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Climate Justice Poem
Oh ! Oh ! Nature mourns, Humanity perishes !
Why ? Seasons have changed
Now unpredictable and unreliable !
Hotter, drier and shorter !
Winds and storms harsher and destructive
Mother Earth mourns, the land is barren.
Women, men and children, plants and animals perish !
Capitalist industrial agriculture, what have you done ?
Everywhere, Mother Earth crumbles
As toxics and harmful GMO seeds swell her belly.
Heavy machines trample her belly
Their dark plumes polluting the sky,
A new baby, Climate Change, is conceived and born !
Oh ! What is all this ?
Ecological niches shrink
Biodiversity fast disappears
Greater uncertainty hovers everywhere
Heightened risks for us the food producers
Traditional agriculture knowledge is fast eroding
What and who shall save us ?
Climate change knows no peace,
Hungers only for destruction !
Greed for profits feeds him !
Extreme, extreme, extreme weather phenomena are your fruits !
Environmental and humanitarian disasters !
Floods, droughts, landslides, diseases !
Humanity cries : No Food !
Nature cries : Inhabitable ! Inhabitable !
Is there a remedy ?
Yes but we hear only false solutions !
Free Markets, REDD, Climate Smart agriculture,
Green economy, Agrofuels, Carbon trading, land grabbing, more
Massive use of herbicides, inorganic fertilizers and
More GMOs !
Oh Lord ! All to grow climate change ! Why ?
Profits ! Profits ! More profits ! Cries Capitalism, his father !
But hope looms in the horizon
Food sovereignty, our hope !
Comes to restore social justice to humanity,
Ecological sustainability to nature
Biodiversity and cultural diversity to all peoples of Mother Earth !
Arise ye peoples, women and men, the landless, peasants, indigenous
farmers, forest and fisherfolks,
Let your hope be heard in all the corners of the earth !
Peasant Agroecology for Climate Justice NOW !
Globalise Struggle ! Globalise Hope !
Zimbabwean Peasant Movement
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Nyéléni newsletter no 32 - Climate Justice
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