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MLK film & Transform Defence at Union Chapel

To mark April 4th, the date of MLK’s assassination, TPNS was invited to host a screening of 'From Montgomery to Memphis' on 26 March at the Union Chapel Islington . 'From Montgomery to Memphis' was released in 1970, and follows Dr.King's 13 years of civil rights activism, from his first bus boycotts to his assassination on April … Continue reading MLK film & Transform Defence at Union Chapel

Russia-Ukraine: one more conflict fuelling climate chaos

One month on from the Russian invasion of Ukraine, the DEC, UNICEF, Oxfam and others continue to raise funds for the desperate bombed out children, women and men of Ukraine. All focus is on the immediate humanitarian needs, as the world waits in hope for a ceasefire that will lead to negotiations that will bring … Continue reading Russia-Ukraine: one more conflict fuelling climate chaos

Russian invasion of Ukraine – Articles digest

Below is an articles reading list culled from various sources that has helped inform our Transform Defence project understanding of the Russian invasion of Ukraine.  No particular order of preference 1. Questions to be asking: LSE Prof Lloyd Gruber https://blogs.lse.ac.uk/usappblog/2022/03/04/russias-war-with-ukraine-asking-the-right-questions/ 2. Heartbreaking – why the disabled are shunned in the effort to escape the invasion … Continue reading Russian invasion of Ukraine – Articles digest

Guest blog at From Poverty to Power (Oxfam)

"What has global military spending and emissions got to do with development? Rather a lot." Read it here https://oxfamapps.org/fp2p/what-has-global-military-spending-and-emissions-got-to-do-with-development-rather-a-lot/ Listen to Duncan Green talk about this piece The full episode is available here. https://oxfamapps.org/fp2p/development-nutshell-round-up-24m-of-fp2p-posts-w-b-21st-and-28th-february/

Russia/Ukraine War – How It Got to This Point and Was There Ever a Chance It Could Have Taken Another Course?

Death wish As the Russian invasion of Ukraine gets ever deeper and the tanks roll on and the airstrikes hit civilian and other targets and EU arms flow into Ukraine from all over Europe and Germany commits 100bn Euros to a new armed forces fund, so the planet continues to heat up, the IPCC’s latest … Continue reading Russia/Ukraine War – How It Got to This Point and Was There Ever a Chance It Could Have Taken Another Course?