Category Archives: Collapse & Beyond Collapse

Submission on the TPP to the Standing Committee on International Trade [Common Frontiers Canada, Author Janet M Eaton, PhD, Aug 26 2016]

http://www.commonfrontiers.ca/ Common Frontiers Canada Logo August 26, 2016 Common Frontier’s Submission on the TPP to the Standing Committee on International Trade Author: Janet M Eaton, PhD, Contributors: Rick Arnold, Raul Burbano Executive Summary This brief questions the rationale behind the … Continue reading

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Fracking Industry: Misinformation, Hype and the Financial Risks with Reference to Nova Scotia and the Wheeler Commission.

By Janet M Eaton, PhD Introduction: Much has been written about the environmental, geological, social, cultural, health, and small scale local economic concerns related to hydraulic fracturing for shale gas. At the same time there is growing awareness of the … Continue reading

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Australia’s Rejection of Investor-State, from AUSFTA to the Gillard Government’s Trade Policy and the implications for Canada.

By Janet M Eaton, PhD. December 31st , 2013.  Introduction: This paper places the Australian Labor government’s 2011 policy of Investor -State rejection within the context of the escalating criticism of Investor-State Agreements [ISAs] and the extent to which they … Continue reading

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Manifesto of the Poor – Solutions Come from Below, By Fr. Francisco Van der Hoff Boersma, Co-founder of Fair Trade. Overview by Janet M Eaton, PhD

Introduction: Father Francisco Van der Hoff Boersma or Father Frans, as he is familiarly known, is a Dutch worker priest, with PhDs in both economics and theology, who has written an impassioned, highly informed, insightful and compelling Manifesto of the … Continue reading

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CBC`s Enright interviews founder of `People Who Share` movement & co-founder of `buynothingchristmas.org`

An excellent CBC Sunday Edition program from Michael Enright as usual. Michael Enright notes that emerging alternatives to consumerism such as `people sharing` networks and `buy nothing Christmas` campaigns  challenge our way of life and restructure our economy and he … Continue reading

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What is Degrowth ? By Janet M Eaton, August 6th 2012 (Revised Copy)

Degrowth is a call for a radical break from traditional growth-based models of society whether ‘left’ or ‘right’, to invent new ways of living together in a true democracy, respectful of the values of equality and freedom, based on sharing … Continue reading

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The Harper Budget: Assault on the Environment for Big Oil Profits: Roundup of Canadian Environmental NGO Responses

By Janet M Eaton, PhD, April 14, 2012   It was no surprize that the Federal Budget, or more correctly the “Economic Action Plan 2012”, as it was entitled, would continue the Harper government’s support for tar sands oil and a … Continue reading

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