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Phyles and the new communalism

An illustrated history of the biggest changes in our time: the globalization of the small and the reemergence of empowered communities.

Keeping local communities alive

Globalization is a doomed venture in the face of more and more expensive energy costs, unfortunately before it falls apart it may destroy the local communities which will be the base of any alternative arrangements. 

Gold and the beast: a brief history of the Roman conquest of Dacia

The beast of prey that, today, we call "Globalization" is facing the same problem that the old Roman Empire was facing in its times...

Local Alternatives to Globalized Development: A View from India  

Ashish Kothari provides a sobering account of the social and environmental impacts of globalized development in India and highlights a diverse range of localist alternatives taking place in communities throughout India.

The Coffee Grower’s Paradox

Do climate change adaptation programs just shift climate vulnerability?

The warming Arctic, a hyper strategic crisis

Because of climate change, the Arctic is warming and melting...However, basically, this new geophysical situation is triggering what is the mother of all strategic crisis: the long planetary hyper strategic crisis.

TPP: Poison for Community Resilience

Want to label GM foods? Sorry, that’s a barrier to trade. Want local schools to buy healthy food from local farmers? Nope, that might violate the rights of Big Ag. Want to protect a forest? Stand aside, you’re in the way of profits.

Outsourcing Pollution and Energy-Intensive Production

Globalization has largely been seen in the context of the outsourcing of information technologies. But the larger outsourcing that globalization is leading to is the outsourcing of pollution and the energy-intensive production of goods.

Food & agriculture - June 4

•Breaking the grass ceiling: On U.S. farms, women are taking the reins •The USDA's Latest Report on Energy Use in Agriculture •More Than Honey •Is the US About to Become One Big Factory Farm for China? •Peak Water, Peak Oil ...Now, Peak Soil?

Urban Ag: Taking steps toward political ecology

Practitioners of urban agriculture have a lot to be proud of, including forming part of a “food movement,” which is increasing in size and influence. People are questioning food systems conventions and the dominant forms of food production (industrial farming) and distribution …

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