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Nobel Peace Prize

Greece flirts with tyranny and Europe looks away

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Greece flirts with tyranny and Europe looks away

When those madcap Scandinavian satirists awarded the Nobel peace prize to the European Union, they let everyone in on the joke by praising its commitment to "reconciliation, democracy and human rights". If the committee's 2012 citation were anything other than a spoof, you would have read denunciations of the rise of oppressive state power and [...]

November 4, 2012 Author: Nick Cohen

Golden Dawn and the deafening silence of Europe

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Golden Dawn and the deafening silence of Europe

“For Peace, Freedom and Democracy. Never Again Fascism. Millions of Dead Remind Us”. Those are the words carved into a memorial stone underneath the Austrian house where Adolf Hitler was born in 1889. “Never Again”. Thus was the uniform slogan resounding across Europe after the full scale of Nazi horror became known in the wake [...]

October 31, 2012 Author: Jerome Roos

Interview with Tariq Ali

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Interview with Tariq Ali

My initial response was to burst out laughing, because this Nobel Peace Prize committee, basically run by clapped-out former politicians in Norway, never fails to amuse and disappoint. I mean, they constantly behave like this. Their prize choices over the last 20 years have been laughable, in some cases monstrous. [...]

October 12, 2012 Author: Amy Goodman