Activists: the word sounds better than “militants.”
Africa: is unsure of itself.
American way of life: outmoded, disgusting or decadent?
Banks: are doing very well, thank you.
Bike Bloc: funny, nonviolent, fine, insurrectionary. Long live the Cyclution!
Capitalism: designated by some as the cause of climate change.
Carbon Market: has lead in its wings.
China: hurtling down a course with no outlet. To brake before the catastrophe.
Christmas: Merry Christmas to all, from the bottom of my heart.
Climate Change: aspect of the global environmental crisis.
Climate Justice: unites environmentalists, those who seek to create another world, and the autonomous.
Collapse: obvious way out for an individual or civilization caught in a prolonged double bind (cf. “Double bind).
COP 15: 15th conference of the parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change. Frenetic.
Danish Police Laws: a step towards soft dictatorship. Or: degeneration of the democratic spirit.
Double Bind: or contradictory directives. Example: simultaneously wanting to obtain economic growth and decreases in greenhouse gas emissions (cf. “Collapse”).
Economic Recession: best way to prevent climate change in the absence of combined environmental and social policy.
Environmental Footprint: questionable measurement method, but far less questionable than GDP (Gross Domestic Product).
Europe: like Barroso; right leaning, flabby, in tow to the United States
Future: better it should be taken over by citizens rather than by leaders selected by the oligarchy.
Kyoto Protocol: valid until 2012. Valetudinarian?
Little Birds: the environment is also the little birds.
Pachamama: Mother Earth: An Evo Morales idea. To be studied.
Sustainable Development: an ever-more-deflated spare tire.
Third World: replaced by the couplet “Emerging countries – poor countries.”
Unions: when are you going to wake up??
United States: see “American way of life” and “capitalism.”
Voluntary Simplicity: it’s like riding a bicycle; it can be learned. Not easy in the beginning.
Youth: is interested in policy, what do you think? Has trouble freeing itself from 20 years of advertising and televisual indoctrination. Should succeed.
Translation: Truthout French Language Editor Leslie Thatcher.