Waste Imperialism and the Trash Crisis in Tunisia
Sfax, Tunisia is drowning in garbage. This is a clear example of the inequities and destructiveness of waste management under capitalism.
Emma LeeNovember 17, 2021
Biden and the Democrats Have Given Up on Meaningful Climate Action
Democrats have accepted major cuts to Biden’s already-inadequate climate and social-spending plan, once again showing that the interests of big business come first for the party.
Robert BelanoNovember 10, 2021
COP26 Pledges Reveal Capitalism’s Refusal to Solve the Climate Crisis
The unenforceable “pledges” by the world’s leaders to meet a temperature increase that exceeds what climate scientists say is sustainable reveals that, under capitalism, profit and exploitation will always come before human life.
Sam CarlinerNovember 7, 2021
Biden Greenwashes U.S. Capitalism at COP26
Biden is using the spectacle of COP26 to pretend that he’s committed to fighting climate change. Yet he’s spent the past six months supporting every attack on environmentalism that capital has required of him.
Sam CarlinerNovember 4, 2021
Steven Donziger, Lawyer who Defended Indigenous Farmers in Ecuador, Imprisoned
Environmental and human rights lawyer, Steven Donziger won a $9.5 billion settlement for Indigenous Ecuadorians against Chevron. Now he has been disbarred and sentenced to six months in jail by judges with close ties to the corporate oil giant.
Emma LeeNovember 3, 2021
The Climate Conference in Glasgow Is Just “COP-out 26”
The climate crisis demands urgent changes to the world economy. This would require bringing the fossil fuel companies into public ownership and rapidly expanding renewable energy. Yet none of this is on the agenda at COP26.
Michael RobertsNovember 1, 2021
COP26: An Environmental and PR Masquerade for the Pyromaniac Leaders of the Great Powers
On the eve of new multilateral climate negotiations at COP26 in Glasgow, China and Russia are deserting the framework, while the West takes the opportunity to cloak itself in green. As is to be expected, the outcome will, at best, be whistling in the wind.
Violette RenéeOctober 30, 2021
Protests Erupt in Puerto Rico to Fight a Worsening Energy Crisis
San Juan residents are taking to the streets in response to massive power shortages exacerbated by a private electrical company, U.S. colonial policies, and a worsening climate crisis. Workers and environmental activists in the United States should show solidarity.
Sam CarlinerOctober 17, 2021
Climate Summits Won’t Save Us: We Need to Protest COP26
For the past three decades a select group of world leaders, scientists and environmental NGOs have regularly met at such international gatherings. Yet despite all the discussions global emissions have continued their relentless rise.
Xavier DupéOctober 7, 2021
Environmental Activists Are Being Murdered in Record Numbers
As the climate crisis intensifies, hundreds of land defenders around the world are being murdered by corporations, land owners, and the states that defend them.
La Izquierda Diario ArgentinaSeptember 15, 2021