How Cuba is dealing with the devastation of Hurricane Ian / by Vijay Prashad, Manolo De Los Santos

Relief work in Cuba in the aftermath of Hurricane Ian. (Photo: José Manuel Correa/Granma) Originally published in People’s Dispatch on October 5, 2022 This article was produced by Globetrotter. On September 27, 2022, a tropical cyclone—Hurricane Ian—struck Cuba’s western province of Pinar del Río. Sustained winds of around 125 miles per hour lingered over Cuba for more than eightContinue reading “How Cuba is dealing with the devastation of Hurricane Ian / by Vijay Prashad, Manolo De Los Santos”

Existing climate mitigation scenarios perpetuate colonial inequalities / by Jason Hickel and Aljoša Slameršak

As Myanmar experiences more extreme weather events, a roadmap that lays the context, analysis, and options on how to tackle climate change is highly essential. (Photo: IRRI) Originally published: The Lancet on July 20, 2022 Summary The challenge of climate mitigation is made more difficult by high rates of energy use in wealthy countries, mostlyContinue reading “Existing climate mitigation scenarios perpetuate colonial inequalities / by Jason Hickel and Aljoša Slameršak”

How China strengthened food security and fought poverty with state-funded cooperatives / by Joe Sholten

The world faces a food crisis due to war, sanctions, and inflation. China has shown how to strengthen food sovereignty, while fighting poverty, with state-funded agricultural cooperatives, government crackdown on waste, and investment in technology. The Covid-19 pandemic, the ensuing supply-chain crisis, and high rates of inflation around the world have led to rising foodContinue reading “How China strengthened food security and fought poverty with state-funded cooperatives / by Joe Sholten”