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Blaming environmental problems on population pressure is all too common, particularly among environmentalists. We must keep social justice at the heart of our work, and refuse to blame women’s fertility for environmental degradation.
On the Cuban Revolution and its economic reforms
Argentine Marxist Claudio Katz outlines some of the outstanding achievements of Cuba’s socialist revolution, highlights the challenges — now given added force by the restoration of diplomatic relations with Washington — and critically analyses issues raised in the far-reaching economic reforms now under way in Cuba.
Claudio Katz, introduced and translated by Richard Fidler
Links International Journal of Socialist Renewal
Meeting two degree climate target means 80 percent of world’s coal is unburnable
New study pinpoints how much fuel is unburnable in specific regions of the world, from Canadian tar sands to the oil-rich Middle East.
Roz Pidcock and Rosamund Pearce
The Carbon Brief
The people pushed out of Ethiopia’s fertile farmland
The Mursi way of life is in jeopardy. They are being resettled to make way for a major sugar plantation on their ancestral land – so ending their tradition of cattle herding. Meanwhile, a massive new dam upstream will reduce the Omo River, ending its seasonal flood – and the food crops they grow on its banks.
The death of international development
People are beginning to reject the aid-centric approach to development. But instead of taking this as an opportunity to face up to their failures and change the way the industry works, the Gates Foundation and its partner NGOs have decided to stick with business as usual – but to cloak it with fresh language.