Monthly Archives: April 2013

Marx and President Correa’s Extraction

Joan Martínez Alier, President Rafael Correa of Ecuador asks when and where Marx criticizes mega-mining. In various interviews, Correa, the mouthpiece of mega-mining and the expansion of oil exploitation, has asked, “Let’s see, señores marxistas, where was Marx opposed to … Continue reading

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Change the System, Not the Climate

To Reclaim Our Future, We Must Change the Present. Our Proposal for Changing the System and not the Climate Climate Space, World Social Forum 2013 The capitalist system has exploited and abused nature, pushing the planet to its limits, so … Continue reading

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Vincent Liegey: “We can no longer grow in a finite world”

Libération – Economy – April 21, 2013, 19:06 INTERVIEW – The spokesperson for the supporters of degrowth, this engineer campaigns to give society an ecological and humane meaning. By Coralie Schaub Whilst France is desperately seeking a pathway to growth, … Continue reading

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Degrowth: From utopia to necessity

By Florent Marcellesi Growth is not the solution, it is the problem. In times of recession, societal growth leads to economic collapse and in good times, leads directly to ecological collapse. This “dilemma of growth” is translated either into socially … Continue reading

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Michael Klare : Entering a Resource-Shock World

Entering a Resource-Shock World How Resource Scarcity and Climate Change Could Produce a Global Explosion By Michael T. Klare Brace yourself. You may not be able to tell yet, but according to global experts and the U.S. intelligence community, the … Continue reading

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The Exploding Business of Travel and Tourism

OVERBOOKED By Elizabeth Becker 448 pp. Simon & Schuster. $28. As Elizabeth Becker observes in “Overbooked: The Exploding Business of Travel and Tourism,” her meticulously reported and often disturbing exposé of the travel industry, the world has gotten smaller – … Continue reading

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Proceedings: New Economy Summit – UBC, Vancouver – 4-6 April 2013

Videos of the sessions of the New Economy Summit held at UBC in Vancouver April 4-6 are now posted on the conference web site. The sessions were taped by the Extraenvironmentalist and are posted on their web site as well. … Continue reading

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