‘Deglobalisation’ is the way to reduce inequality

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The race of globalization is leaving the majority of the world’s population far behind. According to UNICEF, the richest 20% of the population gets 83%of global income, while the poorest quintile has just 1%.[1] This trend is getting worse. A new UNDP report called “Humanity Divided” estimates that 75% of the world’s population lives in societies where income distribution is less equal now than it was in the 1990s,[2] although global GDP ballooned in that time from $US 22 trillion to 72 trillion.[3] Sigue leyendo

The Climate Space and the Future of the Climate Justice Movement

An Interview With Pablo Solon by William Kramer

The battle to change climate change will be mainly in the daily life of people, in the streets, in the forests, in the fields.  And it’s a battle very much related to concrete struggles to stop extractivist projects, to stop REDD projects, to stop the land grabbing.  And also to develop proposals of a systemic alternative.  The climate movement has a very good slogan that is “System Change, Not Climate Change.”  But what does system change mean?  This is something that has not been very much developed in the climate movement.  Sigue leyendo

Algunos pensamientos sobre el YasuniTT

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La preservación de la naturaleza y los derechos de la Madre Tierra no puede basarse en la expectativa de que el mundo capitalista pagará su deuda ecológica o que la donación vendrá sin condiciones ni ataduras. No hay duda que eso es lo correcto y justo dado su responsabilidad histórica y su obligación de reparar el daño. Sin embargo, la realidad es que nunca vamos a ser capaces de hacer que los capitalistas paguen hasta que derrotemos y remplacemos al sistema capitalista. Sigue leyendo