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Rajoy’s war on renewables

Spain’s Popular Party government has been waging war against one of the world’s most vibrant renewable energy industries in a bid to protect big business interests, argues Ignacio Martil. Since the ruling Popular Party took power in Spain in 2011, it has introduced a range of legislative measures to undermine the renewable energy sector, which accounts … Continue reading

Journey to the Canary Islands: Big Oil vs Renewables

Marina Turi and Massimo Serafini raise the alarm as Spanish oil company Repsol gets the green light for its controversial drilling plans in the waters of the Canary Islands – and they discuss an innovative renewables project that could provide a model for energy supply to millions of Europeans.  Most advertising appeals less to reason than … Continue reading

CAP reform a lost opportunity to protect environment, small farmers and deliver food sovereignty

Left MEPs say reforms fail to bring changes that will improve the quality of life for struggling small and medium farmers and start an environmentally-friendly transition of Europe’s agriculture.  “This reform doesn’t make it possible to respond to the key challenges – to improve the quality of life for small and medium farmers suffering so much” French MEP Patrick Le … Continue reading

Europe’s social and ecological transition: A view from Spain

By Florent Marcellesi Martin Luther King said that every crisis brings not only opportunities but also dangers. So far, the European and national policies of austerity cuts have shown us the particularly dangerous face of social, ecological and democratic crisis. They have led to misery and unemployment for millions of people, mainly in the southern … Continue reading

Ilva: another steel industry is possible

Today, tens of thousands in Taranto in southern Italy took to the streets to defend their right to health in a town that for decades has been polluted to lethal levels by Europe’s biggest steelworks. On 9 April, the country’s Constitutional Court will rule on a government decree that kept the plant open in defiance … Continue reading

Structural adjustment or…. Ecosocialism

By Victor Quintana Like medieval plagues, structural adjustment programmes implemented through southern Europe economies are destroying families, trampling on social rights, eliminating jobs, and making life precarious. Burying the hopes of the populations are the political parties that rotate in equal doses in one failed government after another. Given the right-wing and social democratic alternance … Continue reading

Another Road for Europe – An Appeal

Europe is in crisis because it has been hijacked by neoliberalism and finance. In the last twenty years – with a persistent democratic deficit – the meaning of the European Union has increasingly been reduced to a narrow view of the single market and the single currency, leading to liberalisations and speculative bubbles, loss of … Continue reading

Left Front’s Mélenchon on his campaign to put People First

There is nothing more anti-capitalist than putting the ‘People First’, says Jean-Luc Mélenchon in a recent interview with l’Humanité More 

If we think about what is good for everyone, we can solve things

Left Front leader Jean-Luc Mélenchon talks to Humanité about socialism, humanism, the environment and fixing France. More 

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