Archive | July, 2008

Stop Global Warming–Change the World

Jonathan Neale. Stop Global Warming – Change the World. Bookmarks Publications, London, 2008. £11.99 Reviewed by Roy Wilkes Two years ago, George Monbiot published Heat, a ground-breaking book which armed a generation of activists with the technical and scientific know how to fight climate change. Jonathan Neale’s new book starts in a similar vein, by […]

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Interested in a Canadian Ecosocialist Network?

Cy Gonick, editor of the magazine Canadian Dimension, is setting up a listserv (egroup) for Canadians to discuss issues related to organizing an ecosocialist network in Canada. One of the goals will be to discuss Canadian participation in the Ecosocialist International Network meeting that is planned for next January in Brazil. Readers in Canada who […]

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Indigenous Community in Argentina Votes to Ban Canadian Mine

From Intercontinental Cry The Indigenous Municipality of Tilcara, in northern Argentina’s Quebrada de Humahuaca district, has ratified legislation that prohibits open-pit metal mining, as well as the storage, use, sale, production, extraction and transportation of dangerous substances used in the mining process. Tilcara announced its decision on July 8, in the final days of a […]

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Cuba Offers Unused Land to Small Farmers

As part of a drive to increase food production and reduce imports, the Cuban government announced a new plan for distribution of idle land to small farmers and cooperatives throughout the island. The focus will be on land near urban areas, so that city-dwellers will not have to travel long distances to reach their farms, […]

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Demography and Women's Rights

This email is from John Riddell, co-editor of Socialist Voice. He has given permission to republish it here. He stresses that these are informal notes, not a worked out article or analysis. The June 29 New York Times Magazine features a significant article on population trends, entitled No Baby? Discussion of demography is notoriously beset […]

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G8 Moves Backward on Climate Change

Statement of organizations affiliated with the G8 Action Network   Sapporo, Hokkaido, Japan, July 9, 2008: The G8’s communiqué regarding their action on climate is actually inaction being masked as movement. It is a great fraud being perpetrated on the global community that would significantly reduce its capacity to contain climate change. We fully agree […]

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