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The Keepers of Our Past & The Guides of Our Future (by Arundhati Roy)

“The day capitalism is forced to tolerate non-capitalist societies in its midst and to acknowledge limits in its quest for domination, the day it is forced to recognize that its supply of raw material will not be endless, is the day when change will come.

The Keepers of Our Past & The Guides of Our Future (by Arundhati Roy)

“The day capitalism is forced to tolerate non-capitalist societies in its midst and to acknowledge limits in its quest for domination, the day it is forced to recognize that its supply of raw material will not be endless, is the day when change will come.

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Camaradas! Acaba de ser publicada no portal da Mídia NINJA uma matéria que escrevi após a histórica mega-manifestação do último Domingo, 21 de Setembro, a People’s Climate March, que desaguou no tsunami humano doFloodWallStreet.

Sob o impacto da leitura do novo livro de Naomi Klein, procuro analisar algumas das causas da crise ecológica que hoje assola o planeta azul. Tentei reunir em um único texto algumas das mais impressionantes informações sobre o aquecimento global, o poderio das corporações petrolíferas, os esforços internacionais visando à redução das emissões, e as perspectivas para o futuro - tanto as apocalípticas quanto as mais esperançosas.

Também tento oferecer uma panorâmica desta impressionante convergência de movimentos sociais que culminou com a marcha dos 400 mil em Nova York.

Um outro mundo não só é possível, ele é necessário, imprescindível, inadiável!

Confiram aí e, se quiserem dar aquela força, não se acanhem de compartilhar!

Muito obrigado à Ninja pelo espaço! Tenho imensa admiração pelo jornalismo Ninja, que acompanho com interesse desde as Jornadas de Junho de 2013, e espero poder contribuir cada vez mais intensamente com este experimento crucial de mídia alternativa no Brasil.

Vamo que vamo! 

https://ninja.oximity.com/article/N%C3%A3o-H%C3%A1-Planeta-B-A-Aldeia-Gl-1

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Desmatamento subindo. De novo?Greenpeace Brasil: “Com o novo Código Florestal, aprovado em 2012, o governo federal anistiou o desmatamento ilegal, fazendo a alegria daqueles que derrubaram a floresta apostando na impunidade.” http://www.greenpeace.org/brasil/pt/Noticias/Pera-la-Dilma/* * * * * “Quanto mais desmatamento, mais mortes. O desmatamento nunca parou. Ele só mudou de estratégia”, sentencia Claudelice Santos, irmã de José Cláudio Ribeiro, extrativista e liderança comunitária do Pará que, junto com sua esposa Maria do Espírito Santo, foram assassinados em maio de 2011. “Está acontecendo uma verdadeira chacina contra quem vive na floresta e luta para deixar ela em pé.” http://www.greenpeace.org/brasil/pt/Noticias/Desmatamento-subindo-De-novo/
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Desmatamento subindo. De novo?

Greenpeace Brasil: “Com o novo Código Florestal, aprovado em 2012, o governo federal anistiou o desmatamento ilegal, fazendo a alegria daqueles que derrubaram a floresta apostando na impunidade.” 

http://www.greenpeace.org/brasil/pt/Noticias/Pera-la-Dilma/

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“Quanto mais desmatamento, mais mortes. O desmatamento nunca parou. Ele só mudou de estratégia”, sentencia Claudelice Santos, irmã de José Cláudio Ribeiro, extrativista e liderança comunitária do Pará que, junto com sua esposa Maria do Espírito Santo, foram assassinados em maio de 2011. “Está acontecendo uma verdadeira chacina contra quem vive na floresta e luta para deixar ela em pé.” 

http://www.greenpeace.org/brasil/pt/Noticias/Desmatamento-subindo-De-novo/

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400 mil pessoas tomaram as ruas de Nova York no Domingo na People’s Climate March, a maior manifestação já realizada para demandar ações concretas de combate às causas do aquecimento global. Em alto e bom som, as ruas berraram que é urgente reduzir drasticamente as emissões de dióxido de carbono e metano, impedir o desflorestamento e o extrativismo predatório, quebrar o poderio das mega-corporações de petróleo e carvão, respeitar os direitos de populações indígenas, investir em fontes de energia renováveis e sustentáveis (como a solar e a éolica) - e por aí vai.

Naomi Klein, em seu excelente livro novo, oferece uma preciosa contextualização da crise ecológica que assola o planeta, além de explicar porque é tão crucial e urgente que ocorram mobilizações sociais tão significativas como estas que aconteceram em centenas de cidades no dia 21 de Setembro. As manifestações foram marcadas para coincidir com o início da Cúpula do Clima da ONU, atualmente em curso, e cuja primeira edição ocorreu no Rio de Janeiro em 1992, onde foram firmados os primeiros acordos internacionais sobre a redução das emissões de gases causadores de efeito estufa, o que iria culminar, em 1997, com a assinatura do Protocolo de Kyoto, no Japão (infelizmente desrespeitado e lançado no lixo por países como EUA, Canadá e Austrália). 

Para quem lê inglês, “This Changes Everything - Capitalism vs. The Climate” já está disponível em e-book pirata - baixe já o seu e comece já a leitura de uma das obras mais importantes publicadas nos últimos anos! 

