Gates 'failing green revolution in Africa'

Green revolution is locking African farmers into a system that is not designed for their benefit, but for Northern multinational corporations.

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"Million Belay, who coordinates the Alliance for Food Sovereignty in Africa (AFSA), a coalition of thirty Africa-based food and farming groups, equated the current market-driven agricultural development model to a 'knee on the neck of Africa'.

"In a powerful essay in the wake of the murder of George Floyd and the global uprising for racial justice, Belay discussed a false narrative about African food systems seeded by philanthrocapitalists, aid agencies, governments, and others who β€œtalk about transforming African agriculture when what they are doing is creating a market for themselves cleverly couched in a nice sounding language.”

India
Criminalising ecological dissent in India

The targeting of environmental justice groups shows how the Modi government's criminalization of dissent is gaining pace.

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Fracking in India

Corporations in India can explore shale gas reserves without obtaining environmental clearances.

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Justice
Principles for a just recovery

Recovery does not mean going 'back to normal'. This is the time to prioritise justice, sustainability, human rights, and the protection of livelihoods and the planet.

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Challenging climate colonialism

This weekend's wave of direct action in Germany shows that we can and should take climate justice into our own hands.

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US Paris Agreement withdrawal is racist

It's official - in fewer than 100 days the United States will formally withdraw from the Paris climate agreement. The impact of Donald Trump's decision, taken three years ago, is already being felt by environmental justice communities. Racism is...

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Reparations and the fight for life

Extinction Rebellion Internationalist Solidarity Network is joining with Stop the Maangamizi and African Emancipation Day Reparations March to lock down Brixton Road on Saturday 1 August.

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Economics
Revolving door between Barclays and BP

Climate targets will remain a pipe dream as long as financiers fill the boardrooms of fossil fuel companies, and oil barons are rewarded with prestigious positions in our financial system.

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Trade secrets: climate breakdown

We are living through a climate emergency. If we don't get a grip on this crisis, our future on this planet is in jeopardy. But this is not simply a question of individuals changing their lifestyle. Climate change is driven onwards by the rules...

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Global fever

A review of Andreas Malm's Corona, Climate, Chronic Emergency: War Communism in the Twenty-First Century.

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Deforestation
Deforestation in Colombia

Colombia is the world's most biodiverse country by area, but its rich forested ecosystems are facing existential threats.

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Right to Roam
Protecting our right to roam

Campaigners are working to protect and extend our right to roam, and to create a future in which we are all free to connect with nature.

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Culture
Living cultures: decolonising cultural spaces

Voicing, listening and learning must go deeper than simply identifying and articulating the stories behind the collections in a museum.

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A siren call from culture

Artists and poets offer voice and visionary direction in the recovery from Covid-19 and in the fight against climate breakdown.

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HS2
Stop HS2

HS2 is often trumpeted as a major infrastructure project to reinvigorate the UK economy, drive connectivity and so bridge the gap between London and the North. To its detractors it's a vanity project set to take generations to build; gobble up...

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Energy
The fire and the fury

Northern Ireland's renewable heat scandal and constitutional issues explained.

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The end of coal in County Durham

There has been extensive coverage of the end of a two-year opencast coal extraction site at Bradley this week, signalling the end of coal production in County Durham. The company Banks Group attempted to extend the mine but were thwarted by a...

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