“We will not allow the capitalist system to burn us all. We will take action and address the root causes of climate change by changing the system.”
World Social Forum participants urge broad unity in a global campaign to stave off catastrophic climate change
Convention approves changes to focus on social and environmental justice
“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”
The Defenders of the Land program, adopted in 2008, is now proposed as a powerful unifying force for the new Idle No More Movement
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!
“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.”
What can we expect from this so-called “Earth Summit” from a social and ecological perspective? Nothing!
Indigenous Peoples Global Conference on Rio+20 and Mother Earth: The “Green Economy” continues the colonialism we have faced and resisted for 520 years. We cannot allow false solutions to destroy the Earth’s balance, assassinate the seasons, unleash severe weather havoc, privatize life and threaten the very survival of humanity.
Declaration of the Global Alliance of Indigenous Peoples and Local Communities on Climate Change against REDD+. “Under the Green Economy, even the rain, the beauty of a waterfall or a honey bee’s pollen will be reduced to a barcode price tag and sold to the highest bidder.”
For our rights and the rights of nature, against the commodification of life and the greenwashing of capitalism … Mobilize together towards Río+20 and beyond ++++++++++++++ We, organizations, networks and social movements, involved in the building of the Peoples’ Summit for social and environmental justice, against the commodification of life and nature in defence (Río+20), call for […]
The World Social Forum met in Dakar, Senegal, February 7-11. This declaration was adopted by the Assembly of Social Movements. (more…)
Bolivia, Cuba, Ecuador, Nicaragua, and Venezuela declare: “Nature is our home and is the system of which we form a part, and therefore it has infinite value, but it does not have a price and is not for sale.” (more…)
An international student movement to free the economics curriculum from its neoclassical straitjacket was launched last week at the University of California at Berkeley. (more…)
An ecosocialist transitional program for the multiple crises of 21st century capitalism, from Socialist Resistance Özlem Onaran argues that “the social democratic utopia of growing our way out of debt is not consistent with the ecological crisis. “ Britain has experienced the deepest crisis among the advanced capitalist countries and it is far from over. The […]
“We support the conclusion that only by “living well,” in harmony with each other and with Mother Earth, rather than “living better,” based on an economic system of unlimited growth, dominance and exploitation, will the people of this planet not only survive but thrive.” (more…)
Final Declaration of the World People’s Conference on Climate Change and the Rights of Mother Earth, Cochabamba, Bolivia (more…)
“The aggression towards Mother Earth and the repeated assaults and violations against our soils, air, forests, rivers, lakes, biodiversity, and the cosmos are assaults against us.” Indigenous Peoples’ Declaration adopted at the World Peoples’ Conference on Climate Change and the Rights of Mother Earth in Cochabamba, Bolivia (more…)
Labor militants in midwestern states propose labor-green alliance around the twin crises of climate change and lost jobs (more…)
The term is virtually unknown elsewhere, but in France and Italy there has been considerable interest in environmentalist circles in “Décroissance soutenable” – sustainable de-growth. The following is a Declaration issued by a conference on the subject held last year in Paris. The conference proceedings, 322 pages of documents, can be downloaded here. We, participants […]