Category Archives: ecology

Re-framing the mess we’re in: ideology-action-structure complexes and coloniality.

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Re-framing the mess we’re in:  ideology-action-structures and coloniality. This is a working paper in which I explore some ideas I’ve been working with.  It takes a long and comprehensive view of where we are, how we…

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Fracking near home

Sunday and I joined the rally against iGas’s exploratory drilling for shale gas and coal bed methane at Barton Moss near Eccles, just across the Ship Canal from here. It was a good turnout – my estimate is around 400 … Continue reading

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It’s the climate, stupid. Preventing the coming catastrophe.

So of course this is the no 1 story that dominates all political discourse, no? Planet likely to warm by 4C by 2100, scientists warn (the Guardian) http://gu.com/p/3ygbq/tw “New climate model taking greater account of cloud changes indicates heating will … Continue reading

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We must articulate and publicise viable alternatives.

In the last few days I’ve been moved to write two responses to public statements that each in their way exemplify the bankruptcy of dominant understandings of the challenges facing our society and economy. The first was from Richard Leese, … Continue reading

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Festival review: El Sueño Existe

http://thejazzbreakfast.com/2013/09/02/festival-review-el-sueno-existe/ Well this review has saved me the job of writing a post on El Sueño Existe (The Dream Lives On). It captures very well the unique feel of the festival which, at 40 years after the imperio-fascist coup in … Continue reading

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Too much green growth

An interesting concept, isn’t Green Growth OK?  One problem of the idea of ‘sustainable growth’ is that nobody yet has found a way to ensure that the resource throughputs of an economy are decoupled from its growth, whatever the nature … Continue reading

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Venezuela: promise and challenge

One of the best articles I’ve seen on the state of the Venezuelan “Bolivarian Revolution”:  it sets out its promise and the challenges and contradictions it faces.  Notable among them is this: “…the priority to preserve the planet and save … Continue reading

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Well-being and economic alternatives – a week with 2 conferences

On Monday I went to a conference on Extractives and Development in the Andes.  It was at the Institute for the Study of the Americas at Univ of London and co-sponsored by Bolivia Infor,mation Forum and Peru Support group.  The … Continue reading

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Re-framing the mess we’re in: ideology-action-structures and coloniality.

Re-framing the mess we’re in:  ideology-action-structures and coloniality. This is a working paper in which I explore some ideas I’ve been working with.  It takes a long and comprehensive view of where we are, how we got here, and what … Continue reading

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Mending clothes

On the way to Making Another World Real:  Latin America Today on 26 Jan, as I got on the tram money fell out of my trousers, one of 2 pairs of very nice green corduroys bought in Valencia back in … Continue reading

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