COVID-19: Portal to Radical Systemic Transformation: Arundhati Roy and Barry Gills

In his piece Deep Restoration: from The Great Implosion to The Great Awakening, Barry Gills points out the “three spheres” of the present global crisis, their interrelationships and the opportunity they pose for transforming the system.   “We are… Read More

Antartica Records Unprecedented Heatwave

Antarctica: what it means when the coldest place on Earth records an unprecedented heatwave The Guardian 30 Mar 2020 Dana M Bergstrom, Andrew Klekociuk, Diana King and Sharon Robinson for the Conversation While the world rightfully focuses on… Read More

Mutual Aid Disaster Relief One Minute Video

GE Tree Protest, Charleston, SC (2006) Photo: Langelle/GJEP The COVID-19 pandemic requires community organizing and disaster response, despite the need for social distancing. Mutual Aid Disaster Relief is an organization that operates on the principles of solidarity, mutual… 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 Crisis and Indigenous Peoples

Indigenous man. Espirito Santo, Brazil, November 2005.  Tupinikim and Guaraní peoples cut down a plantation of eucalyptus trees owned by Aracruz Celulose to rebuild this village in its traditional location. The village had been forcibly removed to make… Read More

New Earth Minute With Anne Petermann: DOJ Threat To Civil Liberties

Photo: Langelle/GJEP Earth Minute Transcript A March 21 article in politico raises alarms about a request to Congress by the Justice Department to “ask chief judges to detain people indefinitely without trial during emergencies — part of a… 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

New Request From DOJ Seeks to Use Coronavirus to Suspend Basic Freedoms

Photo: Langelle/GJEP   DOJ seeks new emergency powers amid coronavirus pandemic POLITICO 21 Mar 2020 The Justice Department has quietly asked Congress for the ability to ask chief judges to detain people indefinitely without trial during emergencies —… 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

The Destruction Of Nature & Covid-19

A logger (employed by a South Korean multinational corporation) with a chainsaw in the Bosawas rainforest; the Bosawas is the largest rainforest north of the Amazon Basin.  Illegal logging threatens the rainforest’s biodiversity and Indigenous Peoples.  (Nicaragua 1997)… Read More