Increasingly, writes Vijay Prashad, NATO, with operations based in Norway, is replacing the Arctic Council as a decision-making authority in the region
‘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.
Lithium Power Politics
The people of Potosí, Bolivia, like those of Tierra Amarilla, Chile, want to imagine a different kind of extraction, write Vijay Prashad and Taroa Zuniga Silva.
Britain & Australia’s Grab for Resources in Afghanistan
A little-known aspect of the disastrous Western occupation was how U.K. and Australian companies sought to access the country’s $3 trillion worth of untapped minerals, writes Antony Loewenstein.
High Court in Ecuador Rules in Favor of ‘Rights of Nature’
The legal battle concerned the mining authorizations Ecuador granted covering approximately two-thirds of the biodiverse-rich Los Cedros Protected Forest.
Small Farmers Vs. Big Mining in Central America
Heavy-metals pollution threatens indigenous agriculture throughout the region, reports Edgardo Ayala.