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Post-extractivismo: entre el discurso y la praxis. Algunas reflexiones gruesas para la acción

[Alberto Acosta Espinosa, Revista “Ciencia Política”, volumen 11 – número 21, enero – junio 2016] El pensamiento dominante nos hace aceptar como imposible una economía sin crecimiento que no aprovecha masivamente los recursos naturales. Se repite que, para lograr el progreso, la única via es el crecimiento económico, el cual exige a un grupo de países extraer cada vez mayores volúmenes de recursos naturales para … Continue reading Post-extractivismo: entre el discurso y la praxis. Algunas reflexiones gruesas para la acción

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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

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Algunas ideas sobre Piketty

[ David Harvey] Publicado por Guillem Murcia, 20 mayo 2014. A continuación publicamos la reseña que el profesor David Harvey ha hecho del libro de Thomas Piketty “El Capital en el siglo XXI”. David Harvey es profesor en la City University of New York, y lleva más de 40 años enseñando, divulgando e investigando sobre la opera magna de Marx, El Capital. Entre sus contribuciones se halla una serie de clases en vídeo sobre la obra … Continue reading Algunas ideas sobre Piketty

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Los golpes de espectro completo

[Ana Esther Ceceña. ALAI AMLATINA, 21/05/2014]. Nuevos aires cargados de viejos hábitos soplan sobre los territorios de Latinoamérica y el Caribe. La vocación hegemónica y su permanente necesidad de renovarse y reafirmarse trae consigo una cartera de elementos de seducción, disuasión o represión que pueden ser usados aislada o simultáneamente y que ofrecen la posibilidad de combinaciones muy diversas, versátiles y siempre, eso sí, con … Continue reading Los golpes de espectro completo

Climate change: a challenge that goes beyond politics

[Elizabeth Peredo Beltrán, marzo de 2014]  It has rained incessantly in the Bolivian Amazon and in the Valleys. The waters that have flooded our territory since January, are thought to be the result of the worst rains in 40 years. More than 60,000 families have been affected – meaning that at least 350,000 people have had to leave their homes. They have lost almost everything … Continue reading Climate change: a challenge that goes beyond politics

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Structural Crisis Needs Structural Change

[István Mészáros] When stressing the need for a radical structural change it must be made clear right from the beginning that this is not a call for an unrealizable utopia. On the contrary, the primary defining characteristic of modern utopian theories was precisely the projection that their intended improvement in the conditions of the workers’ lives could be achieved well within the existing structural frameworkof the criticized … Continue reading Structural Crisis Needs Structural Change

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We need to overturn the system

[Nnimmo Bassey interview by Ethan Cox, June 2013] When we speak of Nigeria, and of the Nigerian people’s inspired resistance to the devastation wrought by multinational oil companies such as Shell, the name of the late, and great, Ken Saro-Wiwa is inescapable. But many others have continued to toil in the shadows over the years since Saro-Wiwa’s death. Nnimmo Bassey is one such activist who is … Continue reading We need to overturn the system

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Pensando los cambios globales y el crecimiento del Sur

[Elizabeth Peredo, 2013] La pregunta de si existe una humanidad y si podemos pensar en intereses globales como especie humana, más allá de los intereses nacionales lleva a considerar si los sistemas que rigen hoy la vida humana están ayudando a mantener  aquello que denominamos una “naturaleza humana” basada en la empatía, la solidaridad y sobre todo el sentido de sobrevivencia como colectivo o si mas bien hemos elegido una ruta de desmembración del género humano.

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Turning their backs on the world

[The Economist print edition, February 2009] The integration of the world economy is in retreat on almost every front. The economic meltdown has popularised a new term: deglobalisation. Some critics of capitalism seem happy about it—like Walden Bello, a Philippine economist, who can perhaps claim to have coined the word with his book, “Deglobalisation, Ideas for a New World Economy”. Britain’s prime minister, Gordon Brown, is among … Continue reading Turning their backs on the world

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The Systemic Crisis & Reconfiguration of Capitalism

[Pablo Solón] We are living through a systemic crisis. It is not only a deep economic crisis; it is a crisis of humanity and of Planet Earth. It is a crisis that involves the entire society, the reconfiguration of imperialist and neo-colonialist powers, our values, the rights of women, the rights of nature and the rights of many groups that are oppressed and marginalized because of their nationality, culture, beliefs, sexual orientation and the existence of caste, patriarchal and authoritarian regimes.

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