In the follow up to the results of the Catalan referendum on independence and the stern crackdown of the Spanish central government against voters, Czech Communist MEP Jaromír Kohlíček told Sputnik Czech that Madrid is likely to have more problems as it has other autonomous communities which desire more sovereignty. [...]
We need to have a conversation about Twitter threads. Especially examples where pseudo-'Russia experts' try to connect Moscow to every problem facing the United States (and the wider world). Because if you believe some of these clowns, before Vladimir Putin arrived on the political scene there was no Ku Klux Klan, no Nazis and n [...]
Dark Times are truly upon us. There will be an acceleration of acts of violence under the Trump administration and the conditions for eliminating this new stage of state violence will mean not only understanding the roots of neo-fascism in the United States, but also eliminating the economic, political, and cultural forces that [...]
German pensioner Reinhard Dowe has been on hunger strike for five weeks. The 70-year old man doesn't want to pay the obligatory tax on television and radio, which, he believes, contradicts the German Constitution.
Dowe has not paid the tax on TV and radio broadcasting (GEZ-Gebühr or Rundfunkbeitrag) for 1.5 years. [...]
Touted by the mainstream media and its organizers as a spontaneous, grassroots demonstration in support of female rights and other progressive causes, the Women's March on Washington drew over 500,000 to the streets of the US capital on January 21. [...]
Controversial Dutch lawmaker Geert Wilders of the Freedom Party has published a manifesto calling for an end to accepting refugees and immigration from Islamic nations, closing all mosques and banning the Koran, as well as for the Netherlands to leave the European Union. [...]
Anti-war advocates are launching an 11th-hour bid to stop U.S. Congress from approving a $1.15 billion arms sale to Saudi Arabia in its fight against Houthi rebels in Yemen, which was announced earlier this month.Chief among them are the activist group CODEPINK and U.S. Rep. Ted Lieu (D-Calif.), [...]
The controversial Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) to create the biggest trade union in the world between the US and the EU has been thrown into chaos following the Brexit referendum, because of Britain's importance to US exports. [...]
Today, Austrian Foreign Minister Sebastian Kurz warned about the negative consequences of the current migration crisis and possible collapse of Europe. In an interview with Sputnik Austrian politician Johannes Hübner commented on this statement as well as prospects for Austria's withdrawal from the EU. [...]
Politicians like Norbert Hofer, the Austrian presidential candidate from the Freedom Party of Austria, are becoming increasingly popular in Europe because people don’t like how the EU is being run.
Petr Hájek, press secretary to the former Czech president Vaclav Klaus and head of the media portal Protiproud told Sputnik th [...]
As The United States Descends Into A Gestapo Police/Warfare State, Americans Send The World A Plea For Help: Rescue Us From Our Criminal Government By Ceasing To Aid And Abet Washington’s Crimes.
Since the end of the Cold War, the United States of America has systematically [...]
Order sanctioning citizen direct action called "one of the boldest moves to stop the natural gas industry's attacks on our communities, climate and democracy."
For one community attempting to stop fracking wastewater injection wells, civil disobedience just became a sanctioned civic right. [...]
The British government’s sole assessment of the shadowy Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) deal indicates there are “lots of risks and no benefit,” according to documents seen by Global Justice Now. [...]
A protest calling on David Cameron to resign has brought more than 150,000 people onto the streets of London on Saturday afternoon.The March for Health, Homes, Jobs and Education was organized by activist group the People's Assembly Against Austerity. The demonstrators called for an end to austerity, and demanded that David Came [...]
As world leaders gathered in Washington, D.C. this week for the start of a Nuclear Security Summit, activists gathered in McPherson Square on Friday urging them to eliminate all nuclear weapons.
Activists with the anti-nuclear group Global Zero rallied with a four-story inflatable missile, which they said represented one of t [...]
Controversial changes to the Polish Constitutional Tribunal brought in by the Law and Justice (PiS) party, following its election in October 2015, have been blasted as "crippling" and undermining the basic principles of democracy.
A report by the Venice Commission of the Council of Europe — a separate body from the European [...]
Hundreds of tractors disrupted traffic in the Finnish capital on Friday, when thousands of farmers arrived in Helsinki to protest the catastrophic situation in the agricultural sector and ongoing sanctions against Russia. [...]