Category Archives: Europe

Brexit Is Only the Latest Proof of the Insularity and Failure of Western Establishment Institutions

By Glenn Greenwald THE DECISION BY U.K. voters to leave the EU is such a glaring repudiation of the wisdom and relevance of elite political and media institutions that — for once — their failures have become a prominent part of the storyline. Media reaction to … Continue reading

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Sir Winston Churchill’s family begged him not to convert to Islam, letter reveals – Matilda Battersby 28 Dec. 2014

He might have been a staunch protector of the British Empire, but the British Prime Minister had a love of the Orient and Islam The family of Sir Winston Churchill urged him to “fight against” the desire to convert to … Continue reading

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When Europe Loved Islam BY MARYA HANNUN, SOPHIE SPAAN

Before the continent started banning hijab, European aristocrats used to change their names to Abdullah and Muhammad, and going to the local mosque was the latest trend.

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The Collapse of the Liberal World Order – Foreign Policy – 26 Jun.16

The world is entering a period where once-robust democracies have grown fragile. Now is the time to figure out where we went wrong. Source

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A Blow for Peace and Democracy: Why the British Said No to Europe by JOHN PILGER

The majority vote by Britons to leave the European Union was an act of raw democracy. Millions of ordinary people refused to be bullied, intimidated and dismissed with open contempt by their presumed betters in the major parties, the leaders … Continue reading

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The Neoliberal Prison: Brexit Hysteria and the Liberal Mind by JONATHAN COOK

The enraged liberal reaction to the Brexit vote is in full flood. The anger is pathological – and helps to shed light on why a majority of Britons voted for leaving the European Union, just as earlier a majority of … Continue reading

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Isis: In a borderless world, the days when we could fight foreign wars and be safe at home may be long gone – Robert Fisk

Early in 2014, Isis released one of its first videos. Largely unseen in Europe, it had neither the slick, cutting-edge professionalism of its later execution tapes nor the haunting “nasheed” music that accompanies most of its propaganda. Instead, a hand-held … Continue reading

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