COP27 IPB webinar: Observations from the Blue Zone – military emissions and spending

Video: watch here. Transcript: Sean  We will start today with Deborah Burton giving us a summary of her experiences at COP27. And then open up the floor to questions both for those who are with us on Zoom, and those who are watching the live stream. So without further ado, I will turn the floor … Continue reading COP27 IPB webinar: Observations from the Blue Zone – military emissions and spending

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

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