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Bolivia’s Evo Morales: US Wants To Overthrow Venezuela To Steal Oil By
Bolivian President Evo Morales on Thursday slammed ongoing right-wing opposition protests in Venezuela, claiming they serve the interests of multinational elites looking to privatize the country’s oil resources. Morales also said...
On Climate, Justin Trudeau’s Is ‘No Better Than Trump’ By
Environmentalist Bill McKibben is sick of people glossing over Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s climate record just because he’s nice to look at. To be sure, McKibben writes in a Guardian op-ed published Monday, Trudeau has “mastered so beautifully...
PA Dept. of Environmental Protection Sues Towns Over Fracking Ban By
ELK COUNTY, PA– With nearly 8,000 active hydraulic fracturing wells, Pennsylvania is one of the most fracked states in the nation – owing to its position above the massive Marcellus gas shale. Years after the fracking boom began, Pennsylvania is now suffering from...
Oil Prices Soar After US Strikes Syria – A Promising Development For Trump’s Saudi Allies By
MINNEAPOLIS– While the geopolitical implications of Trump’s recent airstrikes against the Syrian government have dominated both mainstream and alternative news outlets, what has been largely overlooked thus far is their economic impact. Soon after the strikes took...
Maryland Becomes Second State To Ban Fracking By
The U.S. state of Maryland has outlawed fracking Wednesday after the Republican governor signed a bill against the cheap oil exploration practice that had passed through the Democrat-controlled state congress, a victory for environmentalists who have been organizing against...
Saudi Arabia Devastating Yemen Into Famine – U.S. Refuses To Comment By
MINNEAPOLIS — Saudi Arabia, a kingdom that’s been allied with the United States since 1933, has been directly involved in bringing about one of the most horrifying famines in history in the country of Yemen. But this may be news to you if you’ve only been...
Trump Is Taking The US-Saudi Relationship To The Next Level​ By
WASHINGTON, DC – One of the major tenets of Donald Trump’s presidential campaign was his promise to bring about “complete American energy independence,” a promise that won him the unwavering support of the U.S. fossil fuel industry and several key endorsements....
NATO’s War Of Resources Is Causing A Humanitarian Crisis In West Africa By
NEW YORK — (Analysis) In late February 2017, Norway hosted an international humanitarian conference on Nigeria and the Lake Chad region in hopes of attracting major donors to fund relief work.  As Norway’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge Brende explained, “The...
Trump’s Russia Charm Offensive Is Meant To Isolate Iran, China By
NEW YORK — (Analysis) Donald Trump’s presidential campaign rhetoric was a cocktail of ostensibly nationalist economics and isolationist foreign policy that was viewed by much of the punditocracy as a sharp break from traditional U.S. policy. But while his words...
Venezuela Cash Reserves Reach New Low Amid U.S.- Led Sabotage By
TEMUCO, CHILE — Despite having the world’s largest oil reserves, Venezuela’s economy has struggled to stay afloat in recent years. The Venezuelan government, led by Nicolás Maduro, has been forced to take out loans from China and Russia to avoid an economic collapse. Unsurprisingly,...