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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

The Politics of Food in Venezuela

    Monthly Review by Ana Felicien, Christina Schiavoni and Liccia Romero Few countries and political processes have been subject to such scrutiny, yet so generally misunderstood, as Venezuela and the Bolivarian Revolution.1 This is particularly true today, as the international media paints an image of absolute devastation in the country, wrought by failed policies … Continue reading

Eco-Marxism and deforestation

Originally published: Pambazuka News by Muzomuhle Ntuli (May 24, 2018) 1. Introduction The world is changing. Many countries are modernising and adapting to new ways of living in the 21th century. Population growth is on the rise and there is a constant need for industrialisation and urbanisation in order to meet all the social and … Continue reading

Urgent Call for Solidarity (during the days of the presidential elections)-Delegation to Venezuela, May 16-24, 2018

What’s going on right now in Venezuela? Come see for yourself by connecting with the grassroots movements at the heart of Venezuela’s Bolivarian Revolution. The Alberto Lovera Bolivarian Circle of New York invites historians, artists, videographers, writers, political analysts, and other activists who sympathize with the Bolivarian Revolution to join a delegation to Caracas, Venezuela … Continue reading

Food Politics in a Time of Crisis: corporate power vs. popular power in the shifting relations of state, society and capital in Venezuela’s food system

ERPI 2018 International Conference Authoritarian Populism and the Rural World   Ana Felicien, Christina M. Schiavoni and Liccia Romero 1 Introduction With growing interest in authoritarian populism in light of emerging global trends (Scoones et al. 2017), it bears turning to Venezuela, which by many assessments appears an emblematic case. Headlines such as ‘Will Trump’s … Continue reading

How to create an ecological society

  BOOK REVIEW Fred Magdoff and Chris Williams make a powerful case that ecological disaster can be only be overcome by a revolutionary transformation on socialist principles Fred Magdoff and Chris Williams Creating an Ecological Society: Towards A Revolutionary Transformation Monthly Review Press, 2017 reviewed by Sean Ledwith Counterfire, January 18, 2018 In November 2017, UN … Continue reading

Global warming may pass 1.5°C in the next five years

UK climate scientists say that warming in at least one year in the next five could blow past the target set in the Paris Accord.  From the Met Office “Decadal Forecast.” issued in January 2018. BLACK: observed temperatures. BLUE: probable range from decadal forecasts; red, retrospective forecasts. GREEN: climate simulations of the 20th Century.   … Continue reading

Birth of the First Ecosocialist International

Sunday, January 28 The Brooklyn Commons 388 Atlantic Ave, Brooklyn 11217   In November 2017, over 100 delegates representing 19 countries and 12 indigenous nations gathered in the Venezuelan state of Yaracuy to collectively draft a planetary plan of action for the salvation of Mother Earth. Under the maroon leadership of three afro-descendant farming communities … Continue reading

The Road to Food Sovereignty

  \ New Internationalist Industrial agriculture isn’t the efficient beast it’s made out to be. Peasant farming, not industrial food production, is the way to feed the world, argue Pat Mooney and Nnimmo Bassey Time is running out if the world is going to slash greenhouse gas emissions enough to keep us below a 1.5°c … Continue reading

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