La ideología del progreso nos hizo olvidar la Naturaleza

Originally posted on Fundación Solón:
Como un pequeño adelanto de la Conferencia de Joan Martínez Alier “El Ecologismo de los Pobres y el Anti-Extractivismo” que se llevará a cabo el 2 de Marzo a horas 18:30 en la Casa Museo Solón, transcribimos algunos fragmentos de la visión de este ecólogo político y economista catalán. A primera vista, parece que el ecologismo es un… Continue reading La ideología del progreso nos hizo olvidar la Naturaleza

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

Como avanzar hacia el Vivir Bien

[Pablo Solón, 12/06/2016] Lo que hemos visto durante la última década no es la aplicación del Vivir Bien. Este proceso de cambio, que empezó con grandes augurios, ha terminado capturado por un modelo extractivista que redistribuye una fracción del ingreso sin afectar fundamentalmente a los grandes poderes económicos, ni transformar sustancialmente la economía dependiente, exportadora y depredadora de la naturaleza. Empoderar a las colectividades humanas … Continue reading Como avanzar hacia el Vivir Bien

Ecofeminism

[from: http://www.thegreenfuse.com%5D Ecofeminism There is no single definition of ecofeminism, and ecofeminists may well disagree with at least some of explanations I give in this section, but there are core principles. Ecofeminists agree that the domination of women and the domination of nature are fundamentally connected and that environmental efforts are therefore integral with work to overcome the oppression of women. The primary aims of … Continue reading Ecofeminism

“LAUDATO SI” – A 21ST CENTURY MANIFESTO FOR EARTH DEMOCRACY

[Dr Vandana Shiva – L’Huffington Post Italia, 19 June 2015] Most reports of Pope Francis’s Encyclical in the press before the formal launch yesterday reduced this path breaking document with 246 paras on the contemporary ecological crisis and human crisis to the 4 paras on climate change (para 23-26). But Laudato Si is much wider and much deeper. It is first of all a call … Continue reading “LAUDATO SI” – A 21ST CENTURY MANIFESTO FOR EARTH DEMOCRACY

La révolution à l’épreuve de l’eros du pouvoir

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[Xavier Ricard Lanata] [1]

L’échec historique du socialisme réel et des processus d’émancipation collective témoigne de l’ambiguïté de la relation entre révolution et pouvoir. Plutôt que de choisir entre l’un des deux termes (la connaissance autonome –pôle révolutionnaire-, ou l’obéissance aveugle –pôle de l’Etat ou imperium, selon la distinction de Spinoza dans le Traité théologico politique), je défends ici l’idée d’un équilibre, qui ne serait pas simplement empirique mais bien idéologique et politique. Cet équilibre exige de produire au préalable un nouvel ethos révolutionnaire -dont l’écologie politique nous fournit le principe, qui viendrait se substituer aux formes éthiques et politiques de la première modernité. Continue reading “La révolution à l’épreuve de l’eros du pouvoir”

Earth Democracy: Ten Principles of Justice, Sustainability and Peace

[Vandana Shiva] 1. Ecological Democracy – Democracy of all life We are all members of the Earth community. We all have the duty to protect the rights and welfare of all species and all people. No humans have the right to encroach on the ecological space of other species and other people, or treat them with cruelty and violence. 2. Intrinsic worth of all Species … Continue reading Earth Democracy: Ten Principles of Justice, Sustainability and Peace

How economic growth has become anti-life

[Vandana Shiva, 2013] Limitless growth is the fantasy of economists, businesses and politicians. It is seen as a measure of progress. As a result, gross domestic product (GDP), which is supposed to measure the wealth of nations, has emerged as both the most powerful number and dominant concept in our times. However, economic growth hides the poverty it creates through the destruction of nature, which in … Continue reading How economic growth has become anti-life

A New Story for a New Economy: To Find Our Human Place in a Living Universe

[David Korten] Economists debate whether the economy is recovering from the financial crash of 2008. Scientists debate whether Earth will recover from an economy that is destroying Earth’s capacity to support life. An unconscionable gap between rich and poor – between the profligate and the desperate – grows at an alarming rate. Economists assure us that faster economic growth will provide the technology and financial … Continue reading A New Story for a New Economy: To Find Our Human Place in a Living Universe

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

Voces de alerta ante la estrategia energética del Banco Mundial

[Elizabeth Peredo Beltrán, 2010] El cambio climático no es una crisis medioambiental, es básicamente una de las crisis de carácter global que más ámbitos de la sociedad involucra pues está íntimamente ligado al modelo de desarrollo, a las culturas civilizatorias del planeta y a los modelos energéticos.Uno de los temas más relacionados con el cambio climático es la energía, las matrices energéticas y la transición hacia … Continue reading Voces de alerta ante la estrategia energética del Banco Mundial