Capitalism

24/01/20
Author: 
Jessica Corbett
"Our broken economies are lining the pockets of billionaires and big business at the expense of ordinary men and women. No wonder people are starting to question whether billionaires should even exist."

Jan 20, 2020

"Our broken economies are lining the pockets of billionaires and big business at the expense of ordinary men and women. No wonder people are starting to question whether billionaires should even exist."

"Economic inequality is out of control."

23/01/20
Author: 
Emilee Gilpin & Emma McIntosh
Johnny Morris, Gidimt'en Clan, poses with a wolverine in front of the Unist'ot'en Healing Centre. Trapping and other land based cultural activities are part of Healing Centre programming. Photo by Michael Toledano

January 22nd 2020

Unist’ot’en Camp, a reoccupation of Wet'suwet'en Nation land in British Columbia, is calling for the province to halt a pipeline because officials ignored potential harms to a nearby healing centre.

Coastal Gaslink is a 670-kilometre proposed natural-gas pipeline that would run near the camp on Wet’suwet’en territory in northeastern British Columbia, against the opposition of all the nation’s hereditary chiefs and an increasing number of supporters.

23/01/20
Author: 
Mark John

LONDON (Reuters) - A majority of people around the world believe capitalism in its current form is doing more harm than good, a survey found ahead of this week’s Davos meeting of business and political leaders.

 

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21/01/20
Author: 
Primary Author Compiled By Mitchell L Beer @MITCHELLBEER
Germany coal mining - Arnoldius/Wikimedia Commons

JANUARY 19, 2020

National and regional governments in Germany have sealed the deal on a €40-billion (US$45-billion) plan to phase out coal by 2038 and fund a realistic transition for workers and communities that still depend on the industry.

17/01/20
Author: 
Vikram Dodd and Jamie Grierson
 Gillian Anderson delivers a Greenpeace petition to the Foreign Office in London in 2018. Photograph: Guy Bell/REX/Shutterstock

Jan. 17, 2020

Exclusive: Extinction Rebellion and Peta also named in anti-extremism briefing alongside Combat 18 and National Action

A counter-terrorism police document distributed to medical staff and teachers as part of anti-extremism briefings included Greenpeace, Peta and other non-violent groups as well as neo-Nazis, the Guardian has learned.

15/01/20
Author: 
Larry Elliott
The damage caused by extreme weather events such as the Australian bushfires is at the top of the WEF’s risks report. Photograph: Sam Mooy/Getty

Jan. 15, 2020

For first time, environment is at top of list of issues worrying world’s elite

A year of extreme weather events and mounting evidence of global heating have catapulted the climate emergency to the top of the list of issues worrying the world’s elite.

14/01/20
Author: 
Eoin Higgins
Climate advocates protesting outside BlackRock's headquarters in New York City in 2019. (Photo: Amazon Watch)

 January 14, 2020

The firm, which manages nearly $7 trillion in assets, claims it will ensure sustainability is a key factor in investment strategies moving forward.

In a letter to investors Tuesday, Larry Fink, CEO of money management firm BlackRock, announced the company would prioritize the climate crisis in deciding on investments and strategies going forward—a major victory for the environmental movement.

13/01/20
Author: 
Adam Federman
Pipes for the proposed Dakota Access oil pipeline, that would traverse North and South Dakota, Iowa and Illinois. Photograph: Nati Harnik/AP

13 Jan 2020 

DHS listed activists engaged in non-violent civil disobedience targeting oil industry alongside white supremacists in documents

A group of US environmental activists engaged in non-violent civil disobedience targeting the oil industry have been listed in internal Department of Homeland Security documents as “extremists” and some of its members listed alongside white nationalists and mass killers, documents obtained by the Guardian reveal.

10/01/20
Author: 
Jerome Small
Australia on fire Jan 2020
 3 January 2020
 
Some firefighters report flames 150 metres high. Read that again, slowly. Flames 150 metres high. Higher than a 40 storey building.

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