Cubans revolt and students speak out amid food and medicine shortages and human rights violations; and Latin America suffers under climate change.
To build a new society
From Mexico, a search for agroecology, food autonomy and a truly human world after an experience with green capitalism.
Climate change: Durban’s emptiness echoes Copenhagen’s disasterDecember 7, 2011
As yet another UN conference on climate change dissolves into meaninglessness (no surprise there), a barrage of news underscores the urgency of the problems that are being given little more than lip service. Examples:
New perils seen to even modest warming
Hotter, drier, meaner: Trends point to a planet increasingly hostile to agriculture
Carbon dioxide emissions show record [=>]
World in View: Famine in North KoreaApril 21, 2011
by Gerry Emmett
North Korea is approaching another famine with reports of 50% to 80% of the barley and wheat harvest wiped out by cold weather. Malnutrition has increased.
Part of the problem is the cut-off of food aid by South Korea and the U.S. over the recent military escalation. This hasn’t cut supplies to the military, [=>]