Category Archives: European Issues

Overlooked No More: Mabel Grammer- Whose Brown Baby Plan Found Homes for Hundreds – The New York Times

By Alexis Clark “They were called “brown babies,” or “mischlingskinder,” a derogatory German term for mixed-race children. And sometimes they were just referred to as mutts. They were born during the occupation years in Germany after World War II, the … Continue reading

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Teenagers Emerge as a Force in Climate Protests Across Europe – By Milan Schreuer- Elian Peltier and Christopher F. Schuetze – The New York Times

By Milan Schreuer, Elian Peltier and Christopher F. Schuetze Jan. 31, 2019 BRUSSELS — Tens of thousands of children skipped school in Belgium on Thursday to join demonstrations for action against climate change, part of a broader environmental protest movement across Europe that has … Continue reading

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Opinion | The Malign Incompetence of the British Ruling Class – By Pankaj Mishra – The New York Times

David Lindsay: I’ve struggled to understand Brexit since it occurred about two years ago. Its like another chapter in Barbara Tuckman’s “The March of Folly.” Why would Britain do something so against it’s real, long-term interest. This op-ed by Pakaj … Continue reading

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Opinion | Hold a Second Brexit Referendum – By Roger Cohen – The New York Times

By Roger Cohen Opinion Columnist Jan. 15, 2019,   651 Protesters outside the Houses of Parliament on Tuesday. Credit Neil Hall/EPA, via Shutterstock “A democracy that cannot change its mind is not a democracy. The people may do that when presented … Continue reading

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Opinion | The End of Europe? – By Thomas L. Friedman – The New York Times

By Thomas L. Friedman Opinion Columnist Dec. 18, 2018,  573c Yellow Vest protesters clashed with the police in Paris on Saturday.CreditCreditVeronique De Viguerie/Getty Images PARIS — Ever since World War II, the liberal global order that has spread more freedom … Continue reading

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Brexit: A Disunited Kingdom – NYT

David Lindsay I want to remind folks, that investigators have reported that Russian trolls and bots and Cambridge Analytica, owned by the right wing billionaire Robert Mercer, were both part of the campaign to destablize Britain with Brexit. It has … Continue reading

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Macron- Confronting Yellow Vest Protests in France- Promises Relief – The New York Times

By Alissa J. Rubin Dec. 10, 2018 313 PARIS — Faced with violent protests and calls for his resignation, President Emmanuel Macron of France said Monday that he had heard the anger of the many whose economic suffering has burst … Continue reading

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Opinion | Macron’s Moment of Truth – By Sylvie Kauffmann – The New York Times

By Sylvie Kauffmann Ms. Kauffmann is the editorial director of Le Monde. Dec. 6, 2018 225 Image President Emmanuel Macron, center, inspecting the damage from protests over a planned fuel tax increase in Paris this month.CreditCreditEtienne Laurent/EPA, via Shutterstock “PARIS … Continue reading

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Emmanuel Macron’s Unwanted New Title: ‘President of the Rich’ – By Adam Nossiter – NYT

By Adam Nossiter Nov. 1, 2017 34 “PARIS — From the all-powerful president with the infallible touch, Emmanuel Macron has become the “president of the rich,” an elitist dispensing fiscal goodies to the wealthy. At least that is what parliamentarians, … Continue reading

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Opinion | France’s New Protest Movement Is Tailor Made for the Macron Era – By Agnès C. Poirier – The New York Times

By Agnès C. Poirier Ms. Poirier is a writer and political commentator. Nov. 28, 2018 A member of the Gilets Jaunes, or Yellow Vests movement, at a protest against rising fuel taxes, on the Champs-Élysées in Paris on Saturday. Credit … Continue reading

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