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2nd International Gathering of Social Movements On Water

We are excited to invite water warriors to Michigan to share and strategy on the state of the movement for water rights in our communities. The 2nd International Gathering brings together people directly impacted by water struggles and social movement water groups,  plus — water rights attorneys and policy makers, researchers, scholars, social workers, youth … 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

If Nature Is Sacred, Capitalism Is Wicked

By Jake Johnson from CommonDreams In his remarkable study When Corporations Rule the World, David Korten recounts a meeting he attended ahead of the 2012 United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The meeting was led, Korten notes, by indigenous leaders who were anxious about the direction in which global environmental policy was … Continue reading

Urgent Call for Solidarity Delegation to Venezuela, December 5-15, 2016

What’s going on right now in Venezuela? Come see for yourself by connecting with the grassroots movements at the heart of Venezuela’s Bolivarian Revolution. The Alberto Lovera Bolivarian Circle of New York invites historians, artists, videographers, writers, political analysts, and other activists who sympathize with the Bolivarian Revolution to join a delegation to Caracas, Venezuela … Continue reading

Agroecology: Youth will be the change!

La Via Campesina South Asia Youth will be the change 15 days/3 month Intensive course on agroecology with rural youth at Amrita Bhoomi, Youth are leaving agriculture. Our agonizing countryside doesn’t exactly paint a rosy picture to build a life upon. Their parents encourage them to go to the city, take up a white-collar job … Continue reading

Via Campesina will join 2016 World Social Forum to strengthen and advance food sovereignty and peasants’ rights

World Social Forum Several delegates comprising women, men, youth, and representing peasants and migrant agricultural and rural workers from several regions of La Via Campesina, will carry messages of global solidarity and food sovereignty at the 2016 World Social Forum this August. The Forum, which is a collective call for a sustainable and inclusive world, … Continue reading

Urgent Call for Solidarity Delegation to Venezuela, December 5-15, 2016

What’s going on right now in Venezuela? Come see for yourself by connecting with the grassroots movements at the heart of Venezuela’s Bolivarian Revolution. The Alberto Lovera Bolivarian Circle of New York invites historians, artists, videographers, writers, political analysts, and other activists who sympathize with the Bolivarian Revolution to join a delegation to Caracas, Venezuela … Continue reading

Statement of International Solidarity with Venezuela’s Seed Law

Statement of International Solidarity with Venezuela’s Seed Law On December 23 2015, Venezuela’s national assembly passed a new seed law banning the import, production, and planting of GMO seeds and protecting the production and free exchange of seed varieties of Venezuela’s farming communities (Indigenous, peasant, and Afro-descendant) among other provisions. The law is significant both … Continue reading

John Bellamy Foster answers three questions on Marxism and ecology

In the present planetary epoch, the concept of sustainable human development, as a way of conceiving of socialism, represents Marx’s most valuable legacy. No other ecological analysis has such breadth and power. From Climate & Capitalism John Bellamy Foster is editor of Monthly Review. His most recent book, written with Paul Burkett, is Marx and … Continue reading

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