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The Effect and Importance of the Spanish 15M Movement

An interview with Josep Maria Antentas, Professor of Sociology at the Autonomous University of Barcelona The movement born on 15 May 2011 marks a turning point in the social history of the Spanish state. Demonstrations over these two months have … Continue reading

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Peer-to-peer activities and the coming of the commons

This article in the July 2012 issue of Red Pepper is quite relevant to our discussions about degrowth. Michel Bauwens’ article examines how collaborative, commons-based activities (including manufacturing, information and even money) are emerging to challenge capitalism. Hilary Wainwright poses … Continue reading

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Degrowth: The Mauss that roared

Bob Thomson, Paris, 4 October 2012 Many of the processes of economic, political and cultural colonization which have become the accepted doctrines of our Western cultural narrative are rooted in the classical economic ideas of Adam Smith and David Ricardo. … Continue reading

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What is Degrowth?

Janet Eaton, an Atlantic Canada activist and participant in the May 2012 Montreal International Conference on Degrowth in the Americas, has written a cogent introductory summary of “what is degrowth” in her Beyond Collapse blog. Well worth reading and passing … Continue reading

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Beyond GDP lies Economic Degrowth

Friday, 13 July 2012 16:38 Beyond GDP lies Economic Degrowth By Joan Martinez-Alier The expression Beyond GDP, is in fashion in Brussels among some European civil servants and politicians, 40 years after Commission President Sicco Mansholt had already criticized GDP, … Continue reading

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US heatwave: “This is what global warming looks like”

Throughout June, the United States was hit by freak storms, intense heatwaves, prolonged drought, huge floods and out-of-control bushfires that have burnt out more than 2.1 million acres… “This is what global warming looks like at the regional or personal … Continue reading

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Will World Population Day Open the Gates to Coercive Contraception?

Another element of the degrowth and population debate! Bob by Betsy Hartmann On July 11, World Population Day, the British government and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation are hosting an international Family Planning Summit in London to launch an … Continue reading

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