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History.com: This Day In History (January 26-1918): Ukraine declares its independence

Originally posted on Levant's Agora:
By History.com Editors. Soon after the Bolsheviks seized control in immense, troubled Russia in November 1917 and moved towards negotiating peace with the Central Powers, the former Russian state of Ukraine declares its total independence. One of pre-war Russia’s most prosperous areas, the vast, flat Ukraine (the name can…

Scholz gives the green light on tanks – but why did it take so long?

Scholz has long argued that he needed to ensure that Germany and Nato would not become “warring parties” and Germany accused of “going it alone”.

The Telegraph Frontpage for Monday 2023 January 23

By Danny Boyle As temperatures drop, demand for electricity rises. For the first time, energy customers are set to be paid to cut consumption. Also today, Boris Johnson has entered the Ukraine tanks row, above. National Grid ready to pay customers to switch off Turn off to earn. Households will be paid for reducing theirContinue reading “The Telegraph Frontpage for Monday 2023 January 23”

The Telegraph Frontpage for Friday 2023 January 20

By Sam Hall Good evening. A counter-terrorism investigation has been launched after a man carrying a gun and a suspect package was arrested inside the grounds of a hospital in Leeds. We also have the latest analysis from Ukraine, as Germany dashed hopes for the quick delivery of tanks by saying a decision on sendingContinue reading “The Telegraph Frontpage for Friday 2023 January 20”

Thatcherism and Reaganomics demolished

Thatcherism and Reaganomics have been demolished by the very animal spirits of the free markets that, some 40 years ago, they unleashed in good faith. History has come full circle, with neoliberalism, like the mythical monster Ouroboros, devouring its own tail. The same problems can be seen elsewhere.   In Germany, not only has the dream ofContinue reading “Thatcherism and Reaganomics demolished”

Amazon and Black Friday

Did you fall into the trap of Black Friday? Have you joined in to get as much as you can as best you can, via Amazon to send you things? It’s clear that Amazon’s mistreatment of workers knows no limits – unless we challenge it. That’s why Amazon workers in multiple locations in Germany haveContinue reading “Amazon and Black Friday”

Historic Compensation Fund Approved At UN Climate Talks

Originally posted on Stigmatis:
“Loss and damage is a way of both recognizing past harm and compensating for that past harm,” said Dartmouth climate scientist Justin Mankin. Activists encourage world leaders to maintain policies that limit warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius and provide reparations for loss and damage at the COP27 UN Climate Summit, Nov.…

Are we going from purgatory to hell

People should come to know that we are in the fight of our lives facing climate change which is the defining issue of our age, the central challenge of our century in which the industrialised countries should pay for the damage done to the poor countries..

Reviews about nature for the first half of September

September 05 Switzerland’s glaciers are becoming a front-row seat to climate destruction For most of its existence glaciology has been a slow-moving profession, but this year is different. The belting heat waves that struck Europe over the past few months handed the specialists in Alpine ice sheets an unprecedented set of challenges. And some ofContinue reading “Reviews about nature for the first half of September”

This was Europe in the first half of September (by the Guardian)

07 September 2022 Does the new broom in Downing Street bring even a hint of rapprochement between Britain and the EU? Will Liz Truss reach out in friendship as Vladimir Putin steps up his energy war on Europe or will the zero-sum approach of the Johnson era also define the new prime minister’s? Truss hasContinue reading “This was Europe in the first half of September (by the Guardian)”