Capitalism

25/08/19
Author: 
Lee Fang
Native American protesters and their supporters are confronted by private security guards at a work site for the Dakota Access pipeline, near Cannon Ball, N.D., on Sept. 3, 2016. Photo: Robyn Beck/AFP/Getty Images
August 19 2019
 
THE AMERICAN FUEL & Petrochemical Manufacturers, a powerful lobbying group that represents major chemical plants and oil refineries, including Valero Energy, Koch Industries, Chevron, ExxonMobil, and Marathon Petroleum, has flexed its muscle over environmental and energy policy for decades. Despite its reach, AFPM channels dark money and influence with little scrutiny.

The group is now leveraging its political power to criminalize protests of oil and gas infrastructure.

22/08/19
Author: 
Lisa Descary
Arrest of Rita Wong

August 20, 2019

On August 16, climate activists Rita Wong and Will Offley were sentenced to jail for blocking the TransMountain site on Burnaby Mountain. Will was sentenced to 14 days in prison, and Rita to a shocking 28 days, the longest sentence yet in the more than 220 arrests of water and land protectors.

21/08/19
Author: 
JP Sottile
U.S. Marine Corps recruits complete obstacles at the Marine Corps Recruit Depot at Parris Island in South Carolina on February 21, 2019. The total number of heat-strokes and cases of heat exhaustion suffered by active-duty service members rose by 60 percent between 2008 and 2018.
 August 18, 2019

The climate crisis is itself a byproduct of 70 years of U.S. interventionism and empire.
 
The Pentagon is staring down the barrel of what could become the longest, hottest war in U.S. history. This titanic clash pits the largest military the world has ever seen against an omnipresent opponent that can marshal resources like no enemy it has ever encountered.
17/08/19
Author: 
Will Dubitsky
A solar project by iSolara at Maurice-Lapointe school in the Kanata area of Ottawa in August 2017. Photo by Alex Tétreault

 August 15th 2019

As of last year, close to one thousand institutions with three per cent of global savings under management have engaged in some form of divestment from fossil fuels.

13/08/19
Author: 
George Monbiot
A fracking rig in the US. Photograph: grandriver/Getty Images

In the midst of climate breakdown, governments around the world are funding and protecting the fossil fuel industry  -  (The fossil-fuel lobby is threatened by public concern over the climate crisis. So it’s buying influence to get the results it wants)

published in the Guardian 7th August 2019

01/08/19
Author: 
Jillian Ambrose
 BlackRock’s fund is larger than the economy of Japan. It is the single biggest investor in the global coal industry, and one of the top three investors in most large oil companies. Photograph: Zoonar GmbH/Alamy

July 31, 2019

World’s biggest fund manager urged to invest in clean energy for good of the climate and its investors

BlackRock, the world’s biggest investor, has lost an estimated $90bn over the last decade by ignoring the serious financial risk of investing in fossil fuel companies, according to economists.

25/07/19
Author: 
Sandra Lindberg
US Mexico border crossing apprehension

July 11, 2019

“Not everyone is coming to the future,

Not everyone is learning from the past.”

                        Madonna & Quavo

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