America Latina: Entre la crisis de la democracia y la guerra contra la democracia

29/05/2019 | Janette Habel [Fuente Viento Sur] América Latina está viviendo un cambio geopolítico. La hegemonía de Estados Unidos está en declive relativo, mientras que se está profundizando la penetración económica china. La caída de precios de los productos básicos ha llevado a una desaceleración económica que reduce la base social de apoyo a los gobiernos nacional-populares. El gobierno de Donald Trump y sus aliados de … Continue reading America Latina: Entre la crisis de la democracia y la guerra contra la democracia

Résister, défendre les droits des peuples et de la planète, réinventer le monde

Synthèse du symposium organisé par Alternatives systémiques, Itaipava (Brésil), 7-9 avril 2019[1]  [English, Español] Plus de 50 participants ont participé à un véritable marathon de trois jours pour analyser les grandes tendances de la situation mondiale, établir et approfondir leurs relations, renforcer les alternatives pour un changement systémique radical et faire avancer la réflexion stratégique sur la création d’alternatives.  Fait à noter, le symposium a réuni … Continue reading Résister, défendre les droits des peuples et de la planète, réinventer le monde

Resistir, defender los derechos de los pueblos y la Tierra, y reinventar el mundo

Simposio Alternativas Sistémicas, Itaipava (Brasil), 7-9 de abril de 2019[1]  [English, Français] Más de 50 activistas participaron en una maratón de tres días para analizar las principales tendencias de la situación mundial, establecer y profundizar sus relaciones, fortalecer las alternativas para un cambio sistémico radical y hacer avanzar el pensamiento estratégico sobre la creación de alternativas. Hay que señalar que el simposio reunió a una … Continue reading Resistir, defender los derechos de los pueblos y la Tierra, y reinventar el mundo

Social Movements: Resisting, Defending the Rights of Peoples and the Planet, Reinventing the World

Systemic Alternatives, May 2019 [Español, Français] An important symposium took place in Itaipava (Brazil),7-9 April 2019[1]. Over 50 participants came out of the marathon to analyse new and persisting trends in the global situation, build and deepen relationships, strengthen alternatives for radical systemic change, and advance strategic thinking on the creation of alternatives. What was remarkable was the mix of resistance, resilience, hope and creativity, expressed … Continue reading Social Movements: Resisting, Defending the Rights of Peoples and the Planet, Reinventing the World

Rights of Nature: The New Paradigm

[Cameron La Follette/AAG/6 de marzo del 2019] Rights of Nature is a short-hand term for a form of ecological governance that both provides for and prioritizes Nature’s right to flourish. It also provides for various subsidiary rights, such as the right to restoration, the right to its natural processes, and the right to ecosystem functioning without interference. The term “Rights of Nature” gives the impression … Continue reading Rights of Nature: The New Paradigm

Que sont les alternatives systémiques ?

Par Pablo Solón La prémisse qui sous-tend les alternatives systémiques est que les crises environnementales, économiques, sociales, géopolitiques, institutionnelles et civilisationnelles forment un tout. Elles sont interdépendantes et se nourrissent les unes les autres. Il est donc impossible de résoudre l’une de ces crises sans aborder les autres de manière complémentaire. Les stratégies unidimensionnelles sont incapables de résoudre les crises systémiques et peuvent même, à … Continue reading Que sont les alternatives systémiques ?

¿Qué son las alternativas sistémicas?

Por Pablo Solón [English version] Las alternativas sistémicas parten de la premisa de que las crisis ambiental, económica, social, geopolítica, institucional, civilizatoria son parte de un todo, están interrelacionadas y se retroalimentan mutuamente. En consecuencia, es imposible resolver una de estas crisis sin abordar las otras en su conjunto. Las estrategias unidimensionales son incapaces de resolver las crisis sistémicas y por el contrario pueden agravarlas. … Continue reading ¿Qué son las alternativas sistémicas?

What are systemic alternatives?

By Pablo Solón [Versión en español] The premise of systemic alternatives is that the environmental, economic, social, geopolitical, institutional and civilizational crises are part of a whole, are interrelated and feed into one another. Therefore, it is impossible to resolve one of these crises without addressing the others in a complementary manner. One-dimensional strategies are incapable of solving systemic crises and, on the contrary, can … Continue reading What are systemic alternatives?

Preventing Civil War and US Intervention in Venezuela

[Edgardo Lander/Truthout/16 de marzo del 2019] For almost two months now, Venezuela has been caught in a tense stand-off between the incumbent government of Nicolás Maduro and the US-backed right-wing opposition leader Juan Guaidó, who proclaimed himself president in January and who has since been trying to force Maduro from office with the active support of the Trump administration and various right-wing regional leaders. Over … Continue reading Preventing Civil War and US Intervention in Venezuela

The Rapid Decline Of The Natural World Is A Crisis Even Bigger Than Climate Change

[John Vidal/HUFFPOST/15 de marzo del 2019] A three-year UN-backed study from the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform On Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services has grim implications for the future of humanity. Nature is in freefall and the planet’s support systems are so stretched that we face widespread species extinctions and mass human migration unless urgent action is taken. That’s the warning hundreds of scientists are preparing to give, … Continue reading The Rapid Decline Of The Natural World Is A Crisis Even Bigger Than Climate Change

El primer mapa que muestra cómo los humanos destruyen la biodiversidad

[Agencia Sinc/El Espectador/ 12 de Marzo de 2019] Un estudio internacional señala por primera vez que la deforestación, las armas y la caza furtiva afectan al 84 % de la superficie terrestre. Las actividades humanas están ejerciendo una presión sin precedentes en el medio ambiente y decenas de miles de especies podrían verse afectadas. La deforestación, la caza ilegal, la agricultura o la urbanización están en el … Continue reading El primer mapa que muestra cómo los humanos destruyen la biodiversidad

Capitalism is destroying the Earth. We need a new human right for future generations

[George Monbiot/The Guardian/15 de marzo del 2019] The children on climate strike are right: their lives should not be sacrificed to satisfy our greed The young people taking to the streetsfor the climate strike are right: their future is being stolen. The economy is an environmental pyramid scheme, dumping its liabilities on the young and the unborn. Its current growth depends on intergenerational theft. At … Continue reading Capitalism is destroying the Earth. We need a new human right for future generations

Systemic Alternatives Symposium: Addressing the hard questions

We are at a critical moment and choices and actions we take now will determine if we contribute further to the various crises threatening our planet and people, or if we actively join those who would face the different crises and work together to dismantle the system of root causes of these crises and in its place, push forward both existing and new systemic alternatives. … Continue reading Systemic Alternatives Symposium: Addressing the hard questions

The beginning of a social “Stalingrad” in Europe: The Yellow Vests against the totalitarian Financial Empire

[Dimitris Konstantakopoulos/Defend Democracy Press/ 06 de marzo del 2019] Back to the Future! Elated, with the single-mindedness of the “We” of the many, suddenly aware of its power, the crowd pours out of the narrow street in which it was crammed, to the spacious Place de la Republique while singing the Marseillaise. It is by far the most popular song among Yellow Vests. The second … Continue reading The beginning of a social “Stalingrad” in Europe: The Yellow Vests against the totalitarian Financial Empire