Venezuela: From the Plan of the Homeland to a Plan for the Planet

A gathering of 100 revolutionary delegates from five continents gathered in Venezuela and founded the First Ecosocialist International. Quincy Saul Venezuela has made world history again. Twice before, revolutionary processes begun in this country have grown beyond its borders and changed the world. First a revolutionary war of independence, led by Simon Bolivar, which grew…

Fidel Castro’s Enduring Environmental Legacy

“Tomorrow will be too late to do what we should have done a long time ago.” – Fidel Castro Fidel’s commitment to education and health care stand out as monumental achievements for Cuba under his decades of rule. While he emerged as a stalwart of anti-imperialism and anti-capitalism, his commitment to environmentalism and Cuba’s achievements…

COPINH: “Heaven and Earth Don’t Belong to Multinationals”

By Pascuala Vásquez and Beverly Bell “Berta didn’t die. She multiplied,” is an oft-heard chant in Honduras. The significance of the life of Berta Cáceres, warrior for indigenous peoples and the sanctity of Mother Earth, continues growing. So, too, does the significance of her assassination in March 2016, as more evidence emerges about the role…

Brazil: Amazon Land Speculators Poised to Gain Control of Vast Public Lands

Land thieves have fought for years to wreck Brazil’s large system of conserved lands, which protect rainforest. Now the agribusiness lobby is helping them achieve their goal. By Sue Bradford and Maurício Torres In the Brazilian Amazon, the paving of highways makes adjacent forests far more attractive to land thieves, resulting in major deforestation. The…

Zapatistas Urge Scientists to Join in Building a Better World

‘With all the damage that the capitalists have done to the people through their misuse of science, can you create a science that is truly human? Can we work collectively to defend life and humanity?’ In December and January, the Ejército Zapatista de Liberación Nacional (EZLN, Zapatista National Liberation Army, commonly called the Zapatistas) held a…

Remarks by H.E. Evo Morales Ayma to the United Nations General Assembly

Published on Apr 25, 2017 Remarks by H.E. Evo Morales Ayma, President of the Plurinational State of Bolivia, at the High-level event to mark the tenth anniversary of the adoption of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (English). The Convocation by the Plurinational State of Bolivia to the “World Conference of…