Eco-Solidarity Project

 

The Eco-Solidarity Project is formed around the belief that there is nothing more important we can do for the planet than to dismantle the US/Corporate Empire. That is to say that our struggle is anti-imperialist. We believe it is not enough to simply declare our opposition to capitalism. There’s a driver in the seat of real world, 21st Century capitalism, and that’s the US/NATO military alliance in service to transnational corporations and the oligarchy of the 1%. The Eco-Solidarity Project has  two main goals:  to build links between ecological struggle and the struggles against Empire and for peace, justice and community; and to help mobilize the kind of solidarity the world most demands of the United States-that we stop putting the rest of the planet in peril.  We in the US consume some 25% of the world’s energy resources, produce one third of the world’s solid waste and produce more carbon dioxide emissions per person than any other country (18.6 tons per person in 2010).   We maintain a military machine that spends almost as much as the combined military costs of every other country on Earth. Our war machine and its allies are the biggest sources of ecological destruction on the planet.  Our job is to reverse the economics and politics of war and corporate greed and bring ecological consciousness and participatory democracy home.   For more information send an email to James@afgj.org

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To DONATE to AfGJ’s ecological work, follow this link and be sure to type “Eco-Solidarity Project” in the blank space marked “Designation Code”. Alternately, you can send an email to James@afgj.org informing us of your contribution.

Wave of Right-Wing Violence Threatens Peace for Colombia

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by James Jordan Amid expectations of a successful completion of peace negotiations this month, Colombia has experienced a wave of paramilitary and military assaults. These have occurred while the leader of Colombia’s far right, ex-president Álvaro Uribe, has called for an April 2nd march against the negotiations. As extremists prepare to protest legally, their ideological…

Berta Cáceres: Indigenous leader one more victim of US-approved coup in Honduras

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The Alliance for Global Justice is outraged that almost seven years after the Obama White House and Clinton State Department supported a military coup in Honduras to oust its democratically elected president Manuel Zelaya, Hondurans continue to be killed for political reasons. This time it is our friend and indefatigable indigenous rights and environmental activist,…

Message from Hubert Ballesteros, Colombian unionist and political prisoner, to North American labor and solidarity activists

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Originally published in Fight Back! News Versión en español The following message is a response to a series of questions posed to Hubert Ballesteros by James Jordan of the Alliance for Global Justice. Ballesteros was arrested while negotiating for the National Agrarian Strike of 2013 and charged with Rebellion. He was also serving on the…

If We Want to Save the World – An Internationalist Declaration

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The same imperialism that has caused so much damage to the Global South today continues expanding and threatening the whole planet. Consequently, the struggle for climate justice has converted into a struggle for the liberation of all workers, peasants, indigenous and ecosystems. The struggle against Empire is a struggle to save life on Earth. (Originally…

Water Policy and Socialism—Imagining the Possibilities

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by James Jordan, from a September 26, 2015 presentation at the Salt of The Earth Labor College in Tucson, Arizona Michael Parenti has said that Capitalism takes living nature, transforms it into commodities and transforms commodities into dead capital. It takes life, soil, mineral, air and water, everything Mother Earth has to offer and transforms…

Climate Change and War–Two Faces, One Beast

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We need YOU to ACT! Please sign our petition to End US Military and Border Patrol Environmental Exemptions! Please share this with others. You can also click here to print out a hard copy for distribution at pulic events. United Nations negotiators will be meeting in Paris this December to work out a strategy to…

John McCain’s “midnight riders” put borderlands at risk

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John McCain’s “midnight riders” put borderlands at risk Click HERE to take action! by: James Jordan September 15 2015, Originally published in the Peoples World Ever heard of “Sneaky John and the Midnight Riders”? No, it’s not the name of a rock band, not some outlaw gang from the 1800s. What it refers to is…

Protests against Peru’s Tia Maria Mine and International Solidarity

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by James Jordan What does it take to stop a transnational corporate giant in its tracks when it threatens workers, farmers and communities? The people of Arequipa, Peru have an answer. Originally published in the Peoples World Unionists, rural workers, popular movements, and environmentalists are coming together in this region of southern Peru to halt…

¡Estamos a favor de la Tierra, contra el Imperio!

En Colombia manifestantes exigen paz y justa y un fin al robo de sus recursos naturales

Declaración de la campaña, ‘”Por la Tierra, Contra el Imperio” de la Alianza para la Justicia Global (AFGJ, por su siglas en inglés- www.afgj.org) Traduccion por Adrian Boutureira Sansberro Para leer en inglés, hace clic aquí Firme la Promesa a Resistir por la Tierra, Contra el Imperio La Tierra se está muriendo. La Tierra no…

Join the “For Earth, Against Empire” Campaign

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Sign the FOR EARTH, AGAINST EMPIRE Pledge of Resistance! Click here to read and share the “Stop the Wars, Stop the Warming” statement and learn more about the People’s Climate March, this September in New York!  Learn about AfGJ’s Peru Delegation for the December UN Climate Summit  Versión en español Earth is dying. Earth is…

Statement of Solidarity with People of Cajamarca, Peru – Free Goyo!

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Alliance for Global Justice Statement on the Detention of Gregorio “Goyo” Santos, President of the Region of Cajamarca, Peru Click Here for more information about AfGJ’s December Delegation to Peru The Alliance for Global Justice (AfGJ) condemns the preventive incarceration of Gregorio “Goyo” Santos Guerrero, President of the Region of Cajamarca, Peru (analogous to a…

Ecology and Climate Justice Delegation to Peru

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Taking the Struggle to the Streets for the UN Climate Summit in Lima! Dec. 3-13, 2014 Click Here to get more information An Alliance for Global Justice delegation. Our hosts are the Forum Solidaridad Perú (FSP -Peru Solidarity Forum) and the Movimiento de Ciudadanos frente el Cambio Climático (MOCICC-the Citizens Movement Confronting Climate Change). For…

Coffee Workers Being Released–Just Peace Coffee Brigade CANCELED

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Just Peace Coffee Brigade CANCELED — Dolores Detainees are being released in time for coffee harvest! The Alliance for Global Justice, working with the Colombian human rights group, Lazos de Dignidad, and the Tolima Association of Peasant Workers (Astracatol), has been invited to organize a coffee picking brigade to Dolores, Tolima, a community threatened by…

Earth Day to May Day!

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Find out and start planning for 10 days Tearing Down the Walls to solving climate chaos! http://globalclimateconvergence.org/ Sign up to be on the call! February 11th, 8pm EST/ 5pm PST. Click here! Global Climate Convergence PEOPLE PLANET PEACE OVER PROFIT 10 Days to Change Course Earth Day to May Day 2014 Mother Earth Day to…

Ecology and Empire People’s Power Assembly

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Tear Down the Walls People’s Power Assembly, Scheduled for Saturday, November 2 at 4-6:45 P.M. Right now the planet is in the middle of the 6th Great Extinction period and it has been caused by humans, specifically the current dictators in the 1%. No amount of personal consumer choices is going to put the brakes…