West Africa’s cocoa farmers are trapped by the global chocolate industry

[Here is an article explaining some basic economics of cocoa farming and its impact on the farmers and the environment in West Africa. The chocolate industry has long been recognized as one of the worst neo-colonial offenders in Africa. As this article points out, cocoa farmers are getting poorer, child labor is increasing, and the... Continue Reading →

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The Working Class and NeoMalthusianism

[Lenin reminds us in this 1913 article of the sinister, bourgeois, and reactionary nature of neo-Malthusianism which is a defeatist and anti-worker outlook that is antithetical to historical progress. In more recent years, adopting this extremely misanthropic stance with regard to the environment and climate change seems to be an increasing (and alarming) trend in... Continue Reading →

Too Many Africans?

[The article below details how environmental destruction, poverty, and economic crises are rooted in the imperialist nations' problems of overconsumption and unequal wealth distribution. The neo-Malthusian narrative about "useless eaters" and that the world has an "overpopulation" problem is beneficial to the capitalist class because when all focus and blame is shifted away from the... Continue Reading →

Beware of These 10 Popular Chocolate Brands that Exploit Child Slaves

[Although boycotts aren't a good tool for social change, this article contains important truth behind imperialist corporations and First World lifestyles. Sweet tooths are based on slavery. -LL] Beware of These 10 Popular Chocolate Brands that Exploit Child Slaves by Nathan Wellman (http://usuncut.com/) Americans spend over a billion dollars every Halloween on chocolate, accounting for... Continue Reading →

Poor farmers bear heavy burden from increased natural disasters

[Capitalism and Imperialism are directly responsible for the maldevelopment that cause these natural disasters to disproportionately affect poor peoples.  It is also quite possible that the misuse of our environment by the capitalist-imperialists is changing the Earth's climate, causing these phenomena to become more severe and more frequent. -Uziel] ROME (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Economic... Continue Reading →

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