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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

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

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

The Long Ecological Revolution

by John Bellamy Foster Aside from the stipulation that nature follows certain laws, no idea was more central to the scientific revolution of the seventeenth century, and to the subsequent development of what came to be known as modern science, than that of the conquest, mastery, and domination of nature. Up until the rise of … Continue reading

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

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