Simon Pirani is a writer and activist who blogs at His most recent book is Burning Up: A Global History of Fossil Fuel Consumption.

Western capital, warmonger Putin and the climate policy disaster

The execution of King Charles: ‘Let’s put all brutish tyrants down’

Happy birthday, Kirill Butylin

The Nord Stream pipeline explosions: challenging false narratives

Russia: ‘I sacrificed myself to the regime, but I am not a terrorist’

Russia and South Africa: the oppressors make a deal

Transport: how Silicon Valley turns technologies against us all

Russia: the time for protest has gone, it’s time for resistance

Appeal to Labour Party members: help turn back this tide of greenwash

The limits of western economic war with Russia and the failure of climate policy   

Achieving climate justice is about solidarity across borders. Not charity

Russia: nature reserve staff hit with savage jail terms

Durham and Ukraine miners: historic links of friendship

Ukrainians face forcible deportation and conscription by Russian forces

Why is Ukrainian resistance invisible to you?

Lower Thames Crossing? No. Stop this road‑building madness

Greenwashed Silvertown tunnel pollutes, trashes the climate, and steamrollers democracy

‘The Russian empire is failing in its own way’

Two enemies, one fight: climate disaster and frightful energy bills

Ukraine: the sources of danger of a wider war