Ray McGovern and Jeffery Sachs addressed the U.N. Security Council Tuesday on the Nord Stream pipelines sabotage in light of Sy Hersh’s reporting.
Brazil Raids Illegal Amazon Miners
President Lula da Silva, who took office just over a month ago, is targeting tens of thousands of ore and gold miners in the territory of the Yanomami people in the rainforest.
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.
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.
The Corporate Capture of Global Biodiversity Agenda
Ahead of the U.N. gathering underway in Montreal, Friends of the Earth International reported on the longstanding influence of business interests over efforts to protect the variety of life on Earth amid rampant species loss.
‘Orangutans’ Means ‘People of the Forest’
In the pause between the U.N. climate summit that just ended in Egypt and the start of the U.N. conference on biodiversity in Canada, Vijay Prashad reflects on the scale and speed of deforestation and animal extinctions.
Steven Donziger: ‘Criminalize Ecocide’
The environmental lawyer offers five key legal initiatives — including a fossil-fuel nonproliferation treaty — to combat industry’s assault on climate.
Climate Action from the Mountain Tops
Aspen, Colorado, recently served as base camp for a United Nations partnership working to combat the effects of climate change, Arn Menconi reports.