Beyond the Capitalist Paradigm of Destruction: Generative Chaos

Leonardo Boff I believe that this leap, with our participation, especially the victims of the exploitation of capitalism, can occur and would be within the possibilities of the history of the universe and the Earth: from the current destructive chaos, we can move on to generative chaos of a new way of being and inhabiting…

Revealed: Documents Show Bill Gates Has Given $319 Million to Media Outlets

Alan Macleod Sifting through over 30,000 grants in the company’s database, MintPress can reveal that the Gates Foundation has bankrolled hundreds of media outlets and ventures, to the tune of at least $319 million. SEATTLE — Up until his recent messy divorce, Bill Gates enjoyed something of a free pass in corporate media. Generally presented…

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…

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…

Food Sovereignty: A Manifesto for the Future of Our Planet

“Our historic task is to ensure that no human being goes hungry” Food Sovereignty is a philosophy of life. It offers a vision for our collective future, and defines the principles around which we organize our daily living and co-exist with Mother Earth. It is a celebration of life and all the diversity around us….

Nicaragua: Working the Land, Sowing Hope

Indiana Montoya and Yorlis Luna Nicaragua is a rural country of people who strive to advance  thanks to the knowledge and sweat of farmers – men, women, young people and children – who devote their lives to producing food for the whole population. Food, the basis of our political sovereignty, is sown, looked after and…

Towards a Politics for Life: The New Revolutionary Task

Rafael Bautista S. To my brother Juan José Bautista Segales In memoriam If capitalism needs crises to accelerate its own dynamics of dispossession and destruction known as development, then what does it mean for us to be in crisis, when crisis has become a way of life? The current crisis of civilization, also understood as…

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…

Communes, Reaccommodations and the Criterion of Original Destruction

José Roberto Duque The communal activity in Venezuela takes on greater importance in times of U.S. siege and suffocation (Photo: Jesús Arteaga). Part I We agreed that we are going to found cities. The Communal City will be the city of the future, if those of us summoned to build it take the task and…

Crisis, Sanctions & Environment: A Conversation with Liliana Buitrago & Emiliano Terán

cira Pascual Marquina Researchers from the Political Ecology Observatory talk about the environmental devastation caused by the mining and oil industries in today’s Venezuela.Venezuela’s ecological landscape is certainly grim. The crisis and the sanctions have led the government to expand extractivist activities and the poorly maintained oil infrastructures negatively impact the environment. In Part II…

Crisis, Sanctions & Environment: A Conversation with Liliana Buitrago & Emiliano Terán

Cira Pascual Marquina Researchers from the Venezuelan Political Ecology Observatory explain the grave consequences of the country’s growing mining industry. In 2016, President Nicolás Maduro began talking about “ecological mining” as a mechanism to overcome Venezuela’s crisis. Since then, there has been a government decree opening a huge area of Amazonian Venezuela to mining, the…