The Durban diesel disaster polluted rich whites’ gardens … but the cause is systematic discrimination against the black majority.
Forget the UN: South African activist says only an alliance from below, linking unions and social justice movements, can stop capital from destroying planetary life.
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
Greening Malthus … The Cuban Revolution and its economic reforms; … 2 degree target means 80% of coal is unburnable … People pushed out of Ethiopia’s fertile farmland … The death of international development
Centuries of imperialist plunder created the horrendous environmental and economic devastation that has made the Ebola epidemic possible.
Sierra Leone has experienced a mass influx of foreign investors acquiring large tracts of arable and forest land for agriculture and mining
The UN and World Bank are supporting the forced expulsion of the Sengwer people from their ancestral lands. The land-grabbing REDD scheme must be stopped.
Patrick Bond says the Brazil-Russia-India-China-South Africa (BRICS) economies are increasingly polluted and deadly. Much more damage will be done, and multifaceted resistance must likewise strengthen.
African small farmers denounce genetically modified seeds, agro-chemicals, resource grabs and laws that prevent them from freely using, sharing or selling their seed.
Under the guise of women’s rights, billionaires are promoting population control in sub-Saharan Africa
Ian Angus and Simon Butler reply to a critic who says their opposition to population control puts them in the anti-environment, pro-corporate camp.
Ethiopia has forcibly displaced hundreds of thousands of indigenous people from their lands to make way for giant plantations
La Via Campesina: South African commercial farming is the most powerful on the continent; it flourishes at the expense of the oppression and exploitation of agricultural workers.
National Peasants Union: “We vehemently condemn any initiative which aims to resettle communities and expropriate the land of peasants to give way to mega farming projects for monocrop production”
South African Metalworkers Union: “Reducing global warming requires fundamental restructuring of the capitalist system. At the centre of such restructuring is the question of who owns the means of energy production, transmission, distribution and consumption.”
To enable corporate land grabs, indigenous peoples in Ethiopia are being driven off their fertile ancestral lands and forced into new villages where there is little access to food or arable land.
Leaked documents show that soldiers, militants and mercenaries receive millions from Shell, while impoverished local residents are routinely killed, tortured or expelled.
The southward expansion of the Sahara has devastating socio-economic impacts for those living in its path. As desertification intensifies conflicts are likely to increase across West Africa.
Walter Rodney’s classic study led to a veritable revolution in the teaching of African history. It remains one of the most compelling and persuasive books to emerge from the bowels of critical resistance to the exploitation of small countries.
The New Alliance for Food Security and Nutrition, launched at the G8 summit, is just cover for more land grabbing by Northern corporations. The business-driven initiative won’t tackle hunger or support food producers in Africa.