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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

Aid in reverse: how poor countries develop rich countries

By Jason Hickel We have long been told a compelling story about the relationship between rich countries and poor countries. The story holds that the rich nations of the OECD give generously of their wealth to the poorer nations of the global south, to help them eradicate poverty and push them up the development ladder. Yes, … 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

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

Climate disaster CAN be prevented

Climate disaster CAN be prevented Practical, affordable solutions exist, but the necessary resources won’t be mobilized so long as corporations, media barons and generals make all the big decisions. by Simon Butler Green Left Weekly Several recent scientific reports on climate change have warned we are headed for disaster, giving frightening evidence of just how … Continue reading

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