Biased ‘news’ coverage of wildlife and the Ebola crisis illustrates the worst prejudices of modern American journalism on the subject of Africa.
Archive | March, 2015
Book Review: In ‘Tropic of Chaos,’ Christian Parenti presents a convincing and disturbing portrait of unfolding planetary crisis, but the solutions he offers don’t match the challenge.
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
Our job is not to stand across the street yelling at people until they pass resolutions calling for the abolition of surplus value. We must be with the masses, where and when they are willing to struggle.
Monbiot on why the UN climate talks have wasted 23 years … Pablo Solon on the climate negotiating text … Bakken Oil and market anarchy … A new era of rapid temperature change
Despite making powerful criticisms of multinational mining corporations, an NGO-organized conference in Cape Town ignored essential links with related struggles
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.
A powerful and effective (and true and funny) protest song for our time
The movement that stalled after the failed climate talks in Copenhagen 2009 is back on the streets – bigger, stronger and more confident than ever
CO2 levels for February eclipsed prehistoric highs … How agroecology can feed Africa … State of Power 2015 … Paris climate talks and the failure of states
In ‘Poison Spring’, an insider documents the culture of fraud and corruption that infests the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and endangers the lives of millions
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
As Earth steadily moves deeper into the danger zone, corporate media responds by giving less and less coverage to climate and the environment