El Salvador Arrests Anti-Mining Activists as Transnational Companies Eye Investment

Owen Schalk and Pedro Cabezas Demonstrators protest the arrests of Miguel Ángel Gámez, Alejandro Laínez García, Pedro Antonio Rivas Laínez, Antonio Pacheco and Saúl Agustín Rivas Ortega, who were detained in Cabañas in northern El Salvador, accused of killing an alleged army informant more than 30 years ago during the country’s civil war. Photo by Pedro Cabezas….

The Winds of the New Cold War Are Howling in the Arctic Circle

Tricontinental The Nenets tribe on the Yamal Peninsula in northwest Siberia, Russia during their seasonal migration, a tradition under threat from the climate crisis. Photo by Alegra Ally In 1996, the eight countries on the Arctic rim – Canada, Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, Russia, Sweden, and the United States – formed the Arctic Council, a journey…

SDG7: The Impossible Energy Transformation

Iain Davis The alleged purpose of the United Nation’s (UN’s) Sustainable Development Goal 7 (SDG7) is to “ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all.” In keeping with Agenda 2030, the target date to achieve this goal is, as you might expect, 2030. As previously discussed, UN documents are couched in fluffy rhetoric. The disarming…

Nuclear Fusion Hype: A Boost for U.S. Armaments, Not Clean Energy

Scott Scheffer Jennifer Granholm, the U.S. Secretary of Energy, led a press event on Dec. 13 to announce a major scientific breakthrough at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. There, researchers had aimed an array of the world’s most powerful lasers (192 in all) at a tiny pellet for a fraction of a second. This pellet…

How Neoliberalism is Destroying Our Environment

Karl Fluri This is how neoliberalism is destroying our environment and enslaving people across the world. Despite the many climate action conferences around the world today, compared to even a few decades ago, it seems that having hundreds of world leaders and billionaires flying around in private jets and attending lavish events in nations where the widespread impacts…

Dutch Farmers Battle Technocratic Forces Driving Them into Oblivion

Nash Landesman Dutch farmers are in open struggle against a cartel of multinational corporations, Davos-aligned parties and NGO’s seeking control over the global food supply. “They are sweeping the culture from the land,” a farmer laments. HEERENVEEN, NETHERLANDS –– The Netherlands is a patchwork of quaint towns and cities interwoven with flat expanses of immaculately-kept green…

The Netherlands: Template for Ecomodernism’s Brave New World?

Colin Todhunter Farmers in the Netherlands protest. Disaster capitalism and crisis narratives are currently being used to manipulate popular sentiment and push through a set of unpalatable policies that would otherwise lack sufficient political support. These policies are being promoted by wealthy interests that stand to make billions of dollars from what is being proposed. They…

Across Africa, Water Conflicts Threaten Security, Health, and the Environment

Independent Media Institute Southern Africa drought – Mozambique Adelaide Maphangane stands beside an empty water hole in the district of Mabalane, Mozambique. Many people come to this area to dig for water and often leave empty handed. The holes they are digging to reach water are getting deeper by the day (Photo: Aurélie Marrier d’Unienville…

João Pedro Stedile: “Human Beings are at Risk”

João Pedro Stedile Between October 23 and 25, the International Conference for Peace took place in Rome. João Pedro Stedile, leader of MST Brazil, delivered a lecture on the critical situation of humanity and its precarious situation on earth. I thank you for the honorable invitation to participate in this important conference of wise people…

COP27 Concludes While the Environmental Crisis Continues

Abayomi Azikiwe Although a fund to address “damage and loss” was established, still no real commitments were made by the capitalist states to halt environmental degradation and transition to renewable energy sources There were high expectations for the United Nations Climate Conference held in the Egyptian seaside resort of Sharm-el-Sheikh. COP27 took place on the…

China is Building a Truly Ecological Civilization

Carlos Martinez At the World Economic Forum in January 2022, Xi Jinping stated that the realisation of carbon neutrality is an “intrinsic requirement of China’s own high-quality development and a solemn pledge to the international community.” While the inertia of the market-led nations gives us terrifying forecasts for the planet, state socialism in the east…

Multinationals Set to Expand Gas and Oil Sites Despite Climate Concerns

Ocean Rebellion demonstrators protest against the use of fossil fuels in the shipping industry, in London, Monday, Nov. 21, 2022. As climate activists and politicians began leaving the Cop27 climate conference in Egypt today, it emerged that the giant gas and oil producers were finalising plans for more new fossil fuel production sites. The news…

Daniel Ortega: “What We Are Faced with is a Gang of Assassins Who Control the Global Economy, Who Control Atomic Weapons and Who Commit Crimes Every Day”

Conclusion of a speech from Comandante Daniel during the closure of the National Congress of the July 19th Sandinista Youth in tribute to Comandante Carlos Fonseca Amador, founder of the FSLN, November 8th 2022.Read the entire speech here. I want to conclude by referring to a meeting currently taking place there in Egypt, they call…

Towards a Just Transition: Breaking with the Existing Order

Hamza Hamouchene, Ouafa Haddioui and Katie Sandwell The action proposed by world leaders, their advisors, and corporate lobbyists at the climate talks (COP27) in Egypt are neoliberal, market-based, and focused on preserving a racist and capitalist global order. Introducing a collection of papers on the climate emergency in North Africa, Hamza Hamouchene, Ouafa Haddioui and…

COP27 Deliberations Reaffirm Imperialist States as Main Obstacle to Ending Climate Change

Abayomi Azikiwe Cop In Egypt Where People Protested Climate Policy Developing countries and mass organizations continue to demand compensation for damage and loss After one week of speeches, discussions, demonstrations and debate, the 27th United Nations Climate Conference (COP27) has once again stalled over the questions of which global interests are actually responsible for environmental…

Being Excess Bodies: Shame in the Age of Climate Coloniality

Shreya Parikh For many in the Global South, instead of recognizing that their suffering is a result of local and global socio-economic and racial structures, they feel shame. As COP27 takes place in Egypt, Shreya Parikh writes about climate change, overpopulation, and shame in Tunisia and India, and how suffering is often interpreted as being…