Water Poverty and the Growing Conflict Between Egypt, Sudan and Ethiopia

Julian Vigo The Ethiopian government made a strategic decision to control most of the Nile River that flows into Egypt and Sudan. “The GERD will be Africa’s largest hydroelectric plant when it comes into full operation.” The satellite images  are frightening. Prior to this summer’s’s filling of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam  (GERD), countries downstream from Ethiopia…

“Equilibra”: A Blueprint for Avoiding Extinction

Tortilla con Sal Interview with Dr. Paul Oquist, Minister-Private Secretary for National Policies of the Presidency of the Republic of Nicaragua Tortilla con Sal: We’re here with Dr. Paul Oquist. It’s June 29th. Dr. Oquist is going to talk to us about the publication of his new book, an innovative book called “Equilibra”, which covers…

SARS-CoV-2: A Virus “Made in” Capitalism

Misión Verdad “Wetiko” is the term Native Americans use to describe the ”virus” of selfishness: Liana Buszka What the new coronavirus pandemic has made very clear is that the drive for profit in the capitalist system can be fatal. Of course, this multi-layered crisis triggered by Covid-19 will have a disproportionate impact on vulnerable groups,…

Africa’s Exploding Plastic Nightmare

Sharon Lerner A woman takes a break from collecting waste to read the newspaper at the Dandora municipal dump site in Nairobi, Kenya, on Feb. 15, 2020.Photo: Khadija Farah for The Intercept Rosemary Nyambura spends her weekends collecting plastic with her aunt Miriam in the Dandora dump in Nairobi. Because the bottles they sell to…

International Day of Peasant Struggle: Peasant Rights and COVID-19

Pramesh Pokharel Today, April 17, is the International Day of Peasant Struggle. Millions of peasants around the world celebrate this day since 1996. Faced with the COVID-19 pandemic, La Via Campesina has issued the slogan, ‘stay home but not silent – in the times of pandemic, peasants are united to feed the people.’ Our 180…

Canada: Coastal GasLink Violated B.C. Pipeline Rules More than 50 Times

Emma McIntosh Autumn Walkem, Nlaka’pamux, a supporter of the Wet’suwet’en puts up a sign to greet police at Unist’ot’en Camp in February 2020. Photo by Michael Toledano The company behind the controversial Coastal GasLink pipeline has violated conditions set by the British Columbia government more than 50 times, the province’s records show. Some rules were…

Bolsonaro Denounced at the UN for Depredation of the Amazon

Dario PignottiDavi Kopenawa, leader of the Yanomani ethnic group, travelled to Geneva to warn about the critical situation in the Amazon. Photo: AFP. A delegation composed of Yanomani leader Davi Kopenawa and Brazilian NGOs travelled to Geneva, Switzerland, to warn of the dramatic situation in the Amazon, the world’s largest tropical forest, in the face…

RCMP Raids Wet’suwet’en Camps in British Columbia: “Reconciliation is Dead”

M. Tiahui Indigenous people and allies who support Indigenous sovereignty have taken to the streets throughout Canada in response to multiple raids on peaceful encampments in Wet’suwet’en territory in British Columbia. Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) with guns, dogs and helicopters have conducted raids against Wet’suwet’en clan camps. The camps, located along a road in…

The Global Climate Ghetto: The Environmental Crisis from the Perspective of the Global South

“And the third group, are the anti-ecological environmentalists. They who love trees, forests and organic food, but find no inconsistency between their environmentalist ideology and discrimination, racism and colonialism. In their conceit, they believe that they can be anti-fascist and hate blacks, Asians, immigrants and embracing discriminations against women, the working class and the poor….

Bolsonaro Issues Decree, Experts Warn that it Encourages Amazon Deforestation

Catarina Barbosa Deforestation is the first step for “grilagem,” a land-grabbing scheme in which criminals forge land ownership / Catarina Barbosa/Brasil de Fato The president of Brazil, Jair Bolsonaro, signed on Tuesday a provisional decree (MP) that aims to formalize the land titles of around 600,000 rural estates by 2022. Experts told Brasil de Fato…

Government Can’t Find the Source of the Largest Spill in Brazilian History

Brian Mier 2 months into the largest spill in Brazilian history, after gutting environmental protection agencies and silencing scientific research institutes, the government can’t figure out where the oil is coming from. With 2100 km of beaches already poisoned, far right President Bolsonaro says, “the worst is yet to come.” First he blamed the communists….