Women on the Front Lines of Halting Deforestation

Judith Ncube, the chairperson of the Vusanani Cooperative in Plumtree, Zimbabwe. Credit: Sally Nyakanyanga   By Sally Nyakanyanga Via IPS   PLUMTREE, Zimbabwe, Jan 29 2018 (IPS) – In Zimbabwe, the bulk of rural communities and urban poor still get… Read More

Environmental Crimes Could Warrant International Criminal Court Prosecutions

Via Inter Press Service   By Phoebe Braithwaite   UNITED NATION – The International Criminal Court (ICC) will pay more attention to crimes of environmental destruction and land-grabs, according to a new policy paper published by the court. This… Read More

Farmers Union Condemns Bayer/Monsanto Deal

Via Institute for Public Accuracy: USA Today reports “Bayer to acquire Monsanto for $66B,” The paper reports it would be the “largest cash acquisition proposal on record.” ROGER JOHNSON, via Andrew Jerome, ajerome[at]nfudc.org, @nfudc National Farmers Union President Roger Johnson issued… Read More

President Obama’s ‘Reinvention of Energy Sector’

  Listen to a complimentary radio interview with Rachel Smolker on KPFA’s Flashpoint here. In his State of the Union speech, President Obama talked of having “reinvented our energy sector.” He also said the “auto industry just had… Read More