Green Economy, the New Enemy

Posted on 21 June 2012 by admin

Social movements, especially trade unions and landless workers, are blasting the “new green economy” proposed at Rio+20. “It is just a fresh coat of paint on the old predatory model,” charged unionists at the march of at least 50,000 people Wednesday along Avenida Brasil in Río de Janeiro.

The focus of discussions was the condemnation of “green capitalism”, the commodification of nature,  attacks on women’s rights, U.S. imperialism and transnational corporations.

The slogan “No One Owns Water”  reflects fears that the green economy will result in widespread  privatisation of water resources.

The avenue came alive with banners and bright red caps, in contrast to the green that tinted official government negotiations at Rio+20.

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  • Dennydabaum


    • You’re funny

      Dababaum: You are a funny boggey-man.  So you want to buy/sell water to us all?

  • S. Saran

    Any detrimental impact on the environment should not be tolerated .

  • Devi Nirvana Chowdhury

    COP 17 was
    abortive. Fate of Rio Summit hanged. Highly Shouted Global initiatives completely
    unable – Meet the global Need. Last eight years sasrai raising Voice – Yearly
    gathering wouldn’t Contribute in Creatures’ Care, Leaders Caged by Profiteer. To get the earth habitable for next generation – At first we should
    have significant change in mindset, attitude and behavior. Each of us across
    the globe need sasrai Feeling, Living, Thinking, In absence of sasrai feeling,
    thinking, Practicing and living in the life of individual, family, national and
    international world community can’t achieve any result. Let’s make our each
    moment, minute, hour, day as Earth Day, World Environment Day, World Water Day
    ……….. finally Next Generation Friendly Day

  • Claudine Nissou

    Un peu déprimant, non, cette récupération de tout par le système capitaliste

  • SM Farid Uddin Akhter

    Earth community plummeted into
    two major catastrophic sea named Climate Crisis and Terror Attack. Immediate
    halt of those are utmost needs for the sake of humanity, next generation. Which
    is the first is not the question. Fairly placing fact those two monsters are
    sons of Consumption Addiction. This very Consumption Addiction or Consumption
    Craziness breeds Climate Crisis. And the Consumption Disparity breeds manpower
    for Terror Attack. Earth community needs to address the root cause. In absence
    of this, slogan for equality, rights, dignity, peace, justice etc is completely
    an abortive effort.

  • SM Farid Uddin Akhter

    Need Consumption Justice to Establish the Climate Justice.

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