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The Guardian looking at the third week of August 2022

Whilst the Kremlin is trying to do something unprecedented: to steal another state’s nuclear reactor, the West feels the results of the different sanctions because of the war, in its purse, presenting Europe with a cost of living crisis.

Balance of power in the first week of August 2022

August 01 There was some rare good news out of Ukraine today when a vessel loaded with 26,000 tons of corn left the port of Odesa — the first legal shipment of grain since Russia’s invasion began in late February. It’s a small step but potentially significant for some of the world’s poorest countries asContinue reading “Balance of power in the first week of August 2022”

Khashoggi killing forgotten as leaders woo Mohammed bin Salman

As the realities of the end of free movement are felt acutely by millions of British holidaymakers this summer, people in the UK and the EU have discussed their reasons for applying for a European passport after the Brexit vote.

This is Europe: The Guardian looking at the chaos in Italy and Ukraine

Italy has had 67 governments in almost as many years. Ukraine is a fault line in Italian politics: and a far-right coalition that includes Putin-fan Salvini could derail the EU’s consensus on the war, particularly in an energy squeeze. Observers think Meloni, although a hardliner, may not be as keen to cosy up to Putin (she admires the American right), but together they could align with Hungarian leader Viktor Orbán in opposing immigration, abortion and LGBT rights.

The Guardian 2022 July 25 – July 31

July 25 After the heatwave we’ve had this past week in the UK and beyond, it would be fair to assume that some of your plants are beyond repair. But all is not lost, thanks to this great advice from Jane Perrone on how to revive your crispy plants. So, get watering! Get yourself toContinue reading “The Guardian 2022 July 25 – July 31”

Our selection of Things you need to know The Week: July 18 – July 24

July 18 Zelensky fires Ukraine top prosecutor and spy chief Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky confirmed Sunday that he had fired the country’s top prosecutor and the head of its domestic intelligence agency, in the biggest shakeup of his government since Russia invaded Ukraine in February. Zelensky’s government announced the dismissals of the prosecutor general, Iryna Venediktova,Continue reading “Our selection of Things you need to know The Week: July 18 – July 24”

European Union leaders finally agreed to shut off the flow of most of the oil they buy from Russia

After weeks of deadlock, European Union leaders finally agreed to shut off the flow of most of the oil they buy from Russia. Belgian Prime Minister Alexander De Croo signaled it was “the provisional end point” of what he could agree to in the energy sphere.

Communists warn against far right and war in Europe

Originally posted on 21centurymanifesto:
‘Macron’s win in the French presidential election does not disguise the fact that Marine Le Pen achieved an 8-point improvement on her 2017 performance’, Lorraine Douglas told the Communist Party of Britain’s political committee on Tuesday evening. ?’The strong victory of the Fidesz-led alliance in Hungary is further evidence of the…

Zelensky in zijn toespraken telkens verwijzend naar nationale trauma’s

In de toespraken van president Zelensky verwijst deze naar de trauma’s die deze bepaalde landen ook mochten ondervinden en waar nu het Oekraïense volk moet aangeloven.

The MAGAs and the Man

Originally posted on Emanuel Goldstein:
Everyone who reads knows that historians who specialize in the twentieth-century totalitarian regimes are split on whether the new so-called populism of the once-and-future American dictator, and autocrats like him such as Brazil’s Jair Bolsonaro and Rodrigo Duterte of the Philippines, is properly deemed “fascism” or not. Most say no,…