2016: The Year that Wasn’t Normal

[ETC Group, 30/01/2017] ETC Group’s Long-Awaited 2016 Year-in-Review So you say you want a (fourth) revolution, well you know… Fashionably late and just in time for the Chinese New Year of the Rooster, ETC Group once again offers a tonque-in-cheek wake-up call and look-back at the last thirteen months (spoiler: despite our best hopes, waiting the extra month didn’t make the news any cheerier) Brexit … Continue reading 2016: The Year that Wasn’t Normal

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

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

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

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 

What is Systemic Alternatives?

Español We are experiencing a systemic crisis that can only be solved through systemic alternatives. What humanity is facing is not only an environmental crisis, an economic crisis, a social crisis or an institutional crisis. It is a crisis of humanity and of the Earth system. This systemic crisis has been triggered by the capitalist system, whose relentless pursuit of endless growth and profits at … Continue reading What is Systemic Alternatives?

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

¿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?

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

Un espectro se cierne sobre Davos, el del populismo

[Javier Tolcachier, 16/01/2017, Alainet] Entre el 17 y el 20 de enero próximos, el enclave suizo de Davos-Klosters será sede del 47° Foro Económico Mundial. Ese encuentro funciona como uno de los dos clubes exclusivos donde las principales corporaciones coordinan directivas y lanzan lineamientos estratégicos. Junto al Club Bilderberg – un espacio menos visible y más reducido pero de características similares – el Foro de … Continue reading Un espectro se cierne sobre Davos, el del populismo

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?