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The Sickness in Our Food Supply System

Only when the tide goes out,” Warren Buffett observed, “do you discover who’s been swimming naked.” For our society, the Covid-19 pandemic represents an ebb tide of historic proportions, one that is laying bare vulnerabilities and inequities that in normal … Continue reading

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Progressive International launched

An interesting initiative Today marks the launch of the Progressive International, a global initiative with a mission to unite, organize and mobilize progressive forces around the world. https://roarmag.org/essays/progressive-international-launch At launch, the Progressive International is supported by an interim Council of … Continue reading

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Grassroots movements can rise during this crisis – Italy’s Sardines group shows how

Pandemics hand power to the people. Leadership is necessary, for an optimal outcome, but essentially it’s up to us what happens next. It’s in times like these that grassroots political movements can come into their own – if they know … Continue reading

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US bill to phase out factory farming

https://www.other-news.info/2020/05/the-world-is-taking-pity-on-us/ Sen. Elizabeth Warren announced Thursday that she would be co-sponsoring Sen. Cory Booker’s bill to phase out large-scale factory farming by 2040.

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10 Tasks for Cities Responding to the Pandemic

These are not necessarily a degrowth list of things to do, but they do provide some food for thought in that direction. Bob To prepare the ground for recovery, we are now forced to innovate. We must find ways to … Continue reading

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Arundhati Roy: Our Task is to Disable the Engine

While the human race is momentarily incarcerated, the earth has given us an indication of her ability to heal. But that is only temporary. Even in our moments of sickness and loss we cannot help but hold our collective breath … Continue reading

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Guardian: UK plans £250m boost for cycle lanes and fast-track e-scooter trial

The UK government is expected to unveil a £250m investment in UK cycle lanes to encourage commuters to ride to work instead of using public transport, as part of the effort to prevent a resurgence of coronavirus. https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2020/may/09/uk-to-invest-cycle-lanes-coronavirus-air-pollution

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Unhealthy environments kill 12.6 million a year

A valuable overview of world health issues An estimated 12.6 million people died as a result of living or working in an unhealthy environment 2012 – nearly 1 in 4 of total global deaths, according to new estimates from WHO. … Continue reading

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The world is on lockdown. So where are all the carbon emissions coming from?

It’s worth remembering that a dip in carbon emissions won’t lead to any changes in the Earth’s warming trend. Some scientists compare carbon dioxide in the atmosphere to water flowing into a leaky bathtub. The lockdown has turned the tap … Continue reading

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Seeing Red: Internationalist vision for a Green New Deal

Below is a link to the Rosa Luxemburg Foundation’s webinar from last Wednesday (1 hr 27 minutes) Insightful discussions and strategies to explore with Walden Bello, Thea Riofrancos and Grace Blakeley. Here is the recording available on YouTube: https://youtu.be/sCBIeJ_6t1k Coming … Continue reading

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