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Take Heart, Progressives: Theresa May Is Putting a Nail in the Coffin of the U.K. Right Wing

As Bernie Sanders framed it in his congratulatory message to Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn after Thursday’s snap election, the war against “austerity and inequality” is only beginning.

Posted on Jun 12, 2017 READ MORE


John Oliver: U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May Is ‘Maddeningly Evasive’ on Brexit Negotiations (Video)

As Britain prepares for official talks on its divorce from the European Union, the “Last Week Tonight” host outlines what a mess his native country is in at the moment.

Posted on Jun 12, 2017 WATCH & LISTEN


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U.K. Election Results in Hung Parliament: Is Trumpism Pushing Europe Left?

The Labour Party’s good showing involved several major components, including Donald Trump’s deep unpopularity in the United Kingdom.

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Corbyn Calls on May to Resign as British Election Results Show Losses for Conservatives

The outcome immediately raised questions about whether May could maintain her hold on Downing Street. It also threw into doubt the country’s plans for leaving the European Union.

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Jeremy Corbyn Calls for Theresa May to Resign Over Police Cuts (Video)

Three days before an election that could change the course of British history, the Labour Party leader questions the prime minister’s record.

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Emmanuel Macron and Marine Le Pen Advance to French Election Runoff

Whether France will stay in the European Union or head for a “Frexit” largely comes down to which of the two leading vote-getters will prevail May 7.

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Theresa May Will Have Her Way: British Parliament Votes to Allow June 8 Election (Update)

On Tuesday, the British prime minister suddenly called for a snap general election. On Wednesday, Parliament approved the early election.

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John Oliver on Why We Should Pay Close Attention to the Upcoming French Election (Video)

France is on the verge of committing a nativist mistake comparable to those the United States and Britain made in 2016, the “Last Week Tonight” host says.

Posted on Apr 17, 2017 WATCH & LISTEN



As French Election Nears, a Bernie Sanders-Style Candidate Rises in the Polls

The threat of proto-fascist Marine Le Pen continuing the trend started by Brexit and Donald Trump’s victory is tempered by the possibility that a socialist—Jean-Luc Melenchon—could prevail.

Posted on Apr 11, 2017 READ MORE


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Brexit Has Begun Officially, but No One Seems to Know How Long It Will Take

As Britain’s prime minister triggers Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty, beginning the formal process for the U.K. to leave the European Union, EU officials essentially say, “Not so fast.”

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A Second Scottish Independence Referendum Looms as Formal Brexit Negotiations Appear Imminent

Just after the U.K. Parliament’s vote to start the formal process to leave the European Union, Scotland’s government throws a wrench in the works.

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U.K. Violence After the Brexit Vote Might Hold Lessons for America

A divisive vote, with jobs and immigrants the most combustible issues, leaving many anxious about intolerance and the violence that can stem from it. Sound familiar?

Posted on Jan 12, 2017 READ MORE



Journalist Robert Fisk: We Have Always Lived With Lies

“Can we really shake our heads in disbelief at electoral lies when [journalists] have been lying to our readers and viewers for years?” Fisk asks.

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As 2017 Begins, the Right Is Emboldened but Not Ascendant

The right took power in Britain and the United States in 2016 because those who represent the left in electoral arenas failed to provide a compelling vision of a better world, according to Gary Younge at The Guardian.

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Best of Truthdig’s Live Blogs 2016: First Drafts of History Bring Shock, Sadness and Hope

Republican and Democratic conventions. Primary and presidential nominee debates. The Pulse club mass shooting. The #NoDAPL fight. Some of the stories we covered in real time this year were long-scheduled. Other news was unforeseen, unfolding—some even ongoing.

Posted on Dec 23, 2016 READ MORE



Russians Want to Know: Is Trump ‘Pro-Russian’?

Russian op-ed writers are intrigued with Donald Trump, who has spoken of improving relations between the U.S. and the Russian Federation. But they want to know what the bottom line will be, given his equally strong “tough guy” bluster.

Posted on Nov 25, 2016 READ MORE



Glenn Greenwald on Who’s to Blame for Trump’s Election

The Intercept journalist lays out why the Democratic Party needs to take responsibility.

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We Must Tell the Truth About the Iraq War

The People’s Tribunal on the Iraq War wants to expose the lies and human toll of the ongoing invasion.

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To Understand Today’s World—Syria, Brexit, Even Trump—Watch This Adam Curtis Film (Video)

In “Hypernormalisation,” the British documentary filmmaker delves into the intricacies of a “strange time” in which “extraordinary events keep happening that undermine the stability of our world” while “those in control seem unable to deal ... and no one has any vision of a different or a better kind of future.”

Posted on Oct 19, 2016 READ MORE


How Brexit Will Work









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Is It Possible That Democracy Doesn’t Work?

