A demonstrator holds a sign during a protest  against U.S. President Donald Trump outside the U.S. embassy, in Mexico City, Mexico January 20, 2017. REUTERS/Edgard Garrido

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

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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

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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 

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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

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América Latina: que caminhos seguir?

Esse é o título da atividade autogestionária com a intenção de provocar e questionar, que a Ação Educativa e a CLACSO propõem, junto a pensadores latinos. Uma das provocações de Edgardo Lander, em suas notas afirma: ” Los retos que se confrontan hoy en la búsqueda de la superación del capitalismo son mayores y bastante más complejos que los que fueron imaginados en los siglos XIX y … Continue reading América Latina: que caminhos seguir?

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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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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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COP22: el fracaso de la Cumbre del Clima pospone la acción global contra el cambio climático

[José Bautista, La Marea, 18/09/2016] MARRAKECH // La Cumbre de Marrakech pasa a la historia como una oportunidad perdida para mantener el impulso logrado el año pasado en París. La vigésimo segunda cita global, COP22, que se fijó como objetivo concretar las reglas del Acuerdo de París concluyó sin avances significativos y pospone a diciembre de 2018 temas tan relevantes como la puesta en marcha … Continue reading COP22: el fracaso de la Cumbre del Clima pospone la acción global contra el cambio climático

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La Vía Campesina en COP22: Las falsas soluciones a la crisis climática pueden constituir crímenes contra la humanidad

[Via Campesina, Marrakech, 7 de Noviembre de 2016] Desde el 7 al 18 de noviembre de 2016, la 22ª Conferencia de las Partes (COP22) de la Convención Marco de las Naciones Unidas sobre el Cambio Climático tendrá lugar en Marrakech, Marruecos. Allí 196 firmantes del Acuerdo de París decidirán sobre medidas para aplicar el acuerdo que adoptaron en diciembre de 2015. Los campesinos y los pequeños … Continue reading La Vía Campesina en COP22: Las falsas soluciones a la crisis climática pueden constituir crímenes contra la humanidad

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Indigenous rights are key to preserving forests, climate change study finds

[Jonathan Watts, Rio de Janeiro, The Guardian, 02/11/2016] Leaving forests in communal hands cuts carbon emissions from deforestation, helps communities and offers long-term economic benefits: ‘Everyone wins’ Ashaninka girls walk through a forest path as they return to their village in the Peruvian Amazon. Photograph: Rodrigo Abd/AP The world’s indigenous communities need to be given a bigger role in climate stabilisation, according to a new … Continue reading Indigenous rights are key to preserving forests, climate change study finds