As we are in the midst of a global pandemic, people’s movements and organizations around the world are faced with the question of building a coordinated global response. What does it mean to build working class internationalism today?
In this installment, we will focus on the front of struggle for the environment and environmental justice. We know too well that global capitalism and imperialism rely on extractivism, and disregarding the warnings of science, continue to put the future of the planet at risk for profit gains. The organizations that make up the International People’s Assembly affirm that “imperialism is putting the future of life on the planet at risk, with its militaristic policies of intervention and aggression and of catastrophic environmental degradation.”
Even during a global pandemic, US empire and its imperialist collaborators push forward with aggressive destruction of the environment, within US borders and internationally- but not without resistance! How can we strengthen our defense of the planet? How do people’s movements around the world push back against imperialism? This week we will hear from working class movements from the US and internationally that stand strong in defense of life on earth and that fight for the future of all.
We will discuss this and more with Tina Landis and Silvia Ribeiro. Interpretación en español estará disponible.
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Tina Landis is an organizer in the environmental and social justice movements. She works in air quality regulation and climate protection, and holds a certificate in Sustainable Management from the University of California, Berkeley. She is a member of the Party for Socialism and Liberation and writes for Liberation News. She is the author of Climate Solutions Beyond Capitalism
Silvia Ribeiro is a journalist and researcher at the international organization Grupo ETC (Action Group on Erosion, Technology and Concentration), a group that for 40 years has investigated and disseminated information on corporate configurations in food and agriculture and on the impacts of new technologies on societies and the environment.
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