FRANÇOIS HOUTART: “TENEMOS QUE CAMBIAR ESTE SISTEMA”

François Houtart es un referente de las luchas altermundialistas desde mucho tiempo antes de que a las resistencias populares se las bautizase con este nombre. Este sacerdote belga lleva ya unas cuantas décadas preocupado por el rumbo que está tomando el planeta Tierra, apoyando las iniciativas de aquellos que desde Nicaragua hasta Sri Lanka se resisten a ser engullidos por el sistema capitalista. Con el … Continue reading FRANÇOIS HOUTART: “TENEMOS QUE CAMBIAR ESTE SISTEMA”

US pull-out from Paris deal: What it means

By Martin Khor By withdrawing the United States from the Paris Agreement, President Donald Trump abdicated not only leadership but membership of the community of nations cooperating to tackle climate change, the most serious crisis facing humanity. Trump’s announcement was shocking, even though it was not unexpected. It was shocking for showing the extreme lengths to which the President would go to deny scientific opinion … Continue reading US pull-out from Paris deal: What it means

As water scarcity deepens across Latin America, political instability grows

Originally posted on Fundación Solón:
Ecuadorians clash with police 30km from Quito in 2010 in a protest over proposed water privatisation. Photograph: Pablo Cozzaglio/AFP/Getty Images [John Vidal, The Guardian, 01/03/2017] In Bolivia, Peru and Ecuador disputes over water shortages are part of a wider fight for equal access and shared responsibility. Bolivia was shaken to its roots in the spring of 2000, when… Continue reading As water scarcity deepens across Latin America, political instability grows

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

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

SISTEMA-MUNDO DE LA DESTRUCCIÓN PLANETARIA

[Raúl Prada Alcoreza, 26/10/2016] Como lo dijo Immanuel Wallerstein y como lo seguimos, no se puede hacer un análisis de lo nacional circunscribiéndolo al espacio demarcado de lo nacional; no hay historia del capitalismo nacional, sino historia del capitalismo mundial. Las economías nacionales forman parte de la economía-mundo capitalista; así como los Estado-nación forman parte del sistema-mundo capitalista, de su geopolítica estructurada. De la misma manera, cuando abordamos el análisis de las economías extractivistas y de los Estado … Continue reading SISTEMA-MUNDO DE LA DESTRUCCIÓN PLANETARIA

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

Theses on Saving the Planet – “The Promise of Ecosocialism”

Written by Richard Smith and first published at Europe Solidaire Sans Frontières I don’t need to tell you we face an existential threat. Scientists tell us we face a “climate emergency.” Last year was the hottest year ever recorded, beating 2014, which beat 2012. We break new records every year. The fourteen hottest years ever recorded have been recorded since 2000. January and February temperatures … Continue reading Theses on Saving the Planet – “The Promise of Ecosocialism”

Final Manifesto: Third International Socialist Encounter

We, the organizations convening the Third International Ecosocialist Encounter, held in Bilbao from 23-25 September of 2016, Considering: That capitalism has been developed despite and in the face of the two basic dependencies that make human life possible. First, it ignores the fact that, like all other living species, we obtain the things we need in order to live from nature; second, it obscures the … Continue reading Final Manifesto: Third International Socialist Encounter

Manifiesto final del III Encuentro Ecosocialista Internacional

Las organizaciones convocantes del III Encuentro ecosocialista internacional celebrado en Bilbao, los días 23, 24 y 25 de septiembre de 2016, CONSIDERAMOS: Que el capitalismo se ha desarrollado de espaldas y enfrentado con las dos dependencias básicas que posibilitan la vida humana. Ignora, en primer término que, como el resto de las especies vivas, obtenemos de la naturaleza lo que necesitamos para vivir y, en … Continue reading Manifiesto final del III Encuentro Ecosocialista Internacional

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