As capitalists around the world embark on a mass propaganda campaign to convince people that electrified vehicles represent our only way out of the climate crisis, they are in fact manufacturing consent for further mining and environmental devastation on Indigenous land, both at home and abroad. It is in large part from the expropriation and theft of these so-called "critical" minerals from Indigenous land that capitalist profits flow all the way up the supply chain, leaving nothing but pollution, poisoning, and human suffering in their wake.

Eco-anxiety arises from the constant barrage of global warming statistics, scientific reports confirming the irreparable damage to the environment, and media imagery painting climate change as a slow-motion apocalypse. These portrayals suggest that a multitude of catastrophes result from the choices each of us makes, such as you not selecting the right environmentally friendly products. Consequently, eco-anxiety manifests as a profound sense of distress, paralysis, and helplessness in the face of the harsh reality of the climate crisis.

The discourse surrounding the climate crisis has, for too long, been dominated by corporations and the media, which have presented unsatisfactory solutions. However, what could be more comforting than solutions that neatly fit on a convenient grocery list: purchasing organic and local foods, practicing zero-waste cooking, cleaning and maintaining the home with the most environmentally friendly products available, adopting a vegan diet, and opting for cycling or public transportation for all your shopping needs.

For several years, indigenous movements have been advocating for the acknowledgment of their ancestral rights to their territories and complete sovereignty over them. This is exemplified by the Ekoni Aci (Atikamekw) movement and the Mashk Assi (Innue) Collective. These communities are at the forefront of the battle to safeguard their lands against logging and mining encroachments while advocating for the recognition of their ancestral rights.

Since the beginning of the year, we have witnessed the recurring spectacle of the extensive use of state violence against environmental movements. Despite their undeniable significance, these events received minimal coverage from the mainstream media. In the following paragraphs, I will provide a brief overview of two such incidents.

When we scrutinize economic growth primarily through the lens of tangible measures (such as metric tons of natural resources, greenhouse gases, hectares of land, etc.) rather than its monetary value (GDP), its true nature emerges as a zero-sum, if not a negative-sum game. Where there is economic growth in one place, there is typically loss and devastation elsewhere. This "elsewhere" encompasses distant human societies, ecosystems, non-human life forms, and more.

What is a diversity of tactics? Put simply, it is the principle that allows all affinity or more formal groups with compatible objectives to choose the strategies and tactics they prefer, without denouncing or discrediting one another.

For the health of our communities and our ecosystems: less asphalt, more flowers!

Today, more than ever in human history, fewer and fewer people are able to recognize even a few wild plants. Plant blindness is the inability of many people, even those who study the natural sciences, to identify plants, distinguish them from each other, and name them. It is the inability to see or notice plants in one's own environment. Capitalism disconnects us from nature (and from other human beings too). Under its rule, people who know their environment deeply and truly are becoming an endangered species.

(inspired by stupid websites and basic knowledge of some astro-queers ;) )


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Aries (March 20 – April 19)

Banks and global NGOs are ready for the big leap towards biodiversity credits, as announced by a 40-page OECD document on biodiversity credits. However, the introduction of carbon credits since the Kyoto Protocol have not improved anything 15 years later. Let's see why it is imperative to refuse these kinds of solutions to the decline of biodiversity.

The last decade (2011-2020) was the UN's biodiversity decade, where countries worldwide "worked to address the many causes of biodiversity loss," according to the UN secretary-general. Countries had set 20 targets, also called "Aichi targets," none of which have been met. These targets were to be reviewed in 2020, but COP15 was postponed due to the pandemic. Therefore, the countries will question themselves this December to know what they will do afterward. Above all, the general idea of these objectives is simple: we should live in harmony with nature by 2050.

The COP15 is highly effective at promoting an "asset management" approach to biodiversity that actually enables capitalists to generate profit from ecological degradation, while forcing communities in the global South to provide greater access and control over their land to governments and powerful NGOs in the global North. Since the turn to models of sustainable development in the 1990s, UN agencies have strongly championed the idea that economic growth is compatible with ecological preservation.

Ecofeminism is a branch of feminism that focuses on the intersection of feminism and ecology. Ecofeminists argue that economic development and the destruction of ecosystems have profound and negative repercussions for women — especially women of the global South. Furthermore, they argue that capitalism is grounded in both the exploitation of women's reproductive labor and the exploitation of nature.

We are all concerned about the protection of biodiversity. We are headed for a wall. The consequences of capitalism will soon be irreversible. The COP15 is an illusion that only accelerates the destruction of habitats and wildlife populations. Opposing the COP15 allows us to make our voices heard in a way that is different from that of the oil companies, the corporations and the States. We must use this mobilization to regroup and act against the states and companies responsible for the decline of biodiversity.

A word that is more and more frequently used in reflections on the unequal dynamics between the North and the global South is extractivism. To demystify it a little, here is a short article that will give a very brief presentation.

Many of the Green capitalist projects financed by COP15 initiatives (financing for green transport, policies that limit unrestrained development, etc.) seem genuinely worthwhile compared to the alternative of doing literally nothing in the face of unrestrained free-market capitalism– and in this way, capitalists and the governments that support them rebrand themselves as "wildlife saviours" at conferences like COP15.

In preparation for the upcoming COP15 meeting, the Canadian government has made itself a part of the "High Ambition Coalition for Nature and People". According to the coalition's website, it is "working towards a global agreement to protect at least 30% of the world's land and oceans by 2030 at the 15th Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity (COP15)".

In November 2018, COP14 was held in Egypt.  We believe it is important to revisit the outcomes that emerged from this last conference of the stakeholders of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) to highlight why relying on these conferences to prevent biodiversity decline is dangerous.  Our reading of the COP14 outcomes is based on the decision documents approved by the parties present at the convention.

While there were counter-summits and demonstrations at international summits in the 1980s, for example in West Berlin, or against the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland in the 1990s, it was really the World Trade Organization (WTO) Summit in Seattle in November 1999 that launched the tradition of anti-globalization demonstrations.