Environmental crisis
Brazilian parliamentarians denounce gov’t absence in combating wildfires in the Pantanal region

If the Jair Bolsonaro government doesn’t act, “we will have to see if the rain puts out the fires,” says lawmaker

Venezuela launches Simón Bolívar Institute for Peace and Solidarity among Peoples

The Institute has been created to strengthen global solidarity for all revolutions and social struggles of the people of the world

2019 was the bloodiest year for environmental and land rights activists, says report

Over 212 “land defenders” were killed in the year 2019, says a report by Global Witness, with Colombia and the Philippines accounting for half of those

The US wants to play powerbroker in a fight over the Nile River, but a bigger threat looms

What is at stake in the negotiations between Egypt and Ethiopia over the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam and what has been the response of the US

Dakota Access Pipeline is cancelled in an important victory for Standing Rock Sioux tribe

The judge observed that the Army Corps of Engineers violated the National Environmental Protection Act when granting approval for the pipeline.

Mining giant Vale enjoys impunity as victims suffer in Brumadinho

One year after the Brumadinho dam burst, nearly a million people are continuing to suffer the consequences of the carelessness of mining giant Vale.

Puerto Rico between neoliberalism and ‘natural’ disasters

January saw a wave of protests in Puerto Rico after a series of earthquakes hit the south of the island and a video circulated showing a warehouse full of unused emergency supplies from 2017 Hurricane Maria

One year since the Brumadinho disaster: locals struggle, Vale profits

The mining company has recovered its market value, while 93,000 people affected by dam burst will have relief payments cut in half

Bolsonaro and Modi: a match made in right-wing heaven

Brazil’s far-right president Jair Bolsonaro is the guest for India’s Republic Day celebrations. We take a look at his appalling record before and after becoming president of Brazil

The crisis of South Africa’s energy company and unions’ plan to save it

Union’s solution to the crisis in Eskom is a reversal of the government’s policy of decommissioning Eskom’s power production units and outsourcing the energy requirement to private companies

Australian bushfires 25 dead as the Australian bushfires rage on for the fifth month

Despite being the biggest calamity that Australia has faced in generations, the government is yet to take any decisive steps to contain the bushfires raging across the country

Indonesia Jakarta Climate-change induced “sinking” of Jakarta pushes government to relocate the capital

The city is sinking at an average of 3 inches per year, which outpaces the average yearly sea rise.

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