Mary Fitzgerald

Mary Fitzgerald is editor-in-chief of openDemocracy. Before joining oD she worked for Avaaz, the global campaigning organisation, and is a former Senior Editor of Prospect Magazine. She has written for the Guardian, Observer, New Statesman and others. Follow her on Twitter @maryftz

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Italian Interior Minister Matteo Salvini, seen here in Pisa at a meeting of the Tuscan University Movement in March, owes much of his success to the largesse of American donors, the authors argue. Views
Saturday, July 13, 2019
The American dark money behind Europe's far right
Five years ago, Matteo Salvini stripped and posed half-naked for a series of "sexy" photos that were auctioned on eBay. At the time, he was a senior official of Italy's separatist Lega Nord party. His bizarre photoshoot took place on the sidelines of a National Front conference in France...
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“The scale of this meddling by U.S. extremists is shocking, but sadly no surprise to us. (Photo: Getty) Views
Thursday, March 28, 2019
Trump-Linked Christian Fundamentalists Are Pouring Dark Money Into Europe, Boosting the Far Right
According to a new analysis released by openDemocracy , Christian-right fundamentalists linked to the Trump administration and Steve Bannon are among a dozen American groups that have poured at least $50 million of dark money into Europe over the last decade. Between them, these groups have backed...
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Wednesday, October 29, 2014
TTIP: The Most Important Thing You‘ve Never Heard Of
Well, thanks to some encouraging ruckus in the last few months, you may actually have heard of TTIP: the anodynely-acronymed “Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership”. In plain English, it’s a massive trade deal between the EU and North America which could affect everything from healthcare...
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