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​Cuba’s Urban Farming Shows Way to Avoid Hunger​

  By Paul Brown When countries run short of food, they need to find solutions fast, and one answer can be urban farming. That was the remedy Cuba seized with both hands 30 years ago when it was confronted with the dilemma of an end to its vital food imports. And what worked then for … Continue reading

Urgent: Food sovereignty delegation to Venezuela – witness effects of sanctions and responses on the ground (January 3-12, 2020)

What’s going on right now in Venezuela? Come see for yourself how Venezuelans are coping with US economic sanctions designed to cause a social implosion. Sensationalized reports of Venezuelans eating zoo animals and rotten garbage present a distorted picture of what is happening in Venezuela. The media also omits serious analysis of the role of … Continue reading

The Indigenous Worldview Is Our Only Hope for Survival

“Want a different ethic? Tell a different story.” – Thomas King The recent U.S.-supported overthrowof Bolivia’s Indigenous president, Evo Morales, is but one example of how endemic anti-Indigenous sentiment is within neoliberal movements. This includes many of us who are influenced by their hegemonic strategies and media, including the Organization of American States, which acceptedthe legitimacy of right-wing Morales … Continue reading

The weaponisation of food is taking a new form. It could change warfare

    Manmohan Bahadur Insect Allies, a defence programme, may enable attacks on an adversary’s food crops, with far-reaching impact An essay, “War is not over”, in the latest issue of the Foreign Affairs magazine, argues that contrary to popular thinking, war is as prevalent as before. It is only that it has become less … Continue reading

Saving the Planet Means Overthrowing the Ruling Elites

Chris Hedges Chris Hedges is a Truthdig columnist, a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, a New York Times best-selling author, a professor in the college degree program offered to New Jersey state prisoners by Rutgers Friday’s climate strike by students across the globe will have no more impact than the mass mobilizations by women following the election … Continue reading

A New Generation of Black Farmers Is Returning to the Land

  Leah Penniman wrote this article for YES! Magazine. Leah is co-founder of Soul Fire Farm and author of Farming While Black. They are working to repair harm inflicted over the past 400 years, with an eye toward reparations. “Imagine your neighbor stole your cow. A few weeks later the neighbor comes over, laden with remorse, to … Continue reading

European Parliament declares climate emergency

By Frédéric Simon | EURACTIV.com The European Parliament voted by a large majority on Thursday  (28 November) in favour of a resolution declaring climate emergency in Europe, piling pressure on the EU’s new  Commission to deliver an ambitious European Green Deal after it takes office next month. The resolution was adopted by 429 votes in … Continue reading

Imperialism in the Anthropocene

by John Bellamy Foster, Hannah Holleman and Brett Clark   Image by Avtar Kamani from Pixabay   Monthly Review  John Bellamy Foster is editor of Monthly Review and a professor of sociology at the University of Oregon. Hannah Holleman is a director of the Monthly Review Foundation and an associate professor of sociology at Amherst … Continue reading

La Via Campesina’s Call to the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women

  19 NOVEMBER 2019 CAMPAIGN TO END VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN, PATRIACHY, WOMEN (Harare, November 19, 2019) From 25 to 30 November 2019, on the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, La Via Campesina is calling upon its members and allies to carry out mobilizations and actions to strengthen our collective struggle for … Continue reading

Urban farming as a response to climate-driven food crises: Cuba shows the way

                                 by Paul Brown Climate News Network, November 12, 2019   When countries run short of food, they need to find solutions fast, and one answer can be urban farming. That was the remedy Cuba seized with both hands 30 … Continue reading

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