Portugal: Parliament Approves the ‘Death With Dignity’ Right

Fundamentalist religious groups protest outside Parliament, Lisbon, Portugal, Feb. 20. 2020. | Photo: EFE President Revelo de Sousa has also to approve the law allowing euthanasia and physician-assisted suicide for terminally ill people. Despite protests from fundamentalist religious groups, Portugal’s Parliament Thursday took the first step in favor of the decriminalization of euthanasia and physician-assisted …

Sinn Féin’s Surge Portends a Sea Change in Irish Politics

Sinn Fein leader Mary Lou McDonald smiles, after exit polls were announced in Ireland’s national election, in Dublin, Ireland, February 9, 2020. (Phil Noble/Reuters) K. V. Turley The IRA’s political arm has officially moved from the fringes of the political landscape to its center. What comes next will be telling. Irish politics received a much-needed …

Russia: Prime Minister Medvedev Resigns After Putin Speech

From left, Russian President Vladimir Putin and his Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev on their way to a cabinet meeting in Moscow 15 Jan. 2020. Image credit: VOA News English Russia’s Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev Wednesday announced his resignation shortly after President Vladimir Putin delivered his annual State-of-the-Nation Address, in which he proposed a nationwide vote …

World War 3 Is Already Here: The West’s War On Iran and the Global South

Image credit: Anticonquista BY CARLOS CRUZ MOSQUERA The unlawful assassination of Iranian military general Qassem Soleimani by the U.S. military has heightened an awareness of an impending world war in the collective Western conscious. Fortunately, for the majority of us living in the United States and Europe, our experience of war is never direct. It’s …

Evo Morales Suggests Forming Bolivian People’s Militias

On Sunday, Jan. 12, during a meeting for the Movement Toward Socialism (MAS) in Argentina, ousted Bolivian President Evo Morales suggested forming armed militias in defense of the people. This, amid rampant state violence under Bolivia’s fascist government, which forcibly took power in November 2019. Indigenous people, especially women and members of MAS, are still …