryan Heath Politico
The United Kingdom, which is home to Trump Turnberry and Trump International Golf Links, and Ireland, which is home to another Trump-branded hotel and golf course at Doonbeg, are exempted from the European travel ban

February 2020: A Very Busy Month for Europe’s Extremist Right

Michael Colborne OpenDemocracy
Far-right demonstration in Cologne, Germany. This month the most extremist elements of Europe’s radical right will mobilize in marches, concerts, and remembrances of the defeat of Nazi Germany. They are also hoping an election in Slovakia, will provide them with a victory at the ballot box.

What We Talk About When We Talk About Holocaust Paintings

Anna Ulinich The Forward
The exhibition “Rendering Witness: Holocaust-Era Art as Testimony” demonstrates the power of art. The artists may have been silenced in the homicide of the Nazi 's final solution, but their clandestine art work survives as an outspoken memory.

Spain Just Formed Its First Left Coalition Government in More Than 80 Years

Sebastiaan Faber and Bécquer Seguín The Nation
Spain's new coalition government, led by the Socialist Party and Unidas Podemos It vows to strengthen job security and unions, raise the minimum wage and taxes on the wealthy, pass a climate-change law, and introduce free, universal public child car

Brexit Backlash Hits Labour Hard; What Next For Labour Movement?

Morning Star editorial; Martin Kettle in The Guarian Morning Star
Early exit polls have suggested a Tory landslide, with Leave-voting areas switching away from Labour according to predictions. Two completely contrasting visions for our future were on the ballot paper. Labour’s offer went further than two years ago

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Insular, Controversial Picks for Nobel Literature Laureates

Jennifer Wilson The Nation
Next year, says the reviewer, the Nobel Committee for Literature should look beyond Europe. Despite the differences between awardees Olga Tokarczuk and Peter Handke, they both reflect a divided Europe as viewed only from within its borders.

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Convergence On the Right

Cathy Nugent Workers' Liberty
As the far right grows world-wide through the confluence of traditional conservatives, authoritarian elements, white nationalists and previously marginal fascists, its sway makes struggles against capital problematic. A new book charts alternatives.
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