The Refugee Industry & Australia’s Still Burning – Coal

By Eleanor Goldfield, -

Caged for seeking freedom – migrants and refugees in the land of the free. Next, zooming out on the global refugee industry – because yes, that too – is a booming business. Finally, global [...]

Emails Reveal U.S. Justice Dept. Working Closely With Oil Industry To Oppose Climate Lawsuits

By David Hasemyer, -

In early 2018, a few months after the cities of Oakland and San Francisco sued several major oil companies over climate change, attorneys with the U.S. Department of Justice began a series of [...]

The Deeper Story Behind The Assassination Of Soleimani

By Federico Pieraccini, Strategic Culture. -

Days after the assassination of General Qasem Soleimani, new and important information is coming to light from a speech given by the Iraqi prime minister. The story behind Soleimani’s [...]

A New Middle East ‘Made In Iran’ Is About To Be Born

By Elijah J. Magnier. -

It would be inaccurate to say the US will leave the Middle East. However, it is certain that the assassination of one single man – the Iranian General Qassem Soleimani – is diminishing US [...]

Arctic Drilling Ruling Brings Hope To Native Villages, Subsistence Hunters

By Sabrina Shankman, -

If there is one place that has most felt the Trump administration's push to rapidly expand fossil fuel development, it might be Nuiqsut, a small village nestled on Alaska's North Slope. The [...]

US Military Convoy Enters Oil Fields In Northeast Syria

By Staff, -

The United States sent new deployments to the Syrian provinces of Hasakah and Dayr al-Zawr from neighboring Iraq on Sunday, according to the state-run Al-Ikhbariya TV. The US vehicles were [...]

Why Four Christian Activists Risked Arrest To Shut Down An Oil Pipeline

By Stephen Quirke, -

THE WORLD HAS known since 2011 that at least 80 percent of all fossil fuels must stay in the ground to keep global temperatures below 2 degrees Celsius. This means that 90 percent of U.S. and [...]

Goldman Sachs Sees Stranded Assets: Rules Out Investment In Coal And Arctic Oil

By Staff, -

San Francisco– Today, Goldman Sachs announced the strongest fossil finance restrictions of any major U.S. bank, though it still lags behind its leading global competitors. It also remains far [...]

Impact Of Stranded Assets Begins: Chevron Writes Down $11 Billion In Fossil Fuel Investments

By Staff, -

The second-largest U.S. oil company, which plans to hold its 2020 spending program flat at $20 billion, said it may sell shale gas properties and its stake in a Canadian liquefied natural gas [...]

The Israel Lobby’s Hidden Hand In The Theft Of Iraqi And Syrian Oil

By Agha Hussain and Whitney Webb, -

KIRKUK, IRAQ — “We want to bring our soldiers home. But we did leave soldiers because we’re keeping the oil,” President Trump stated on November 3, before adding, “I like oil. We’re keeping the [...]

New Frontline In Campaign Against Fossil Fuels: Local Bans On Oil & Gas Infrastructure

By Chris D'Angelo, -

Late last month, the Boston suburb of Brookline became the first East Coast city to ban oil and natural gas infrastructure in new construction projects. The bylaw, which the town’s legislative [...]

Under Cap & Trade California’s Greenhouse Gas Emissions Increase

By Lisa Song, -

Gov. Jerry Brown took the podium at a July 2017 press conference to lingering applause after a steady stream of politicians praised him for helping to extend California’s signature climate policy [...]

US Seizure Of Oil Fields Escalates Tensions In Syria

By Bill Van Auken, -

The US has deployed hundreds of troops backed by armored vehicles into oil fields located in Syria’s northeastern Deir Ezzor province, where they are reportedly building two new bases. Turkish [...]

US Congressional Panel Outlines Next Phase Of Dirty War On Syria: Occupy Oil Fields And Block Reconstruction

By Ben Norton, -

Despite President Donald Trump’s order of a partial withdrawal of troops from Syria, the United States’ regime-change war against the country continues in broad daylight. At a US [...]

The New Middle East That’s Coming

By Conn Hallinan,  -

The fallout from the September attack on Saudi Arabia’s Aramco oil facilities is continuing to reverberate throughout the Middle East, sidelining old enmities — sometimes for new ones — and [...]