UAE, Oman And UK Tell Court US Seized Their Oil

By Haik Gugarats, Argus Media. -

Shippers based in the UAE, Oman and the UK told a US court today they hold title to the cargoes seized by the US aboard four tankers that allegedly were transporting petroleum products from Iran [...]

US’ Theft Of Syrian Oil Has Very Little To Do With Money

By Steven Chovanec, Mintpress News. -

Near the end of July, one of the most important recent developments in U.S. foreign policy was quietly disclosed during a U.S. Senate hearing. Not surprisingly, hardly anybody talked about it and [...]

US Government Seizes Websites Allegedly Involved In Iran-Venezuela Oil Deal

By Al Monitor. -

The US government announced today that it had seized three websites used by Iran to facilitate oil deals with Venezuela. The decision follows the US interception of Iranian oil tankers bound for [...]

Iranian President Denies US Statements On Tankers Seizures

By Telesur English. -

Iran's President Hassan Rouhani Saturday announced that the U.S. lied about the seizure of four Iranian gasoline tankers headed towards Venezuela.  On Friday, the U.S. [...]

US Seizes Iranian Oil From Four Tankers En Route To Venezuela

By Joshua Goodman, Associated Press. -

The Trump administration has seized the cargo of four tankers it was targeting for transporting Iranian fuel to Venezuela, U.S. officials said Thursday, as it steps up its campaign of maximum [...]

United States Stealing Syrian Oil

By Amberin Zaman, and Joe Snell, Al-Monitor. -

The Kurdish-led Autonomous Administration of Northeast Syria has signed an agreement with an American oil company, well-placed sources with close knowledge of the deal told Al-Monitor. One of the [...]

Washington Threatens Military Action Against Iran After UN Meeting

By Staff, Middle East Eye. -

"The international community in general - and the UN Security Council in particular - are facing an important decision: do we maintain respect for the rule of law, or do we return to the law of [...]

Steven Donziger Challenged A Corporate Polluter And Won, Now They’re Trying To Ruin Him

By Margaret Flowers and Kevin Zeese, Clearing the FOG. -

Texaco was the first oil company to drill in the Amazon. To maximize profits, and because they thought they could get away with it, they did not take any steps to protect local communities or the [...]

Regime Change And Climate Change: Connecting The Dots

By Popular Resistance. -

On May 23, Popular Resistance hosted the webinar: Regime Change And Climate Change: Connecting The Dots. The goal of the webinar was to deepen the understanding of the connections between US [...]

The Black Death Killed Feudalism. What Does COVID-19 Mean For Capitalism?

By John Feffer, Foreign Policy in Focus -

You pay little attention to the systems of your body — circulatory, digestive, pulmonary — unless something goes wrong. These automatic systems ordinarily go about their business, like unseen [...]

As Covid-19 Forces Emission Reductions, Media Offer Oil Industry Elegies

By Dorothee Benz, Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting. -

Last week on April 22 the world marked the 50th anniversary of Earth Day. Air pollution in the world’s major cities was down dramatically; for the first time in decades, the Himalayan [...]

US To Mobilize Military Reservists In ‘Anti-Drug’ Operation Against Venezuela

By Ricardo Vaz and Lucas Koerner, Venezuelanalysis. -

Mérida - US President Donald Trump issued an executive order on Thursday activating armed forces reservists for an “anti-narcotics” mission in the Caribbean. “The Secretary of Defense is [...]

A Good Time To Abolish Pipelines

By David Swanson, Worldbeyondwar.org -

A moment in which U.S. politicians are openly talking about the need to sacrifice lives to a disease in the name of profit may be a good moment for recognizing the evil motivations of the same [...]

Coronavirus Fallout Could Be The ‘Nail In The Coffin’ For Smaller Oil Companies

By Naveena Sadasivam, Grist.org -

At the State of the Union in February, President Trump boasted that his administration’s deregulatory agenda had made the U.S. “energy independent.” It was a dubious claim at the time, but recent [...]