Cocoa Farmers Exchange Blows With Staff of Oil Plantation Company Over Land

[There was a recent clash in the Central region of Ghana between cocoa farmers and the staff of a palm oil plantation company when bulldozers showed up unannounced and began bulldozing the area, destroying the farmers’ cocoa trees in the process, to make way for palm trees that the company intends to grow. According to... Continue Reading →

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We Weep for Haiti: Cholera Rips Through Countryside

[A few weeks ago we discussed the dangers facing Haiti in the wake of Hurricane Matthew. We now find that Haitian society is in complete collapse. Foreign aid trickles in, people are so desperate they loot food right off the ships. In Haiti, having too much food puts you in danger even if you plan... Continue Reading →

Time running out for wild elephants say experts

[Capitalism creates and sustains the market for ivory jewelry, resulting in the potential extinction of one of Earth's most majestic creatures. As Leading Lights, we are obligated to care for the Earth and all its inhabitants. These vulnerable species must be protected. -Uziel] Kasane (Botswana) (AFP) - African elephants could be extinct in the wild... 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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