The Sacrifice Zones of Hurricane Harvey

Gallery

Posted on by

In this second installment of The Empire Files’ special coverage of Hurricane Harvey’s aftermath, Abby Martin explores how the petrochemical industry dominates the city and why its low-income, minority areas are at the highest-risk for flooding and pollution, earning them the name “sacrifice zones.” Abby explores Houston’s unique lack of zoning and regulations that maximized the impact of the storm, the … Read More

The Climate Change “Debate” and Marketization of Nature: Everyone Loses

Gallery

Posted on by

Despite near-unanimous global scientific and governmental consensus that global warming is accelerating due to human activity, debating this fact is still a favorite political pastime in the United States. Governments around the world acknowledge the science that connects industrialization, increased greenhouse gas emissions, and their detrimental impact on the climate, and are currently acting upon solutions. Yet the US, one of the largest greenhouse gas … Read More

BP’s Oil Spill: Criminal Negligence, Thousands Still Sick & A Gulf Graveyard Left Behind

Gallery

Posted on by

After BP agreed to pay $4.5 billion to the government, and another $9.2 billion in penalties since its catastrophic oil spill, a new ruling has put the corporation under fire again. A US District Judge has found BP grossly negligent and it’s subcontractors, Halliburton and TransOcean, negligent for their roles in the 2010 Deepwater Horizon explosion and subsequent dumping of … Read More

Midway Albatross, Casualties of a Plastic Genocide

Gallery

Posted on by

Surrounded by thousands of miles of Pacific Ocean, the majestic Laysan Albatross birds nest on islands forming the Midway Atoll, located at the northwest point of the Hawaiian Archipelago. This unique wildlife refuge is home to 71% of the world’s Laysan Albatross population and therefore is critical to their survival. On Midway island, albatross live a delicate life. They typically mate … Read More

Doug McKenty Speaks With Economist John Perkins

Gallery

Posted on by

MEDIA ROOTS — Doug McKenty of KZYX interviews economist John Perkins, author of Confessions of an Economic Hitman, The Secret History of the American Empire, and Hoodwinked about the politics of economic hitmen, predatory capitalism, banksters, and much more.  Perkins also discusses his experiences with the Peace Corps, indigenous consciousness, socioeconomic solutions, and why the 99% are Occupying.MR***