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. 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. That alliance acts as the protector, maintainer, and proponent of transnational corporations and the oligarchy of the 1%. The Eco-Solidarity Project has two main goals: to build links between ecological struggle and movements for liberation; 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. 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 greed and bring ecological consciousness and participatory democracy home.
Recently, the Alliance for Global Justice has supported efforts to stop the Oak Flat copper mine development by the transnational corporations BHP and Rio Tinto. AFGJ has written articles exposing BHP’s terrible record of disrespect and abuses towards ecosystems and indigenous populations in Australia, Colombia, and the United States (Arizona). We are pleased with the Biden administration’s recent reversal of the land swap that would have given these mining companies public land that is sacred to the Apache people, as well as at the lowest point of the area’s water table. However, the struggle is not over. Following are three recent AFGJ posts, including action components, concerning this important struggle:
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