10 Things You Need to Know about the Fires in the Amazon
Who is behind the fires being set in the Amazon? What is happening to the people displaced because of deforestation? What consequences will this have for the environment? Here are the ten things you need to know about the fires currently consuming the Amazon basin.
Ana RiveraSeptember 14, 2019
The Fires in the Amazon Were Set on Purpose
Brazil’s National Institute for Space Research (INPE) reported a record total of 72,843 fires this year, an 80 percent increase compared to 2018. Almost 10,000 of those fires were spotted in the last week. These fires were set on purpose and Bolsonaro is to blame.
Maryam AlanizAugust 22, 2019
Hundreds of Thousands of Students Join the Climate Strike in Germany, Around the World
The #FridaysForFuture protests have expanded to 1,500 cities in 150 countries. Today hundreds of thousands of students left their classrooms and took the streets around the world. In Berlin, for example, almost 30,000 joined the #ClimateStrike.
Nathaniel FlakinMarch 15, 2019
Trump Rescues Coal Profits — As Coal Workers Are Dying
Trump portrayed himself as a friend of coal workers on the campaign trail. But the administration has sat idly by as hundreds of miners are slowly dying of black lung.
Robert BelanoDecember 27, 2018
Nationalization or Buyout: What Should be Done with the Fossil Fuel Companies?
Writing in Jacobin, Peter Gowan argues that the government should buy a "controlling stake" in the fossil fuel companies. Does this offer a true solution for the economic and ecological crises?
Robert BelanoMay 18, 2018
Who’s Afraid of the Anthropocene?
Reports of severe weather events and the dwindling of endangered species, in the shadow of world politics, have conjured a recent, now popular neologism – the Anthropocene.
Bee VangJuly 2, 2017
A Resistance Movement for the Planet – Full Interview
Climate change is out of control. It is already too late to avoid soaring temperatures, scarce water, and extreme weather. But the financial structure of capitalism is tied to fossil fuels. Market-based solutions are ineffectual. John Bellamy Foster, a professor of sociology at the University of Oregon and the editor of Monthly Review, speaks about the kind of program necessary to stop this catastrophe.
John Bellamy FosterJuly 2, 2017
Standing Rock: Battle Won, But War Continues
The Standing Rock Sioux won a historic victory. Yet, the war continues. Where does the movement go from here?
Barry SheppardDecember 7, 2016
Victory at Standing Rock
The Lakota Sioux people have won a momentous victory in North Dakota: Army Corps of Engineers declared it would not grant a permit to drill through their land.
Robert BelanoDecember 5, 2016
Winners and Losers of the Paris Agreement
The Paris Agreement is the first of its kind in history; that much is true. But the real gains in terms of Climate Change prevention are negligible. Here’s why.
Juan CDecember 16, 2015