Category: Resources

Alex Lenferna: Bill Gates gives Exxon cover: The Gates Foundation is deadly wrong on climate change, fossil fuels

The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the world’s wealthiest charitable foundation, has been under an unprecedented amount of scrutiny regarding their investments in the fossil fuel industry lately

Chris Hedges: Death by Fracking

The maniacal drive by the human species to extinguish itself includes a variety of lethal pursuits. One of the most efficient is fracking. One day, courtesy of corporations such as Halliburton, BP and ExxonMobil, a gallon of water will cost more than a gallon of gasoline. Fracking, which involves putting chemicals into potable water and Read more…

Vandana Shiva: ‘Big Agri’ Doesn’t Serve Us: Reflections on World Food Day

If we can look through the degenerate Public Relations Fog, we can find our way to the road that will ensure we rejuvenate the planet

Javan Briggs: We have the right to have that basic thing—it’s water

The message is clear: those of us who live without running water are learning not only to make do with less, but to shift our relationship with water completely

George Monbiot: Inhospitable Planet

In the past four decades, the world has lost 50% of its vertebrate wildlife

Jeph Bennett: Forget Big Oil; Big Food Aims for the Gut

Introducing Big Food: giant corporations that steal land from the world’s poor to profit from current massive corrupt farming subsidies and future global drought

Federico Fuentes: Is Vice President Garcia Cracking Down on Dissent in Bolivia?

Recent statements by Bolivia’s Vice President Alvaro Garcia regarding nongovernmental organisations in Bolivia have triggered off a heated debate on the left

Eduardo Gudynas: Sow Extractivism, Reap Violence

It is slowly becoming evident that today’s extractivism [economy based upon the extraction and export of natural resources such as oil, gas and minerals] is advancing in a context of increasing violence. This is not an exaggeration: distinct forms of violence are being employed to impose and protect extractivism, a situation in which popular mobilization Read more…

Laura Gottesdiener: Coal Dethroned

As the coal industry crumbles, West Virginians are rallying in support of what’s being called “transition work” — the building, that is, of a new economy based on agriculture, local arts, wineries, and the like

Eva Golinger: The Secret Agenda Behind the Venezuela-Guyana Conflict

What appears to be a centuries-old struggle for control over a sliver of land in Northeastern South America is actually a front for regime change

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