Ecology and Environment

Masanobu Fukuoka - The Natural Way of Farming - The theory and Practice of Green Philosophy

Masanobu Fukuoka - The Natural Way of Farming - The theory and Practice of Green Philosophy

second book of masanobu fukuoka, in which he more concretely and with more details explains his philosophy and practice. fukuoka says that man should be anti-anthropocentric, to observe the nature, to learn from it but also to know that he is not able to perceive all the natural lows. by observing and learning from nature, and producing food and other needs by just imitating natural laws and minimally adapting them, man can create sustainable and fulfilling environment for himself.  read more »

Masanobu Fukuoka - The One-Straw Revolution

Masanobu Fukuoka - The One-Straw Revolution

masanobu fukuoka (1913-2008) was japanese farmer, philosopher, and scientist, but also one of the most ingenious individuals of our times. after few decades of experimenting he developed various ways of producing food almost without interventions characteristic for conventional agriculture, such as tilling, pruning, or fertilization (what is today known as permaculture), usually even with higher yields. hes work is also deeply philosophically inspired, mostly by traditional bhuddism and taoism.  read more »

Eating Acorns

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When the ants stop marching one by one...

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This was a story I wrote mostly from memory while in month two of seven of my incarceration in the Texas prison-industrial complex. Whether insect, plant, animal, or human, we are all pests to the state and our other enemies. In here, I attempt to relate and draw inspiration from our shared struggles. I kept the story in it's original version, but at the end of this zine I added some additional information.  read more »

Greenwashing and You!, a primer on "green" capitalism

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This short zine explores the concept of greenwashing, and, more broadly, the idea of green consumerism. Also suggests some less-than-subtle solutions for the problems arising from industrial society.

Pass these out at an Earth Day festival near you!

folktales: paradise apocalypse

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Folktales from past and future, as written by Tom Smith and Myra Eddy, plus others. Poetry, art, and stories.

An excerpt from the intro:  read more »

Ruckus v.10 #3

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An independent newspaper for the University of Washington community by the Ruckus Collective. We are for participatory democracy, social justice, collective liberation, and resistance to killing the planet.

Volume 10, Issue 2, covers community organizing to defend jobs and education, health care, relief efforts in Haiti, Chase Bank and move your money, chocolate, and queer youth space in Seattle. Plus, reportbacks from the Vancouver Olympics and an occupation at Evergreen State College, and poetry by Dee Allen.  read more »

How Not to Kill Most Life on This Planet: an introduction to Radical Sustainability.

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"How Not to Kill Most Life on This Planet" is a brief (12 page) introduction to what the author calls "Radical Sustainability," written in question and answer format. This piece explores current misconceptions about sustainability and offers a coherent definition of this much misunderstood concept before going on to deal with some specific examples of what can and cannot be considered sustainable.

Excerpt from the text:

Q: Before we get started, why do we even need a new kind of sustainability in the first place? What's wrong with sustainability as we know it today?  read more »

Marijuana and Hemp: The Untold Story

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During the 1930s, the American media ran many blatently false stories dipicting marijuana as an extremely dangerous drug. Because these lies went un-challenged, marijuana and hemp where effectively banned in 1938. Recently, hemp has been re-discovered as a natural resource that has great environmental potential. Ironically, it is possible the real reason marijuana was banned was to prevent hemp from ever becoming a major, renewable, natural resource. This booklet reveals many astonishing facts about marijuana and hemp-facts that will shock most people.

Ruckus v.10 #2

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An independent newspaper for the University of Washington community by the Ruckus Collective. We are for participatory democracy, social justice, collective liberation, and resistance to killing the planet.

Volume 10, Issue 2, covers budget cuts in California and Washington; the exploitation of the Olympics; an analysis of The Vagina Monologues; details about climate disobedience; a report on the UW green fund; a local restaurant review; and a calendar of local events.

http://students.washington.edu/gaze/ruckus/Ruckusv10i2.pdf

Spirit of Freedom July 2001

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newsletter of the the North American Earth Liberation Prisoners Support Network

June/July 2001

Colonizing the Seed

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Genetic Engineering and Techno-Industrial Agriculture

By Gyorgy Scrinis

Download at:

http://zinelibrary.info/files/colonizingseed.pdf (7.31. mb)

Community Bike Cart Design

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april 12, 2005

by Aaron Wielder Forest

Download At:

http://zinelibrary.info/files/bikecart.pdf (7.7 mb)

Guide to Alternatives to Pesticides, A

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Common Sense Gardening

Compost

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What it is

How it is made

What it does

by H. H. Koepf

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