Reading Time: 11 minutes A small group of determined Dutch citizens has changed the climate policy of its country through legal action. A similar lawsuit in the US — brought by the “climate kids” — might be headed for the Supreme Court.
Reading Time: 14 minutes A legal marathon has led to a partial victory for the family of an assassinated Yemeni who preached against al-Qaeda.
Reading Time: 10 minutes Why did Democrats buy into a for-profit system that locks up and brutalizes people seeking a new life?
Reading Time: 9 minutes The “Remain in Mexico” policy pushes Central Americans back across a dangerous border, limiting access to legal help and a chance at a new life in the United States.
Reading Time: 12 minutes Italy’s ultra-right government hates Riace, a model town for migrants and asylum seekers. And the country’s strong-man interior minister is doing something about it.
Reading Time: 10 minutes EU migration policy is turning deadly. People seeking to reach Europe are drowning at its doorstep or caught in the crossfire of Libya’s civil war.
Reading Time: 12 minutes Italy’s Matteo Salvini, a populist politico and loud-mouthed Trump clone, is using the migration crisis to sabotage the European Union.
Reading Time: 8 minutes Puerto Rico needs a “Marshall Plan” to recover from the double devastation of Hurricane Maria and the economic austerity imposed by Congress.
Reading Time: 11 minutes Following a year of elections in the US and the EU that caused or threatened upheaval, German Chancellor Angela Merkel is cruising toward another term in office. Everything about Sunday’s election seems to be boring … and that’s a good thing.
Reading Time: 9 minutes The courts have the power to set a deadline for federal agencies to slash carbon emissions. Or make Big Oil liable for climate damages. Could Hurricane Harvey be a factor in their decision?
Reading Time: 5 minutes To survive as UK prime minister, Theresa May will depend on an ultra-religious party with a militant history. Is she playing with fire?
Reading Time: 7 minutes Against all odds, ‘unelectable’ UK Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has dramatically cut the lead of Conservative Prime Minister Theresa May.
Reading Time: 8 minutes Remember Flint, Michigan? Congress has appointed an all-powerful board of emergency managers that threaten to ruin the lives of three million Puerto Ricans.
Reading Time: 6 minutes A pro-Europe centrist is the overwhelming favorite to win the French presidency despite populist rage and voter alienation.
Reading Time: 6 minutes Another terrorist attack in Paris has sent shockwaves through France. With the country’s elections just days away and its far-right on the rise, could the attack set the table for “Frexit?”
Reading Time: 5 minutes Regardless of who wins the Dutch elections on Wednesday, immigrants will likely suffer, and a “Nexit” referendum vote (the Dutch equivalent of Brexit) could be on the table.
Reading Time: 5 minutes Italian voters have set off a political earthquake, massively rejecting constitutional reform, forcing their Prime Minister from office and clearing the way for Trump-inspired political parties to grab control.
Reading Time: 6 minutes Agriculture’s biggest deal ever — the Bayer-Monsanto merger — would leave farmers and consumers paying more for less, and could accelerate a catastrophic decline in the diversity of what we plant and eat.
Reading Time: 5 minutes The “Brexit” campaign (British+Exit from the EU) achieved a previously unimaginable upset. The “Leave” vote won even after a politician’s murder temporarily silenced the slurs and immigrant-bashing.
Reading Time: 4 minutes If Bayer completes its takeover of Monsanto, it would become a company with Orwellian control over how we grow our food and what we eat.