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.
“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.”
On June 10-12, Ecuador’s National Institute of Advanced Studies (IAEN, Spanish acronym) held an international symposium on Crisis of civilization, ecosocialism and ‘buen vivir’ . (“Buen Vivir” is usually translated as “living well,” but its meaning is closer to “living appropriately.”) Over three days, the participants debated among themselves and discussed issues with the organizers and government representatives, […]
Book Review: A compelling contribution to our understanding of the challenges facing Latin America’s ‘pink tide’
Chavez wasted Venezuela’s money on healthcare when he could have built gigantic skyscrapers
“Socialism, this is the direction, this is the path to save the planet, I don’t have the least doubt. Capitalism is the road to hell, to the destruction of the world.”
The rich and powerful of the world hated Hugo Chavez because he was symbolic of a threat to the dictatorship of Capital, a figurehead of a continent alive with social movements and millions of people conscious of their political power.
“Our vision of the Communitarian Socialism of Living Well is based on rights and not on the market. It is based on the full realization of human happiness of peoples and populations, through the full complementarity of the rights of peoples, persons, states and Mother Earth”
Since the beginning of 2011, over 2.7 million acres have been rescued from large landowners and redistributed to small farmers or turned into cooperatives
After repeatedly failing to overturn the $19 billion judgment for destroying rain forest, Chevron is now trying to hide its vast wealth in international subsidiaries.
Peasant communities, indigenous peoples and afro-descendants are today the greatest bastion of rebellion and resistance across the world. Against the looting by capital and empire! For land and sovereignty of our peoples! No socialism without feminism!
Those who oppose any use of natural resources would condemn our people to perpetual poverty. What’s needed is not a ban on development, but a democratic effort to use the country’s wealth to benefit the people and the environment
“Even with our most conservative estimates, it’s clear that climate change could transform the agricultural landscape across Central America”
“We will continue mobilized in unity and struggle and, in combat against our common enemy, we will build a country and a society that is just, compassionate, and sustainable.”
On July 25, 45 tonnes of copper concentrate slurry spilled from a pipeline Santa Rosa de Cajacuy, dousing the village with a witch’s brew of toxic dust and sludge.
Europe’s pro-biofuel policies are taking food from the mouths of millions of people in central America, causing severe malnutrition and increasing child mortality
Until rich countries are held to account for the economic and environmental crimes they have committed, no foreign leftist has a right to denounce the Ecuadorean government led by Rafael Correa for using the country’s natural wealth to meet its peoples’ needs.
On the eve of the Rio+20 UN Conference, community resistance calls attention to Brazilian government’s unsustainable energy policy
A judge in Brazil has suspended construction of the Teles Pires dam in the Amazon, citing violations of the rights of the indigenous peoples whose livelihoods are seriously threatened by the project.
Book Review: Nikolas Kozloff documents environmental destruction in Peru and Brazil, and shows its global impact