Monday, 18 January 2010

Reading w/e 17th January

Why we need a cultural revolution in consumption.
Hits the nail on the head. It's our rampant consumerism, the everlasting quest for further growth that is driving climate change. The inconvenient truth is we're all responsible but likewise we all have the power to stop it getting worse if we stop consuming as we do.

Environmental activists killed by mining companies in Latin America
Indymedia report on the death of an anti-mining protester in El Salvador. Activists in the Central American nation regularly receive death threats.

SMS Uprising: Mobile activism in Africa
Introductory chapter from a new book on the use of mobile phones by activists in Africa.

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