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GAIA : Index

GAIA : Index

Debt Versus Democracy: A Battle for the Future Strike Debt on Fifth Avenue for Global Noise Demo. (Photo: Marisa Holmes) In the US and Europe, the movement of squares has responded to attacks on the social good by debt resistance and direct democracy. In assemblies, mic checks and self-organization, they demonstrated that another world is possible. Now the movement is articulating full-scale resistance. The movement of squares was born of the crisis of debt and democracy. The crisis began in the mid-1970s when the US went off the gold standard and pursued policies of inflation, effectively plunging the Third World into a debt crisis. By 2006 and 2007 the housing bubble was already in the making. Despite public outcry, Congress responded by approving the Emergency Economic Stabilization Act of 2008 and they effectively socialized the private debts of the financial sector and placed the burden of these debts on taxpayers. Strike Debt in Central Park for Global Noise Demo. The average American has a double debt burden.

Zero Waste Europe | EU Waste blog – Phasing waste out of the system Global Exchange Sondage : indépendance et pluralité des journalistes et des médias L’Observatoire des Journalistes et de l’Information Médiatique a lancé du 7 au 16 février une consultation publique sur la perception du système médiatique français. Nous proposions à nos lecteurs de donner leur avis sur l’indépendance et la pluralité des journalistes et des médias, en répondant à un sondage de 12 questions. Ce sondage est désormais fermé. L’Ojim a mis en ligne son premier sondage sur les médias pendant une semaine et vous avez été plus de 5000 à répondre, un résultat très encourageant. Il faut bien situer la valeur de ce sondage. Les médias sont considérés comme peu ou pas indépendants (95%), influencés par leurs propriétaires (88%), les annonceurs (81%) alors que la liberté d’expression tend à se dégrader en France (85%). Les journalistes sont classés à gauche (47%) voire très à gauche (39%) et sont considérés comme éloignés des réalités (89%) ; leur manque de pluralisme idéologique nuit à leur indépendance (60%). Cliquez pour télécharger (PDF / PNG / JPG)

Centro di Ricerca Rifiuti Zero | Dal caffè alle proteine Dal caffè alle proteine è il progetto di educazione ambientale promosso dal Centro di Ricerca Rifiuti Zero del Comune di Capannori con il patrocinio della ASL2 di Lucca. Per quattro mesi gli alunni... Read More Rifiuti Zero al Good Design Up di best UP Best Up con Cascina Cuccagna presenta la quinta edizione di GOODESIGN dall’8 al 13 aprile 2014 presso Cascina cuccagna a Milano. Report assemblea nazionale Legge Rifiuti Zero Sabato 15 marzo, dalle ore 10 alle 19.30, al Hotel Royal Continental si è... Arte Rifiuti Zero un nuovo sito, un nuovo progetto All’indirizzo potrete trovare il nuovo sito del Centro... Consumer Watchdog Earthlife Africa Jhb | Earthlife, groundWork, and Greenpeace quit stakeholder forum over Eskom Espionage Climate change Eskom Espionage: Eskom responds to Earthlife, groundWork, and Greenpeace +++ Addition to the post: Johannesburg, Monday 18 February 2013 – Eskom has sent a reply to Earthlife, groundWork, and Greenpeace regarding the spying that has taken place on these organisations by the infamous ‘Swartberg Intelligence Services’. However, the personal response made by Eskom’s CEO Brian Dames is totally inappropriate: none of the demands of the affected civil society organisations have been met. Johannesburg, Wednesday 13 February 2013 – Earthlife, groundWork, and Greenpeace have suspended their participation in Eskom’s NGO forum following reports that Eskom contracted Swartberg Intelligence Support Services to spy on the organizations. “Eskom’s shocking move highlights the deep rot within the organisation that takes us back to the dark days of apartheid. Contact: Download: Click here to download the press release.

Cradle To Cradle Products Innovation Institute Eskom Spying: NGOs Quit Stakeholder Forum | Greenpeace Africa Feature story - February 13, 2013 Environmental NGOs Earthlife, groundwork, and Greenpeace have suspended their participation in Eskom’s NGO forum following reports that Eskom contracted an intelligence company to spy on the organisations. "Eskom’s shocking move highlights the deep rot within the organisation that takes us back to the dark days of apartheid. If we cannot trust Eskom’s leadership to deal openly with those that are pushing it towards sustainable practices, how can we trust them with such an important asset as our energy provision? The organisations have received documents exposing correspondence between SA’s utility monopoly and Swartberg Intelligence Services. "Eskom has demonstrated that it is a completely unscrupulous organisation both in terms of its energy choices and ethical standards," said Michael O'Brien Onyeka, Greenpeace Africa's Executive Director.

Premi | Comune di Capannori Premi e riconoscimenti ottenuti dall'amministrazione comunale. Premio Toscana Ecoefficiente 2010 Segmalazione del Premio "Toscana ecoefficiente" 2009-2010 per la realizzazione di tre progetti: la Via dell'acqua, l'adesione alla strategia 'Rifiuti Zero' e i distributori dei detersivi alla spina. Premio "Sodalitas social award" 2010 Sostenibilità e partecipazione a Capannori, primo Comune in Italia “Verso Rifiuti Zero”: Premio 2010 Un Bosco per Kyoto "Per l'impegno profuso nel limitare i danni del riscaldamento globale e dei relativi cambiamenti climatici attraverso una politica di riduzione delle emissioni di gas serra e di difesa dell'ambiente naturale". Premio 2009 Ecoitech 2009 “Primo comune in Italia ad aver aderito alla strategia rifiuti zero entro il 2020 con una serie di iniziative che vanno dalla raccolta 'porta a porta' alle eco-sagre". Premio Comuni Ricicloni 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009 Premio 2008 Comuni a 5 stelle Premio Comune Riutilizzatore 2009 “Acquisto materiale ricilato”

Resistance From a Cage: Julian Assange Speaks to Norwegian Journalist Eirik Vold Julian Assange, founder of, pictured outside the Frontline Club in London, July 26, 2010. (Photo: The New York Times)This is an exclusive English translation of an interview published Saturday, February 16, 2013, in the Norwegian news outlet Dagens Næringsliv. Julian Assange is the itinerant hacker from the Australian Outback who gave the world the biggest leak of secret documents in history. Seven months into his embassy asylum, the cyber crusade for transparency goes on. This is not the first time that WikiLeaks has come under attack, Assange tells me. "We had been through a couple of fights. A cryptographer friend? Travelers in the Australian Outback "I do what I do because I saw the opportunity," Assange says. Don't even bother to ask if he became the world's most famous leaker and the West's number-one dissident because of his special family background and childhood in the Australian Outback. "I really don't like that approach," he says. Meet Mendax The Rebel Library Notes:

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