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Opposition rises to planned agricultural mega-mergers

PRESS RELEASE – Friends of the Earth Europe, European Federation of Food, Agriculture and Tourism Trade Unions, European Coordination of Via Campesina, CONCORD Europe Brussels – More than 200 organisations have called on the European Commission and Competition Commissioner Margrethe Vestager to block the planned mergers of six giant agriculture corporations. The farmer, farmworker, beekeeper, … Continue reading

Ecosocialism: Putting on the Brakes Before Going Over the Cliff

by Michael Löwy New Politics Ecosocialism is an attempt to provide a radical, civilizational alternative to capitalism, rooted in the basic arguments of the ecological movement, and in the Marxist critique of political economy. It opposes to capitalism’s destructive progress (Marx) an economic policy founded on non-monetary and extra-economic criteria: social needs and ecological equilibrium. … Continue reading

CAURA: The world’s largest megadiverse park.

Venezuelan’s president has just declared CAURA an indigenous area, national park, the wooded area of more than 7 million 500 thousand hectares that makes it the largest national park in the world. The creation of the Caura Park places Venezuela at the forefront of the fight against Climate Change by protecting one of the largest … Continue reading

EMISSIONS CRISIS: Carbon dioxide levels now rising at record speed

CO2 growth rate sets new record in 2015-16.  Increase in the past ten years is 100 to 200 times as fast as the increase that ended the last ice age In 1992, at the Rio Earth Summit, the great powers promised to slash greenhouse gas emissions. 25 years later, things are worse than ever CARBON DIOXIDE LEVELS … Continue reading

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

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

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

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

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