Berta Cáceres was a firm defender of small farmers and indigenous peoples’ rights and an inspiring social activist, both at regional and continental level, in defense of social and environmental justice, She was murdered in her home on March 3, by “unknown” gunmen.
Reading for reds and greens: Michael Moore on Flint water; Bill McKibben and Robert Fanney on climate and the Zika virus; Richard Fidler on Venezuela; Martin Empson on jobs, climate, justice
On the Papal Encyclical; Peoples power in Venezuela; Marxism & Ecology; Alternatives to neoliberalism; Top 10 climate events; Trade unions and climate justice; New Mexico’s last wild river; Climate insurgency after Paris
Atilio Boron: “What has emerged in Latin American politics is more than a debate over development, growth or the environment; it is a profound controversy over the course of civilization itself.”
What does it take to stop a transnational corporate giant in its tracks when it threatens workers, farmers and communities? The people of Arequipa, Peru have an answer.
Ecosocialist Resources, published monthly in Climate & Capitalism, links to articles, reports, talks and videos that are relevant to our mission.
Final declaration of the 6th Congress of countryside organizations affiliated with La Via Campesina, held April 10-16, 2015, in Buenos Aires, Argentina
Grabbing back … A world to build … The anthropology of utopia … We make our own history … Red skin, white masks … Dodging extinction … Plebeian power
Can Borneo’s tribes survive the biggest environmental crime? … Big Oil’s carbon counterattack … Lima’s roadmap for global burning … Post-quake Haiti: Left in the rubble … Conserving, restoring and enhancing Africa’s soils
The giant corporations responsible for the climate crisis are also reaping immense profits from the destruction they cause in the poorest communities
The word was unknown until recently, but now ‘extractivism’ has become a source of heated debate and confusion. What’s really at stake? Federico Fuentes replies to Don Fitz.
Marta Harnecker: We need a pluralist and tolerant culture that puts first what unites us and leaves as secondary what divides us; that promotes a unity based on solidarity, humanism, respect for differences, defense of nature, and rejection of profit and the market.
Israel vs Palestine’s environment; The Economist and renewable energy; South/South collaboration; Central America braces for drought-linked food crisis
Some left critics of progressive governments in South America point to differences between ‘pro-extractivists’ and ‘anti-extractivists.’ Federico Fuentes says that framework hinders real understanding of the issues.
Continuing the debate on extractivism in Latin America. Don Fitz says it highlights different views on what type of society we are working to build and how we plan to get there.
The debate continues: Is ‘Buen vivir’ an effective and just development alternative to mining and resource extraction industries in Latin America?
Environmentalists who oppose ‘extractivism’ on principle are oversimplifying the complex issues faced by the peoples and governments of Latin America today
Via Campesina condemns right wing efforts to destabilize Venezuela and reverse the immense achievements of the Bolivarian Revolution.
Oil giant Chevron is using its colossal wealth to destroy anyone who dares speak out against its destruction of people and land in Ecuador.
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.