Categories Archives: Building Alternatives

Why do people support Capitalism?

This article is from the blog buildingarevolutionarymovement. In this post I’ll explain why people say they support capitalism and then the actual reasons why people support capitalism. To end capitalism we need to understand why people support it. I’m listing the positives in the post that I don’t agree with. In future posts I’ll describe … Continue reading Why do people support Capitalism?

INDIGENOUS PEOPLES AND BLACK COMMUNITIES OF ALL CONTINENTS JOIN THE MOVEMENT AGAINST THE LINE 3 PROJECT

For more information Fabio Víquez I fabio@colmenalab.com I +506 87089747 Leo Cerda I leo@blackindigenousliberation.com I +101 202 3418609 A delegation of representatives from six countries of America, representing Black and Indigenous communities and organizations belonging to the Black and Indigenous Liberation Movement (BILM) joined the Anishinaabe Nation and other Indigenous Peoples under the United States … Continue reading INDIGENOUS PEOPLES AND BLACK COMMUNITIES OF ALL CONTINENTS JOIN THE MOVEMENT AGAINST THE LINE 3 PROJECT

What are revolutions?

This article is from the blog buildingarevolutionarymovement. George Lawson writes in Anatomies of Revolution about two common but unhelpful ways that revolutions are viewed. Either as everywhere – on the streets in the Middle East, to describe new technology, in films and also to describe political leaders. The second is that they are minor disturbances and “irrelevant … Continue reading What are revolutions?

The promise of restoration lives within us

Editor’s note: We believe that the UN are an elitist organization and more part of the problem than offering vital solutions. Ecological restoration however will become much more important in the near future, and learning from indigenous peoples and their ways to connect to their landbases may be our only chance of survival. This article … Continue reading The promise of restoration lives within us

What to organise around?

This article is from the blog Building a Revolutionary Movement. I’m going to use Jane McAlevey’s definition for organising as described in a previous post: “organizing places the agency for success with a continually expanding base of ordinary people, a mass of people never previously involved, who don’t consider themselves activists at all – that’s the … Continue reading What to organise around?

Kenyan environmental tribunal protects open rangeland

This article originally appeared on Mongabay. Featured image: An elephant bull strides through Kimana Sanctuary, with the iconic Mount Kilimanjaro in the background. Image by Kang-Chun Cheng for Mongabay. KiliAvo Fresh Ltd seeks to establish water-intensive commercial farm that would obstruct wildlife corridor adjacent to Amboseli National Park. Majority of landowners of the former Kimana … Continue reading Kenyan environmental tribunal protects open rangeland

We Should All Be Worried About The United Nations Food Systems Summit.

Editor’s note: Large scale agriculture, especially the industrial form with its dependence on heavy machinery, highly toxic chemicals and genetically modified crops is incredibly destructive. It’s also remarkably undemocratic since it is pushed by large multinational cooperations and their exclusive institutions like the World Economic Forum and the UN. If we as humans want to … Continue reading We Should All Be Worried About The United Nations Food Systems Summit.

On an island scarred by tin mining, mangrove planting preserves shrimp tradition

Mining, aquaculture, plantations and other commercial activities have taken a toll on mangroves in Indonesia, home to the world’s largest extent of these important ecosystems. On the Bangka-Belitung islands off Sumatra, residents of one village are doing their part to maintain the mangroves through replanting. For the Batu Betumpang villagers, the mangroves are the source … Continue reading On an island scarred by tin mining, mangrove planting preserves shrimp tradition

We have no answers; we have questions. Urgent ones

This article originally appeared on Roarmag. Editor’s note: Asking questions, questions that emerge from your empathy if you care for life on the planet, and questions that emerge from your confusion if you see that so many things are going so badly wrong, is a very important, crucial step. We completely agree with the last … Continue reading We have no answers; we have questions. Urgent ones

From Reform to Devolution: Jem Bendell’s Deep Adaptation

In this article published originally on Stop Fossil Fuels you are offered an overview of Jem bendell’s work and suggestions of how you can contribute to resilience.  Environmentalists advocate reduce, reuse, and recycle as the 3 R’s of sustainability—good practices, but incommensurate with the scope of our emergency. To better mitigate the looming ecological and social crises, we … Continue reading From Reform to Devolution: Jem Bendell’s Deep Adaptation