The jailing of three U.K. climate activists should provide another warning to anyone expecting judges to defend liberties. The current legal establishment will adapt itself to whatever legal framework is ordained by the rulers.
Category: Climate Change
Building a Public Future
The authors wave a red flag at public-private partnerships, which, despite major failures, continue to be promoted by institutions such as the World Bank to finance social services and infrastructure.
Donziger: Assange Case a Fraud From A to Z
The rule of law is not being applied in Julian Assange’s case, just as it was not applied in mine, says lawyer Steven Donziger.
The Pentagon’s Massive Intelligence Failure on China
Michael T. Klare says China’s CO2 emissions is the real threat to U.S. security, a point absent from the latest Pentagon report.
Winds of New Cold War Howling in the Arctic Circle
Increasingly, writes Vijay Prashad, NATO, with operations based in Norway, is replacing the Arctic Council as a decision-making authority in the region
An Achievable Necessity
“It is easier to imagine the end of the earth than to imagine the end of capitalism.” Vijay Prashad reflects on the work of the Tricontinental: Institute for Social Research in developing a necessary worldview.
The Murder of Nature
The popularity of both William Wordsworth, the Romantic English poet, and the Avatar franchise — in their respective eras — indicates a steady decline to destruction, writes Jonathan Cook.
Global Biodiversity Pact Deemed ‘Weak’
“Invitation to greenwash.” While some conservationists hailed the COP15 agreement, Greenpeace and Friends of the Earth said it leaves the natural world exposed to profit-driven attacks.
Varoufakis: How to End ‘Global Empire of Capital’
In the face of climate catastrophe and a rising risk of nuclear war, Greece’s former finance minister says the global ruling class are “doing their best to push humanity over both cliffs at once.”
COP27: A Global COP-Out
“A suicide pact.” Robert Sandford skewers the latest U.N. climate summit, held last month in Egypt, and calls for a new process protected from the global fossil fuel cartel.