World Bank report shows massive depletion of Africa’s natural wealth by transnational corporations. Only mass action can block the extractivist plunder
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South African activist Patrick Bond says we need to generate international solidarity for climate justice by imposing popular sanctions against Trump and US corporations.
Patrick Bond: Supporters of the climate deal reached at the Paris Conference of Polluters are endorsing a plan that will kill millions
The G7 Summit set a political trap for climate activists — and some NGOs fell right in, declaring a victory that didn’t happen.
Why is the North Atlantic cooling? … Fool’s Gold in Greece … Naomi Klein’s This Changes Everything … Climate movement across movements … Break the food chain to build our humanity … Ecological debt and environmental justice … The Anthropocene is just inhuman
Despite making powerful criticisms of multinational mining corporations, an NGO-organized conference in Cape Town ignored essential links with related struggles
The Durban diesel disaster polluted rich whites’ gardens … but the cause is systematic discrimination against the black majority.
Patrick Bond: Radicals who saw the Peoples Climate March as pro-capitalist missed the point. The action showed growing grassroots support for real change.
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.
Patrick Bond: The Rio+20 Earth Summit under way this week in Brazil is devoted to advancing the ‘Green Economy,’ which is the environmentalism of the rich. For most people and the planet, it will be a disaster.
As former Bolivian Ambassadar to the UN, Pablo Solon said at last week’s Wolpe Memorial Lecture, “The COP17 will be remembered as a place of premeditated genocide and ecocide.” (more…)
The Occupy movement considers the UNFCCC to be ‘United Nations Fools, Clowns and Carbon Criminals’ and it’s hard to argue against that based on 16 past performances. (more…)
By Patrick Bond The December 11 closure of the 16th Conference of the Parties – COP16 global climate summit – in balmy Cancun was portrayed by most participants and mainstream journalists as a victory, a “step forward”. Bragged US State Department lead negotiator Todd Stern, “Ideas that were first of all, skeletal last year, and […]