Rising Gas Prices Slam Workers Across the United States: Is There a Solution?
The working class is bearing the brunt of rising oil prices — and not only at the gas pump. All signs point to gasoline continuing to cost more and more. It’s not just about Russian oil and the invasion of Ukraine. It’s how capitalism works to enrich the few at the expense of the world’s masses.
Scott CooperMarch 12, 2022
Peruvian Fishermen Block Highway after Devastating Oil Spill
Hundreds of residents and fishermen living in the areas affected by the oil spill in Peru mobilized over the weekend demanding that the government immediately sanction Repsol, and require the company to compensate those affected by this ecocide.
Cecilia QuirozJanuary 24, 2022
Multinational in Peru Makes the Environmental Disaster Caused by Oil Spill Even Worse
A volcanic eruption in the Tonga Sea caused an oil spill in Peru on Saturday, January 15, and the effects on the coastal area have been severe. The bosses have turned a blind eye, and the Peruvian government has not acted with the necessary speed.
Cecilia QuirozJanuary 22, 2022
Biden to OPEC: “Drill, Baby, Drill!”
In the wake of increased fuel prices in the United States and fears of inflation, Biden has called on OPEC to increase oil production. But this is a devil’s bargain that will incentivize further destructive fossil fuel use, making the transition to renewable energy much more difficult.
James Dennis HoffAugust 15, 2021
We Are Thirsty!: Thousands Take to the Streets in Response to Iran’s Escalating Water Crisis
Over the past week, thousands of multi-ethnic Iranians have demonstrated in response to Iran’s water crisis and power blackouts. These protests, in conjunction with massive oil strikes and strikes in other sectors, highlight the discontent of a large swath of the Iranian population that faces a sanctions-battered economy and a repressive bourgeois regime.
Maryam AlanizJuly 21, 2021
Iranian Oil Workers Organize the Country’s Biggest Strikes since the Iranian Revolution
For almost a month, Iranian oil workers, along with workers in other industries, have organized demonstrations and wildcat strikes in response to a dire economic and health crisis accentuated by U.S. sanctions.
Maryam AlanizJuly 15, 2021
U.S. Senators and Oil Multinationals are Debating Whether to Impose Sanctions on Myanmar to Protect Imperialist Interests
U.S. senators are lobbying Joe Biden to impose sanctions on Myanmar's oil industry despite lobbying from oil and gas multinationals such as Chevron and Total.
Philippe AlcoyMay 2, 2021
Armenia and Azerbaijan: On the Brink of War Again?
The clashes in the separatist region of Nagorno-Karabakh in Azerbaijan could turn into a full-scale conflict involving other regional powers. With economic, health, and ecological crises rising worldwide, geopolitical conflicts and capitalist aggression will also increase.
Philippe AlcoySeptember 29, 2020
Turkey and Greece Face Off for Oil and Gas in the Eastern Mediterranean
The dispute for the control over hydrocarbons discovered at the bottom of the Mediterranean is re-configuring the links between two powers that are at a crossroads while also facing severe domestic issues.
Salvador SolerSeptember 9, 2020
Marx Was Right: Reflections on the Imperialist Oil Crisis
What can Marxism tell us about the current oil crisis?
Felix MelitaApril 28, 2020