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…

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…

Argentina: Labor, Environmentalists and Indigenous Unite to Defeat Mining

Marisela Trevin A zoning law would have opened up the southern Argentinian province of Chubut to large-scale mining by multinational corporations. But the law was defeated in just five days by an alliance of environmentalists, workers, youth, and indigenous people. Their fight points the way forward for other movements around the world. The people of…

Canada: Wet’suwet’en Activists Retake Checkpoint a Month After Police Crackdown

Anish R M Wet’suwet’en activists after reclaiming Camp Coyote. Photo: Gidimt’en Checkpoint/Twitter Anti-pipeline Indigenous activists, resisting the contentious Coastal GasLink pipeline in Wet’suwet’en have retaken a checkpoint in Coyote Camp, a month after violent crackdown by federal police forces On Saturday, December 19, activists leading the Wet’suwet’en resistance against the Coastal GasLink (CGL) pipeline project…

Declaration of the International Meeting: Sovereign Abya Yala from the Social Movements

Ollantay Itzamná Peoples and social movements from Chile, Argentina, Uruguay, Brazil, Bolivia, Peru, Ecuador, Colombia, Panama, Nicaragua, Honduras, El Salvador, Guatemala and Mexico, gathered at the International Meeting: Sovereign Abya Yala from the Social Movements, in Guatemala City, on December 1 and 2, 2021, concluded with the following Declaration: Peoples articulated in organizations and social…

Indigenous Communities Brave Police Violence to Block Pipeline Project

Peoples Dispatch Royal Canadian Mounted Police forcibly clearing an indigenous checkpoint near Coyote Camp on Wet’suwet’en land on November 18. (Photo: Gidimt’en Checkpoint/Twitter) Police cracked down on a blockade by members of the Wet’suwet’en tribe and arrested over a dozen people but failed to end the blockade of the drill site. The tribe has been resisting…

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…