El Salvador made history last week by becoming the first country ever to ban metal mining.The success of this decades long struggle is proof that people can take on corporate interests and win.This is the story of how the people of El Salvador took on mining giants.Mining has a dark history in El Salvador. Years of unregulated, pro-investor policies coupled with rapid industrialization has led to... Read more
When reports surfaced that the newly finished Dakota Access Pipeline hd experienced its first crude oil spill in South Dakota even before the private project went into service, tribal chairmen were incensed.
“The Dakota Access pipeline has not yet started shipping the proposed half million barrels of oil per day and we are already seeing confirmed reports of oil spills from the pipeline,”... Read more
Physics in the mid-1980s in the UK was a difficult and unfulfilling place. I found no joy in the academy, which was not interested in the ideas to which I was drawn. At that time, I also had a passion for playwriting, and the BBC picked up some of my work. After completing my PhD, I moved to London to make a living as a playwright.It seemed like a good idea, at least until I received my first few... Read more
British Columbia is giving away lumber at .50 cents an acre and the Green Party holds the balance of power at a tipping point on energy policy says Michael HudsonDimitri Lascari: This is Dimitri Lascaris for The Real News. On Tuesday of this week the Canadian Province of British Colombia held an election and the result was a nail biter. BC’s legislature consists of 87 seats and in order to... Read more
The people of El Salvador and their international allies against irresponsible mining are celebrating a historic victory. After a long battle against global mining companies that were determined to plunder the country’s natural resources for short-term profits, El Salvador’s Legislative Assembly has voted to ban all metal mining projects.The new law is aimed at protecting the Central American... Read more