Many still see Germany as a beacon of stability in an increasingly polarized Europe, with the Christian Democratic chancellor Angela Merkel leading the country for 15 years in a row by now. But the façade of ostensible perdurability is crumbling quickly as the country currently experiences rather drastic shifts in its political power structure,...
The head of Rassemblement National (RN)—formerly known as Front National—Marine Le Pen (MLP) announced during her New Year's greetings to the press on January 16, 2020, that she would be a candidate in the 2022 presidential election.  "One can’t improvise oneself as president, one prepares for it" explained Marine Le Pen, in her incessant...
Will Marion Maréchal (MM), who announced her premature retirement from politics three years ago at age 27, return to the forefront? Having since founded her far-right “metapolitical school,” the Institute of Social, Economic and Political Sciences (ISSEP) in Lyon, MM looks to be far from done with her political...
In CovertAction Magazine’s prior Paris Dispatch titled "Linking the Right and Far Right: Marion Maréchal's Plan for France" (dated April 12, 2020), we explained that the “union of the rights” project was a political venture aimed at blurring the barriers between the right and far right. This creates, instead,...
By now you have probably been told innumerable times by friends, colleagues and progressive commentators why holding your nose and voting for Joe Biden is absolutely necessary to save America from four more destructive years of Donald Trump. I agree with all those voices. And I endorse all their reasons—which...
In CovertAction Magazine’s prior Paris Dispatches, we explained that the “union of the rights” (UoR) project was a political venture aimed at blurring the barriers between the right and far right. It is based on the premise that we are currently experiencing a redistribution of the political forces in France,...
Part 1: Old Nazi Networks and Cold War Crooks While voter support for Germany’s most powerful party, the Christian Democratic Union (CDU), had been crumbling in the course of the current legislation period (2017-2021), with the onset of the coronavirus crisis, the tables have turned importantly in favor of the...
The stakes are both high, and the danger of violence or voter fraud stark, as Bolivians go to the polls this Sunday, October 18, to elect their next president. Bolivia has experienced pronounced social unrest and economic retrogression since the November 2019 coup d’état which brought down Socialist President Evo...
Some people on the left have been confused about what to do in November. So much so, that former members of Students for a Democratic Society felt compelled to write an open letter urging a vote for Biden against Trump. We agree. A Trump victory would further exacerbate inequality, sexism...
Austria   Denmark   France Belgium   Estonia   Germany Czech Republic   Finland   Italy With the highest voter turnout in two decades (50.5%), the recently held European parliamentary elections were clearly viewed with special importance by Europe’s citizens. The outcome was marked by considerable losses of the center factions in the European...