Food Sovereignty Voices: “In Nature Everything is Connected to One Other”

Joe Parkin DanielsA rally of the Papaye Peasant Movement (MPP). Photograph: Grassroots International Haiti, the western hemisphere’s poorest country, has often been a byword for deforestation and environmental calamity. It is often said that its border with the Dominican Republic can be seen from space, so marked is the difference between the lush forests to…

Cuba’s Life Task: Combatting Climate Change

Click CC for subtitles in English and Spanish (Arabic and Turkish and more to follow). Cuba’s Life Task: Combatting Climate Change Dani Films Climate change is among the world’s greatest challenges. As a small Caribbean island, Cuba is disproportionately affected by climate change through extreme weather events. Up to 10% of Cuban territory could be…

So Said, Not So Easily Done

Steve D. Whittaker, PhD, MSc Since the 2020 storm season started, the Caribbean region has seen (perhaps) unprecedented downpours disrupt the daily lives of many communities and citizens. Even the most unorganized of cyclonic systems resulted in substantial damages* to infrastructure in Dominica, St. Lucia, Jamaica, Guadeloupe, Antigua & Barbuda, St. Kitts & Nevis, and Trinidad…

COP26: Success or Failure?

Yoselina Guevara The 26th United Nations Climate Conference (COP26), which ended in Glasgow on November 14, was described by its organizers as “a huge step forward” in the fight against climate change. The final agreement, reached after more than two weeks of negotiations and signed by almost 200 countries, explicitly mentions for the first time…

David Choquehuanca: Decolonization Drives Bolivia’s Climate Agenda

Justine Teba David Choquehuanca: An Earth-Centered, Anti-Capitalist Climate Policy from the South Watch full speech here: Transcript: October 11, 2021 Everything is at risk, brothers. Our God is at risk. Our mountains are at risk. The animals are at risk. Life itself in the world is at risk, brothers, it is in danger. All these…

Gaslighting 1.1 Billion Africans

Benjamin Attia and Morgan Bazilian The majority of the Congolese population doesn’t have access to electricity. (Eduardo Soteras, AFP via Getty Images) Today’s global energy inequities are staggering. Video gamers in California consume more electricity than entire nations. The average Tanzanian used only one-sixth the electricity consumed by a typical American refrigerator in 2014. Globally, the top 10 percent of countries consume 20…

Luis Arce: An Anti-Imperialist Climate Agenda

The Red Nation Luis Arce Catacora: President of the Plurinational State of Bolivia October 11, 2021 Thank you very much brothers and sisters, hugs to the city of La Paz, Bolivia and to everyone that follows us via social media around the world. I want to salute: to the jilata David Choquehuanca, Vice President of…

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…