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Spring-Break-March Delegation to Venezuela: The Revolution Continues!

March 2015 Delegation to Venezuela: Come with us to learn about human development in Venezuela: education, community based organizations, and the efforts at achieving food sovereignty. March 22-29 While the mainstream media speculates about the future of the Bolivarian Revolution since the passing of Hugo Chavez, for the Venezuelan popular sectors, there is no turning … 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

Quinoa: To Buy or Not to Buy… Is This the Right Question?

Quinoa: To Buy or Not to Buy… Is This the Right Question? by Tanya Kerssen We’ve been hearing a lot about quinoa lately. While US consumers prize it as a delicious ‘super-food,’ there is growing anxiety about the impact of the quinoa boom in the Andes, and particularly Bolivia, the world’s top producing country. The … Continue reading

Plutocrats: An informative and frustrating book

Chrystia Freeland Plutocrats: The rise of the new global super rich and the fall of everyone else (Doubleday Canada and Penguin Press US, 2012) reviewed by Peter Hogarth Plutocrats shows a clear influence from the Occupy movement and laments the rise of such intense income inequality around the world between the 1% and the 99%. … Continue reading

Ten commandments against capitalism, for life and humanity

Evo Morales: Ten commandments against capitalism, for life and humanity “Our vision of the Communitarian Socialism of Living Well is based on rights and not on the market. It is based on the full realization of human happiness of peoples and populations, through the full complementarity of the rights of peoples, persons, states and Mother … Continue reading

Towards an ecosocialist network

Towards an ecosocialist network by Grant Brookes Text of a presentation by Grant Brookes at the conference Socialism 2012: Class Struggle in Aotearoa, held June 1-3 in Wellington, New Zealand, sponsored by the Workers Party New Zealand. I had some reservations, when I was asked to speak in this session, about an Ecosocialist Network in … Continue reading

Bolivia at UN talks: The climate is not for sale!

Bolivia at UN talks: The climate is not for sale! “We did not come here to turn the climate into a business, or to protect businesses of them who want to continue aggravating the climate crisis, destroying Mother Earth. We came here to protect the future of humanity.” Statement by Jose Antonio Zamora Gutierrez, Minister … Continue reading

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