Peoples Mobilization: Crucial Negotiations in Geneva for a Globally Binding Treaty on TNCs

Global Campaign to Reclaim Peoples Sovereignty, Dismantle Corporate Power and Stop Impunity Historic process continues at the UN: This week states enter substantive negotiations of the text of a binding treaty on transnational corporations and other business enterprises with respect to human rights. PRESS RELEASE: 14 October 2019, Geneva: The United Nations (UN) Inter-governmental Working…

Chile’s Environmental Betrayal

Alanna Elder Quintero (Photos from Mujeres de Zona de Sacrificio Quintero-Puchuncaví) Last fall, doctors in two neighboring coastal towns in Chile treated more than a thousand patients for poisoning from poor air quality, a result of the shift from a fishing and tourism economy to an industrial hub. Quintero and Puchuncavi now belch fumes from…

“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…

Agroecology as Resistance: The Case of Venezuela

Miguel Angel Núñez He who believes, believes He who creates, creates The doer transforms himself And the society he lives in. Mayan Proverb – EZLN Agroecology in the different agricultural productive spaces and at a global level, is positioning itself as the only valid option to advance and overcome the different onslaughts that globalizing corporate…

Indigenous Land Defender, Milgen Idán Soto Ávila, Assassinated in Honduras

Zoe PC Milgen Idán Soto Ávila 29 years old, holds up a picture of his cousin Samael Matute,  assassinated because of his struggle in defense of the territory and ancestral forest. Social movements in Honduras are mourning the assassination of Milgen Idán Soto Ávila, a 29-year-old member of the Tolupán Indigenous community and of the…

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…

Brazil’s An Anti-Environment and Anti-Science Policy

This episode of What’s Happening in Brazil reports on Brazil’s environmental issues, from the wildfires in the Amazon to the man-made environmental disasters caused by predatory mining. Our “Culture Talk” is about Ilu Obá de Min, an all-female drum band that honors Afro-Brazilian culture. And the “Brazilianism” segment will show you acarajé, a popular spicy…

“Color Revolution” Rehearsal in Bolivia Imitates Nicaragua’s Format

Mision Verdad Violent protesters of the Bolivian opposition attack a MAS house in Santa Cruz (Photo: APG) “Since the Armed Forces cannot join the coup d’etat, they use paid youth to attack the MAS campaigns … Who are the anti-Democrats in Bolivia? Where do they come from and what are they preparing?” These were part…

Hurricane Dorian: Climate Crises and Class

Patricia Gorky Many hundreds of people are still missing and feared dead after Hurricane Dorian devastated large parts of the Bahamas. The storm leveled entire areas and cities of the island nation, then making its way north. Bahamian Prime Minister Hubert Minnis marked the storm as “one of the greatest national crises” to affect the…

Amazon Fires, Bolsonaro’s White Nationalism and Crony Capitalism

Prabir Purkayastha The Right only denies global warming because its climate ‘science’ has ceded before capitalists. The man-made Amazon fires are for clearing the land of its forests and indigenous people. The benefits are for Bolsonaro’s cronies, while producing a climate disaster for the world. The Amazon fires with Brazil at its epicentre have become…