It’s a reasonable question to ask amid the xenophobia of Brexit, Donald Trump’s presidential campaign and the election of Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte, who gleefully compares himself to Hitler.

Posted on Oct 6, 2016 READ MORE



Low Voter Turnout Will Benefit Donald Trump the Most on Election Day

If you care who wins the election next month, get off the couch, go down to your polling place and vote.

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Will Trumpism, Brexit and Geopolitical Exceptionalism Sink the Planet?

The fate of the planet rests on the willingness of each signatory nation to the Paris climate accord to abide by its obligation, however sour or bellicose its relations with other signatories may be.

Posted on Sep 21, 2016 READ MORE



Dear Media Elites, Here’s How You Have Donald Trump Completely Wrong

The incitement of anti-immigrant prejudice for political gain is shameful, but it’s not new in our country.

Posted on Sep 11, 2016 READ MORE



Steve Bannon Is Trump’s New Anti-Establishment Attack Dog

If you thought the old campaign was wild and crazy, just wait for the new version, now that the Breitbart News muckraker has taken over as Trump’s chief executive.

Posted on Aug 18, 2016 READ MORE



Jeremy Corbyn Wins Another Battle as the War Against His Labour Party Leadership Continues (Video)

It’s dizzying to try to keep up with the drama of British politics in the post-Brexit era as resignations and elections seem to never-endingly roll in. Through it all, however, one man has continued to weather the storm of betrayals and right-wing plots.

Posted on Jul 13, 2016 READ MORE



David Cameron Names Britain’s Next Prime Minister (Video)

British Home Secretary Theresa May will succeed Cameron as soon as Wednesday, the outgoing leader of the Conservative Party said in a public statement.

Posted on Jul 11, 2016 READ MORE



Brexit and the Derivatives Time Bomb

Brexit could trigger a $500 trillion derivatives meltdown by forcing the European Union to allow insolvent member governments and banks to write down debt. But there’s an alternative.

Posted on Jul 6, 2016 READ MORE



How Brexit Will Affect U.S. Foreign Policy

The decision of British voters to leave the European Union signaled the end of politics as usual in the U.K. Americans will have to wait until 2020 or later for a chance at real change.

Posted on Jul 5, 2016 READ MORE



The Real Reason Labour Elites and Commentators Hate Jeremy Corbyn and the Movement Behind Him

American anthropologist David Graeber digs beneath the superficial justifications for the Labour Party’s failed “chicken coup,” as it’s now being called, to understand the true reasons why members of Parliament and political commentators want Corbyn out.

Posted on Jul 5, 2016 READ MORE



BoJo, the #Brexit Bro

Your three-minute read on the best reporting about the United Kingdom’s Boris Johnson you probably missed.

Posted on Jul 5, 2016 READ MORE



Brexit Champion Nigel Farage Steps Down as Leader of U.K. Independence Party (Video)

The man who led the campaign for Great Britain’s exit from the European Union has exited from his position as leader of the U.K. Independence Party, saying he has fulfilled his political ambitions.

Posted on Jul 4, 2016 READ MORE



Matt Taibbi Warns That an ‘Even Less Responsive Oligarchy’ Could Follow a Trump Defeat

Another terrifying movement has risen in response to right-wing demagoguery; a University of Michigan professor is suing the U.S. government over “the law that killed Aaron Swartz”; meanwhile, five lawyers are responsible for 440 death sentences. These discoveries and more after the jump.

Posted on Jul 4, 2016 READ MORE



The Right-Wing Populism That Drove Brexit Can Only Be Fought With a Genuinely Radical Alternative

The Reagan-Thatcher consensus will be replaced either by new visions of social progress or by new forms of racism and authoritarianism.

Posted on Jul 3, 2016 READ MORE


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Austria Will Hold Second Presidential Election After Voting Irregularities Are Uncovered

The country’s Constitutional Court ordered a do-over after the race ended with a margin of less than 1 percentage point and allegations surfaced that voting had been “rigged.”

Posted on Jul 1, 2016 READ MORE



Britain Stands at a Diplomatic Crossroads With Brexit Blues

The country has always had impulses to cooperate and to isolate. The referendum took a snapshot of opinion at an extreme moment of the pendulum swing. Now all Britons have to live with the result.

Posted on Jul 1, 2016 READ MORE


‘Scotland Still Loves EU’: Must-See Photos From the Scots’ Massive Brexit Protests (Multimedia)

Protesters rallied outside the Scottish Parliament on Wednesday and last Friday after the European Union referendum showed that most Scots want to stay in. Meanwhile, Scottish politicians are trying to deliver on their people’s wishes.

Posted on Jun 30, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN



Comments of the Week: On the Meaning of Brexit

A roundup of standout reader contributions to stories about the stunning U.K. power move, as well as observations on Hillary Clinton’s potential VP picks and the sit-in on Capitol Hill.

Posted on Jun 29, 2016 READ MORE


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