Koreti Mavaega Tiumalu: “We don’t see ourselves as victims. We are warriors. We will stand up peacefully from the Pacific to the adversary, which is the fossil fuel industry.”
Archive | August, 2014
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.
The class politics of pipeline resistance; Environmentalists must stop ignoring the needs of poor nations when combating global warming; Tar sands, trade rules and the gutting of human rights for corporate; Communal lands – Theater of operations for the counterinsurgency
“I can’t stress enough how important it is for me, as a black climate justice advocate, as well as for my people, to see the climate movement show solidarity right now with the people of Ferguson and with black communities around the country striving for justice.”
Stan Cox argues that localist movements fail because they treat a symptom of capitalism, the crippling of local communities, as if it’s the disease.
Israel vs Palestine’s environment; The Economist and renewable energy; South/South collaboration; Central America braces for drought-linked food crisis
World War I began 100 years ago. Today’s ecosocialist movement has much to learn from the revolutionaries who campaigned to stop that catastrophe.
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.
Indigenous communities in Chiapas, Mexico, oppose government plans to drive a tourism highway through their lands
Nearly half a million people have been told that their tap water is unsafe to drink, poisoned by industrial farming, sewage, storm water runoff and industrial pollution.
Sierra Leone has experienced a mass influx of foreign investors acquiring large tracts of arable and forest land for agriculture and mining
U.S. militarism’s toxic legacy; Capitalism and climate change; How Bolivia legislates with the people; Impact of Canadian mining; Biomass deception