Final declaration of the 6th Congress of countryside organizations affiliated with La Via Campesina, held April 10-16, 2015, in Buenos Aires, Argentina
Why is the North Atlantic cooling? … Fool’s Gold in Greece … Naomi Klein’s This Changes Everything … Climate movement across movements … Break the food chain to build our humanity … Ecological debt and environmental justice … The Anthropocene is just inhuman
Syriza program shows another energy is possible … Gates and USAID: Grabbing Africa’s seeds … After Cyclone Pam: Climate action is urgent … Desertec’s renewable energy grab
Real solutions will not come from the industrial model. Agroecology is a key form of resistance to an economic system that puts profit before life.
CO2 levels for February eclipsed prehistoric highs … How agroecology can feed Africa … State of Power 2015 … Paris climate talks and the failure of states
Break the power of food corporations. Establish a constitutional right to food. Build food sovereignty from below, based on small scale farming and agroecology, not industrial agriculture
Highly recommended reading: Two articles on the contradictions between growing food to meet essential human needs and growing food to produce profit
A global land grab primer …High incomes and climate change … Inequality and social conflict … 9 million tons of plastic enter our oceans this year … Geoengineering Monitor … Urban housing is an ecosocialist issue
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
Vandana Shiva replies to New Yorker magazine; Securing forests, securing rights; GMO contamination; Cost of climate change adaptation rises; Ecological civilization debate in China
Around the world, giant agribusinesses are displacing the most productive farms. Only by returning land to small farmers can we feed the world’s hungry.
The problem is capitalism; New York Climate Summit; America’s ridiculously rich; Education in Cuba; Fracking to disaster; Marx and modern agriculture
La Via Campesina says the UN proposal will increase the vulnerability of peasants and small producers, pushing them further into debt and dependency.
‘The Ecological Footprint’ shows that industrial meat production increases inequality, overuses land and water, and contributes massively to global warming. Tony Weis The Ecological Hoofprint: The global burden of industrial livestock (Zed Books, 2013) reviewed by Gabriel Levy The rapid expansion of world meat consumption is (1) an indication that more people are getting better fed, […]
The global food crisis is tightly connected to poverty, climate change, ecological destruction, migrant workers, imperialism, health and the super-exploitation of workers.
The case for genetically modified foods is pure hype. Agriculture really needs different ways of farming and marketing and different people in charge.
Interview: How laborers, sharecroppers, and tenant farmers have united to block construction of the giant El Quimbo Dam, a multinational project that would destroy the homes and livelihoods of hundreds of peasant families in southern Colombia.
Artificial demand for biofuels is undermining the right to food, causing significant increases in food insecurity, malnutrition, and land-grabbing. European and North American governments must end policies that undermine food by promoting biofuels
African small farmers denounce genetically modified seeds, agro-chemicals, resource grabs and laws that prevent them from freely using, sharing or selling their seed.
“With agroecology we can produce enough food to feed the world, but if the inequalities and structural forces that cause hunger are not resolved, then hunger will continue, whether or not we produce enough.”