Dick Nichols

Europe for Peace protest

Russia's invasion of Ukraine is generating debate among southern Europe's pacifist and progressive forces, who turned out for a massive anti-war protest in Rome last month, reports Dick Nichols.

Campaigners hold sign saying "Let the people decide!"

The British Supreme Court has ruled that the Scottish parliament does not have the power to legislate for an independence referendum. Dick Nichols reports.

Nicaragua hunger strikers

The Daniel Ortega regime treats its jailed opponents as badly or worse than the Somoza family dictatorship, brought down by the Sandinista National Liberation Front in 1979, writes Dick Nichols.

A person holding a LGBTQI rights flag.

Russia’s lower house of parliament passed a bill to outlaw the promotion of “non-traditional sexual relations” on October 27. Not one of the 400 MPs opposed it, reports Dick Nichols.

Junts ex-ministers

The Catalan coalition government of the Republican Left of Catalonia (ERC) and Together for Catalonia (Junts) split on October 7. Dick Nichols explains why, and what's at stake for the independentist movement.

Russia's war on Ukraine

When Russian President Vladimir Putin announced that 300,000 reservists would be called up to bolster the war effort, protests took place across the country, reports Dick Nichols.

Steel worker

When Russia invaded Ukraine on February 24, social conflict inside the country was not put on hold: any illusion that its defence needs might produce a truce in the class struggle soon vanished, reports Dick Nichols.

NATO meeting in Madrid

NATO’s hawkish Madrid meeting booked the political benefits from Putin’s Ukraine invasion to the account of the imperialist power that stood to gain most from it — the US, reports Dick Nichols.

Stop war. Help Ukraine

Dick Nichols responds to political dissident and author Noam Chomsky's recent comments on the war in Ukraine published in Green Left.

The landscape after the parliamentary election in Andalusia looks bleak. But, Dick Nichols argues, that hidden beneath the dark statistics, a seed of hope germinated.

Algeria has suspended its treaty of “friendship, good-neighbourliness and cooperation” with Spain due to its public acceptance of Moroccan sovereignty over Western Sahara, writes Dick Nichols.

Anti-war protest

Anti-war sentiment continues to grow inside Russia, as the death toll rises among soldiers from some of Russia's most ethnically marginalised and poorest peoples, reports Dick Nichols.

Line Barfod

The radical left Red-Green Alliance shook up Danish politics in November, coming first in the elections for Copenhagen City Council. Line Barfod headed its ticket and is now in charge of urban renewal and development, climate, housing and traffic. She spoke with Green Left’s Dick Nichols.

Social Movement delegation at RGA conference

Dick Nichols reports on the May 13-15 Danish Red Green Alliance conference.

The scandal of electronic eavesdropping on 65 leaders of the Catalan independence movement by Spanish state intelligence shows signs of becoming a long-running soap opera. Dick Nichols reports.

Catalangate

A New Yorker investigation has exposed that between 2018‒20, at least 65 leading figures in the Catalan government and independence movement had their mobile phones bugged, reports Dick Nichols.

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