Catalonia to lose freedoms as tensions rise
How can Spanish democracy be saved? Catalonia insists on independence. Madrid is preparing to remove the region’s autonomy. The country’s political system faces its biggest test in decades…
Amnesty: ‘divisive politics at 1930s levels’
The human rights organisation has warned that in the last year divisive politics of “us vs them” has reached dangerous levels. It likened the mood to the 1930s. Is this a fair comparison?
Liberty in danger warn both left and right
A shocking graphic on a magazine has sparked outrage. Meanwhile two acclaimed writers from opposite sides of the political divide have published trenchant warnings about a Trump autocracy.
Le Pen success brings fear of bigoted Europe
France’s National Front, a party with an intolerant history, has won the most votes in the first round of local elections. As right-wing movements rise, is Europe succumbing to fascism?
Building bridges on Holocaust Memorial Day
On January 27th, millions will remember the Holocaust, and the creeping persecution that paved the way to Auschwitz. Is there a link between modern prejudice and mass murder?
Greek fascists prosper as austerity bites
As the Eurozone crisis plunges Greece into unemployment, unrest and poverty, far-right party Golden Dawn are reaping the benefits. Is history repeating itself?