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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

Study: U.S. Fossil Fuel Subsidies Exceed Pentagon Spending

  The world would be richer and healthier if the full costs of fossil fuels were paid, according to a new report from the International Monetary Fund By TIM DICKINSON RollingStone The United States has spent more subsidizing fossil fuels in recent years than it has on defense spending, according to a new report from … Continue reading

Major Media Bury Groundbreaking Studies of Pentagon’s Massive Carbon Bootprint

FAIR.org by Joshua Cho In 2010, Project Censored (10/2/10) found that the US military is responsible for the most egregious and widespread pollution of the planet, yet this information and accompanying documentation goes almost entirely unreported. The Conversation (6/26/19) ran a piece by the authors of the Durham/Lancaster study. Almost a decade later, Project Censored’s … Continue reading

Millions march against climate change, capitalism and war

By Bryan Dyne and Will Morrow Four million people participated in the global climate strike across every continent on Friday, many of them students who skipped school on that day. Demonstrations at more than 5,800 locations in 161 countries began in Australia and the Pacific, moved to Asia, Antarctica, Africa and Europe, and then to … Continue reading

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

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