Updated introduction to ecological ethics

GreenNet member Dr Patrick Curry has published a revised and greatly-expanded second edition of his successful Ecological Ethics: An Introduction, first published in 2006 by Polity Press. 

Public pressure on corporate tax behaviour works, by Richard Murphy

Originally Posted on September 2 2014

An interesting new academic paper has been published suggesting that pressure from activists has a significant impact on corporate tax behaviour.

Are eco-sceptic politicians, not terrorists, the greatest threat?

Paul Mobbs, "Mobbsey's Musings", 3rd September 2014 - Eco-sceptic politicians, not terrorists, are the greatest threat to the British public today – statistics versus polemic in 'The War Against Terrorism'.

Guerilla woolfare: against the madness of mutually assured destruction, by Rebecca Johnson and Jaine Rose

Rolling out a seven mile knitted pink peace scarf between the Atomic Weapons Establishment complexes at Aldermaston and Burghfield on Nagasaki Day may sound crazy. It isn't as insane as letting the UK government spend another £100 billion on building a new nuclear weapons system to replace Trident.

Access condemns “trial” and sentencing of Egyptian activist Alaa Abd El Fattah

1:59pm | 12 June 2014 | by Access Team,

It is with a heavy heart that Access reports that Egyptian longtime human rights activist Alaa Abd El Fattah has been jailed and sentenced to 15 years in prison today, along with 24 other activists.

The economics of the Iraq war, by John Aziz

The Iraq war has been perhaps the greatest disaster and embarrassment of my lifetime, and the recent degeneration into civil war in the country makes George W. Bush and Tony Blair's decision to invade that country even less wise than it looked before.

How David Defeated Goliath: Volunteering for Womankind, by Laura Seboth

Picture yourself an open plan office space within an “Ethical properties” building in one of the hippest areas in London. Add the faces of women and girls from all over the world just hanging on the wall, looking at you – tough, mischievous, proud. Now, populate the image with a bunch of well-informed people and you might just be surprised by what you can do. I found that it’s between these piles of paper, leaflets and packets of tea that the magic happens. Really.

Take your daughter to work day

Hitchin Girls’ School took part in take your daughter to work day, organised by take our daughters and sons to work foundation.

Fracking is the death spasm of a defunct economic order, by Paul Mobbs

Political support for fracking is not just about energy, writes Paul Mobbs. It reflects the greater ecological and resource crisis at the root of our current economic woes – and only postpones the essential shift to a new kind of economy.

For eight months I’ve been travelling around England and Wales talking about ‘unconventional gas’ – shale gas, coal-bed methane and underground coal gasification, often erroneously conflated as ‘fracking’.

This intensive period of work began last June, and continued into 2014 to meet the continued requests for talks.

London's hidden green spaces are its heart and lungs

Hidden in the back-streets and back-alleys of neglected estates, on railway sidings and in disused corners of the city, seemingly unnoticed by the hustle and bustle of the rat race, is a network of precious green space.
There are 16 city farms in London and hundreds of community gardens and growing sites. Almost without exception they are independent charities, started by volunteers and treasured by their local communities.

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