Tag Archives: populism

Joe Biden Slams GOP’s “Fake Nationalism” [VIDEO]

The Associated Press reports: In a forceful rebuke to President Donald Trump and other Washington Republicans, former Vice President Joe Biden told fellow Democrats in New York on Thursday that the GOP has abandoned traditional American values in the name of “phony populism” and “fake nationalism.” Speaking at the party’s New York state convention on Long Island, Biden urged his ...

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Steve Bannon Tells France’s Fascist National Front: Being Called Racists Is A “Badge Of Honor” [VIDEO]

NPR reports: Both have suffered political falls and on Saturday in Lille, France, Steve Bannon, the onetime chief White House strategist, and Marine Le Pen, who lost the French presidency to Emmanuel Macron in May, sought to prop up each other with a shared anti-establishment stance. Bannon, on a European tour that includes stops in Germany and Italy, addressed a ...

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ITALY: Far-Right Parties Surge In National Election

The New York Times reports: Italians registered their dismay with the European political establishment on Sunday, handing a majority of votes in a national election to hard-right and populist forces that ran a campaign fueled by anti-immigrant anger. The election, the first in five years, was widely seen as a bellwether of the strength of populists on the continent and ...

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Austria Lurches Far-Right In National Election [VIDEO]

The Washington Post reports: Austria became the latest European country to take a sharp turn right on Sunday, with the conservative People’s Party riding a hard-line position on immigration to victory in national elections and likely to form a government with a nationalist party that has long advocated for an even tougher stance. The result puts the 31-year-old foreign minister ...

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Pope Slams Populism In Speech To EU Leaders

The New York Daily News reports: Pope Francis urged European leaders on Friday to resist the “false forms of security” promised by populists who want to wall themselves off and instead bank on a future of greater solidarity and union. Francis welcomed 27 EU leaders to the Vatican on the eve of a summit to mark the 60th anniversary of ...

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NETHERLANDS: Progressive GreenLeft Party Hailed As Slowing Anti-Europe Populist Movement [VIDEO]

The Guardian reports: The big winner of Wednesday’s election – and now the largest party of the Dutch left for the first time – was GreenLeft, headed by 30-year-old Jesse Klaver, hailed by his enthusiastic supporters as the “Jessiah”. With more than 95% of votes counted, the party – formed 25 years ago by a merger of communists, pacifists, evangelicals ...

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Pope Francis Compares Rise Of Populism To Advent Of Hitler, Says It’s Too Early To Judge Donald Trump

Agence France-Presse reports: Pope Francis warned against populism, saying it could lead to the election of “saviours” like Hitler. In an hour-long interview with Spanish newspaper El Pais conducted as Donald Trump was being sworn in as US president, the pontiff also condemned the idea of using walls and barbed wire to keep out foreigners. “Of course crises provoke fears ...

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SIEG HEIL: Former Breitbart Staffers To Form “Populist Nationalist” Group To Enforce Trump’s Agenda

The Atlantic reports: Patrick Howley, a former Breitbart News reporter, left the site under vague circumstances back in November. Howley told me at the time that he was leaving of his own volition because the site had become more “controlled” after the departure of Steve Bannon, the organization’s former chairman who was hired for a top job in the Trump ...

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ITALY: Prime Minister Matteo Renzi Resigns After Far-Right Parties Prevail In Constitutional Referendum

The BBC reports: Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi has resigned after suffering a heavy defeat in a referendum over his plan to reform the constitution. In a late-night statement, he said he took responsibility for the outcome. He said the No camp must now make clear proposals. An exit poll for state broadcaster RAI suggests 42-46% voted to back reform, ...

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