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Our seas are being ravaged by exploitation for corporate profit, creating a social, economic and ecological crisis that threatens the very life support system of the Earth, writes Guy Standing.

Home in Puerto Rico destroyed by Hurricane Maria in 2017

The blackout that engulfed Puerto Rico when Category One hurricane, Fiona, hit on September 18, laid bare the impacts of austerity and privatisation carried under United States fiscal control, reports Barry Sheppard.

private wind farms

While wind farms are touted as climate solutions, profit-hungry companies are actually causing widespread damage to the regions they’re based in, reports Tamara Pearson.

Hurricane Fiona

Hurricane Maria devastated Puerto Rico in 2017. Then the power grid was privatised in 2020. Now this, reports Jon Queally.

Enough is enough mural

Anti*Capitalist Resistance activist Phil Hearse discusses the debates on the British left over Ukraine and the rise of the Enough is Enough cost of living campaign.

France Insoumise summer camp

Around 5000 people attended the radical left summer school of the France Insoumise (FI), held at the end of August at Valence in the South of France, reports John Mullen.

Ukraine

Ukrainian agricultural expert Mykhailo Amosov talks about the devastating impact of Russia's invasion on Ukraine’s agricultural sector, and the link between the war and the fight against climate change.

Improving and expanding the existing electric vehicle network must not be overlooked in the discussion about solutions to the climate emergency, argues Andrew Chuter.

Zaporizhia nuclear power plant

The more than 10,000 workers at the Zaporizhia Nuclear Power Plant have issued an urgent and impassioned plea for global support, reports Federico Fuentes.

While the energy sector remains in private hands, it will resist any transition away from fossil fuels. Greens MLC Abigail Boyd discusses the urgent need to take it back into public hands.

Lithium mine

The people of Potosí in Bolivia, like the people of Tierra Amarilla in Chile, want to imagine a different kind of extraction: one that does not destroy the Earth, write Vijay Prashad and Taroa Zúñiga Silva.

Craft shop in Cuba

To increase the supply of goods, especially food, Cuba is allowing more foreign investment in local wholesale and retail trade for the first time since 1959, reports Ian Ellis-Jones.

Drought

Binoy Kampmark reports that the current European drought is estimated to be the worst in 500 years.

Matanzas fire Cuba

Extensive efforts are underway in Cuba to control a major fire that broke out at an oil storage facility in the city of Matanzas, reports Tanupriya Singh.

Matanzas

The intensification of the US blockade of Cuba, combined with the downturn in tourism as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, has caused big shortages of food, medicine, fuel and electricity, reports Ian Ellis-Jones.

Climate activists rallied to send a message to the Labor government that its recently legislated target of 43% emissions cuts by 2030 is not enough to avert catastrophic climate change. Peter Boyle reports.

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