Du pain et des roses : une contre-histoire écologique du socialisme

Por Thomas Coutrot La pensée socialiste s’est-elle, dès ses débuts au 19e s., laissée contaminer par l’idéologie productiviste, expliquant ainsi les ravages écologiques du soviétisme ? L’enquête de Serge Audier sur les origines de la pensée écologique dévoile une réalité plus complexe : malgré sa tendance au productivisme, c’est dans les marges du socialisme que s’est inventée l’écologie sociale qui ressurgit aujourd’hui. À propos des … Continue reading Du pain et des roses : une contre-histoire écologique du socialisme

Printemps silencieux*

[Versión en español][English version] Pablo Solon, environnementaliste, ancien ambassadeur de Bolivie auprès des Nations Unies Les oiseaux sont partis. Beaucoup de gens, confus et inquiets, l’ont remarqué. Les quelques oiseaux restant se meurent : ils tremblent et ne peuvent pas voler.  C’est un printemps sans voix. 1962. Le livre de Rachel Carson vient d’être publié et devient rapidement un best-seller. Ce livre s’ouvre sur une … Continue reading Printemps silencieux*

Silent Springs

By: Pablo Solón [Versión en Español] version française The birds are gone.Many people speak of them, confused and worried.The few birds that are seen are dying: they tremble and cannot fly.It is a spring void of voices. 1962: Rachel Carson’s book has just been published and quickly becomes a bestseller. It begins with a “fable for tomorrow” in which a town is imagined where birds … Continue reading Silent Springs

Alternative sistemiche: di cosa parliamo?

Pablo Solón

La premessa delle alternative sistemiche è che le crisi ambientali, economiche, sociali, geopolitiche, istituzionali e di civiltà sono parte di un tutto, sono interconnesse e si rinforzano mutualmente. È quindi impossibile risolvere una di queste crisi senza affrontare le altre come parte del tutto. Strategie unidimensionali non sono in grado di risolvere le crisi sistemiche e rischiano al contrario di aggravarle. Le crisi sistemiche sono causate da insiemi di fattori quali il capitalismo, la xenofobia, il razzismo, il patriarcato, l’estrattivismo, l’antropocentrismo, la plutocrazia, il produttivismo e il colonialismo. Un’alternativa sistemica tenta di affrontare e superare le cause strutturali delle crisi sistemiche. Le alternative sistemiche non progrediscono per stadi. Non si sostiene che bisogna prima andare oltre il capitalismo per poter risolvere il patriarcato o l’antropocentrismo. Le alternative sistemiche affermano che il capitalismo, il patriarcato, l’antropocentrismo e gli altri fattori sopra menzionati sono interdipendenti e mutualmente rafforzantisi. Continue reading “Alternative sistemiche: di cosa parliamo?”

Résister, défendre les droits des peuples et de la planète, réinventer le monde

Synthèse du symposium organisé par Alternatives systémiques, Itaipava (Brésil), 7-9 avril 2019[1]  [English, Español] Plus de 50 participants ont participé à un véritable marathon de trois jours pour analyser les grandes tendances de la situation mondiale, établir et approfondir leurs relations, renforcer les alternatives pour un changement systémique radical et faire avancer la réflexion stratégique sur la création d’alternatives.  Fait à noter, le symposium a réuni … Continue reading Résister, défendre les droits des peuples et de la planète, réinventer le monde

Resistir, defender los derechos de los pueblos y la Tierra, y reinventar el mundo

Simposio Alternativas Sistémicas, Itaipava (Brasil), 7-9 de abril de 2019[1]  [English, Français] Más de 50 activistas participaron en una maratón de tres días para analizar las principales tendencias de la situación mundial, establecer y profundizar sus relaciones, fortalecer las alternativas para un cambio sistémico radical y hacer avanzar el pensamiento estratégico sobre la creación de alternativas. Hay que señalar que el simposio reunió a una … Continue reading Resistir, defender los derechos de los pueblos y la Tierra, y reinventar el mundo

