Monthly Archives: July 2015

Video: Power at stake | Susan George at TEDxGeneva | Transnational Institute

A wonderful, personal, articulate tour de force of 40 years of “development” and future struggles. May 15, 2015 – 20 minutes of inspiration! Susan George looks back at her four decades of scholarship to explain what led her to write … Continue reading

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Green consumerism is no solution

by Richard Wilk Greenwashing is not just for corporations anymore — it has gone personal. Instead of feeling guilty about the huge gaps between wealthy and poor, the ways consumerism causes global warming, or how our daily pleasures cause rainforest … Continue reading

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Transition Conference 2015 18th – 20th September 2015 – Devon, UK

Transition Network is proud to be hosting the first international conference of the Transition movement. From it’s inception in 2007, the Transition movement has grown and spread to all corners of the globe and this gathering will showcase some of … Continue reading

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In praise of slow parenting

As a report reveals parents spend £1,500 entertaining children over the summer, LOUISE BATY says it’s time to take a relaxed approach http://www.express.co.uk/comment/expresscomment/593262/Secret-happy-school-holidays-go-with-the-slow-Louis-Baty

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Post-Development Discourse: Lessons for the Degrowth Movement (Part 1) | degrowth.de

By Lasse Thiele Is degrowth only conceivable in the context of “oversaturated” industrial societies while the global “South” remains dependent on growth? In two installments, this article questions such assumptions. In this first part it introduces positions critical of development … Continue reading

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Sustainable development is failing but there are alternatives to capitalism | Guardian

Ashish Kothari, Federico Demaria and Alberto Acosta Tuesday 21 July 2015 07.18 BST In the face of worsening ecological and economic crises and continuing social deprivation, the last two decades have seen two broad trends emerge among those seeking sustainability, … Continue reading

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Degrowth is not a choice available to those impoverished by capital

Firoze Manji I was interviewed recently by La Decroissance Magazine (http://www.ladecroissance.net/? chemin=journal&numero=121) about my views about degrowth, climate change and the environment. The magazine has been printed but the content is not available online. For those who might be interested, … Continue reading

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