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  1. MichaelG

    Taking on the capitalist energy system

    Here's an interesting article from the latest Jacobin for your Earth Day weekend reading: Eco-Socialism or Bust Written by DSA Providence members, it gets deeper into the production and distribution of energy than other recent eco-socialist articles I've seen and discusses a specific campaign...
  2. MichaelG

    Earth Day

    Earth Day celebrations, happening in many places in the United States this weekend, are a great place to present and discuss ecosocialist ideas with an audience that may be unfamiliar with them. Here's a two-sided flyer you can use to get those conversations started. It has a space on the back...
  3. MichaelG

    Capitalism and agriculture (and country music) in the US

    Check out this wonderful article from Viewpoint Magazine on how capitalism has changed the lives of US farmers, driving many out of business, embedding others in the corporate seed/pesticide/fertilizer industry, and now automating almost everything about the farming process. Alongside this...
  4. MichaelG

    Pollution and industrial agriculture

    This article on "agricultural pollution" is from Garden.eco, a site that's maintained by and for gardening enthusiasts, not a food justice organization or environmental NGO, so the word is getting out. It's a good overview of the categories of pollution arising from industrial agriculture...
  5. MichaelG

    US Food Sovereignty Alliance

    The US Food Sovereignty Alliance is a broad coalition of groups, some you may already be familiar with like Food and Water Watch, the Indigenous Environmental Network, and Food First!, dedicated to food justice. They're holding a conference on dismantling patriarchy and building food...
  6. MichaelG

    Our Land, Our Business

    Our Land, Our Business is a campaign spearheaded by the tireless and inspiring Oakland Institute to challenge the World Bank's policy of giving countries scores on the basis of the Bank's "Doing Business" and "Enabling the Business of Agriculture" ranking schemes. The effect is to reward...
  7. MichaelG

    What's smart about "climate-smart agriculture"?

    Here's another great report from the folks at Food First, debunking "climate-smart agriculture" (CSA), which is now being touted by the World Bank and the Food and Agriculture Organization as a way to bring agriculture in line with the threat of human-induced climate change: What’s Smart About...
  8. MichaelG

    Everyday experts and revolutionizing agriculture

    I discovered another innovative and inspiring project (really a collection of projects) that is challenging the industrial agricultural model. It's People's Knowledge. Started by a group at Coventry University in the UK, their vision is one in which people who have formal training as experts and...
  9. MichaelG

    Forests and biosequestration

    Global Forest Coalition is an outstanding international organization that "supports and coordinates joint NGO/IPO campaigns for socially just and effective forest policy and the rights of Indigenous and other forest peoples." Their projects include Supporting Community Conservation, Underlying...
  10. MichaelG

    COP23: La Via Campesina calls for peasant agroecology

    The international peasant movement La Via Campesina released this statement at the COP23 meetings going on in Bonn, Germany. (Read the full statement here.) Press Release: La Via Campesina responds to COP23 calling for Peasant Agroecology 9 November 2017 Agroecology and Peasants' Seeds, Climate...
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