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The tragedy of Mikhail Gorbachev was written by the West

by Jonathan Steele for Middle East Eye ... Western leaders also share the blame for Russia’s retreat from liberal politics, which began long before Putin’s installation as president. Yeltsin’s use of tanks to shell the Russian parliament in 1993 to end an opposition sit-in was a more serious outrage than any of Putin’s domestic policy excesses. The … Continue reading The tragedy of Mikhail Gorbachev was written by the West

Mikhail Gorbachev  –  The man who dismantled an empire without force

“People who don’t understand the importance of co-operation and disarmament shouldn’t go into politics… there should be no place for such people in politics. But they’re very much there… in the defence industry and politics.” How different would the world be if we had more world leaders – past, present, future - who believed in … Continue reading Mikhail Gorbachev  –  The man who dismantled an empire without force

Open Letter to UN Sec General as we enter 6th month of Russia’s invasion

As we enter the sixth month of the Russian invasion of Ukraine TPNS has written an Open Letter to Antonio Guterres. It calls on him to consider concrete proposals that address runaway military spending and excess profits by defence companies. Is excessive military spending coupled with defence industry excess profits a legitimate source to tap … Continue reading Open Letter to UN Sec General as we enter 6th month of Russia’s invasion

Media release: Unreported military emissions  ― Technical Report & Advocacy Briefing

MEDIA RELEASE                                                                                   18/06/22 Unreported military emissions: pushing them up the UNFCCC agenda Technical Report & … Continue reading Media release: Unreported military emissions  ― Technical Report & Advocacy Briefing