How Many Coups (And Lives) Will It Take Before The US Surrenders In Venezuela?

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

Venezuela used to be an "oil republic," which made oil executives from the United States and the wealthy class in Venezuela very rich. That lasted until the election of Hugo Chavez in 1998 when [...]

Bureau Of Land Mg’t Gives Big Oil Permits To Drill Chaco Canyon, Ignores Courts

By Carmen Gucwa, Nationofchange.org -

Last month, Indigenous and environmental activists won a crucial court victory against the Bureau of Land Management  after tirelessly waging a years-long fight for the preservation of Chaco [...]

How To Move Away From The Brink Of War With Iran

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

The United States has been waging an economic war against Iran ever since the Iranian Revolution overthrew the US-backed brutal shah in 1979, but that war has escalated recently with the [...]

US Gov Narrative Blaming Iran For Oil Tanker Attacks Falls Apart In Hours

By Ben Norton, Thegrayzone.com -

The Donald Trump administration’s evidence-less accusations against Iran have fallen apart within a matter of hours. But these US allegations did manage to disrupt an important meeting of Asian [...]

Oil Tanker Attacks In The Gulf Have US Fingerprints All Over Them

By Tommy Sheridan, Sputniknews.com -

It was the Spanish philosopher, poet and novelist, George Santayana (1863-1952), who warned us all: "Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it". Watching the unfolding US [...]

Swamp Creatures Appear Outside Hotel Where Western Governors Meet With Bernhardt

By Rae Ellen Bichell, Kunr.org -

Protesters dressed as swamp creatures kayaked down a river while others marched along a bike path, past private tennis courts and swanky swimming pools outside the hotel where governors met with [...]

Greenpeace Activists Halt BP’s North Sea Oil Rig

by Maria Ponnezhath, News.trust.org -

June 9 (Reuters) - Greenpeace activists said on Sunday they halted the progress of an oil rig destined for BP Plc's North Sea exploration programme off the coast of Scotland. The activists [...]

International Day Of Action Against Chevron: Oiling The Wheels Of Injustice

By Khaled Diab, Theecologist.org -

Indigenous communities in the Amazon are still awaiting justice for the damage inflicted on their environments and health by Texaco. Hundreds of civil society organisations - representing an [...]

Oil Companies Will Be Bad Investments Within Five Years, Predicts Survey Of European Fund Managers

By Sharon Kelly, Desmogblog.com -

European fund managers are casting an increasingly skeptical eye towards the oil industry, concluding that the industry’s financial future looks grim, according to a new survey published by a [...]

How Linda Garcia Risked Everything To Keep Big Oil Out Of Her Community

By Nina Lakhani, Huffpost.com -

Every time Linda Garcia’s cellphone pings, she wonders if it will be another death threat. The environmental activist has been targeted by anonymous callers for five years since taking on Big Oil [...]

New Mexico Official Pulls Plug On New Oil, Gas Drilling On State Land Near Chaco

By Robert Nott, Santafenewmexican.com -

State Land Commissioner Stephanie Garcia Richard has put a halt to new oil and gas leasing on some 73,000 acres of state trust land near the Chaco Culture National Historic Park in Northwest New [...]

6,000 Amazon Employees, Including A VP And Directors, Are Now Calling On Jeff Bezos To Stop Automating Oil Extraction

By Brian Merchant, Gizmodo.com -

On Monday, a group of Amazon employees began circulating an open letter that calls on CEO Jeff Bezos and the board of directors to adopt a companywide plan to address climate change. By [...]

Big Oil Is Set To Spend $5 Trillion On Fossil Fuels We Can’t Afford To Burn

By Staff, Globalwitness.org -

Our analysis found that all production from new oil and gas fields – beyond those already in production or development – is incompatible with reaching the world’s climate goals. Yet the oil and [...]

Libya’s Incoming Strongman Haftar Will Send The Oil Out To Europe – And Keep Its Migrants In

By Vijay Prashad, Globetrotter -

You can well imagine the tension when Libya’s beleaguered Prime Minister Fayez al-Serraj met with the UN envoy Ghassan Salamé in his office in Tripoli on Monday morning. Not far away, in the [...]

Pompeo Enlists US Energy Conglomerates For Global Oil War

By Bill Van Auken, Wsws.org -

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo delivered an extraordinary speech this week to a conference attended by representatives of the major US energy conglomerates in which he appealed to “Big Oil” to [...]