Daniel Cohn-Bendit on Brexit: "We need to stop saying that the people are always right"

Cohn-Bendit : «Il faut arrêter de dire que le… by libezap We need to stop saying that the people are always right. When a people votes for the far right, when a people votes for Nazism, it is not right, even if it is the people. When the English people know they have made a mistake, 10-20% , the people voted 51-52% for Brexit, now … Continue reading Daniel Cohn-Bendit on Brexit: "We need to stop saying that the people are always right"

Dialogues on the Death of Europe: On the merits of democracy

­Gilbert: It will forever be intriguing to people in future, how it was that Europeans came to consent to their own destruction. What we’re living through, it seems to me, has implications even more profound than the destruction of the greatest civilisation the world has ever known. Gareth: And those are? Gilbert: Whether democracy, or certainly democracy in the form we practise it, is the … Continue reading Dialogues on the Death of Europe: On the merits of democracy

Germany: Socialist leader calls for anti-immigration party to be spied on by security services

“Unacceptable”, “brutal”, “inhuman” – the criticism of the most recent statement from AfD leader Frauke Petry is more than clear beyond the limits of her party. She demanded that the use of firearms against the refugees at the borders be considered. For Vice-Chancellor it is not enough to simply condemn this infringement – he is now saying the right-wing populist party should be monitored by … Continue reading Germany: Socialist leader calls for anti-immigration party to be spied on by security services

Victors in Portuguese election not allowed to form government because they are anti-EU

Those on the left control a majority in parliament, but the president says letting them govern would violate commitments to the European Union.  Portuguese President Anibal Cavaco Silva said he will not allow a coalition of leftist parties to form a government despite the fact that they won an outright majority in parliamentary elections held earlier this month.  The president said Thursday that he gave … Continue reading Victors in Portuguese election not allowed to form government because they are anti-EU

Spain: Socialists demand that "racist, antidemocratic" parties be declared illegal

We need a serious, powerful and coherent proposal for a criminal policy against racism and crimes of hate, which includes the study and monitoring of the phenomenon, its prevention and, of course, its sanction. We need to promote opportune changes to the law that make it possible to seek to make unlawful those organisations that systematically infringe liberties and fundamental rights by disseminating ideas of … Continue reading Spain: Socialists demand that "racist, antidemocratic" parties be declared illegal