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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 Lee

November 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 Roberts

November 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 Renée

October 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 Carliner

October 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 Dupé

October 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.

There’s Nothing Natural about the Disasters We’re Seeing

The U.S. was once again rocked with devastating climate disasters this week. The capitalists, state, and media want us to believe that this is natural, when, in reality, it is anything but.

Ezra Brain

September 5, 2021

The Demand for Carbon Capture Is a Gift to the Fossil Fuel Industry

Oil companies, governments, unions, media outlets, big environmental groups, and even sections of the Left have all declared carbon capture technology to be an important way to combat climate change. But what this demand actually does is justify continued fossil fuel extraction and preserve the unsustainable status quo.

Robert Belano

August 21, 2021

The U.S. Military Is Driving Environmental Collapse Across the Planet

The U.S. military emits more carbon than 140 countries combined, fueling climate change and environmental degradation. Below we examine five ways in which the Pentagon is destroying the environment.

Sam Carliner

August 19, 2021