Climate & Capitalism joins millions of people around the world in mourning the death and honoring the life of Fidel Castro Ruz. In this short talk at the 1992 Earth Summit, Fidel described the Earth System crisis and identified its causes more powerfully than any other delegate.
Cuban scholar Olga Fernández Ríos at the launch of the Cuban edition of Michael Lebowitz’ book. “Its publication contributes positively to the defense of the socialist ideal and to the necessary contemporary debate around the construction of the new society.”
Cuba: The ‘solarisation’ of Granma province … Global population control policies fuel India’s sterilization atrocities … Wealth: Having it all and wanting more … Pablo Solon on building a post-capitalist global movement.
Greening Malthus … The Cuban Revolution and its economic reforms; … 2 degree target means 80% of coal is unburnable … People pushed out of Ethiopia’s fertile farmland … The death of international development
Centuries of imperialist plunder created the horrendous environmental and economic devastation that has made the Ebola epidemic possible.
The problem is capitalism; New York Climate Summit; America’s ridiculously rich; Education in Cuba; Fracking to disaster; Marx and modern agriculture
Book Review: A compelling contribution to our understanding of the challenges facing Latin America’s ‘pink tide’
Cuban President Raul Castro told the UN conference in Rio de Janeiro, that the rich countries cannot continue living well at the expense of the poor.
Island nations face major threats from rising sea levels and increasingly extreme weather events. Cuba is moving to protect hundreds of shoreline and inland communities, and is offering to help other Caribbean countries to prepare for and adapt to climate change.
For over 5 decades, Cuban medical brigades have shown what true internationalism and humanism mean in practice. Now the embattled island can lead the global fight against environmental destruction
Cuban agricultural production expanded 4.2% per year from 1996 to 2005, at a time when the average growth in the region was 0% +++++++++++ by Miguel A. Altieri and Fernando R. Funes-Monzote Monthly Review, January 2012 When Cuba faced the shock of lost trade relations with the Soviet Bloc in the early 1990s, food production initially […]
“The Bolivian delegation is speaking here in the name of the peoples of Our America and deserves consideration and recognition in Cuba’s opinion.” (more…)
With a tradition of service in the world’s poorest and most forgotten states, the Cubans are a major frontline force in the multinational response to the raging epidemic (more…)
“The greatest contradiction of our time is the ability of our species to destroy itself, and its inability to govern itself.” (more…)
Speech by Esteban Lazo Hernández, vice president of Cuba’s Council of State, at the closing session of the People’s World Conference on Climate Change and the Rights of Mother Earth, at the Félix Capriles Stadium, Cochabamba, Bolivia, April 22, 2010. (more…)
Cuba is poor in energy and other resources, but it is rich in social commitment, and that provides a powerful framework for the ecological rebuilding of hurricane damaged homes. (more…)
“The most astounding aspect of our era is the contradiction between imperialist bourgeois ideology and the survival of the species…. While the horizon of knowledge is extending to limits never imagined, the closer the abyss into which humanity is being led is approaching.” (more…)
Evo Morales: “I have heard many debates in the UN where presidents condemn climate change but they never say what causes it. We say clearly that it is caused by capitalism.” (more…)
In the meetings leading up to Copenhagen, it became clear that the leaders of the USA and the other wealthiest countries were maneuvering to place the burden of sacrifice on the emergent and poor countries. (more…)
The truth can be stronger than the influenced and often misinformed minds of those holding in their hands the destiny of the world. (more…)