Europe

Russia and the European Union Continue Transition to Wartime Economies

Russia and the West have signaled their intent to commit to a long-term confrontation over Ukraine. While Russia has clearly felt the effect of sanctions, the EU remains vulnerable to Russian attempts to use energy to divide member states. By…

Negotiating Peace With Monsters

The two sides in the war in Ukraine have negotiated a deal to at least reduce the starvation in Africa and elsewhere that may result from the war, by agreeing to a means of exporting some grain. By David Swanson,…

6th AUGUST 2022 Nuclear Ban, Sow Peace, Let’s build the future together

On August 6, 1945, the nuclear bomb that destroyed the Japanese city of Hiroshima was dropped, on August 9 the disaster was repeated on Nagasaki. These dates will remain forever in human history as dark days, absolute evil that we…

Ukraine, the kitchen of dehumanisation

This photo of a fallen Russian soldier in Ukraine is part of a new culinary start up in Kiev. It is a cake. You can choose from the pictures of the “dead aggressors” the one you like the most and…

Volodymyr Chemerys, the black sheep of Ukrainian politics

These words are for a friend and colleague whose life is in danger. In the Ukrainian political landscape, increasingly poor, decadent and predictable among so many puppets and so many fanatics, there are few political people left. The flames that…

The Opening Borders Caravan heads for the French-Italian border after visiting places of memory in the south of France.

The Caravan is moving towards the border migration routes in the Alps after visiting the Irun-Hendaia border and the concentration camps in the south of France that were set up at the end of the 1930s. The acts in memory…

The Kremlin Seeks to Exploit Growing Wariness Over Refugees in Europe

Instability and rising living costs have caused significant growth in refugee and other migrant numbers globally. The opportunity to exploit the crisis will not be missed by other countries, most notably Russia. By John P. Ruehl Since the start of…

Europe’s ‘Cycling Revolution’: The Forthcoming Joint Cycling Declaration

Cycling advocacy groups have this month been praising impending developments in inter-institutional European frameworks centred on the creation of a homogenous European cycling plan. Speaking recently at the 2022 Cycling Summit in Copenhagen, Frans Timmermans, Executive Vice-President of the European…

The West Is Experiencing a Contraction of Its Power, Not Necessarily Its Decline

What Westerners call the West or Western civilization is a geopolitical space that emerged in the 16th century and expanded continuously until the 20th century. On the eve of World War I, about 90 percent of the globe was Western…

Drop all charges against Ruslan Kotsaba

In Ukraine, a trial against Ukrainian journalist, pacifist and conscientious objector Ruslan Kotsaba will be held on Tuesday 19 July 2022, simply because he publicly expressed his pacifist views. The International Fellowship of Reconciliation (IFOR), War Resisters’ International (WRI), the…

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