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Sarah Lazare, staff writer
Students have led banner drops, fake oil spill actions, and other creative protests to pressure the University of Glasgow to divest from the fossil fuels industry. (Photo: Glasgow University Climate Action Society)
The University of Glasgow on Wednesday became the first higher education institution in Europe to vote in favor of divesting its multimillion dollar endowment from the fossil fuel industry, in what student campaigners are hailing as a "huge step" for the climate movement. "We are delighted that the University of Glasgow has decided to take a...
Sarah Lazare, staff writer
The European Commission on Tuesday unveiled proposed legislation to toss out a...
Nadia Prupis, staff writer
A flashmob in Hamburg, Germany protests the TTIP. (Photo: campact/flickr/cc)
Corporate interests may be winning in U.S.-EU trade negotiations, endangering...

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With upcoming elections in a Europe beset by rising neo-Nazism, a new campaign by Swedish Social Democrats against the resurgence has a high-profile leader: Rainer Hoess, 48, the grandson of infamous Auschwitz commandant Rudolf Hoess, who presided over the murder of a million Jews and thousands of others. Hoess has spent years speaking to German schoolchildren about a Nazi influence growing now, as then, because "the social safety nets have been torn, and people are left behind...Hopelessness...