• Food Crisis II – Capitalism, Agribusiness, and the Food Sovereignty Alternative

    When food riots broke out in Haiti last month, the first country to respond was Venezuela. Within days, planes were on their way from Caracas, carrying 364 tons of badly needed food. The people of Haiti are “suffering from the attacks of the empire’s global capitalism,” Venezuelan president Hugo Chàvez said. “This calls for genuine … Keep reading »

  • Food Crisis I

    In Haiti, where most people get 22% fewer calories than the minimum needed for good health, some are staving off their hunger pangs by eating “mud biscuits” made by mixing clay and water with a bit of vegetable oil and salt.[1] Meanwhile, in Canada, the federal government is currently paying $225 for each pig killed … Keep reading »

  • The Ontario Mining Act, Political Prisoners and the Right to Say “NO”

    In February 2008, the leadership of the Ardoch Algonquins were sentenced for contempt because of their unwavering opposition to uranium exploration on their traditional territory in eastern Ontario. Bob Lovelace, a university professor from Queen’s University and an Ardoch spokesperson, was sentenced to six months detention and fined $25,000 (with further costs against himself and … Keep reading »

  • Farmers Seek Defenses Against the Giants of Agribusiness

    Around the world, farm income is plummeting, pushing farmers off the land and into destitution. At the very same time, soaring food prices are putting tens of millions onto starvation diets. Welcome to the bizarre world of capitalist agriculture, where the drive to boost profits of giant transnational corporations is imperiling the production of our … Keep reading »

  • After Bali: the Global Fight for Climate Justice

    Toronto — 4 March 2008. Moderated by Ian Angus. Presentation by: Patrick Bond is director of the Centre for Civil Society and professor of Development Studies at the University of KwaZulu-Natal in Durban, South Africa. He is working with Climate Justice Now!, a coalition of organizations that represent Third World communities, indigenous peoples, women and … Watch video »

  • Montreal 2005 Climate Change Conference

    For persons in the Arctic watching permafrost and polar ice melt; in small island states watching the sea levels rise around them; in drought-filled regions watching another year’s crop fail; or in the path of yet another destructive hurricane watching their homes and livelihood get destroyed, the fact that climate change is happening is not … Keep reading »