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'Very Welcome' Progress as Iran Agrees to Restart Talks on Nuclear Deal Sabotaged by Trump

One peace advocate urged all sides to reconvene negotiations "as soon as possible and with renewed urgency" to avert "disastrous" consequences for Iran and the world.

Brett Wilkins ·

'How Many More People Must Die?' EU, UK Under Fire for Tanking Patent Waiver Talks

Rich nations' refusal to take on the pharmaceutical industry could "prolong the pandemic indefinitely," warned one campaigner.

Jake Johnson ·

24 More Nations Join Global Methane Pledge Welcomed as 'Great Start' But Inadequate

"There's one move left to keep the planet from catastrophe, cutting methane as fast as we can from all sources."

Brett Wilkins ·

EU's Undying Fealty to the Imperial US Leads to Latest Humiliation

Donald Trump humiliated the European Union by annulling the Iran nuclear deal, and now Joe Biden has done so by announcing the new AUKUS agreement with Australia and the UK. But as much as Europe's leaders may protest, the EU's subordination to the US reflects a conscious choice that they have made.

Yanis Varoufakis ·

Meat and Dairy Industry 'Fanning the Flames' of Climate and Biodiversity Crises: Report

Bolstering the case for urgent policy change, the sector's top 20 companies collectively produce more planet-heating emissions than some fossil fuel giants and European countries.

Jessica Corbett ·

'Refugee Movements Are Not Illegal': EU Rebuked for Plan to Curb Flow of Vulnerable Afghans

Policymakers, said one human rights advocate, should devise "concrete plans for helping Afghans reach safety in the E.U."

Kenny Stancil ·

Digital Rights Groups Hail Record €746 Million Amazon Data Privacy Fine

La Quadrature du Net, whose complaint led to the Luxembourg fine, called the penalty a "first step," but said that "we need to remain vigilant" in the face of Amazon's ongoing violations.

Brett Wilkins ·

Warning of Climate Chaos, New Campaign Demands Fed 'Stop Fossil Fuel Finance'

"Not only does the Fed have legal authority to stop fossil fuel finance—it's their responsibility."

Brett Wilkins ·

Progress or War: On Islamophobia and Europe's Demographic Shifts

Islamophobia must be seen within the larger context of the toxic anti-refugee and anti-immigrant sentiments, now defining factors in shaping modern European politics.

Ramzy Baroud ·

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