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Category Archives: Consumerism

War’s Shopping Cart

An interesting look at the militarisation of the US economy from Nick Turse. While the US has long been a permanent war economy, the consumer dimension of the corporate overlap … Continue reading

11 May, 2008 · 2 Comments

The Story of Stuff

Annie Leonard’s simplified, straightforward 21 minute video on the true cost of our consumer products, The Story of Stuff (see dedicated website for a synopsis and more info). Once you … Continue reading

12 December, 2007 · 1 Comment

Johan Galtung: Conflict and Civilisation

Thanks to Agent 99 for pointing out the updated link, the first location of which had lapsed (also updated on audio page). I’ve taken the opportunity to upload this talk … Continue reading

29 June, 2007 · 5 Comments

Consumerism and climate change

Charging Towards the Big Melt by Stephen Leahy BROOKLIN, Canada, Jan 15 (IPS) – Record retail store sales during the holiday season in North America is one reason 2007 is … Continue reading

19 January, 2007 · 6 Comments

Timely Reminders

"Those who crusade, not for God in themselves, but against the devil in others, never succeed in making the world better, but leave it either as it was, or sometimes perceptibly worse than what it was, before the crusade began. By thinking primarily of evil we tend, however excellent our intentions, to create occasions for evil to manifest itself."
-- Aldous Huxley

"The only war that matters is the war against the imagination. All others are subsumed by it."
-- Diane DiPrima, "Rant", from Pieces of a Song.

"It is difficult
to get the news from poems
yet men die miserably every day
for lack
of what is found there"
-- William Carlos Williams, "Asphodel, That Greeny Flower"