DOWNLOAD (epub): http://libgen.org/book/index.php?md5=dcff7141452fda4ed97e7f5ba3f0a46c

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"We know that if we continue on our current path of allowing emissions to rise year after year, climate change will change everything about our world. Major cities will very likely drown, ancient cultures will be swallowed by the seas, and there is a very high chance that our children will spend a great deal of their lives fleeing and recovering from vicious storms and extreme droughts. And we don’t have to do anything to bring about this future. All we have to do is nothing.

[…] There are ways of preventing this grim future, or at least making it a lot less dire. But the catch is that these also involve changing everything. For us high consumers, it involves changing how we live, how our economies function, even the stories we tell about our place on earth.

[…] Climate change has never received the crisis treatment from our leaders, despite the fact that it carries the risk of destroying lives on a vastly greater scale than collapsed banks or collapsed buildings. The cuts to our greenhouse gas emissions that scientists tell us are necessary in order to greatly reduce the risk of catastrophe are treated as nothing more than gentle suggestions, actions that can be put off pretty much indefinitely. Clearly, what gets declared a crisis is an expression of power and priorities as much as hard facts. But we need not be spectators in all this: politicians aren’t the only ones with the power to declare a crisis. Mass movements of regular people can declare one too.”

- Naomi Klein. This Changes Everything – Capitalism vs The Climate.

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Post-modernism has cut off the present from all futures. The daily media adds to this by cutting off the past. Which means that critical opinion is often orphaned in the present.
John Berger, Keeping a Rendezvous, 1991

21 de Setembro de 2014 já entrou para a História. Meio milhão de pessoas tomaram as ruas de New York, Melbourne, Londres, Toronto e várias outras cidades do planeta, na maior mobilização global já realizada sobre a crise ecológica, o aquecimento global e os insustentáveis rumos do capitalismo atual, junkie de petróleo & devastador de ecossistemas. Estive ontem na People’s Climate Marchde Toronto, que em seu auge reuniu mais de 10.000 manifestantes - e foi uma experiência excitante e recompensadora. Eis aí um documentário que filmei e editei, na pressa e na urgência que a crise demanda, registrando no calor da hora como foi a edição torontonita desta imensa mobilização social: http://youtu.be/dR9ziPNpYkQ.

Watch #FloodWallStreet LIVE Broadcast from New York City: http://www.ustream.tv/channel/9943232

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Climate change is like that: it’s hard to keep it in your head for very long. We engage in this odd form of on-again-off-again ecological amnesia for perfectly rational reasons. We deny because we fear that letting in the full reality of this crisis will change everything. And we are right.

We know that if we continue on our current path of allowing emissions to rise year after year, climate change will change everything about our world. Major cities will very likely drown, ancient cultures will be swallowed by the seas, and there is a very high chance that our children will spend a great deal of their lives fleeing and recovering from vicious storms and extreme droughts. And we don’t have to do anything to bring about this future. All we have to do is nothing.

[…] There are ways of preventing this grim future, or at least making it a lot less dire. But the catch is that these also involve changing everything. For us high consumers, it involves changing how we live, how our economies function, even the stories we tell about our place on earth.

[…] Climate change has never received the crisis treatment from our leaders, despite the fact that it carries the risk of destroying lives on a vastly greater scale than collapsed banks or collapsed buildings. The cuts to our greenhouse gas emissions that scientists tell us are necessary in order to greatly reduce the risk of catastrophe are treated as nothing more than gentle suggestions, actions that can be put off pretty much indefinitely. Clearly, what gets declared a crisis is an expression of power and priorities as much as hard facts. But we need not be spectators in all this: politicians aren’t the only ones with the power to declare a crisis. Mass movements of regular people can declare one too.

[…] Slavery wasn’t a crisis for British and American elites until abolitionism turned it into one. Racial discrimination wasn’t a crisis until the civil rights movement turned it into one. Sex discrimination wasn’t a crisis until feminism turned it into one. Apartheid wasn’t a crisis until the anti-apartheid movement turned it into one. In the very same way,if enough of us stop looking away and decide that climate change is a crisis worthy of Marshall Plan levels of response, then it will become one.”

NAOMI KLEIN. This Changes Everything. Introduction.
The next time you hear someone say “no one gives a shit about climate change,” show them this photo. #PeoplesClimate

Amazing photos from the People’s Climate March [Part 2]
#PeoplesClimate || September 21st, 2014 || http://peoplesclimate.org/

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Amazing photos from the People’s Climate March
#PeoplesClimate || September 21st, 2014 || http://peoplesclimate.org/

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Tom Greenshield

Tom Greenshield

As the pioneering psychedelic chemist Alexander Shulgin (1927-2014) has pointed out, the idea that the Earth moved around the Sun was radical heresy at one time. A century later, it was a commonplace truism. The prospect that the inner exploration of consciousness with psychedelics might be recognized as, in itself, a positive and worthy endeavor is another radical heresy that may be seen as self-evident in the future. Rather than collapsing into anarchy, a civilization that supports the adult individual’s right to utilize these chemical catalysts for self-discovery and spiritual communion might advance to a more mature and stable state. Much of the anxiety and negative conditioning around the subject could be dispelled with logical argument based on evidence for the relative safety of psychedelics, especially natural ones, compared to other drugs. The point is not that everyone needs to take psychedelics but that the minority of people who find themselves compelled to make this exploration could be permitted to do so. (…) In a culture that is awash in prescription chemicals, drugs of abuse, and mood-altering SSRIs, it seems increasingly odd to ban a handful of plant substances and related compounds (even LSD is closely related to a chemical found in ergot fungus) that have been used by human beings for untold thousands of years.