Geneviève Azam : «Une université d’été pour débattre et résister»

L’association Attac organise les 4e Universités européennes des mouvements sociaux, cet été à Toulouse. Plus de 1 500 personnes sont attendues pour débattre des grandes luttes sociales. Geneviève Azam, maître de conférences à l’université Toulouse Jean-Jaurès et membre du conseil scientifique d’Attac France, prépare le grand rendez-vous de l’été, avec une centaine d’adhérents toulousains de l’association. Qu’est ce qu’Attac ? C’est une association créée en … Continue reading Geneviève Azam : «Une université d’été pour débattre et résister»

The Most Radical Aspect of Jeremy Corbyn’s Program? Democratizing the Economy

BY MICHAL ROZWORSKI. This story was first published at Jacobin.  So much about the 2017 Labour election campaign has been heartening: the energy, the conviction, the full-throated embrace of remaking government in the service of the many. All of the main campaign pledges — from free tuition to thousands of new homes to a stronger National Health Service — will change where money and resources flow … Continue reading The Most Radical Aspect of Jeremy Corbyn’s Program? Democratizing the Economy

FRANÇOIS HOUTART: “TENEMOS QUE CAMBIAR ESTE SISTEMA”

François Houtart es un referente de las luchas altermundialistas desde mucho tiempo antes de que a las resistencias populares se las bautizase con este nombre. Este sacerdote belga lleva ya unas cuantas décadas preocupado por el rumbo que está tomando el planeta Tierra, apoyando las iniciativas de aquellos que desde Nicaragua hasta Sri Lanka se resisten a ser engullidos por el sistema capitalista. Con el … Continue reading FRANÇOIS HOUTART: “TENEMOS QUE CAMBIAR ESTE SISTEMA”

US pull-out from Paris deal: What it means

By Martin Khor By withdrawing the United States from the Paris Agreement, President Donald Trump abdicated not only leadership but membership of the community of nations cooperating to tackle climate change, the most serious crisis facing humanity. Trump’s announcement was shocking, even though it was not unexpected. It was shocking for showing the extreme lengths to which the President would go to deny scientific opinion … Continue reading US pull-out from Paris deal: What it means

Our food is not your business

Alternatives to unsustainable livestock and feedstock farming and the current corporate free trade model This briefing paper aims to contribute to the many ongoing efforts, actions, and discussions on alternatives to industrial livestock production, whether local, specific or systemic. It considers how we can strengthen, link and build on existing genuine alternatives, as well as creating new ones, together with social movements, small farmers, small … Continue reading Our food is not your business

Some thoughts, self-criticisms and proposals concerning the process of change in Bolivia

By Pablo Solón, 25 February 2016  [Español, Français] What has happened? How did we come to this? What occurred in the process of change that more than 15 years ago won its first victory with the water war? Why is it that a conglomeration of movements that wanted to change Bolivia ended up trapped in a referendum to allow two persons to be re-elected in … Continue reading Some thoughts, self-criticisms and proposals concerning the process of change in Bolivia

As water scarcity deepens across Latin America, political instability grows

Originally posted on Fundación Solón:
Ecuadorians clash with police 30km from Quito in 2010 in a protest over proposed water privatisation. Photograph: Pablo Cozzaglio/AFP/Getty Images [John Vidal, The Guardian, 01/03/2017] In Bolivia, Peru and Ecuador disputes over water shortages are part of a wider fight for equal access and shared responsibility. Bolivia was shaken to its roots in the spring of 2000, when… Continue reading As water scarcity deepens across Latin America, political instability grows

La ideología del progreso nos hizo olvidar la Naturaleza

Originally posted on Fundación Solón:
Como un pequeño adelanto de la Conferencia de Joan Martínez Alier “El Ecologismo de los Pobres y el Anti-Extractivismo” que se llevará a cabo el 2 de Marzo a horas 18:30 en la Casa Museo Solón, transcribimos algunos fragmentos de la visión de este ecólogo político y economista catalán. A primera vista, parece que el ecologismo es un… Continue reading La ideología del progreso nos hizo olvidar la Naturaleza

Extractivismo y neoextractivismo: dos caras de la misma maldición

[Alberto Acosta, 25/07/2012, ecoportal] Aunque resulte poco creíble a primera vista, la evidencia reciente y muchas experiencias acumuladas permiten afirmar que la pobreza en muchos países del mundo está relacionada con la existencia de una significativa riqueza en recursos naturales. Los países ricos en recursos naturales, cuya economía se sustenta prioritariamente en su extracción y exportación, encuentran mayores dificultades para desarrollarse. “- ¿Podrías decirme, qué … Continue reading Extractivismo y neoextractivismo: dos caras de la misma maldición

2016: The Year that Wasn’t Normal

[ETC Group, 30/01/2017] ETC Group’s Long-Awaited 2016 Year-in-Review So you say you want a (fourth) revolution, well you know… Fashionably late and just in time for the Chinese New Year of the Rooster, ETC Group once again offers a tonque-in-cheek wake-up call and look-back at the last thirteen months (spoiler: despite our best hopes, waiting the extra month didn’t make the news any cheerier) Brexit … Continue reading 2016: The Year that Wasn’t Normal

Los robots atacan a Trump

[Marta García Aller, El Independiente, 06 /02/2017] El presidente de EEUU, Donald Trump, añora los años 80. Su política económica y su corte de pelo no dejan lugar a dudas. En los 80 América sí que era grande. La industria manufacturera estadounidense dominaba el mundo, las historias de yuppies la taquilla y decorar rascacielos de color oro aún parecía una buena idea. Tiempos aquéllos. Ahora, … Continue reading Los robots atacan a Trump