Social Movements: Resisting, Defending the Rights of Peoples and the Planet, Reinventing the World

Systemic Alternatives, May 2019 [Español, Français] An important symposium took place in Itaipava (Brazil),7-9 April 2019[1]. Over 50 participants came out of the marathon to analyse new and persisting trends in the global situation, build and deepen relationships, strengthen alternatives for radical systemic change, and advance strategic thinking on the creation of alternatives. What was remarkable was the mix of resistance, resilience, hope and creativity, expressed … Continue reading Social Movements: Resisting, Defending the Rights of Peoples and the Planet, Reinventing the World

Rights of Nature: The New Paradigm

[Cameron La Follette/AAG/6 de marzo del 2019] Rights of Nature is a short-hand term for a form of ecological governance that both provides for and prioritizes Nature’s right to flourish. It also provides for various subsidiary rights, such as the right to restoration, the right to its natural processes, and the right to ecosystem functioning without interference. The term “Rights of Nature” gives the impression … Continue reading Rights of Nature: The New Paradigm

¿Qué son las alternativas sistémicas?

Por Pablo Solón [English version] Las alternativas sistémicas parten de la premisa de que las crisis ambiental, económica, social, geopolítica, institucional, civilizatoria son parte de un todo, están interrelacionadas y se retroalimentan mutuamente. En consecuencia, es imposible resolver una de estas crisis sin abordar las otras en su conjunto. Las estrategias unidimensionales son incapaces de resolver las crisis sistémicas y por el contrario pueden agravarlas. … Continue reading ¿Qué son las alternativas sistémicas?

What are systemic alternatives?

By Pablo Solón [Versión en español] The premise of systemic alternatives is that the environmental, economic, social, geopolitical, institutional and civilizational crises are part of a whole, are interrelated and feed into one another. Therefore, it is impossible to resolve one of these crises without addressing the others in a complementary manner. One-dimensional strategies are incapable of solving systemic crises and, on the contrary, can … Continue reading What are systemic alternatives?

The Rapid Decline Of The Natural World Is A Crisis Even Bigger Than Climate Change

[John Vidal/HUFFPOST/15 de marzo del 2019] A three-year UN-backed study from the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform On Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services has grim implications for the future of humanity. Nature is in freefall and the planet’s support systems are so stretched that we face widespread species extinctions and mass human migration unless urgent action is taken. That’s the warning hundreds of scientists are preparing to give, … Continue reading The Rapid Decline Of The Natural World Is A Crisis Even Bigger Than Climate Change

Capitalism is destroying the Earth. We need a new human right for future generations

[George Monbiot/The Guardian/15 de marzo del 2019] The children on climate strike are right: their lives should not be sacrificed to satisfy our greed The young people taking to the streetsfor the climate strike are right: their future is being stolen. The economy is an environmental pyramid scheme, dumping its liabilities on the young and the unborn. Its current growth depends on intergenerational theft. At … Continue reading Capitalism is destroying the Earth. We need a new human right for future generations

Systemic Alternatives Symposium: Addressing the hard questions

We are at a critical moment and choices and actions we take now will determine if we contribute further to the various crises threatening our planet and people, or if we actively join those who would face the different crises and work together to dismantle the system of root causes of these crises and in its place, push forward both existing and new systemic alternatives. … Continue reading Systemic Alternatives Symposium: Addressing the hard questions

“En Venezuela la izquierda se juega la posibilidad de reinventarse”.

[Javier Lafuente/Francesco Manetto/El Pais /04 de marzo de 2019] El diputado venezolano y coordinador de la ayuda humanitaria analiza los retos de la oposición Miguel Pizarro (Caracas, 1988) es diputado en la Asamblea Nacional, en la que preside la Comisión de Seguimiento de la Ayuda Humanitaria. Dirigente de Primero Justicia, el partido del excandidato presidencial Henrique Capriles, es una de las voces progresistas de referencia … Continue reading “En Venezuela la izquierda se juega la posibilidad de reinventarse”.