"The only lasting leverage a nation can offer in today’s world is #trade and #technology transfer. #Europe has more of this to offer than the United States. Yet the only #opposition to renewed #military spending is coming from right-wing parties and the German #Linke party. Europe’s Social Democratic, Socialist and Labour parties share American #neoliberal ideology."
"The #carbon footprint of #bombing, arms manufacturing and military bases is strikingly absent from today’s discussion about global #warming and the need to cut back on carbon emissions. The German party that calls itself #Green is leading the campaign for sanctions against importing Russian oil and #gas, which electric utilities are replacing with Polish #coal and even German lignite. Coal is becoming the “fuel of the future.” Its price also is soaring in the United States, benefitting American coal companies."