Introduction

The premise of this publication is that we are living a systemic crisis that can only be solved through systemic alternatives. Humanity is facing a complex set of crises from environmental, economic, social to civilizational crisis. All of these crises are part of a whole.  We cannot solve one of these crises without addressing the others. Each one is constantly receiving a strong feedback from … Continue reading Introduction

Introducción

La presente publicación parte de la premisa de que estamos viviendo una crisis sistémica que sólo puede ser resuelta con alternativas sistémicas. Lo que la humanidad enfrenta no es sólo una crisis ambiental, económica, social, geopolítica, institucional o civilizatoria. Todas estas crisis son parte de un todo. Es imposible resolver una de estas crisis sin abordar las otras en su conjunto. Cada una de estas … Continue reading Introducción

Book: Systemic Alternatives

[Versión en Español] The premise of this publication is that we are living a systemic crisis that can only be solved through systemic alternatives. Humanity is facing a complex set of crises from environmental, economic, social to civilizational crisis. All of these crises are part of a whole. We cannot solve one of these crises without addressing the others. The construction of complementarities between Vivir … Continue reading Book: Systemic Alternatives

Libro: Alternativas Sistémicas

[English version] La presente publicación parte de la premisa de que estamos viviendo una crisis sistémica que sólo puede ser resuelta con alternativas sistémicas. Lo que la humanidad enfrenta no es sólo una crisis ambiental, económica, social, geopolítica, institucional o civilizatoria. Todas estas crisis son parte de un todo. Es imposible resolver una de estas crisis sin abordar las otras en su conjunto. La construcción … Continue reading Libro: Alternativas Sistémicas

If Nature Had Rights

[CORMAC CULLINAN DRAWINGS, AMY FALSTROM] Read an extract from the author’s book Wild Law. It was the SUDDEN RUSH of the goats’ bodies against the side of the boma that woke him. Picking up a spear and stick, the Kenyan farmer slipped out into the warm night and crept toward the pen. All he could see was the spotted, sloping hindquarters of the animal trying to … Continue reading If Nature Had Rights

Nature’s right to exist gets a boost from key organizations

[Mike Gaworecki, 2016-10-13] In 2008, Ecuador became the first country to enshrine in its constitution the right of nature to exist and thrive. Then Bolivia passed its Law of the Rights of Mother Earth in 2010, which not only recognizes the natural world’s rights but also grants Earth what’s been called a “legal personality,” thereby allowing legal action to be brought on the planet’s behalf … Continue reading Nature’s right to exist gets a boost from key organizations

Committing geocide: climate change and corporate capture

[Susan George,22 September 2016] Geocide is the collective action of a single species among millions of other species which is changing planet Earth to the point that it can become unrecognisable and unfit for life. Susan George visited the Seminar of the International Centre for the promotion of Human Rights [CIPDH] and Unesco titled “Interreligious and inter cultural dialogue: consciences and climate change”  (Buenos Aires 1-2  September) … Continue reading Committing geocide: climate change and corporate capture

Geocidio: cambio climático y captura corporativa

[Susan George, 04 Octubre 2016] El geocidio es la acción colectiva de una única especie, de entre millones de otras especies, que está cambiando el planeta Tierra hasta el punto de que puede volverse irreconocible e incapaz de albergar vida.  Susan George dictó esta conferencia en un seminario del Centro Internacional para la Promoción de los Derechos Humanos (CIPDH) y la UNESCO, titulado “Conciencia: Diálogo … Continue reading Geocidio: cambio climático y captura corporativa

Notas para el debate: Los derechos de la Madre Tierra

[English version] “La naturaleza es un sujeto y no una colección de objetos.” –Thomas Berry ¿Que son los derechos de la Madre Tierra? ¿Una nueva visión de relación con la naturaleza, un nuevo marco legal, un conjunto de principios éticos, una estrategia para cuestionar los super poderes de las empresas transnacionales? Los Derechos de la Madre Tierra tienen que ver con todos estos aspectos y … Continue reading Notas para el debate: Los derechos de la Madre Tierra

The climate is ripe for social change

[Vishwas Satgar] In a surprising departure from the corporate-controlled narrative on climate change, on November 30 2015, during the build-up to the recent United Nations COP20 climate summit in Lima, the New York Times ran a front-page story in which climate experts warned that “it now may be impossible to prevent the temperature of the planet’s atmosphere from rising by 3.6 degrees F”. “According to a … Continue reading The climate is ripe for social change

Notes for the debate: The Rights of Mother Earth

Versión en español Download this text in PDF format “Nature is a subject and not a collection of objects.” -Thomas Berry What are the rights of Mother Earth? A new vision of our relationship with nature, a new legal framework, a set of ethical principles, a strategy with which to question the superpowers of transnational corporations? The Rights of Mother Earth refers to all of … Continue reading Notes for the debate: The Rights of Mother Earth