Global Crisis Watch 274

You are invited to join us for Global Crisis Watch 274 on Friday, May 3rd at 10:00 BST.


The highlighted topics will include:

Trial Begins for Group Accused in German Coup Plot

Nine individuals are on trial in Stuttgart, Germany, facing charges of high treason, attempted murder and membership in a terrorist organisation, linked to an alleged far-right plot to overthrow the government. Led by Heinrich XIII, Prince Reuss, the group allegedly amassed weapons and planned a coup to capture key government figures. The trials are part of a broader investigation into the Reichsbürger movement, with 27 defendants and ongoing probes into others.


Nationwide Campus Protests Over Gaza in the US

Hundreds of pro-Palestinian protesters have been arrested across US campuses amid a rising protest movement over the Israel-Gaza war. Starting at Columbia University, demonstrations have spread to about 30 campuses, with over 1,300 arrests. The protests, calling for divestment from Israel, have led to confrontations and police actions, including forceful arrests and claims of violence where severe clashes occurred.


G7 Agree to End Use of Unabated Coal Power Plants by 2035

G7 countries have agreed to end the use of unabated coal power plants by 2035 during a recent summit in Italy. The pledge aims to significantly curb global greenhouse gas emissions by phasing out coal in the 2030s, but includes exceptions for nations heavily dependent on coal, like Japan and Germany. The agreement allows the use of carbon-capture technology and aligns with efforts to limit global warming to 1.5°C above pre-industrial levels.


Local Elections in the UK Test Sunak’s Leadership

Millions in England and Wales began voting in local elections, with 107 councils and 37 police and crime commissioners up for grabs. The elections are a significant test for Prime Minister Rishi Sunak's Conservative party, currently under scrutiny for past performances. Key races include the mayoral elections in London and nine other major cities. Results will emerge over the weekend, with major implications for national politics and Sunak's leadership ahead of a general election due later this year.


Plus, all the stories that are catching our attention wherever we live in the world. Feel free to join us and add your voice to the conversation.