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Here you will find articles written by various authors, to contextualize the movement, issues, debate, and solutions.

To see articles written by Movement Generation, visit our MG Articles & Speeches page.


Articles by Topic

Click to navigate to a specific issue:

Biological and Cultural Diversity
Climate Change & Ecological and Climate Disasters
Consumer Culture & Personal Change
Ecology, Economy, Energy & Climate – Financial Crisis, Green Economy, New Systems
False & Questionable Solutions – Cap and Trade, Market Solutions
Food & Agriculture – Food Sovereignty, Farming, Farmers Rights, Urban Farming
Political and Social Change & Movement Building
Racial and Economic Justice
Resources – Resource Management, Commons, Water
Militarism & War
Waste, Toxics & Health
Woman & Gender

 


BIOLOGICAL & CULTURAL DIVERSITY:

Vandana Shiva | Principles of Earth Democracy

Julie Whitty | Animal Extinction, the greatest threat to mankind, The Independent

Women Seed Forum in South Korea | Seed Heritage of the People [PDF Version]

Rob Hopkins | Resilience Thinking [PDF Version]

 


CLIMATE CHANGE & ECOLOGICAL AND CLIMATE DISASTERS:

Terry Allen | Climate Change Refugees, In These Times

Manuel Pastor, Robert Bullard, James Boyce, Alice Fothgrill, Rachel Morello-Frosch & Beverly Wright | In the Wake of the Storm:  environment, disaster and race after Katrina



CONSUMER CULTURE & PERSONAL CHANGE:

Warren Karlenzig | Suburbanization Meets The Crises of Climate Change, Peaking Resources and the Great Recession

K. Ansje Miller | What’s Fair? Consumers and Climate Change, Redefining Progress [PDF Version]



ECOLOGY, ECONOMY, ENERGY & CLIMATE –
Financial Crisis, Green Economy, New 
Systems:

Movement Generation | The Case for Holistic Economic Transformation Urban Habitat [PDF version]

Preeti Mangala Shekar | Who Gains from the Green Economy, Colorlines

Vandana Shiva | Food, Finance and Climate, Triple Crisis, A Three-Fold Opportunity

Vandana Shiva | Principles of Earth Democracy

Via Campesina | Call to mobilise for a Cool Planet



FALSE & QUESTIONABLE SOLUTIONS –
Cap and Trade, Market Solutions:

International Forum on Globalization, Post Carbon Institute | Searching For A Miracle- “Net Energy” Limits and the Fate of Industrial Society

M.K. Dorsey | Green Market Hustlers

Friends of the Earth | GM Crops Failing to Tackle Climate Change

Friends of the Earth | Fueling Destruction in Latin America:  The Real Price of Agrofuels

Richard Heinberg | Is “Clean Coal” a Dead End?

Indigenous Peoples’ Guide to False Solutions to Climate Change [PDF Version]

Sasha Lilley | Debunking False Solutions

Clayton Thomas-Muller | Cycle of Destruction Energy Exploitation on Sacred Native Lands



FOOD & AGRICULTURE –
Food Sovereignty, Farming, Farmers Rights, Urban Farming:

Debbie Barker, International Forum on Globalization | The Rise and Predictable Fall of Globalized Industrial Agriculture [PDF Version]

Dana Harvey | Urban Food Co-op Tackles Economic Empowerment

Frances Moore Lappe | The City That Ended Hunger, Belo Horizonte, YES Mag

Policy Link | Healthy Food for All:  Building Equitable and Healthy Food Systems in Detroit and Oakland

Clifton Ross | The Second Green Revolution

Vandana Shiva | Food, Finance and Climate, Triple Crisis, A Three-Fold Opportunity

Pablo Solon, Comrac Cullinan | For A Universal Declaration of the Rights of Mother Earth

Via Campesina | Call to mobilise for a Cool Planet

Women Seed Forum in South Korea | Seed Heritage of the People [PDF Version]



