The “Myth” of Independence (When in Reality, We are Interdependent)

The disastrous burden of exploitation and the plundering of ill-distributed wealth is a historical burden whose influence on backwardness, misery and neglect is an indisputable argument for rejecting the claims of independence and freedom of the ruling castes, who are primarily responsible for the shameful conditions in which the future of the peoples is plunged.… Continue reading The “Myth” of Independence (When in Reality, We are Interdependent)

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Screen addiction, there’s still hope

Screen consumption by girls, boys and young people is rising in the scale of concern among mothers, fathers and education professionals about the risks that it entails in the mental health of this age group. Attention is the starting point and therefore there is still hope. By Marco Trivelli, Seed Foundation, Santiago, Chile The business… Continue reading Screen addiction, there’s still hope

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Saying Yes to Food Sovereignty, No to Corporate Food Systems

No to corporate food systems! Yes to Food Sovereignty! Read or download the Political Declaration of the People’s Autonomous Response to the UN Food Systems Summit Confronting the on-going COVID-19 pandemic, climate chaos, increasing hunger and all forms of malnutrition, ecological destruction and multiple humanitarian crises, we, social movements, indigenous peoples’ articulations, non-governmental organizations, and… Continue reading Saying Yes to Food Sovereignty, No to Corporate Food Systems

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La Via Campesina: The UN Food Systems Summit is hogwash. It is a threat to peoples’ food sovereignty

La Via Campesina’s Press Statement | September 22nd 2021, Harare: La Via Campesina is among scores of other social movements of organized small-scale food producers, workers and indigenous people boycotting the United Nations Food Systems Summit (UNFSS), slated to take place in New York – September 23rd, 2021. Peoples’ movements are united in condemning the… Continue reading La Via Campesina: The UN Food Systems Summit is hogwash. It is a threat to peoples’ food sovereignty

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The Foreign Policy We Need

Foreign policy is an essential component of any national development strategy. If it changes, external political and trade relations will have to change. Thirty years of a neoliberal strategy have led to an unmediated trade opening to the world economy, while our diplomacy has enthusiastically approached developed countries, distancing itself from Latin America and the… Continue reading The Foreign Policy We Need

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Why Our Pay to Play System is Destroying Democracy and What We Can Do About It

Corporations are NOT People and Money is NOT Speech With the disastrous 2010 Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission, the US Supreme Court consecrated the most wide-ranging and vicious attack on democracy. While the ruling has attracted widespread criticism, even its opponents rarely frame the significance the Supreme Court’s decision and the whole concept of… Continue reading Why Our Pay to Play System is Destroying Democracy and What We Can Do About It

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Scientists: Make it Easier for the Public to Understand Your Reports!

Carbon neutral? Mitigation? People don’t know the words scientists think they do. Kate Yoder & Matthew Craft, Grist.org Published: Sep 01, 2021 If you’ve ever furrowed your brow trying to remember what “mitigation” meant, you’re not alone. Many people don’t understand key terms experts use to talk about climate change, according to a recent study… Continue reading Scientists: Make it Easier for the Public to Understand Your Reports!

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Our Population Challenge Beyond Climate Change

Do we plan for a secure and better life, or carry on blindly toward a minefield of lethal limits?    By Brian McGavin, writer and environmentalist, is a director of Scientists Warning Europe.  Most people are left in ignorance by politicians and mainstream media, who rarely think beyond the here and now. When informed about… Continue reading Our Population Challenge Beyond Climate Change

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Current education systems inhibit identity development

Current education inhibits identity development 14.09.21 – Santiago de Chile – Marcelo Trivelli Note from Publisher: When we look at society as a whole, we could take a good look at a dysfunctional education system which is failing children and the whole of society.  If we are to truly evolve and transform as a society,… Continue reading Current education systems inhibit identity development

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By Jeremy Corbyn: Climate Crisis Is a Class Issue

Jeremy Corbyn: Climate Crisis Is a Class Issue By Jeremy Corbyn In a column for Jacobin, Jeremy Corbyn writes that we need class politics to transform our economies and save humanity from climate apocalypse. There’s no other way. The UN secretary-general declaring climate scientists’ report a “code red for humanity” is a critical warning.The evidence… Continue reading By Jeremy Corbyn: Climate Crisis Is a Class Issue

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