The Future of the European Left

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by John Feffer The last thing Europe needs right now is advice from Americans, particularly American progressives. After all, we failed to prevent Donald Trump and his cronies from seizing the White House or the far-right wing of the Republican… Continue Reading  

Trump, Counter-Trump: Global Responses

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by John Feffer Let’s hope that Donald Trump is the political version of syrup of ipecac. The American system has been sick to its stomach for some time. Then along comes Donald Trump, America swallows him (hook, line, and sinker),… Continue Reading  

Iranian Parliamentarians Discover Brussels

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by Eldar Mamedov In 2010, when Iran’s then-minister of foreign affairs Manouchehr Mottaki visited the European Parliament in Brussels, he was greeted by protests from MPs. Some of them, known for their close links with the exiled Iranian dissident group… Continue Reading  

The “Right” Stuff: Israel and the EU Elections

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by Marsha B. Cohen In the European Parliamentary election, Marine Le Pen’s far-right National Front (FN) “stunned France’s political elite on Sunday by taking first place,” reported Reuters. “It was the first time the anti-immigrant, anti-EU party had won a nationwide… Continue Reading  

The Forgotten Key To Israel-Palestine: Water

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by Mitchell Plitnick There was a real diplomatic blowup in the Knesset last week, when Naftali Bennett led a walkout of the chamber by his HaBayit HaYehudi party during a speech by European Union Parliamentary President Martin Schulz. The comment… Continue Reading