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10/02/16
Author: 
Michael Meyer

NAIROBI – The idea that oil wealth can be a curse is an old one – and it should need no explaining. Every few decades, energy prices rise to the heavens, kicking off a scramble for new sources of oil. Then supply eventually outpaces demand, and prices suddenly crash to Earth. The harder and more abrupt the fall, the greater the social and geopolitical impact.

05/02/16
Author: 
Caitlin McGee
The pact has been described as possibly 'the worst trade agreement in decades' [Caitlin McGee/Al Jazeera]

Auckland, New Zealand - One of the biggest and most controversial trade deals in history was signed on Thursday by ministers from the Asia-Pacific region and the Americas, as hundreds of protesters hit the streets to denounce it.

Security was stepped up across Auckland for representatives who travelled here to sign the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) - a deal involving 12 economies worth about $28 trillion.

23/01/16

Nov 22, 2015 - 

The same imperialism that has caused so much damage to the Global South today continues expanding and threatening the whole planet. Consequently, the struggle for climate justice has converted into a struggle for the liberation of all workers, peasants, indigenous and ecosystems. The struggle against Empire is a struggle to save life on Earth.

(Originally published in Spanish at www.salvarlatierra.org )

21/01/16
Author: 
Vijay Prashad
Davos 2016

The Davos people talk about poverty and pledge money to charity. But it's just spare change to them.

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21/01/16
Author: 
Matthew Behrens

[Webpage editor's note: Active opposition to Canadian militarism by the climate justice movement is essential. This article provides background on Canada's role.]

20/01/16
Author: 
Bill McKibben

Here we are just a couple of weeks into 2016 and we already know that last year was thesecond-warmest on record in the continental United States (the winner so far being 2012); the month of December was a U.S. record-breaker for heat and also precipitation; and it’s assumed that, when t

08/01/16
Author: 
Ivan Semeniuk

~~Global food production is increasingly likely to be disrupted by extreme weather driven by climate change, say researchers behind a new analysis published on Wednesday in the journal Nature. And, paradoxically, the impact could be greatest in places where farming practices are the most technically advanced, including Canada.
 
The study is the first to quantify the relationship between weather-related disasters and crop yields in different parts of the globe.

03/01/16
Author: 
Jeremy Schulman

Think weapons, air conditioners, and ice cream, for starters.

Climate change will have some pretty terrifying consequences. Experts have predicted everything from deadly heat waves and devastating floods to falling crop production and even increased political instability and violence. But according to some of the world's biggest companies, these future disasters could also present lucrative business opportunities.

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