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Far-Right Groups Push Back as Protesters Gather in Europe…

LONDON — Thousands of people turned out to demonstrate against police brutality and racism in European cities like London and Paris on Saturday, after a week in which statues linked to slavery and colonialism were targeted across the continent and calls intensified for scrutiny of policing and of a history…
bubmag
June 13, 2020
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Coronavirus and Europe’s New Political Fissures

When European governments imposed lockdowns to stop the spread of the new coronavirus, in most cases opposition parties were relatively supportive. The gravity of the emergency and the speed of contagion tempered normal political competition. Consensus was not absolute and, in some countries, was rather fragile; yet, in the most…
bubmag
June 10, 2020
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America Has a National Guard. France Has National Riot Police.

As the United States tries to prevent public protest following the killing of George Floyd from spiraling into further violence, it’s tempting to think of French policing as an example to be followed. France’s long history of street protest, from the ritual to the insurrectional, dovetails with its history of…
bubmag
June 9, 2020
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The Brief – Ailing democracy

The Brief offers opinions from the EURACTIV newsroom, and this piece represents the views of its author. Police brutality and racism are certainly present in Europe, and Europe participated in and profited from the slave trade. We invite you to read a response to this piece in a follow-up essay…
bubmag
June 8, 2020
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Greens fear they will be fall guys for FG and FF

Cast your mind back to Finance Minister Paschal Donohoe's budget speech last October. There were warnings about the economic impact of any form of Brexit, but a budget surplus was predicted by the end of the year. Despite the looming General Election, Fine Gael resisted the natural political urge to…
bubmag
June 4, 2020
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The ‘Nothing Matters’ Rioters

Out-of-staters and professional nihilists have turned protests against George Floyd's death into chaos. A protester walks past military police in riot gear as they block protesters across from the White House on May 30, 2020 in Washington DC, during a protest over the death of George Floyd, an unarmed black…
bubmag
June 1, 2020