A common enemy unites the Hungarian liberals and the far-right
If someone told me a year ago that the Hungarian liberal opposition would join the far-right party, Jobbik, during a manifestation, I would not have believed it. But this is exactly what is going to happen today.
15 Dec 2017
Main Italian newspapers under attack by neo-fascist group
Repubblica and l'Espresso, two of the main Italian newspapers, were attacked by a small group of neo-fascists. This is the latest in a series of such attacks. It is high time to apply the law and ban neo-fascist groups across Europe.
14 Dec 2017
who egged in vain
“Eggs are a classic weapon of protest. Throughout history, they were thrown at government cars, the symbols of central power.” explains activist and writer arrested last week.
13 Dec 2017
for "Day X” anti-government protests in Austria
The opponents of the ÖVP-FPÖ coalition are preparing for the inauguration of the government. But the new law on assemblies does not make civil protest any easier -- quite the opposite.
13 Dec 2017
The 'bromance' between Flemish and Catalan nationalists is not what it
During the month which the Catalan leader, Carles Puigdemont, has spent in Belgium he received an especially warm welcome from the Flemish separatists. But the apparent “bromance” is fragile and uneasy for both sides.
7 Dec 2017
Want to protect a national forest? Be
prepared to get naked at a police station
The Polish government ordered the logging of one of the oldest forests in Europe. 24 activists, who oppose it, were detained and forced to undress and withstand inappropriate comments of the police officers.
21 Nov 2017
Romanians resist government's questionable reforms
Thousands of Romanians demonstrated on Sunday evening against plans to impose a package of judiciary laws and to amend the current fiscal code. While the government pretends to emphatize, it seems determined not to steer off course.
21 Nov 2017
The 12 women who stood up to thousands of nationalists
When 60,000 marched to celebrate Polish independence on 11 November, 12 women rose to face them with a sign that read "Stop Fascism".
14 Nov 2017
Man sets himself on fire, Poland has déjà vu
Last week, a 54 year old Polish man set himself on fire... This story echoes a 49 year old event in which a 59 year old torched himself in the heart of Warsaw 1968 in protest of a Soviet invasion of Czechoslovakia.
22 Oct 2017
Can doctors win the hunger games?
Monday is day 14 of a hunger strike at a Warsaw pediatric hospital that began October 2. Talks with the government so far have ended in fiasco, doctors have asked the Polish president for help.
15 Oct 2017
gov't reaches for film industry’s throat
The quality of modern Polish filmmaking won Poland its first Oscar (for Ida in 2014) and brought moviegoers back to the cinemas in numbers that allow the industry and its artists to thrive. There is much to lose.
12 Oct 2017
A year after their famous march, women in Poland are reopening their umbrellas
Tuesday marks a year since thousands of women protested in the streets, in their workplaces, and in their homes, against an attack on their reproductive liberties. A year ago to the day, women have to do it again.
3 Oct 2017
Will Irish women still need to go on abortion "holidays" in 2018?
Ireland's restrictive abortion law is forcing women with unwanted pregnancies and with fatal fetal abnormalities, to travel abroad for a termination, or order illegal abortion pills online. It is time for change.
28 Sep 2017
Youth movement pushes Slovakia to the brink of change
The third march of its kind so far, it was not organized by political opponents of the ruling party -- the protests are the work of students and volunteers who believe they can no longer tolerate the actions of the Slovak government.
27 Sep 2017