Monthly Archives: June 2013

Capitalism’s view on protest: How do you get from a ‘No’ to a ‘Go?

Roger Cohen, New York Times, June 25, 2013 Small spark, large conflagration; disoriented leader, leaderless movement; vertical rigid state power, flat nimble protests; harsh authority, impish youth; force of the state, flexibility of Facebook; police crackdowns, agile regroupings; conspiracy charges, … Continue reading

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Pricing carbon: A failed strategy that won’t save the climate

by Simon Butler The notion that we can best reduce pollution by extending private property rights to pollution – had a fatal flaw at its core. Prices can never reflect true ecological values because those values simply cannot be expressed … Continue reading

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Quito declaration on ecosocialism and ‘buen vivir’

On June 10-12, Ecuador’s National Institute of Advanced Studies (IAEN, Spanish acronym) held an international symposium on Crisis of civilization, ecosocialism and ‘buen vivir’ . (“Buen Vivir” is usually translated as “living well,” but its meaning is closer to “living … Continue reading

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Post Growth: Collaborative Consumption in the Middle East & North Africa: Building on Cultural Traditions of Sharing

by Ahmad Sufiyan Bayram For those not familiar with sharing and collaborative consumption movements in the Arab World, these are not new ideas in the region, nor within Arabic culture. Throughout history, people have shared food, products and homes among … Continue reading

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What is green energy and what isn’t? A new report from the Corner House

Depictions of the alternative energy technologies of the future suggest salvation is at hand — but most of the politics and material realities associated with them are invariably missing. To support uncritically any and all initiatives that describe themselves as … Continue reading

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China orders growth sure to kill China as well as the planet

New York Times – Ian Johnson June 15, 2013 BEIJING — China is pushing ahead with a sweeping plan to move 250 million rural residents into newly constructed towns and cities over the next dozen years — a transformative event … Continue reading

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The crab revolution

How one crab discovered he/she didn’t always have to go only in straight lines. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DdLehwjV4pc&feature=youtube_gdata_player

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