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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

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

Ecosocialism: Putting on the Brakes Before Going Over the Cliff

by Michael Löwy New Politics Ecosocialism is an attempt to provide a radical, civilizational alternative to capitalism, rooted in the basic arguments of the ecological movement, and in the Marxist critique of political economy. It opposes to capitalism’s destructive progress (Marx) an economic policy founded on non-monetary and extra-economic criteria: social needs and ecological equilibrium. … Continue reading

EMISSIONS CRISIS: Carbon dioxide levels now rising at record speed

CO2 growth rate sets new record in 2015-16.  Increase in the past ten years is 100 to 200 times as fast as the increase that ended the last ice age In 1992, at the Rio Earth Summit, the great powers promised to slash greenhouse gas emissions. 25 years later, things are worse than ever CARBON DIOXIDE LEVELS … 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

Venezuela has invested US$142 billion dollars in food programs over the last 10 years.

This content was originally published by teleSUR Venezuelan Vice President Jorge Arreaza urged the international community to speed up the fight against hunger, as World leaders gather Monday at the biannual conference of United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization. Representatives from some 190 countries, including 130 ministers, 12 heads of state are in Rome for … Continue reading

Venezuelan Foreign Minister Demands Action from Developed Countries at UN Climate Talks

By CORY FISCHER HOFFMAN Lima, (Venezuelanalysis.com) – No binding commitments to action appear to be coming from the United Nations climate talks in Lima, Peru. Venezuela’s Foreign Minister, Rafael Ramírez, and African nations ask the developed countries to take responsibility for their disproportionate levels of greenhouse emissions. Inside the COP20 Over 10,000 people from 195 … Continue reading

Outcome of UN Climate Conference in Warsaw (COP19)

By Martin Khor Below is an overview of the outcomes of the UN Climate Conference (known as COP19 of the UNFCCC) that took place in Warsaw for two weeks, ending on 23 November. The UN Climate Conference held in Warsaw has set up a new international mechanism to help developing countries affected by loss and … Continue reading

Hugo Chavez on climate change and capitalism

It is just over three years since Climate and Capitalism published the full text of Hugo Chavez’s speech at the December 2009 Copenhagen climate conference. His remarks fully stand up to the test of time, and are a central component of his legacy to the world. See Also: ++Hugo Chavez Undefeated ++The Skewed Priorities of Hugo … Continue reading

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