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EARTH IN HOT WATER Ocean warming sets new records year after year

The oceans are heating up faster than predicted, and the speed is accelerating. Expect higher seas, stronger storms,  and extreme precipitation. From Climate & Capitalism  Heat trapped by greenhouse gases is raising ocean temperatures faster than previously thought, concludes an analysis of four recent ocean-heating observations. The results provide further evidence that earlier claims of … Continue reading

Three Years After Being Passed, Venezuela’s Seed Law Is Being Implemented from Below

In this piece re-posted from Venezuelanalysis.com, Venezuelan grassroots organization Venezuela Libre de Transgenicos / Semillas del Pueblo (Venezuela Free from GMO / Seeds of the People) reports on the third anniversary of the passing of the Seed Law and the efforts driven from below to implement it. In the wake of the passage of the United … Continue reading

Global Peasant Declaration Represents Huge Advance for Human Rights

Seventy percent of the world’s population is fed by small-scale producers. These producers, however, face an onslaught of threats related to economic globalization Common Dreams by Jackie Smith, Caitlin Schroering Later this month, the United Nations General Assembly is expected to pass a new Declaration on the Rights of Peasants and other People Working in Rural … Continue reading

UNITED NATIONS: Third Committee approves the UN Declaration on the Rights of Peasants and Other People Working in Rural Areas

PRESS RELEASE | LA VIA CAMPESINA 19 November. Monday, [NEW YORK] The Third Committee (Social, Humanitarian and Cultural) of the UN General Assembly voted in favour of the UN Declaration on the rights of peasants and other people working in rural areas, through the Resolution no. A/C.3/73/L.30. The resolution was approved by 119 votes in … Continue reading

FOULING THE EARTH It’s time to break up capitalism’s love affair with plastic

A valuable invention is massively misused in the service of profit, producing unprecedented waste and pollution. How can we stop the plastic plague?  by Amy Leather Plastic is bad, isn’t it? That is certainly the new consensus. And no wonder there has been a public outcry. Many of us have been shocked by images like … Continue reading

Press Release: Peasants’ Rights Declaration presented before the UN General Assembly

  New York – October 26, 2018 – The “UN Declaration on the rights of peasants and other people working in rural areas” was presented in the UN headquarters to the Third Committee of the General Assembly on 25th October. This comes on the back of a nearly two decade long process of consultations and … Continue reading

IPCC sounds the alarm on climate catastrophe

IPCC sounds the alarm on climate catastrophe IPCC PRESS RELEASE Summary for Policymakers of IPCC Special Report on Global Warming of 1.5oC approved by governments INCHEON, Republic of Korea, 8 Oct – Limiting global warming to 1.5oC would require rapid, far- reaching and unprecedented changes in all aspects of society, the IPCC said in a … Continue reading

Reconnecting Agriculture to our Cultural Base: An Interview with Ana Felicien

A Venezuelan food sovereignty activist explains the need to combat agrobusiness’ complex web of domination in this interview with Venezuelanalysis. By Ana Felicien y Cira Pascual Marquina Ana Felicien works at Venezuelan Institute of Scientific Research and is a founding member of the Semillas del Pueblo (People’s Seeds) movement. She researches in the areas of … Continue reading

Rescuing Food Sovereignty in the Venezuelan Andes

By RICARDO VAZ In the remote village of Gavidia, in the state of Mérida, a very interesting experience is taking place: the rescue of the native potato and other native foodstuffs; something that is fundamental in terms of food sovereignty. In this article we discuss this experience after visiting Gavidia and talking to one of the … Continue reading

Reflections on the First Ecosocialist International

By Ingrid Elisabet Feeney, originally published by Climate Justice Project Socialism is not a thing but a process.” – Richard Levins Photo:  all photos by Ingrid Feeney “Sí hay un socialismo del siglo XXI: y se llama ecosocialismo.” (Yes there’s a 21st century socialism: and it’s called ecosocialism). The words, painted in strokes of white gold, leapt in … Continue reading

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