Lithium Mine Kicks Off A New Era Of Western Extraction

By Maya L Kapoor, High Country News. -

In the Great Basin Desert of northern Nevada and southern Oregon, Thacker pass cuts a wide swath of sagebrush and bunch grasses between narrow ribbons of mountain ranges. The region is a caldera [...]

Activists Occupy Site Of Proposed Lithium Mine In Nevada

By Kollibri Terre Sonnenblum, Counterpunch. -

On Friday, January 15th, two activists drove eight hours from Eugene, Oregon, to a remote corner of public land in Nevada, where they pitched a tent in below-freezing temperatures and unfurled a [...]

Bolivia: Political Strike Shuts Down Country

By Michael Otto, Workers.org. -

Once again, a scenario of multiple crises that began with the November coup defines Bolivia’s future. De facto President Jeanine Áñez’s main achievement was to unleash a shameless wave of racist [...]

‘We Will Coup Whoever We Want’

By Vijay Prashad and Alejandro Bejarano,  Globetrotter. -

On July 24, 2020, Tesla’s Elon Musk wrote on Twitter that a second U.S. “government stimulus package is not in the best interests of the people.” Someone responded to Musk soon after, “You know [...]

Elon Musk Is Acting Like A Neo-Conquistador For South America’s Lithium

By Vijay Prashad and Alejandro Bejarano, Globetrotter, a project of the Independent Media Institute. -

Elon Musk, the head of Tesla, wants to build an electric car factory in Brazil. He was supposed to meet Jair Bolsonaro, the president of Brazil, in Miami in early March, but he was too busy; [...]

Global Looter: US To Take Afghanistan’s Minerals To Defray Costs

By Ariyana Love, Middle East Rising. -

The Companies of United States are planning to extract Afghanistan’s enormous reserves of valuable rare earth minerals, Reuters reported after U.S. President Donald Trump met with his Afghan [...]