Posted in Belarus China Kazakhstan Russia USA

U.S. organizations fund opposition in Kazakhstan to help spark Color Revolution against pro-Russia and pro-China regime

[CovertAction Magazine] “On January 2nd, protests erupted in the city of Zhanaozen in western Kazakhstan that have since spread across…

Posted in Global Village UK

COP26: Industry-Backed ‘Nature-Based Solutions’ is a Greenwashing Scam, Warns Global Climate Coalition

[Common Dreams] “As a global climate summit continued in Glasgow, Scotland on Tuesday, an international coalition of advocacy groups warned world…

Posted in Armenia Azerbaijan Bulgaria Cyprus Egypt EU Greece Iraq Israel Lebanon Libya Russia Syria Turkey

Turkey’s new drone base on occupied Northern Cyprus threat to Mediterranean region, lifting embargo and arming Cyprus urged

[Kathimerini, The National Interest] “Under President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Turkey has grown increasingly aggressive. Whereas Turkey once occupied only Cyprus,…

Posted in Iran U.A.E. USA

US seized Iranian crude oil then sold it at home – again

[AP News] “The U.S. has sold some 2 million barrels of Iranian crude oil after seizing an oil tanker off…

Posted in Russia USA Venezuela

Russian Oil Sales to U.S. Record High Despite Tough Talk

[Bloomberg] “Even as Washington champions energy independence and warns European allies against becoming too dependent on Moscow, American refineries are…

Posted in USA

During Covid-19 pandemic and after Jan. 6 Capitol Riot, several U.S. states introduced harsh new penalties for protesting fossil fuels

[HuffPost] “Dawn Goodwin spent her 50th birthday among towering pines and yellow birches whose tree rings make her lifespan seem…

Posted in Syria USA

Syria’s First Message to President Joe Biden: ‘Withdraw Troops, Stop Stealing Oil’

[Newsweek] “Syrian permanent representative to the United Nations Bashar al-Jaafari derided U.S. actions in his country during a Wednesday virtual session of…

Posted in Syria USA

“We’re keeping the oil”: Little-known U.S. firm secures secretive Syrian oil deal

[POLITICO] “Former diplomat and special forces soldier got green light to work with Kurds to develop crude in northeastern Syria.”…

Posted in Ecuador USA

Human rights lawyer Steven Donziger under house arrest for winning landmark Amazon pollution case against Chevron

[The Nation] “More than a quarter-century ago, Steven Donziger, a young American human rights lawyer, joined the legal effort to force…

Posted in Syria USA

U.S. May Violate International Laws Against Pillage If It Takes Syrian Oil

[NPR] “President Trump has executed a policy U-turn on Syria. He’s now tasking U.S. forces that he’d promised to withdraw…

Posted in Iran Iraq Israel Jordan Russia Saudi Arabia Syria Turkey USA

John Bolton: defeating ISIS in Syria is not desirable, instead the US should create an oil producer Sunni state and an independent Kurdistan

[The New York Times] “Today’s reality is that Iraq and Syria as we have known them are gone. The Islamic…

Posted in China Myanmar

Controversial China-Myanmar Gas Pipeline Now Fully Operational

[Myanmar Business Today, Myanmar Times] “The China National Petroleum Corp (CNPC), China’s state-run oil and gas firm, said last week…

Posted in China Myanmar USA

Geopolitics: ‘As Myanmar opens, China alliance starts to fray’

[REUTERS] “As Myanmar pursues dramatic reforms, its relationship with China — the Southeast Asian nation’s biggest investor and second-biggest trade…

Posted in Europe France Myanmar Thailand USA

Yadana Gas Pipeline: US oil firm Unocal settles lawsuits over abuses with Myanmar villagers

[Environment News Service] “Oil giant Unocal has settled out of court in two lawsuits filed in the United States by…