Bjarke Møller: The politics of hope ENVIRONMENT: As a political project, the nations of Europe have failed to find common ground. Can the local and regional based on several "pacts" form the framework for a perspective – which will contribute to the development of a new paradigm?
GREEN POLICY: The leader of the Danish party Frie Grønne, Sikandar Siddique, asks MODERN TIMES: «What good is it that there is 'a good atmosphere on the train' if we all on the train are heading towards the abyss? Those of us in the North who "sit on the pig" must find their way out of the consumer hamster wheel.
Ellen S de Vibe, Erik Berg (eds.), Peter Schultz Jørgensen: The world of cities, Take back the city ENVIRONMENT: We are on a collision course with both natural and social capital, globally, what former UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon called a global suicide pact. Well, we have to build a new future stone by stone – knowing that we will not see the result ourselves.
Pelle Dragsted: Nordic Socialism – Towards a democratic economy ECONOMY: Dragsted has a number of suggestions for how employees can get a larger share of the «community cake» – e.g. by shutting them into the corporate executive rooms.
Mads Christoffersen, Kallis, Paulson, D'Alisa, Demaria, Barcelona En Comú, Debbie Bookchin, Ada Colau: The Yellow Vests Have the Word, The Case of DEGROWTH, Fearless Cities: A Guide to the Global Municipalist Movement 3 BOOKS ON ECOLOGY: From the Yellow Vests came new forms of organization within production, housing and consumption functions. And with "Degrowth", starting with very simple actions such as protection of water, air and soil. And what about the local?
The surprise was big when Bookchin's co-worker, Janet Biehl, opened her letterbox at home in the USA in 2004 and found a letter from a former German diplomat who, on behalf of Abdullah Öcelan, wanted to establish contact to exchange thoughts on Bookchin's ideas.
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