A year that began hopefully is ending grimly. Western political elites, unable (and perhaps unwilling) to turn a deadly pandemic and climate crisis into a life-preserving opportunity, have only themselves to blame.The West’s wasted crisis
A possible Israel-Bill Gates working group on climate change ignores Tel Aviv’s appalling record of destruction of Palestinian wells, poisoning of trees and demolition of entire ecosystems to make space for Israel’s apartheid wall, says RAMZY BAROUDHow the Israeli occupation ravages the environment in Palestine
The nice thing is a lot of the R&D we need to do to be ready for the next pandemic are things like making vaccines cheap, having big factories, eradicating the flu, getting rid of the common cold, making vaccines just a little patch you put on your arm, [are] things that will be incredibly beneficial even in the years when we don’t have pandemics.
Campaigners have condemned controversial new legislation designed to shut down protests outside the Scottish parliament building in Edinburgh, warning new police powers will have a “chilling effect” on the right to protest. The timing of this new legislation – just months before COP26 arrives in Scotland – is significant.Draconian new legislation set to shut down protest at Scottish Parliament ahead of COP26