MST: Anti-Imperialist Day for the Environment

Fernanda Alcântara Photo: Eduardo Moura In a year when deforestation in the Amazon and the release of agrotoxins are the highest in the last ten years, there wasn’t much to celebrate on the Environment Day, last Saturday (June 5th). However, several popular movements and organizations took advantage of the date to denounce the policies of…

Evo Morales’ Earth Day Message

Kawsachun News President of Bolivia’s Movement Towards Socialism, Evo Morales, issued a message on the anniversary of the International Day of Mother Earth, a date recognized by the United Nations following a motion proposed by Bolivia during Evo’s presidency in 2009. The statement was read live on Radio Kawsachun Coca. In this message, Evo proposes…

Letter to World Leaders on the Occasion of the Leaders’ Summit on Climate

International People’s Assembly It is common knowledge that we are at a decisive moment for human survival and for the biodiversity of our planet. There is a serious environmental and public health crisis, caused by crimes committed continuously by the greed for profit. The research and scientific data are more and more evident, which you…

Keys to Understanding Venezuela’s Climate Emergency

Within the framework of Global Climate Week in Venezuela [September 21 to 25], the Venezuelan Observatory of Political Ecology has compiled some key elements that allows one to understand the advance of climate change in our country, as well as the climate emergency. 2020 has been a year of great uncertainty, in which we, as…

“The Struggle to Defend the Trees and the Forest is First and Foremost a Struggle Against Imperialism”. The Environmentalism of Thomas Sankara

In the wake of the protests launched by the young Swedish activist Greta Thunberg, the international movement to protest for the environment, against climate change and for governments to move in a ‘green’ direction has now reached global dimensions. Many young people have become aware of how important the environment is for the life of…

Greta: Effects and Their Causes

Atilio Boron Greta Thunberg’s moving defence of the environment and her denunciation of the ravages caused by climate change, as well as her harsh criticism of the world’s political leadership, which by its ineptitude, unconsciousness or corruption has defrauded children and young people by leaving a polluted, semi-destroyed (and, for many species, unlivable) environment as…

Greta Thunberg and Big-Biz’ Climate Charade

Tony Cartalucci A 16 year old girl is obviously not behind a “global movement” demanding “climate action” from governments. The massive corporate Western media is. And anything the corporate media is behind certainly cannot be described as “grassroots.” It is the Western media’s daily promotion of this 16 year old that has created “her” movement…

The Political Declaration of the VII Congress of the CLOC LVC

Havana, 30 June 2019 Revolution is a sense of the historical moment, it is to change everything that must be changed, it is full equality and freedom, it is to be treated and to treat others as human beings, it is to emancipate ourselves and with our own efforts, it is to challenge powerful dominant…

La Via Campesina: Radical Realism for Climate Justice

La Via Campesina Industrialized agriculture and the corporate food system are at the center of the climate crisis and cannot be ignored in discussions about pathways to a 1.5 degree Celsius world. The IPCC found in 2014 that agriculture and land-use change are responsible for around one quarter of global greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. Yet,…