Monthly Archives: June 2015

Pope Francis recruits Naomi Klein in climate change battle | World news | The Guardian

She is one of the world’s most high-profile social activists and a ferocious critic of 21st-century capitalism. He is one of the pope’s most senior aides and a professor of climate change economics. But this week the secular radical will … Continue reading

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If everyone lived in an ecovillage, the Earth would still be in trouble | The Simplicity Collective

We are used to hearing that if everyone lived in the same way as North Americans or Australians, we would need four or five planet Earths to sustain us. This sort of analysis is known as the “ecological footprint” and … Continue reading

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Megacity metabolism: is your city consuming a balanced resource diet?

UofT Civil Engineering magazine June 2015 New York is an energy hog, London and Paris use relatively fewer resources and Tokyo conserves water like a pro. These are just a few of the findings from a new study on “megacity … Continue reading

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“Vernacular Values: Remembering Ivan Illich”

by Andy Merrifield I’ve been revisiting the great maverick radical Ivan Illich, who died in 2002, aged 76. Illich was an Austrian who had no real homeland, a Jew who became a Catholic, a Priest who denounced the Vatican, a … Continue reading

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Rojava: building a better world

A compilation of material from the website of the Catalan Integrated Coop We share a compilation of texts, reference pages and videos to make known the revolution that people in Rojava are doing, while defending themselves from the attacks by … Continue reading

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Well worth a read: on ‘Charters’, the Commons, and contemporary politics

This is a gracious and informative ‘epistle’— a sublime restoration of the essay form — that wends its way through the past to some very pertinent lessons for contemporary political action… From Red Pepper via Brian Murphy ******* http://www.redpepper.org.uk/butter-bacon-and-fire-reclaiming-the-two-great-charters/ Butter, … Continue reading

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Degrowing mining

From Carla Sbert: csbert This paper is a thought experiment on what mining could look like if we took the Earth Charter seriously. The analysis is also inspired by degrowth critiques/proposals. Perhaps it may be of interest. It’s the 4th … Continue reading

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