Report from Venezuela

A delegation from Ecosocialist Horizons has been invited to Venezuela for the Fourth Congress of Biological Diversity, whose theme is ecosocialism. In 2013, Venezuela became the first government in the world to make ecosocialism their official policy. Here we will bring you a series of reports from the front lines of the revolutionary process.

The Cry of Mother Earth: Call to the First Ecosocialist International
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(en castellano aqui) The Cry of Mother Earth! for the ancestors who, with their lives and struggles, plowed the spirit and the strength of what we now call ecosocialism … CALL TO THE FIRST ECOSOCIALIST INTERNATIONAL! REWEAVING PANGAEA (The spirits live, the magic continues) Sanare, Lara, The Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela October 31 – November 3, 2017 The mourning of Mother Earth calls us. Her cry resounds within us. It is ours. This call echoes her cry. We accept our…

The Calling of the Spirits!
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“The Calling of the Spirits” Pluricosmovisionary Council of Activators for the Convocation of The First Ecosocialist International(1) (See pictures on our Facebook page here, and here!) October 25-28, 2016 Guaja (Monte Carmelo), Lara, Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, Abya Yala (Our America) (Abya Yala: name used by indigenous nations for this continent, meaning “fertile ground”) [More information: prefiguration@gmail.com (english) / llamadodelosduendes@gmail.com (spanish)] To the Daughters and Sons of the People, Every year in a small village in the state of Lara…

Return to the Source: Guardians of Seeds Fight Monsanto and Win!
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article and pictures by Quincy Saul (The Future is Now / Ecosocialist Horizons / edited by Kanya D’Almeida) October 29: Day of the Campesino Seed “Nature will always prevail,” says Angel Moreno, a campesino and leader in the National Network of Popular Agroecological Schools, as he points to the grass sprouting through the sidewalk in the mountain village of Monte Carmelo in Venezuela. “But if we’re going to fight imperialism, we need seeds.” It is October 29, 2015, the 10th…

From Vermont to Venezuela: Building a Global Movement for Social and Environmental Justice
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Vermont and Venezuela may seem worlds apart, but they confront similar challenges — economic crisis, climate change, and predatory multinational corporations. Join us to connect the dots and think big about a global movement for social and environmental justice which is growing from the bottom up all around the world. Watch it all here: Quincy Saul from Ecosocialist Horizons will report from his recent travels in Venezuela, where grassroots movements of seed savers are passing new laws to ban GMOs,…

Declaration of the Sixth Congress of Biological Diversity
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Seeds for Life and Food Sovereignty October 8-12, 2015, Carobobo, Venezuela (Translated by Quincy Saul, Ecosocialist Horizons) United and reunited in the Sixth Venezuelan Congress of Biological Diversity, in the state of Carobobo, hosted by the Aldea Heroes de Canaima 4F, from the 8th to the 12th of October, we discussed and debated the seed, as an essential element for the defense of life and food sovereignty. We took up the continuation of debates from previous congresses for the construction…

COPLA CIMARRÓN
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por Quincy Saúl Cantan las montañas Silvestre en canción Leyendas ancianas Por un futuro cimarrón. Cantan rios y vientos Silvestre en corazón Futuros hambrientos Por el pasado cimarrón. Canta el mundo entero Esférico en oración El pasado y el futuro Por un presente cimarrón. Cantan los ancestros ¡Pensamiento y acción, Amor y rebeldía, Poesia cimarrón! Cantan los pueblos del mundo Por la séptima generación, Por el pueblo que no ha nacido Silvestre y cimarrón. Canta maestro pueblo, Un nuevo modo…

Declaration of the Fifth Congress of Biological Diversity
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Maracaibo, July 21-26, 2014, Bolivarian University of Venezuela Translated and with footnotes by Quincy Saul, with Javier Sethness-Castro, Ecosocialist Horizons. (En español aqui) In defense of life, we are reunited at the Fifth Venezuelan Congress of Biological Diversity, in the Bolivarian University of Venezuela, in the city of Maracibo, in the state of Zulia, from July 21-26. We debate the territorial dimension of our struggle, as a continuation of the experiences from the Fourth Congress, in which we put forward…

