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The path to climate justice passes through Caracas

by DAVID SCHWARTZMAN – QUINCY SAUL It is critical to understand how blocking the regime change agenda with respect to Venezuela is integrally connected to confronting the challenge of climate change. Fighting the Media War Today we are all witness to the subversion and slander of one of our best hopes. Venezuelans call it “the … Continue reading

#17April | Int’l Day of Peasant Struggles 2019: Peasants’ Rights NOW! With Agrarian Reform and social justice! 

GLOBAL CAMPAIGN FOR AGRARIAN REFORM, LAND, WATER AND TERRITORIES, PEASANTS’ RIGHTS Call for Global Action, La Via Campesina (Harare, April 4, 2019) This April 17th – the International Day of Peasant Struggle – with our living memory and rebellion inherited from our 19 landless comrades murdered with impunity in the Eldorado do Carajás Massacre in … Continue reading

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

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

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

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

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