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I’m in the Degrowth master’s program at Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, and in one of my classes on housing we were asked to envision: what would a transition to a degrowth society look like in your community? I’ve lived in different parts of New England like Connecticut and Boston throughout my life, but recently moved to central Maine for the first time last year with my partner who grew up here. So, my response kind of blended elements of the places I grew up in and the town we landed in.

Announcements • 31.01.2023

Organising the Degrowth Network

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By: Members of the open collective ODN

The first International Degrowth Conference held in Paris in 2008 was followed by another ten other conferences, most of which took place in Europe. These conferences provided room for the Degrowth community to meet and exchange on latest research. In Christiania Town (Copenhagen) in 2018, just before the 6th International Degrowth Conference in Malmö, degrowthers met in a new format. Going beyond research-related conversations, they instead discussed the “how” of Degrowth and started to organise the movement.

Money • 31.01.2023

A Coherent Monetary Theory is a Threat to the Capitalist State

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By: Charles Stevenson, Ellen Helker-Nygren

Marxian political economists often criticise Modern Monetary Theory (MMT) for its lack of class analysis. While these critiques are right to point out that MMT has often been presented as the saviour of capitalism and growth, its insights are also of use to those who wish to see an end to capitalism and growth. While many proponents of MMT are not interested in a world beyond capitalism, the theory itself could offer useful tools in this struggle. Indeed, at its heart, MMT formulates the coherent monetary analysis needed by anyone who believes in using State power as a means of dismantling capitalism.

Strategy • 06.01.2023

Stop Cop City! Revisiting Degrowth & Permanent Ecological Conflict

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By: Alexander Dunlap, Hannah Kass

This article explores the Defend the Atlanta Forest struggle and discusses how this fight relates to degrowth.

Strategy • 19.12.2022

Reflections on dynamics of strategy in degrowth

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By: Susan Paulson

Pauslon explores her own engagement with the topic of strategy, and how her reflections on the topic changed through various engagements over the last years. In this open and honest sharing, Paulson acknowledges her blindspots but also illuminates new insights for fellow degrowthers.

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