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Last month 80 civil society organisations and academics published an open letter to the EIB calling on the bank to end its fossil fuel financing, which topped €2.4bn in 2018. Now, the EU’s lending arm has drafted plans which propose cutting support for energy infrastructure projects which rely on oil, ...Read More
"The climate crisis is the foundation on which the politics of the twenty-first century will be built. Claiming to believe in the science behind it—still an applause line for many U.S. Democrats—doesn’t carry any more rhetorical weight than claiming, proudly and defiantly, to believe in gravity. The xenophobic right is ...Read More
“Rouhani has been under intense domestic political pressure to produce some kind of counter-measure following the US withdrawal. Tehran has lost patience with Europe’s efforts to create a new viable financial mechanism that would allow European firms to continue trading items such as medicines and humanitarian goods with Iran and circumvent US secondary sanctions. ...Read More
‘At least the far-right’s resistance to Stolpersteine reveals the power of the monuments. German media still holds an overwhelmingly positive attitude toward them. The stones are cared for carefully by communities in a country where the Nazi legacy precipitated decades of soul-searching and painstaking commemoration, and a horror of anti-Semitism ...Read More
"Until recently, Germany has been so preoccupied with its Nazi past that the colonial era has been ignored. Yet some historians argue that the racial theories and treatment of native peoples connect directly with the mentalities and horrors of the Nazis." #germany #britishempire #colonialism #theotherskeleton #🇩🇪