International Day of Peasant Struggle: Neoliberalism and COVID-19 Impacts in Ecuador and Brazil

Maranhao, Brazil 2016 Photo: Petermann Note: We have been hearing very little about how COVID-19 is impacting countries in the Global South.  US news media is tunnel visioned on the chaos expanding in the US, meanwhile this is… Read More

COVID19 Analysis

COVID-19: Underlying Causes, Human Rights Abuses and Ecological Destruction COVID-19 and Capitalism FROM FANON TO VENTILATORS: FIGHTING FOR OUR RIGHT TO BREATHE (6 MAY 2020) CORONAVIRUS FIGHT: UN CHIEF SAYS WORLD LEADERS ARE FALLING SHORT (1 MAY 2020)… Read More

Coronavirus Boosts Tech Giants

Why Silicon Valley Loves Coronavirus TRIBUNE 25 March 2020 Matthew Cole The coronavirus is an exogenous shock to the global economy, causing panic in the financial markets, a jobs apocalypse and an unprecedented crisis in health services. At… Read More

Covid-19 + Industrial Agriculture=Deadly

Capitalist agriculture and Covid-19: A deadly combination Climate & Capitalism 11 Mar 2020 The new coronavirus is keeping the world in a state of shock. But instead of fighting the structural causes of the pandemic, the government is… Read More

Harmful Environmental Proposals Amid Covid-19 Pandemic

As you may have heard by now, a memo was recently released that the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) enforcement of environmental laws was suspended due to COVID-19. The Department of the Interior (DOI) is also moving forward with… Read More

COVID-19: The Global Repercussions of Neoliberalism

Photo: Langelle/GJEP See all of our COVID-19 coverage This is a Global Pandemic – Let’s Treat it as Such Verso 27 Mar 2020 Adam Hanieh In the face of the COVID-19 tsunami, our lives are changing in ways… Read More

Daily Maverick: COVID-19 = Capitalism + Ecological Destruction

Road construction into the Lacandon Rainforest, Chiapas, Mexico, 1996. Photo: Langelle/GJEP COVID-19 and Capitalism: ‘Pandemics… have their roots in environmental change and ecosystem disturbances’ Daily Maverick 24 Mar 2020 Dale T. McKinley As the escalating crisis of climate… Read More

The COVID-19 Pandemic Is a Crisis of Capitalism

Photo: Langelle/GJEP TRUTHOUT 20 March 2020 Khadijah Kanji In a world in which the majority of human suffering is perpetrated by a small minority against the vast majority, a small silver-lining of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic is that… Read More

From GJEP: Taking Action and Understanding the Roots of Covid-19

Photo: Oil palm plantation invades the rainforest.  Photo: courtesy World Rainforest Movement Global Justice Ecology Project: About COVID-19 – Resources and Information Dear friends and supporters Global Justice Ecology Project, We, like you, are doing all we can… Read More

Earth Minute: COVID-19 & Forests

Soy plantation in Paraguay.  Photo: Langelle/GJEP Fifty percent of the deforestation in eastern Paraguay is caused by the conversion of forests to soy monocultures. In the Chaco region, home to uncontacted Ayoreo tribes, most of the deforestation is… Read More