guest blog by Doreen Stabinsky, Professor of Global Environmental Politics at College of the Atlantic.
Five key fights at the UNFCCC:
The build-up to the December Paris climate summit is focusing world attention on the issue of climate change. In the process, there is significant opportunity to raise and highlight justice issues that lie at the intersection of climate change and food – for example, the fact that climate change will threaten the right to food, with the gravest impacts on the poorest and most vulnerable, through devastating impacts on food production. A second critical issue to highlight is the central role played by industrial systems of agricultural production in causing climate change, in particular through massive emissions from industrial meat production, production and use of synthetic chemical fertilizers, and large-scale monocultures of commodities shipped around the world.
* Artículo escrito y compilado por Majandra Rodriguez Acha (fb),una amiga y aliada del Peru. El Artículo fue publicado originalmente en TierrActiva Perú.
Las actividades, acciones y contenidos de TierrActiva Perú se basan en un enfoque de Justicia Climática e Interseccionalidad.
¿Qué es la Interseccionalidad?
La interseccionalidad se centra en cómo las categorías sociales como el género, la raza, la clase socio-, las habilidades diferentes, la orientación sexual, la religión, y otros ejes de identidad interactúan en múltiples niveles, contribuyendo a la discriminación, exclusión, desigualdad social e injusticia sistémica.
Asumir un enfoque de interseccionalidad busca visibilizar y abordar los diferentes privilegios y opresiones que tod@s tenemos, para construir un movimiento activista más justo, inclusivo y coherente.Como concepto, fue acuñado por Kimberlé Crenshaw en 1989, en el contexto de las luchas afro-feministas en EEUU. Read more…
by Aneesa Khan
What would voting “yes” at the referendum on Sunday mean for the people of Greece? It would be a giant aye to the creditors to go ahead with bailout impositions upon the country – impositions that hit the citizens the hardest. These austerity measures (like pension cuts, privatization of public resources like water and motorways, increased taxes and reductions in government spending) are in theory supposed to reel the country out of its financial crisis. However, in reality, they decelerate the economy and cause deterioration in the standard of living of the people along with a denial of basic amenities and rights (the IMF itself recognized this).
If all this sounds confusing and vague, fear no more – we have created a mini-graphic novel to explain the situation as it applies to water privatization in Greece, Portugal, Spain, Italy and Ireland. Check out the comic after the jump.
Re-posted from The Nation, written by Naomi Klein
Two weeks ago, in the secluded but beautiful island of MDI, a number of Earth In Brackets members graduated from College of the Atlantic (COA). The graduation ceremony was great, not only because it was finally sunny (even though it seemed that summer will never arrive to that part of the world), but they also had an amazing commencement speaker: Naomi Klein. They could not have asked for more. Her speech was touching and inspiring, not just appliacable to COA students, but to any engaged activist. Check it out!