Tag Archives: Natural Resources

Roger Baker : Is Capitalism in Deep Trouble?

Illustration by Latuff / Marxist.com. Before the fall?Terminal Capitalism / Part 2 We take a closer look at the role natural resource limits in combination with the excesses of unregulated finance capital are playing in blocking a global economic recovery. … finish reading Roger Baker : Is Capitalism in Deep Trouble?

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Robert Jensen : Important Truths Behind an Anti-War Slogan

Image from deepforest.org. ‘No blood for oil!’  Important truths behind an anti-war slogan Underneath the complex relationships and shifting strategies, the obvious question lingers: If the Middle East were not home to the largest reserves of the most easily accessible oil … finish reading Robert Jensen : Important Truths Behind an Anti-War Slogan

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Richard Raznikov : As Benign as Lucifer

Locked water tap in Kipsaraman, Kenya. Image from oxfam.org.uk.As benign as Lucifer:The privatization of water By Richard Raznikov | The Rag Blog | February 9, 2012 Beginning about 20 years ago, it dawned on the bankers and some major corporations … finish reading Richard Raznikov : As Benign as Lucifer

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Coltan in Venezuela : Chavez Putting Chips on War?

Above, image from Intimidad Violada. Below, capacitor made with coltan.Valuable electronics ore mixes with oilTo produce rumbles of war with Colombia By Marion Delgado / The Rag Blog / December 26, 2009 WARS. There are so many of them that … finish reading Coltan in Venezuela : Chavez Putting Chips on War?

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Melting Arctic Ice Creates International Drilling Free For All

Melting ice will open up much of the Arctic to undersea excavation of natural resources. ‘The United States, Russia, Canada, Norway, Denmark, and other interested parties are all attempting to claim jurisdiction over the opening Arctic territory… Increasingly lost in … finish reading Melting Arctic Ice Creates International Drilling Free For All

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Los Angeles and Owens Valley : An Epic Struggle Over Water

Harry Williams, member of the Paiute Tribe, wants to protect the Owens Valley from development. Photo by Jennifer I. Fenton / WIP. The struggle over Owens Valley’s water resources is spattered with tales reminiscent of an old Hollywood Western starring … finish reading Los Angeles and Owens Valley : An Epic Struggle Over Water

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