Washington’s Role in Berta Cáceres’ 2016 Murder in Honduras

by Ted Kelly, published on Workers World, March 29 2021 It has been five years since the assassination of Berta Cáceres — an environmental activist from the Lenca people, a founder and leader of the Council of Indigenous and Popular Organizations of Honduras. Though some of her killers have been identified and convicted, the governments and corporations that hired and[…]

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Greenwashing Acts of Land-Grabbing

by Phoebe Holmes, published on Consortium News, March 15, 2021 Mozambique has been labeled by pro-capitalist actors as one of the most “promising” African countries for an economically successful biofuels sector. The country’s apparent underutilization of its agricultural landscape, and combined abundance of low-cost labor, aligns perfectly with the biofuels investment profile devised by international institutions such as the World Bank.[…]

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Flint Water Scandal charges: Slap on the Wrist for Ex-Governor

by Martha Grevatt, published on Workers World, January 20, 2021 In April 2014 the city of Flint, Mich., made the fatal decision to switch its water supply from Detroit Water and Sewerage Department to the heavily contaminated Flint River. Flint residents have waited almost seven years for the responsible parties — in particular former Governor Rick Snyder — to face[…]

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The Truth About Recycling

by Paul Goettlich, published on Socialist Action, January 15, 2021 We’re told that a world without plastics is impossible to imagine. But 70 years ago, I lived with almost none of it. Modern humans lived without it for almost 200-thousand years. Now it’s plainly an existential threat to all life on Earth. And it’s literally everywhere. It’s impossible to overstate[…]

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The Capitalist System is as Unprepared for Climate Change as it is for Covid-19

by Alison Bodine, published in Fire This Time Newsletter, July/August, 2020 On June 5, 2020, Alison Bodine spoke on behalf of the Fire This Time Movement for Social Justice at an international climate justice Webinar hosted by the Venezuela Ecology Movement (MEVEN) and Misión Nevado, a Social Mission in Venezuela dedicated to the protection of animals. The Webinar was entitled,[…]

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Israeli Occupation of Palestine is Devastating the Natural Environment

The Israeli occupation of the West Bank and Gaza has devastated the environment… uprooted native trees… imposed polluting industries… prevented sustainable development… caused loss of biodiversity… By Mazin B. Qumsiyeh and Mohammed A. Abusarhan, reposted from Science for the People  Prior to the 1948 war and even the Zionist Congress of 1897, Palestine had some thirteen hundred villages and towns,[…]

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