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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

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¿Qué significa ser de izquierda hoy?

[Edgardo Lander, 12/01/2017] Ser de izquierda hoy implica continuidades históricas básicas con las ideas y los valores de la izquierda desde el siglo XIX, así como rupturas fundamentales con algunas de las que fueron ideas dominantes en el pensamiento y en la práctica de la izquierda en los siglos XIX y XX.[2] En continuidad con los valores y concepciones de los siglos anteriores, ser de … Continue reading ¿Qué significa ser de izquierda hoy?

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Let’s face it: we have to choose between our economy and our future

[Christiane Kliemann, 23/01/2015, The Guardian] The new year has just begun and we’re already inundated with horrible news: two new reports have collected further evidence that human economic activity puts life on Earth at risk, and another shocked us with the fact that the 85 richest people on the planet are as wealthy as the poorest 50% – and that the gap between them is … Continue reading Let’s face it: we have to choose between our economy and our future

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Rodrigo Duterte: A fascist original

[02/01/2017, Walden Bello, Rappler – Philipines] ‘Like the anti-Marcos resistance 4 decades back, the only certainty members of the anti-fascist front can count on is that they’re doing the right thing. And that, for some, is a certainty worth dying for’ Fascism, someone wrote, comes in different forms to different societies so that people expecting fascism to develop in the “classic way” fail to recognize … Continue reading Rodrigo Duterte: A fascist original

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Muerto el TPP, ¡viva la liberalización!

  [Luciana Ghiotto, Evelin Heidel, 15/12/2016, alainet.org] Trump acaba de anunciar su agenda de los primeros 100 días de gobierno. Uno de los puntos que destacan en materia de estrategia comercial es el abandono del Tratado Transpacífico, o TPP. Así, dejaría de lado el legado de Obama para los EEUU en su disputa comercial con China. A raíz de esta nueva situación, nos preguntamos, ¿el TPP … Continue reading Muerto el TPP, ¡viva la liberalización!

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Climate Denial, Trumpism, and Neo-Liberalism

[William I. Robinson, 12/12/2016, Alainet] There is more than meets the eye in President-elect Trump’s pick to head the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Scott Pruitt, the Oklahoma attorney general, is a notorious climate change denier. He is part of a coalition of public figures suing over EPA programs to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and boasts that he is “a leading advocate against the EPA’s activist … Continue reading Climate Denial, Trumpism, and Neo-Liberalism

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Time for degrowth: to save the planet, we must shrink the economy

[August 23, 2016, The Conversation] What is so refreshing about the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals is that they recognise the inherent tension between economic development and the ecology of our planet. Or so it seems. The preamble affirms that “planet Earth and its ecosystems are our home” and underscores the necessity of achieving “harmony with nature”. It commits to holding global warming below 2℃, and … Continue reading Time for degrowth: to save the planet, we must shrink the economy

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EEUU: triunfó la resistencia indígena contra construcción de oleoducto en tierras sagradas de Standing Rock

[La Jornada, 05/12/2016] Diciembre 05 de 2016.- En un triunfo espectacular de la mayor movilización de resistencia indígena en la historia reciente de Estados Unidos, el gobierno federal anunció que no otorgará permisos para continuar con la construcción de un oleoducto en Dakota del Norte que atravesaba tierras sagradas por debajo del río Misuri y que buscará rutas alternativas para este proyecto. El Cuerpo de Ingenieros … Continue reading EEUU: triunfó la resistencia indígena contra construcción de oleoducto en tierras sagradas de Standing Rock

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CDB: Update on Climate Geoengineering in Relation to the Convention on Biological Diversity: Potential Impacts and Regulatory Framework

In 2012, the CBD Secretariat published Technical Series No. 66: Geoengineering in Relation to the Convention on Biological Diversity: Technical and Regulatory Matters comprising two studies: one on the impacts of climate-related geoengineering on biodiversity, the other on the regulatory framework for climate-related geoengineering relevant to the Convention. This update report was prepared for peer review in July 2015, taking account of relevant publications available then. … Continue reading CDB: Update on Climate Geoengineering in Relation to the Convention on Biological Diversity: Potential Impacts and Regulatory Framework

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The End of the Paris Prophecy

[Maxime Combes & Edouard Morena, in Jacobin, 11.28.16] Donald Trump’s election win is bad news for the Paris Agreement and very bad news for the climate.Edouard Morena lectures in French and European politics at the University of London Institute in Paris and New York University-Paris. He is the author of The Price of Climate Action: Philanthropic Foundations in the International Climate Debate. Maxime Combes is … Continue reading The End of the Paris Prophecy