The Free Range Network's “Fracking Truth”
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The Free Range Network
The Free Range Network is a “dysorganisation” of researchers and campaigners working as an informal collective, undertaking public interest research on the environmental and technological mechanisms of lifestyle change
WEIRD – Thinking Beyond Technology:
Issue no.6, ‘The Ecological 'Lie of the Land'’
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- ☮ Introduction to ‘The Lie’
- A radical change to land rights in Britain is essential to changing our global impact.
- ☮ ‘We Are All Part of the Same Compost Heap’
- Let’s strip away all our ‘civilised’ pretences and view ourselves for what we are.
- ☮ History file: ‘Universal Declaration of Rights of Mother Earth’
- Agreed by people from 100 nations at a conference in Bolivia in 2010.
- ☮ The one thing that money can’t buy: ‘Poverty’
- When everything is reduced to an economic value, only that value has relevance.
- ☮ Numerical Ramblings: ‘The Land’, by the numbers
- Before we proceed, let’s define what ‘this land’ is
- ☮ The ‘green’ environmental message has failed
- For the majority, the environmental lobby does not represent their best interests.
- ☮ You cannot ‘redistribute’ a deficit
- “If only the land/wealth were more fairly shared things would be much better”
- ☮ Change and an ‘ecological’ vision of land rights
- An ‘ecological’ vision of land rights isn't just about the ‘physical’ access to land.
- ☮ A truly ecological society cannot exist while proprietary rights persist
- Creating a truly ecological society requires we tear-down the barrier which stands in opposition to that - 'proprietary rights'.
- ☮ In conclusion: Change is hard, but in the near future inaction will be a lot worse
- Anarchist principles provide the most effective means to order from the chaos of the collapse of industrial society.