Ecosocialist resources, 56

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The radical transformation of Palestine’s environment
Israel’s occupation regime disregards the needs of the local population, and ignores its environmental responsibilities under Geneva Conventions. 450,000 settlers use more water than 2.3 million Palestinians, while polluting farmland and blocking sustainable development.
Yousef Abu Safieh
Al Jazeera

 The Economist ignores reality, highlights flawed renewable energy study
A recent article in The Economist covers a study comparing the costs of solar, wind, hydro, nuclear, and natural gas. Alas, the study starts with a fundamental misunderstanding of how our electricity system works, and goes  downhill from there.
John Rogers
Union of Concerned Scientists: The Equation

South/South collaboration for a post-capitalist paradigm
The real challenge is to propose a paradigm free of contamination by the law of value. In this way, South/South relations may mean a common effort to close the parenthesis of capitalism in human history. This is essential for the survival of the planet and of humanity.
François Houtart
America Latina en movimiento

Central America braces for drought-linked food crisis
Low rainfall linked to the El Nino weather phenomenon has led to drought in parts of Central America, causing widespread damage to crops, shortages and rising prices of food, and worsening hunger among the region’s poor.
Anastasia Moloney

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