Saturday, July 2, 2022

Tag: consumerism

Complacency rules: Consumerism and the environment

Complacency and the refusal to change individual behavior and collective ways of living are stoking the underlying cause of the crisis—consumerism.

When less is more

We must look critically at all the forms of consumption that could be eliminated to the ultimate benefit of all.

Forget the badgering of hack politicians. Consumer boycotts & eco-smart investing...

Imagine the convergence when boycotts and selective stock investments boost targeted street actions

Focusing on cutting emissions alone won’t halt environmental decline, we must...

There is no free lunch when it comes to halting climate and environmental breakdown.

Consuming stuff: The polluting world of fashion

The environment and why we can never buy any new clothing ever again!

Everything I know about a low-waste lifestyle I learned from my...

Frugality doesn’t just save money – it helps save the environment, too.

#BuyNothing: Greenpeace and partners ask people to make something instead this...

"With our throwaway lifestyles, we are fueling climate change, pollution and the destruction of people’s homes and irreplaceable natural wonders. MAKE SMTHNG Week offers a fun and creative way out of this wasteful consumerism."

Faces of pain, faces of hope

The message of the consumer society, pumped out over flat screen televisions, computers and smartphones, to those trapped at the bottom of society is loud and unrelenting: You are a failure.

How Consumer Culture Is Killing Citizenship

We live in a society where market values spread without limit, in which we are branding and selling ourselves along with everything else, including public office. How do we stop it?

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Naomi Klein: The US is in the midst of a ‘shock-and-awe judicial coup’

"The rolling judicial coup coming from this court is by no means over," warned the author of "The Shock Doctrine."

Divided we fail: A way forward for a divided progressive left?

Those that attempt to divide the progressive left into opposing camps at war with each other are almost as big a threat to the movement as the far right.

NATO and a war foretold

While the world determines how to hold Russia accountable for the horrors it is committing in Ukraine, the members of NATO should do some honest self-reflection.

4 myths about raising the minimum wage

We’re the richest country in the world, home to the richest people on the planet. We can, and we must, treat our workers with the dignity and respect they deserve.

“Where will the nuclear waste go?”

So, what should be done about nuclear waste?