Stop the Wars at Home and Abroad!

Rejecting the Facade: Unveiling the Ecological Toll of War and Genocide

by Melissa Garriga, April 20, 2024 As Earth Day approaches [Actually it was a few days ago -jb], prepare for the annual spectacle of U.S. lawmakers donning their environmentalist hats, waxing poetic about their love for the planet while disregarding the devastation their actions wreak. The harsh reality is that alongside their hollow pledges lies a trail of destruction fueled[…]

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The United Arab Emirates is Destroying the Biodiversity of a Yemeni Archipelago.

by Mouna Hashem and Martha Mundy, Published on Counterpunch, December 1, 2023 Environmental destruction entails two intertwined processes: climate change and the destruction of biodiversity, which mutually reinforce each other. Both are human-caused. Climate change is not the lead driver of biodiversity loss; it is human overexploitation of natural resources and habitat destruction. Protecting biodiversity protects against climate change. Nowhere is the[…]

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Top Ten Reasons to Dismiss the COP28 Conference of Polluters 28

by Patrick Bond and Desmond D’Sa, published on Socialist Action, December 18, 2023 The most publicized sentence from the final COP28 [Conference of the Parties to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change] document – the first ‘Global Stocktake’ (GST), presided over by United Arab Emirates oil man Sultan Al-Jaber and co-managed by South Africa’s environment minister Barbara Creecy – is this[…]

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The Military Elephant in the Room Will Lead to An Unjust Transition

by Pippa Bartolotti, published on the International Peace Bureau, December 2, 2023 Post-review of NATO Climate Killer Part 2: Climate Crossfire Webinar, recorded on December 2nd, 2023, during COP 28 As we navigate COP 28, this webinar addressed the pertinent issues of military spending and its environmental ramifications. Ably introduced by the Canadian policy analyst IPB Vice President Steven Staples,[…]

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The Climate Crisis Will End When Capitalism Ends

by Margaret Kimberley, published on Black Agenda Report, August 30, 2023 The climate emergency won’t end because of heartfelt pleas to the people and the interests who created the crisis. Ecocide will stop when capitalism ends. “No more drilling on federal lands. Period. Period. Period. Period.” Joe Biden February 9, 2020 The March to End Fossil Fuels will take place[…]

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Can You Fight for Climate Justice Without Being Antiwar?

by Teddy Ogborn, produced by CodePink, April 13, 2023 Can organizations sincerely say they are leading the climate justice fight without also being unapologetically antiwar? Short answer – no. Here’s why. We cannot end climate change without ending war. The United States military is the planet’s largest single emitter of greenhouse gasses and consumer of oil. The US military and[…]

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After Toxic Train Wreck, Residents Demand Answers

by Otis Grotwohl, published on Workers World, February 22, 2023 Weeks after the disaster, more terrifying information is coming out about the toxic train derailment Feb. 3 in East Palestine, Ohio. The two-mile-long, 150-car train, owned by Norfolk Southern, weighed 18,000 tons and was carrying hazardous material when it jackknifed as a result of a broken axle. Following the “controlled[…]

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East Palestine, Ohio and the Oligarchy

by Margaret Kimberley, published on Black Agenda Report, March 1, 2023 A freight train derailment brought environmental catastrophe to a small Ohio town. While the circumstances are somewhat unique, events followed a predictable pattern in a country run by and for the ruling class. The U.S. is an oligarchy. Stating this fact explains events that may seem mysterious if this[…]

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Ukraine: It’s All About Fossil Fuels

by Jill Clark-Golub, published on Popular Resistance, February 14, 2023 Seymour Hersh, considered one of the United States’ most accomplished investigative journalists, has just published a story giving forensic details about how the U.S. government blew up the Nordstream 1 and 2 pipelines. It is an indictment of the Biden administration at the highest level and confirms growing suspicions that the[…]

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The Demise of Davos

by Sara Flounders, published on Workers World, January 24, 2023 The World Economic Forum held its 53rd Annual Meeting in Davos, Switzerland, Jan. 16-20. This gathering of the world’s superrich oligarchs was followed by a Jan. 20 meeting of the NATO protectors and enforcers at Ramstein Air Base in Germany. The NATO meeting ended without the gathered officials even agreeing[…]

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