Monthly Archives: November 2011

New Internationalist: Growth is not the solution

In fact, says Zoe Cormier, it’s part of the problem – and a key component of a failing economic model. View Advertisements

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Naomi Klien’s Thought Bubble on the Keystone XL Pipeline

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How should ’degrowth’ apply to the South? Serge Latouche

Last December we (Le Monde Diplomatique) published an article about contraction economics – décroissance or ’degrowth’- a topic that has become a major subject of debate, not just within the counter-globalisation movement but in the wider world. The big question … Continue reading

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The politics of climate and the future of the planet (Naomi Klein)

Denialists are dead wrong about the science. But they understand something the left still doesn’t get about the revolutionary meaning of climate change. A long article thought provoking and excellent essay to appear in the 28 November 2011 issue of … Continue reading

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Policies of de-growth to face Global Change :The Virtuous Municipalities Association is promoting sustainability and well being in Italy

This paper focuses on the spread of degrowth proposal into Italian politics and highlights the results that such proliferation entails. The research emphasizes individual activity and explains the increasing of degrowth practices not as the result of institutional driving forces … Continue reading

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PROPOSAL ON MILLENNIUM CONSUMPTION GOALS (MCGs): INPUT TO THE RIO+20 COMPILATION DOCUMENT

Summary Establish a set of Millennium Consumption Goals for the period 2012-2020 and for subsequent decades, complementing the Millennium Development Goals, and helping to ensure that the basic needs of the poor are met, preserve and strengthen earth’s natural resource … Continue reading

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Decolonize Wall Street – Who are the 99 Percent?

IPS: Kanya D’Almeida, WASHINGTON, Oct 31 While the Occupy movements sweeping the U.S. have become almost synonymous with democracy, consensus-based processes, human microphones and other symbols of unity, many populations in the country have felt isolated by the language and … Continue reading

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