Why is Iran so paranoid about environmentalism?

Tuesday, November 19, 2019

Kaveh Madani A group of Iranian conservationists, working for the Persian Wildlife Heritage Foundation (PWHF) and known for their exemplary efforts in preserving the endangered Asiatic (Iranian) cheetahs,…

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How the youth-led climate strikes became a global mass movement

Monday, September 23, 2019

Nick Engelfried. It began as a call to action from a group of youth activists scattered across the globe, and soon became what is shaping up to be…

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In Afghanistan, We Have Three Dreams

Wednesday, July 10, 2019

Dr Hakim Young. Dear fellow human beings, Some of us have wondered, “Are people today too disconnected and frantic to calm down, in order to solve global challenges…

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Iran’s Water Pressure: Droughts, Floods and a Looming Crisis

Monday, July 8, 2019

Xander Sneider. Summary Iran has long struggled to manage its paltry water resources. As Tehran wrestles with the effects of decadeslong drought and record flooding, it’s clear that…

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A Green New Deal must deliver global justice

Thursday, May 2, 2019

Asad Rehman. For too long the severity and scale of the climate crisis has been deliberately understated, but October’s release of the IPCC’s Special Report on the Global…

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The Iran Floods and US Sanctions: 10 Million at Risk, But Does Anyone Care?

Friday, April 19, 2019

Jan Oberg. You have certainly not heard much about this in the West. And it didn’t get a fraction of the media attention (and none of the hundreds of millions…

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At least 62 people killed in Iran floods as US accused of blocking aid

Friday, April 5, 2019

Emma Graham-Harrison. The death toll from two weeks of flooding in Iran has risen to 62 as frustration mounts inside the country at the government’s handling of the…

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Think we should be at school? Today’s climate strike is the biggest lesson of all

Saturday, March 16, 2019

Anna Taylor. It started in front of the Swedish parliament, on 20 August – a regular school day. Greta Thunberg sat with her painted sign and some homemade…

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Young climate activists around the world: why I’m striking today

Saturday, March 16, 2019

Brianna Fruean and others. Lovina, 15, and Delema Janvier, 17, Alberta, Canada: As indigenous youths we have a close connection to the Earth We strike for the Earth,…

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Iran’s ecologists imprisoned as water shortage threatens the country

Sunday, February 24, 2019

Maya Margit. Amid worsening diplomatic and economic isolation, Iran is continuing its crackdown on perceived dissidents. Among the targets: environmental scientists. A recent Amnesty International report claimed the…

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Karl Marx’s Ecosocialism: Book Review

Saturday, February 23, 2019

Karl Marx’s Ecosocialism: Capital, Nature, and the Unfinished Critique of Political Economy 308 pp, $29 pbk, ISBN 9781583676400 By Kohei Saito. Reviewed by Kaan Kangal for Science &…

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Exploitation and Expropriation, or Why Capitalism Must be Attacked with Equal Force on Every Front

Saturday, January 5, 2019

Michael D Yates. [Author’s note: This essay is based upon arguments made in Chapter 2 (“Some Theoretical Considerations”) of my book, Can the Working Class Change the World? Unless…

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Overstating Climate Change in Egypt’s Uprising

Saturday, December 1, 2018

Jessica Barnes. The possible link between climate change and political upheaval in the Middle East has attracted increasing media attention and is generating a new wave of academic…

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Climate Change and Its Staggering Refugee Crisis: Book Review

Sunday, November 4, 2018

Todd Miller. Research confirms that massive migration, into the millions, will be an inevitable consequence of global warming. Before 2005, when Oxford ecologist Norman Myers announced that there…

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A Global People’s Bailout for the Coming Crash

Friday, October 19, 2018

Adam Parsons. When the global financial crisis resurfaces, we the people will have to fill the vacuum in political leadership. It will call for a monumental mobilisation of…

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Making War on the Planet: Geoengineering and Capitalism’s Creative Destruction of the Earth

Saturday, October 6, 2018

John Bellamy Foster. A short fuse is burning. At the present rate of global emissions, the world is projected to reach the trillionth metric ton of cumulative carbon…

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The Zapatistas’ Dignified Rage: Revolutionary Theories and Anticapitalist Dreams of Subcomandante Marcos

Thursday, September 27, 2018

Benjamin Dangle. Book Review: The Zapatistas’ Dignified Rage: Final Public Speeches of Subcommander Marcos. By Subcommander Marcos. Introduction by Nick Henck. Translation by Henry Gales. (AK Press, 2018)….

