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

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