Monthly Archives: April 2013

UNRISD conference Geneva May 6-8: The potential and limits of Social and Solidarity Economy

As interest in alternative production, finance and consumption grows in the face of global crises, this conference will explore the potential and limits of Social and Solidarity Economy (SSE) — organizations such as cooperatives, women’s self-help groups, social enterprise and … Continue reading

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The Psychological Strains of Digital Activism

By Cameran Ashraf There are different kinds of digital activists. Some focus on Twitter or spreading information. Others mobilize support on Facebook. A few make posters, motivational videos, or leverage other talents. Some provide direct technological support to movements and … Continue reading

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Growing Climate Crisis

Growing Climate Crisis Wed Apr 17, 2013 by Phil Gasper https://sites.google.com/site/isrcriticalthinking/home/the-growing-climate-crisis The Growing Climate Crisis ISR 87, January-February 2013 International agencies have issued warnings of catastrophe if nothing is done to slow climate change, so why are world governments refusing … Continue reading

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World Resources Institute : Is sustainability still possible?

IPS OP-ED: letting nature take its course? Published on April 12th, 2013 Written by: Erik Assadourian WASHINGTON, Apr 12 2013 (IPS) – Is sustainability still possible? Yes. Is it still probable? No. With bold action today, tomorrow, and in years … Continue reading

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Report on Economics of Happiness conference

After months of preparation, the 2013 Economics of Happiness Conference, held in Byron Bay, NSW Australia, was a tremendous success http://hosted.verticalresponse.com/857593/4aa16c3083/1620022255/e965c9a22e/

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Wallerstein: End of the Road for Runaway Factories? and capitalism

Commentary No. 351, April 15, 2013 “End of the Road for Runaway Factories?” Ever since there has been a capitalist world-economy, one essential mechanism of its successful functioning has been the runaway factory. After years of significant accumulation of capital … Continue reading

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Beppe Grillo interview: Degrowth in Italy??

Is Beppe Grillo talking about degrowth? I don’t know, but this makes interesting reading. Bob http://www.neurope.eu/blog/war-and-we-ll-win Until recently, Beppe Grillo was simply a successful comedian. But these days, the powerful in Italy — and beyond — fear Grillo The Protest … Continue reading

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