Over the last 14 years, Sicily has reported more than half of Italy's wooden (and non-wooden) burned area. Throughout the world, fires have intensified over the last 20 years, with more than 1 billion acres—or 11 percent—of tree cover lost. This not only affects biodiversity and human settlements close by. The greenhouse gasses emitted exacerbate the current climate crisis. Natalia Torres Garzon reports. Photography by Antonio Cascio.
The rally united tens of thousands, from the left and right, against the Czech government’s support for sanctions on Russia and the war in Ukraine, reports Connor Freeman.
The United States and NATO's escalating war with Russia in Ukraine has raised the danger of nuclear war to a level that U.S. President Joe Biden has compared to the 1962 Cuban missile crisis. Medea Benjamin and Nicolas J.S. Davies explore how Biden and his allies have made decisions to keep escalating the war, despite the danger that the Ukraine conflict will lead to nuclear war.
Calls to end the war in Ukraine "reverberated through the hall" at the United Nations General Assembly, as the president of the session said in his closing statement. Sixty-six countries, representing most of the world's population, pleaded for a negotiated peace in Ukraine, write Medea Benjamin and Nicolas J.S. Davies.
The NATO-backed Atlantic Council has proposed apartheid Israel as a blueprint for a hyper-militarized Ukraine. The paper was authored by former President Barack Obama’s ambassador to Tel Aviv, now an Israeli spy-tech consultant, reports Alex Rubinstein.
Shannonwatch’s objectives are to “end U.S. military use of Shannon Airport, to stop rendition flights through the airport, and to obtain accountability for both from the relevant Irish authorities and political leaders.” Vijay Prashad writes from Ireland for Globetrotter.