Can Saudis/US Use Water Crisis to Bring Yemenis to Their Knees?

In Yemen’s complex humanitarian crisis, water scarcity, climate change impacts, and Saudi bombing of water facilities are interlinked.

Yemen Water Feature photo

SANA`A, YEMEN -- When the well ran dry, Abu Yahya al-Hamdani, who provides water to many residents of the Saruf neighborhood in northeastern Sana`a, had no warning. Last week, the water table dipped lower in his water well and the pump began to suck air. For the families in the neighborhood, to whom the danger of water shortage suddenly became

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Chris Hedges: La era del asesinato social

Las élites gobernantes, a pesar del colapso ecológico acelerado y tangible, nos apaciguan, ya sea con gestos sin sentido o con negación.

Ruling Elites Feature photo

Princeton, New Jersey (Scheerpost) — The two million deaths that have resulted from the ruling elite's mishandling of the global pandemic will be dwarfed by what is to follow. The global catastrophe that awaits us, already baked into the ecosystem from the failure to curb the use of fossil fuels and animal agriculture, presage new, deadlier

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El Think Tank de John Kerry llama a la guerra con Rusia por el cambio climático

"Estados Unidos pronto tendrá un gobierno que trate la crisis climática como la amenaza urgente para la seguridad nacional que es". — John Kerry

John Kerry Feature photo

Recently-appointed Special Presidential Envoy for Climate John Kerry has announced his intention of dealing with the pressing issue of global warming as a national security concern. “America will soon have a government that treats the climate crisis as the urgent national security threat it is,” the 76-year-old former Secretary of State wrote. “I

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1% superior responsable de duplicar las emisiones de carbono de la mitad inferior: Oxfam

Si el diez por ciento más rico de la sociedad continúa viviendo como lo hace, el presupuesto mundial de carbono se arruinará para el 2033, incluso si todas las demás emisiones caen a cero.

CO2 emissions feature photo

A new report published today by international charity Oxfam lays bare the massive disparities in carbon dioxide emissions between the world’s wealthy elite and the rest of society. Titled “Confronting Carbon Inequality,” the study found that over the previous 25 years, the globe’s richest one percent are responsible for 15 percent of all carbon

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Oregon no puede combatir los incendios forestales porque sus helicópteros fueron enviados a Afganistán

Muchos de los aviones de extinción de incendios más grandes de Oregon no están disponibles porque el Departamento de Defensa los ha enviado a Afganistán para luchar en la guerra de 20 años.

Oregon Wildfires Feature photo

More than half a million Oregonians have been forced to flee their homes, as wildfires continue to ravage the West Coast of the United States. Amid record-breaking temperatures, the wildfires, which have charred one million acres of land, have caused the sky to turn a terrifying shade of red, with many comparing it to Mars, hell, or the apocalypse.

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California envuelta en fuego corta en bomberos como "esclavos" de prisión bajo encierro de COVID-19

Las crisis del cambio climático de California, COVID-19 y los trabajadores convictos han convergido para crear la tormenta neoliberal perfecta.

California Wildfires Inmates Feature photo

It is the height of California's dangerous forest fire season. But despite blazes currently raging, the state’s fire department is dangerously understaffed. That is because many firefighters today are not the burly full time professionals of another era, but underpaid convict laborers risking their lives for pennies. Almost 40 percent of

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