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New Caspian Accord Resolves Some Issues, Not All

Thursday, August 16, 2018

Mark N Katz. Posted on Lobelog August 15, 2018. Ever since the demise of the Soviet Union in 1991, the five states bordering the Caspian Sea (Russia, Kazakhstan,…

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Localisation: A strategic solution to globalised authoritarianism

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Helena Norberg-Hodge. Posted on TNI Longreads. For those who care about peace, equality and the future of the planet, the global political swing to the right over the…

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Marx on the environment: One Question, Marx at 200

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Posted on One Question, May 7 2018. One Question is a monthly series in which we ask leading thinkers to give a brief answer to a single question….

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Lebanon’s mountains are being wiped from the map – but does anyone care?

Monday, June 11, 2018

Robert Fisk. Posted on the Independent June 2018. Rarely are journalists lost for words. But how do you describe the destruction of entire mountains, the slashing down of…

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As Planet Chokes on Plastic Waste, UN Report Offers Roadmap to Tackle Global Crisis

Saturday, June 9, 2018

Jessica Corbett, staff writer. Posted on Common Dreams June 5, 2018. In what’s being called “hope for a better planet on #WorldEnvironmentDay,” a United Nations report published Tuesday found…

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Marx and nature: Why we need Marx now more than ever

Thursday, June 7, 2018

Elizabeth Terzakis. Published: International Socialist Review (ISR), Issue #109, 2018. Posted on Monthly Review June 6, 2018  |  At the end of January 2018, the rollercoaster ride that is…

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Systematic destruction of healthcare in Eastern Ghouta, Syria

Thursday, April 26, 2018

Posted on BMJ 28 March 2018. Systematic attacks on hospitals, patients, doctors, and civilians in Eastern Ghouta, Syria, have killed nearly 1600 civilians and resulted in the internal…

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Marx’s Ecological Education: Book review

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Martin Empson. Posted on Monthly Review April 1, 2018. Kohei Saito, Karl Marx’s Ecosocialism: Capitalism, Nature, and the Unfinished Critique of Political Economy (New York: Monthly Review Press,…

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Water crisis spurs protests in Iran

Friday, March 30, 2018

Posted on The Region on March 29, 2018. A number of protests have broken out in Iran since the beginning of the year over water, a growing political…

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Climate & Capitalism Interview with Zafer Ülger: Ecological crisis and capitalism in Turkey today

Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Zafar Ugler and Arielle Conclio. Posted on Monthly Review on March 5, 2018. Originally on Left Voice.  Zafer Ülger is a member of the Başlangıç socialist collective in…

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‘Socialism a necessity for human survival’ Interview with John Bellamy Foster, Editor of Monthly Review

Sunday, January 21, 2018

 John Bellamy Foster. Posted  on Monthly Review, Jan 18, 2018.. Originally published: Frontline India by Jipson John & Jitheesh P.M. John Bellamy Foster, Editor of the prestigious Monthly…

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The role of Iran’s water crisis in the recent protests

Thursday, January 11, 2018

Louis Proyect. Posted on louisproyect.org on January 10, 2018. On January 2nd, an NY Times article about the protests in Iran included a couple of paragraphs that caught…

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White House May Share Nuclear Power Technology With Saudi Arabia

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Isaac Arnsdorf. This story was originally published on ProPublica on  November 29, 2017. The overture follows an intense and secretive lobbying push involving Michael Flynn, Tom Barrack, Rick…

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