Trueke in the Bronx!
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Barter in the Bronx! / (Ex)Change in the Bronx! Intercambio Sin Dinero / Exchange Without Money! Saturday August 29th 230pm – 730pm The Bronx Evangelical Church 800 East 156th Street New York, 10455 Join the event on Facebook here! The goal — in the capital of capitalism — to isolate the dollar for a single day. To bring together people to exchange products, services, food, and knowledge, without the use of money. To prefigure a diverse and complex human community,…

Declaration of the Fourth Congress of Biological Diversity
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(The following document was drafted and revised in an assembly of hundreds of people on the last day of the Fourth Congress of Biological Diversity, Paraguana, Venezuela. Photo Quincy Saul/Ecosocialist Horizons) (Translated from Spanish to English by Quincy Saul) En español aqui: Declaratoria+final+IV+CVDB+-+Falcon+2013 IV Venezuelan Congress of Biological Diversity Falcon, June 23-28, 2013 In struggle for the defense of life, we are reunited at the Fourth Venezuelan Congress of Biological Diversity, on the Peninsula of Paraguana, in the state of…

“The Transition to Ecosocialism”
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Transcript of speech by Quincy Saul, June 26, 2013 IV Congress of Biological Diversity: “Dibujando Nuestro Ecosocialismo” (Drawing Our Ecosocialism) Paraguana, Falcon, Lara, Venezuela (scroll down for videos) Thank you so much for inviting and receiving me. It is a tremendous honor to be invited to this congress. It is an honor not only to be in Venezuela, but to be here in Paraguana, to be a small part of the noble history of struggle against imperialism which began here…

SANARE ECOSOCIALISTA!
Los Morochos! October 29, 2014

Today, on October 29th, in the mountain towns of Monte Carmelo and Sanare, Venezuela, people from around the world are coming together for the annual gathering of The Guardians of Seeds. Two years ago, this international gathering produced a document titled “The Declaration of Monte Carmelo,” a declaration which resonated around the world, sowing far-seeing vision and concrete practices throughout the global ecosocialist movement. When Ecosocialist Horizons translated this declaration into English, we were subsequently invited to Venezuela to attend…

An Ecosocialist Horizon for Venezuela: A Solar Communist Horizon for the World
Credit: Quincy Saul October 5, 2014

By David Schwartzman and Quincy Saul The following paper was written for the “Moving Beyond Capitalism” Conference, which took place Jul. 29-Aug. 5, 2014 at the Center for Global Justice, San Miguel De Allende, Mexico. Read the full paper here. En español aqui:Horizonte Ecosocialista para Venezuela, Schwartzman y Saul 2015 Video from the presentation of this proposal at CELARG, Caracas, Venezuela, November 2016 Below, a brief introduction: PART I. INTRODUCTION: THE WORLD ON THE BRINK OF DOOM; GREAT BIFURCATION Humanity…

Videos Ecosocialistas!
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Videos about ecosocialism in Venezuela Inparques apuesta por promover la cultura del “Ecosocialismo” El Instituto Nacional de Parques (Inparques), celebró este domingo, el Día Mundial del Ambiente, con una Tribuna Ecológica en la Plaza de los Museos en Caracas. “Este es un momento propicio para fomentar la cultura del Ecosocialismo en nuestro país”, expresó Erick Garardurse, vocero de esa institución. Por su parte, la presidenta del Inparques, María Isabella Godoy, explicó que “para la Revolución Bolivariana es un reto trabajar…

The Monte Carmelo Declaration
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The First International Congress of the Guardians of Seeds, October 26-29, 2012 Monte Carmelo, Sanare, Lara, Venezuela [Translated from Spanish by Quincy Saul and Salvatore Engel-DiMauro of Ecosocialist Horizons at the request and on behalf of our Bolivarian comrades. We believe that this is a historic text and a beautiful articulation of ecosocialism, which will resonate globally in the years to come, and are thus very honored to present here its first translation into English.] More than 300 people, belonging…