Monthly Archives: March 2012

The growth paradigm: an International Socialist critique

Gareth Dale, 27 March 2012, International Socialism: A Quarterly Journal of Socialist Theory Excerpts: The growth paradigm, as I use the term, refers to the proposition that economic growth is good, imperative, essentially limitless, and the principal remedy for a … Continue reading

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“We have not prepared sufficiently for the toll that irresponsible growth is having on the environment”: President of the USA

As the president said, in an address from the White House: Truth be told, the problem has been our whole attitude about globalisation. When I say “our”, I really mean in this context the elite… We have all been focused … Continue reading

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David Suzuki’s test tube video

David Suzuki explains the limits to growth using a test tube of bacteria food slowly filling with bacteria as a metaphor for our overconsuming planet. In this four minute video, assuming exponential growth, we see the screen gradually fill with … Continue reading

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Canadian Dimension issue on degrowth

This is an excellent introduction to degrowth from an excellent Canadian magazine. Bob Canadian Dimension: March/April 2012: The Degrowth Issue Volume 46, Issue 2 A small but vibrant movement that began in France in 2001, and has now crossed the … Continue reading

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Royal Roads Regional De-growth Preparatory Workshop March 30th

De-growth: A Critical Juncture? A Robert Bateman Critical Conversation Centre for Dialogue, Royal Roads University March 30th, 2012 http://crcresearch.org/news/crc/regional-de-growth-preparatory-workshop On March 30th, 2012, a regional workshop exploring the de-growth movement and alternatives to constant economic growth will be held Royal … Continue reading

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Registration for the Montreal Degrowth in the Americas Conference is now open

The registration page for the Degrowth in the Americas conference in Montreal from 13-19 May 2012 is now open. You can register via Concordia University’s secure web site and pay by credit card or cheque. http://montreal.degrowth.org/registration.html

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Re-politicising society, re-socialising politics with Degrowth

by Vincent Liegey, former spokesperson of the French degrowth movement, PhD student on degrowth at the University of Economics of Budapest, Hungary. What political strategy for a democratic and serene transition towards sustainable and desirable societies of Degrowth? Since the … Continue reading

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