Defend, extend and deepen the commons
An extract from 'Economics after capitalism: a guide to the ruins and a road to the future' by Derek Wall
Stop Thief! The Commons, Enclosures and Resistance, by Peter Linebaugh, reviewed by Derek Wall
The flaws in coalition climate policy
Derek Wall analyses Chris Huhne's recently announced climate change policy.
The forests are saved, but campaigners must remain vigilant
Derek Wall puts the fight against forest privitisation in a global and historical perspective.
An ecological manifesto
The Ecological Revolution by John Bellamy Foster (Monthly Review Press, 2009), reviewed by Derek Wall
Inside the Revolution: A Journey into the Heart of Venezuela
Derek Wall reviews Pablo Navarrete's new documentary
Can the Green Left rescue Iceland?
The collapse of the Icelandic banks and economy has created the first left victory of the current economic crisis, says Derek Wall
Up in smoke
Derek Wall looks at the many dangers of burning our waste
The pub is a British institution under threat. By Derek Wall
Costing the Earth
The Stern Review on the Economics of Climate Change has forced even hardened neoliberals to acknowledge that there is a serious problem. But we need to look beyond Stern's emphasis on the market to provide a solution, writes Derek Wall
Open source and free software top 10
www.mozilla.org Download the popular Firefox web browser and Thunderbird email package www.openoffice.org The best alternative to Microsoft Office www.limewire.org Sharing millions of music, video and other files www.gimp.org Powerful image manipulation software audacity.sourceforge.net Edit and record your own music and remixes fedora.redhat.com One of the most popular versions of the Linux operating system www.mamboserver.com Award-winning […]
The future is geek
Why pay out good money to Microsoft and the big corporations when you can get the computer software you need for free? Derek Wall hails the open source revolutionaries
After 30 years, the Green Party comes of age
Against the odds the Green Party is 30 years old. For those of us on the inside, getting past 1981 looked doubtful and it was perhaps both a surprise and a relief to reach the 1990s. The British political system has traditionally been unforgiving to new parties. But the party has survived, is growing and is making an electoral impact: it has seven MSPs, two MEPs and numerous councillors. Most important of all, it is now a party of the left.
The Green Party and the euro
While the Green Party now accepts that the UK should stay within the European Union, it sees the EU as over-centralized and driven by a neo-liberal agenda.
Darker shades of green
Derek Wall traces the thread of ecofascism through the Green movement's history