Monthly Archives: July 2013

IPS: U.S. and EU Frustrate Peasants’ Rights Declaration

By Gustavo Capdevil GENEVA, Jul 2013 (IPS) – Staunch opposition by the U.S. delegation and, to one extent or another, by European countries has blocked the approval this year of a draft multilateral declaration on the rights of peasants and … Continue reading

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Beyond CSA: Community Supported Industry

Schumacher Center for a New Economics – Panel – 46 minute audio The transformative concept behind Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) – in which citizens share the risks and successes of a business with the entrepreneur – is increasingly understood in … Continue reading

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NYT: Fracking is a Gangplank to a Warm Future

By ANTHONY R. INGRAFFEA July 28, 2013 ITHACA, N.Y. — MANY concerned about climate change, including President Obama, have embraced hydraulic fracturing for natural gas. In his recent climate speech, the president went so far as to lump gas with … Continue reading

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The freedom to consume is a costly illusion” – A Degrowth Project

Vincent Liegey : “The freedom to consume is a costly illusion” – A Degrowth Project Publié le janvier 10, 2013 par Vincze By AgnèsRousseaux from BastaMag (March, 23 2013) “We have successfully created misery and ill-being in our opulent materialistic … Continue reading

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Detroit: We Are Shaking the World With a New Dream

Grace Lee Boggs: ‘We Are Shaking the World With a New Dream’ While austerity-pushers press for Detroit bankruptcy, Boggs says city “providing a model for change in the world” As Detroit faces possible bankruptcy and more calls for safety-net shredding … Continue reading

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The food crisis and agroecology

Dialogue with Miguel Altieri and Marc Dufumier: Sally Burch ALAI AMLAT-en, 24/07/2013.- There is a growing interest, not only in the rural world but also among urban populations, in ecological agriculture, due to its potential to ensure food supplies that … Continue reading

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Monetary and Fiscal Policies for a Finite Planet

Abstract: Current macroeconomic policy promotes continuous economic growth. Unemployment, poverty and debt are associated with insufficient growth. Economic activity depends upon the transformation of natural materials, ultimately returning to the environment as waste. Current levels of economic throughput exceed the … Continue reading

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