Monthly Archives: May 2012

Latin America: Towards a new sense of history

by Anibal Quijano FEDAEPS, 17 March 2011 Translated by Bob Thomson, 7 April 2012 First published in Civilizational change and Good Living, FEDAEPS, Quito, August 2010 We are in a raging crisis, which at the same time brings together global … Continue reading

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Tunnel vision on population and poverty

A critical review of the UK Royal Society’s report People and the Planet by Ian Angus No matter how often the “too many people” argument is refuted, it always returns, making the same claim that people are breeding too much … Continue reading

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The Fable of Growth

May 25, 2012, The Other News, Robert B. Reich Imagine a country in which the very richest people get all the economic gains. They eventually accumulate so much of the nation’s total income and wealth that the middle class no … Continue reading

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Media “balance” unbalances climate debate

The corporate-funded propaganda campaign designed to hoodwink the public and prevent any concerted public action on climate change has been remarkably successful… An article by Naomi Oreskes in Science in 2005 studying global climate change articles in peer-reviewed scientific journals … Continue reading

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The Natural Capital Declaration – a statement by financial institutions for Rio+20

Being at the top of the corporate food chain, financial institutions (banks, investors, insurers and reinsurers) can have significant indirect impacts on biodiversity and ecosystem services through their customers, and direct impacts through their purchasing decisions… Now, in the build-up … Continue reading

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An Argentine/Latin American Perspective On Degrowth

Tierramerica, May 10, 2012 By Marcela Valent The controversial concept of degrowth receives little press coverage in a region like Latin America. But the idea of a way of life that is not aimed exclusively at GDP growth does have … Continue reading

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Welcome to Degrowth Canada / Canada Après La Croissance

Welcome to the Degrowth Canada web site. We are a small not-for-profit organization recently set-up by a number of participants and organizers of the International Conference on Degrowth in the Americas (Montreal 13-20 May 2012) to act as a vehicle … Continue reading

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