POLITICAL AND SOCIAL CHANGE & MOVEMENT BUILDING:

Beverly Bell and Other Worlds Collective | Who Says You Can’t Change The World, Just Economies and Societies in an Unjust Planet

Jeff Conant | The Right to Ecological Development, Left Turn

 

Movement Generation | Climate Change is Now… Is the Left Ready, Left Turn

Movement Generation |  Ecology and the Left, Left Turn, PDF version

Movement Generation | How to Break the Climate Stalemate Between the Global South and the North, YES Magazine

Center for Story-based Strategy (formerly Smart Meme) | A Call To Inovation PDF Version 


RACIAL AND ECONOMIC JUSTICE:

Poplock | The Poor Are Hit the Hardest By Climate Change, But Contribute the Least to it, Seattle PI

Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies | Climate Change as Civil Rights

Ngoc Nugyen | The Climate Gap– Poor Minorities Hardest Hit By Climate Change, New American Media

Manuel Pastor, Robert Bullard, James Boyce, Alice Fothgrill, Rachel Morello-Frosch & Beverly Wright  | In the Wake of the Storm:  environment, disaster and race after Katrina

 


RESOURCES –
Resource Management, Commons, Water:

Maude Barlow | On The Threshold of a Global Water Crisis

Beverly Bell and the Other Worlds Collaborative | Who Says You Can’t Change the World?

Millenium and Ecosystem Assessment | Ecosystems and Human Well Being:  Wetlands and Water [PDF Version]

Vandana Shiva | Water Wars, Excerpts from Water Wars Book

Food and Water Watch, Other Worlds | Reclaiming Public Water, Red VIDA, Transnational Institution, Changing the Flow:  Water Movements in Latin America [PDF Version]

 

 


MILITARISM & WAR:

Winona La Duke | An Indigenous Perspective on Feminism, Militarism and the The Environment

Movement Generation | War, Climate and Women, Urban Habitat
Movement Generation |  War, Climate Change and Women, Urban Habitat [PDF version]

 


WASTE, TOXICS & HEALTH:

Forward Together (formerly Asian Communities for Reproductive Justice) | Looking Both Ways, Women’s Lives At the Crossroads of Reproductive Justice and Climate Justice [PDF Version]

Corpwatch | Climate Justice Fact Sheet

Friends of the Earth | GM Crops Failing to Tackle Climate Change

Kenny Bruno, Joshua Karliner, & China Brotsky | Greenhouse Gangsters vs. Climate Justice, Corpwatch

Robert Bullard | Toxic Waste and Race at Twenty

Ellen Choy, Ana Orozco | Chevron in Richmond, Urban Habitat

Michael McCarthy | Water Scarcity Could Affect Billions:  Is This the Biggest Crisis of All?

Charles Moore | Out in the Pacific Plastic Is Getting Drastic:  World’s Largest Landfill in in the Middle of the Ocean [PDF Version]

Manuel Pastor, Rachel Morello-Frosch, James Sadd | Still Toxic After These Years:  Air Quality and Environmental Justice in San Francisco Bay Area [PDF Version]

Lydia Polgree, Marlise Simons | Global Sludge Ends in Tragedy for Ivory Coast, New York Times

 


WOMEN & GENDER:

Forward Together (formerly Asian Communities for Reproductive Justice) | Looking Both Ways, Women’s Lives At the Crossroads of Reproductive Justice and Climate Justice [PDF Version]

Stephen Blake Figura, Betsy Hartmann, Elizabeth Barajas-Roman | Reproductive Justice, Climate Justice and Peace, A Call for Solidarity Not Population Control

Movement Generation | War, Climate and Women, Urban Habitat
Movement Generation | War, Climate Change and Women, Urban Habitat [PDF version]

Winona La Duke | An Indigenous Perspective on Feminism, Militarism and the The Environment

Women Seed Forum in South Korea | Seed Heritage of the People [PDF Version]

 


 

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