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Native American or Palestinian, Awa, Inuit, Dayak or Bushman, the struggle against colonialism is one. Quanah Parker - Comanche. Photo from firstpeople.us.

Indigenous peoples of the world, unite!

Dr Sarah Marusek

13th March 2014

The struggle for collective rights unites all Indigenous peoples from North America to Palestine, writes Sarah Marusek - as does their common narrative of resistance to colonialism, imperialism and capitalism. more...
There's gas under those waves ... Photo: inventati.org/liberapalestina/

Natural gas field discovered on Gaza's coast

Middle East Monitor

1st March 2014

The besieged Palestinian territory of Gaza now enjoys the prospect of energy independence - a huge gain as fuel supplies to Gaza have restricted by Israel and Egypt. The big question - will Israel allow the gas field's development? more...
A protest in Susya, 22nd June 2012. Photo: Yossi Gurvitz via Flickr.com.

No child should be afraid to drink a glass of water ...

Nasser Nawajah

2nd March 2014

... in case there is none tomorrow. Nasser Nawajah wrote this open letter to Israel's economics minister Naftali Bennett - leader of The Jewish Home - about the water starvation suffered by Palestinians. more...
The Solúcar PS10 20MW solar tower near Seville, Spain. Saudi Arabia is now planning to build much bigger versions of the technology. Photo: Alejandro Flores via Flickr.com.

Solar is going great - but could be greater!

Jonathon Porritt

1st March 2014

The solar industry is going great, with tens of gigawatts of new capacity planned for 2014 alone. But as Jonathon Porritt writes, the solar revolution could be going even faster - with smart, consistent policies for solar power in Europe and Japan. more...
Military observation post, Jordan Valley. Photo: michael loadenthal via Flickr.com.

The Jordan Valley: stolen land, stolen childhood

Victoria Brittain

21st January 2014

The Jordan Valley in the Palestinian West Bank is under active annexation to Israel - in breach of the 4th Geneva Convention. Victoria Brittain went there to explore what this means for the people of the Valley, and the implications for John Kerry's 'peace negotiations'. more...
15 residential areas of Gaza have been flooded by up to 2 metres of sewage contaminated floodwater.

Gaza wrecked by storm, floods, acute cold, sewage overflows and power cuts

Oliver Tickell

16th December 2013

The UN has described the Gaza Strip as a 'disaster area' following the onslaught of Storm Alexa and called on the international community to lift the blockade and allow recovery efforts to proceed. more...
A Gaza residential street is inundated by sewage. Photo: Rosa Schiano / International Solidarity Movement.

Gaza: sewage as a weapon of war

Ramzy Baroud

2nd November 2013

After military attacks on Gaza failed to bring down the territory's Hamas government, reports Ramzy Baroud, Israel is now waging an environmental war whose weapons are chronic power shortages, collapsing sanitation - and floods of sewage. more...

Israel-Palestine oil battle looms

Jonathan Cook

14th November 2013

Israel is not known as an oil producer, but that could be about to change. Just one problem: much of the oil lies under the Palestinian West Bank, and international law and the Oslo Accords require an equitable division of the profits. Jonathan Cook reports ... more...
Sunlight through the trees

UK charity dogged by 'monocultures and rights violations' claims

Ecologist

7th October, 2011

The Jewish National Fund UK has always denied a swirl of claims over its history and activities in the Middle East, including allegations of land grabbing Palestinian villages. But campaigners want the organisation stripped of its charitable status more...
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Harvesting rain

Michael Kenneth Cowan

1st June, 2008

Can traditional water-harvesting systems teach us how to solve contemporary water problems? Michael Kenneth Cowan says we have a lot to learn from the ancient and troubled ecology of the Middle East more...
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Oil & Security

Jeremy Smith

1st April, 2003

The world lives under oil’s spell. Jeremy Smith reveals the extent to which the industry’s by-products have permeated our lives. more...

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