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

How Labor and Climate United Can Trump Donald Trump

[Labor Network for Sustainability] Donald Trump and his congressional Republican allies have taken control of the U.S. government. The result threatens to be devastating for both labor and the climate – not to mention immigrants, African Americans, Muslims, women, children, the elderly, the disabled, LGBTQ people, and many others. The Trump regime is potentially vulnerable because it only represents the interests of the top 1% … Continue reading How Labor and Climate United Can Trump Donald Trump

The Real Circular Economy

[Sharon Ede, December 2016, Complementary Currency Resource Center] How Relocalising Production With Not-For-Profit Business Models Helps Build Resilient and Prosperous Societies This Commons Transition Special Report was written by Sharon Ede, a sustainability ideas transmitter, writer and activist working in Adelaide, Australia. Ede is also a co-founder of the Post-Growth Institute, one of Commons Transition’s most esteemed Partner Projects. We feel that the Post-Growth Institute’s … Continue reading The Real Circular Economy

Everything Donald Trump Did in His First Week as President 

By George Zornick and Zoë Carpenter – The Nation It’s been a dizzying week—but it’s crucial to keep an eye on what’s really happening. The first week of Donald Trump’s presidency has been overwhelming—a flurry of executive orders, appointments, bizarre tweets, even stranger press conferences, and public appearances and interviews from the president that generated massive attention and controversy. Whether by design or accident, this … Continue reading Everything Donald Trump Did in His First Week as President 

What is Systemic Alternatives?

Español We are experiencing a systemic crisis that can only be solved through systemic alternatives. What humanity is facing is not only an environmental crisis, an economic crisis, a social crisis or an institutional crisis. It is a crisis of humanity and of the Earth system. This systemic crisis has been triggered by the capitalist system, whose relentless pursuit of endless growth and profits at … Continue reading What is Systemic Alternatives?

Deuda externa: una pesadilla recurrente

[Alberto Acosta, 16/01/2017] “Los incumplimientos por gobiernos extranjeros de su deuda externa son tan numerosos y ciertamente tan cercanos a ser universales que es fácil tratar sobre ellos nombrando a aquellos que no han incurrido en incumplimiento, que aquellos que lo han hecho. Además de aquellos países que incurrieron técnicamente en incumplimiento, existen algunos otros que pidieron prestado en el exterior en su propia moneda y permitieron … Continue reading Deuda externa: una pesadilla recurrente