Christian Tym

Bolivian President Evo Morales proposed enshrining the Rights of Mother Earth in international law to the United Nations General Assembly on April 23.

The proposal follows the Law on the Rights of Mother Earth that was enacted in Bolivia in January.

The “short” law enacted is a set of principles. A more detailed version is expected later this year.

The law commits the government to steadily integrate renewable energy sources in order to achieve national energy independence.

Two million Spanish workers participated in a public sector strike on June 8. A general strike in the Basque country has been called for June 29. Spanish unions have called a nationwide general strike for September 29 and the European Trade Union Confederation is currently attempting to organise a Europe-wide general strike to coincide with it.

Resistance is building in Europe against government attempts to force ordinary people to bailout the failed financial system of “casino” capitalism.

After four general strikes in Greece this year, and two more planned, strike action is beginning in Spain against planned attacks on public services and welfare.

Many people still speak sincerely about the existence of “corporate responsibility”. While doing volunteer work in the Ecuadorian community of Junin, I got a different picture.

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