Monthly Archives: October 2019

Degrowth and the Green New Deal

Radical action on climate change is at last on the agenda. The emphasis is on urgency and action and – for XR notably – ‘truth.’ Questions of long-term strategy are less clear, but strategy platforms have been advanced. Foremost among … Continue reading

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Is population control the answer to fixing climate change? | CBC News

[One] argument is that if there were fewer people on Earth, greenhouse gases would be reduced and climate change could be averted. But experts say population control isn’t the panacea some think it might be. “It is a very complicated, … Continue reading

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Syria’s Kurds dreamt of a ‘Rojava revolution’. Assad will snuff this out

Three hundred thousand people displaced. Villages and infrastructure destroyed. Allegations of white phosphorus use. The costs of the Turkish invasion of northern Syria to create a “safe zone” are immense, the latest twist in the seemingly intractable Syrian war. Beyond … Continue reading

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Rewilding vs climate breakdown

We need the heating of the planet to be kept below 1.5C to avoid the catastrophic effects of climate breakdown. It’s no longer enough just to reduce carbon emissions. We also need to remove carbon from the atmosphere. Nature is … Continue reading

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Prospective future of platform cooperatives: my takeaways from Reshaping Work Barcelona 2019 | P2P Foundation

An interesting review of research on “platform coops” in Europe. Quite focused on this very specific alternative form of organizing cooperative work as part of the P2P approach to the transition to the commons, it’s an example of this discourse … Continue reading

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A grandfather’s tale and the true value of time | Daryl Austin | The Guardian

The following parable I’ve paraphrased from the book The 4-Hour Workweek, by Timothy Ferriss, transformed my views. The story begins with an American businessman who, on doctor’s orders, takes a vacation in Mexico. Unable to sleep after an urgent phone … Continue reading

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The Triumph of Injustice review – how to wrest control from multinationals | Books | The Guardian

A review that sounds promising – but says nothing about how the authors recommend greater tax income should be spent to end injustice. I’ll look for more reviews. Bob The authors’ core argument is that decisions on tax are the … Continue reading

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