Monday, June 24, 2024

Tag: Germany

Berlin lawyers launch legal battle to halt German arms sales to...

Citing potential violations of international law, this legal challenge seeks to uphold Germany's constitutional commitment to protecting human life and questions the ethical implications of supplying weaponry in a conflict-ridden region.

55 percent of Germany’s power in 2023 came from renewables

“Wind farms—especially those on land—made the largest contribution.”

What is more evil than pure evil?

“Rationalization is the evil step-brother of rationality.”

Germany to shut down its last remaining nuclear reactors

Germany’s decision comes as it is trying to phase out coal, which still generates a third of its electricity, by 2038 at the latest

US follows Germany’s lead to send battle tanks to Ukraine

The U.S. agreed to send 31 tanks, and Germany agreed to 14.

Germany deserves a big share of the blame for the disaster...

Berlin should step up and end the war in Ukraine.

Germany’s new wildflower meadows offer urban safe havens to bees and...

thanks to wildflower meadows being planted precisely to reverse precipitous declines in insect populations.

Immigrants to the rescue

It’s useful to bear the German experience in mind as the United States once again tackles its own “immigration crisis.”

Germany begins trial for universal basic income

Germany will provide the citizens a monthly stipend of €1,200, or about $1,430, which is just above the country's poverty level.

V-E Day plus 75

The “new times” upon which the nation has now embarked will pose their own distinctive challenges, as the Covid-19 pandemic makes unmistakably clear.

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Gaza’s children face extreme heat and starvation under Israeli blockade

UN reports visible signs of wasting among Gaza’s children as aid deliveries falter and temperatures soar.
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When the KKK murdered my childhood friend 

We must never give in to cruelty and violence. It is incumbent on all of us to stand up to bullies and be each other’s protectors.

Congress demands answers from Chief Justice Roberts on Supreme Court ethics scandals

Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Jamie Raskin press Chief Justice John Roberts on ethics standards amid controversies involving Justices Clarence Thomas and Samuel Alito.

Chemical fallout from East Palestine train disaster spreads across 16 states, study reveals

The derailment, which involved a Norfolk Southern train carrying hazardous materials, has had far-reaching impacts, with pollutants spreading over 540,000 square miles, significantly larger in scale and scope than initially predicted.

Global consensus: Majority support quick fossil fuel phaseout, even in top producing nations

A new UNDP poll reveals overwhelming global support for a rapid transition to clean energy and stronger climate action, including in major fossil fuel-producing countries.