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revolucionalimentaria has written 318 posts for Revolución Alimentaria

Global climate broke multiple records in 2016; Extreme conditions continue in 2017

World Meteorological Organization says 2016 made history, with a record global temperature, exceptionally low sea ice, and unabated sea level rise and ocean heat. Extreme weather and climate conditions continue in 2017. Adapted from WMO News Release, March 21, 2017 The World Meteorological Organization issued its annual statement on the State of the Global Climate … Continue reading

“Ecosocialism is more than a strategy, it’s a project for Civilization”

by Alexandre Araujo Costa, Daniel Tanuro Alexandre Araujo Costa, a Brazilian ecology activist, spoke to Belgian ecology writer and activist Daniel Tanuro on a range of questions concerning ecology and ecosocialism. Indeed, most left-wing organizations missed the point in the 1960s when the so-called “ecological crisis” emerged as a new question of broad social interest … Continue reading

The High Cost of Cheap Labor

By Brian Barth on February 21, 2017 From Modern Farmer At least half of all farmworkers in the United States are undocumented Mexican immigrants. And “documentation” often dictates inclusion in a guest-worker program that’s been compared to slavery. Americans avoid these jobs, yet elected a president who promised mass deportation. There’s a crisis brewing in … Continue reading

Trump and Climate Catastrophe

By John Bellamy Foster is the editor of MR and a professor of sociology at the University of Oregon. He is coauthor, with Paul Burkett, of Marx and the Earth (Haymarket, 2017). This very expensive GLOBAL WARMING bullshit has got to stop. Our planet is freezing, record low temps, and our GW scientists are stuck in … Continue reading

Aid in reverse: how poor countries develop rich countries

By Jason Hickel We have long been told a compelling story about the relationship between rich countries and poor countries. The story holds that the rich nations of the OECD give generously of their wealth to the poorer nations of the global south, to help them eradicate poverty and push them up the development ladder. Yes, … Continue reading

Venezuela behind the Headlines: The Other Side of the Story

Thursday, January 26, 6-8:30 PM, Unitarian Church of All Souls, Manhattan Daily news reports continue to paint a dire picture of hunger and misery in Venezuela, while Obama has just renewed an executive order declaring Venezuela a threat to US national security, with accompanying economic sanctions. What is the political context behind these developments and … Continue reading

Creating a society that meets human needs

How might economic needs be met in a post-capitalist society? Is it possible to eliminate markets and make production choices democratically? From Climate and Capitalism by Sam Friedman There is a growing suspicion among many people involved in movements against war, for social justice, and for an ecologically sustainable society that capitalism can only create … Continue reading

Urban Agriculture and the Production of Plenty for the Many

By LORENA FREITEZ – MINISTER OF POPULAR POWER FOR URBAN AGRICULTURE, January 6th 2017 The Economy Affects Us, Can We Affect [the Economy]? For the majority, the greatest trouble of our current political-economic conflict is the feeling that the economy affects us and seemingly, that we cannot affect the economy. [The economy] has us convinced … Continue reading

The Ecosocialist Imperative

Hannah Holleman is an activist and professor of sociology at Amherst College in Amherst, Massachusetts. Photo: Amherst.Edu She was interviewed for Left Voice by David Kiely. Her work has appeared in numerous publications on subjects including imperialism and colonialism, political economy ecology, ecological justice, feminism, advertising and propaganda, financialization, mass incarceration, and social theory. She … Continue reading

If Nature Is Sacred, Capitalism Is Wicked

By Jake Johnson from CommonDreams In his remarkable study When Corporations Rule the World, David Korten recounts a meeting he attended ahead of the 2012 United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The meeting was led, Korten notes, by indigenous leaders who were anxious about the direction in which global environmental policy was … Continue reading

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