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    Note: While all earlier Bulletins are listed here, many are not available online. Later bulletins are at Green Web Publications: Bulletins (Part II)

    #1. "Blueberry Spraying: A Chemical Horror Story", November 1988. A three-page
    Bulletin on low bush blueberry cultivation and a listing of the insecticides, fungicides,
    and herbicides recommended for use.

    #2. "Pulp and Paper Mill Pollution: Some Information Sources", revised January 1991.

    #3. "Christmas Tree Cultivation: Open Season on Pesticides" March 1988.
    Six-page Bulletin giving an overview of the industry, and listing the over 40
    pesticides recommended for use. See also, "Christmas Tree Farms and Pesticides,"
    by D. Orton, The Glacial Erratic, Spring 1990, Vol. 2, No. 1.

    #4. "Green Marginality in Canada" June 1989. A fourteen-page paper presented
    at the 1989 Learned Societies Conference, Laval University, Quebec City, at the
    session "The Red-Green Movement in Canada."  This paper presents an analysis of
    why the green movement in Canada is marginal, and discusses the characteristics of
    existing green political parties and their relationship to the environmental and green
    movements. It also gives the first presentation of the concept of "socialist biocentrism".
    (Also available by e-mail.) (See also Bulletin #29)

    #5. "Socialist Biocentrism: What Is It?" September 1989. Printed in Newsletter Eight,
    September/October 1989, of the journal Capitalism, Nature, Socialism (CNS); andin
    the expired British publication, New Ground, Spring 1990.

    #6. "Opposing Forest Spraying", 1990. This bulletin gives a basic overview of forest
    spraying in Nova Scotia and its relationship to industrial forestry and how to fight it.
    It was published in CNS (Capitalism, Nature, Socialism) 2 (1) 1991, pp. 109-123.

    #7. "Acid Rain: The Nova Scotia Connection", April 1981.

    #8. "Uranium in Well Water in Nova Scotia - What Are the Problems?" April 1982.
    A four-page technical leaflet. Also available, university term paper, "Uranium
    Contamination in N.S. Wells - Some Geological and Environmental Considerations"
    by D. Orton, Spring 1982.

    #9. "The McCleave Uranium Inquiry in Nova Scotia", October 1982. A four-page article.

    #10. "Pulpwood Forestry in Nova Scotia" April 1983. A fourteen-page
    presentation to a public hearing in Halifax, held by the Nova Scotia Royal
    Commission on Forestry. Later reprinted by the Gorsebrook Research Institute,
    Saint Mary's University, under the title "Pulpwood Forestry in Nova Scotia and the
    Environmental Question." Reviewed by Don Rushton under the title "Forestry and
    Philosophy" in New Maritimes, December 1983 - January 1984, Vol. 2, No. 4.

    #11. "Atlantic Seals - On the Road to Extinction?" October 1983, published in the
    magazine New Maritimes.

    #12. "Grey Seals Under Attack", August 1986, written for the Earth First! Journal.

    #13. "Informed Consent or Informed Rejection, the Basic Issue in Forest
    Spraying Programs"
, November 1986. Four pages. First public presentation of
    the concept of informed consent/informed rejection.

    #14. "The Case Against Forest Spraying with the Bacterial Insecticide Bt"
    published in the Canadian journal Alternatives Vol. 15, No. 1, December 1987 -
    January 1988. It gives the first systematic critique of Btk (Bacillus thuringiensis
    variety kurstaki) forest spraying. (It was reprinted in the 1995 York University text,
    Social Conflict and Environmental Law: Ethics, Economics And Equity, Vol. 1,
    edited by Alex Wellington, Allan Greenbaum and Ellen Baar.)

    #15. Forestry Herbicide Use: A Hazard to Our Environment - originally
    produced by the North Shore Environmental Web, now reproduced by the Green Web.
    Early summer 1988. Four pages. Note also a) "Pesticides: Points of Contention,"
    by D. Orton, January 1991, published in InforMed, a journal of The Medical
    Society of Nova Scotia; and b) "Fighting Forest Spraying in Nova Scotia," by
    D. Orton, published in the Earth First! Journal, December 21, 1993.

    #16. "Sustainable Development: Expanded Environmental Destruction"
    February 1990, by D. Orton, 8 pages. Published in The Glacial Erratic, Winter
    1990, Vol. 2, No. 4. It gives a critique, and  advocates rejection of the Brundtland
    concept of 'sustainable development.' Also published on Dave Foreman's Rewilding
    website at Available as a brief article,
    "The 'Sustainable Development' Delusion," February - March 1991, published in
    InforMed. For an early response, arguing that greens should not support sustainable
    development, see "Sustainable Development, Or Perpetual Motion?", letter by
    D. Orton in the New Catalyst, Spring 1989.

    # 17. "Problems facing the Green Movement in Canada and Nova Scotia"
    January 1990. Three pages.

    #18. "Canadian Greens: On the Political Margins", November-December 1989. A
    reprint of a three-page article published in Canadian Dimension. This article summarizes
    ideas presented in Bulletin #4.

    #19. "A Selected Guide to Green Publications", revised in February 1991.

    #20. "Informed Consent or Informed Rejection of Pesticide Use: A Concept
    for Environmental Action" published in the Indian journal Philosophy and Social
    Action, October-December 1990, Vol. 16, No. 4. It presents the history of
    informed consent in Nova Scotia, and a theoretical evaluation of its usefulness.

    #21. "Greens in North America", April 1990. A seventeen-page report by Swedish
    Green Per Gahrton.

    #22. "The Greens: An Introduction" by D. Orton, May/June 1990, a reprint of
     New Maritimes article. It was also published in the anthology,  Toward A New
, edited by Ian McKay and Scott Milsom, 1992, Ragweed Press.
    (Available by e-mail)

    #23. "Ecology, Capitalism, and Socialism", by Andrew McLaughlin. Eighteen pages.
    Originally published in Socialism And Democracy, Spring/Summer 1990.

    #24. The Green Web Canadian Dimension columns: Reproduction of material from a
    regular column which appeared over a two-year period, in the socialist (left social
    democratic) magazine Canadian Dimension. Review of Werner Hulsberg's book,
    The German Greens, "A German view of the German Greens." (Also published in the
    New Catalyst, April 1989.) Three articles on the theme of 'sustainable development':
    "Sustainable development: what a concept," "Thinking like a mountain," and "A No-Growth
    Economy." An analysis of two main orientations in the Canadian environmental movement:
    "Two environmental tendencies." Several columns on various aspects of the Canadian pulp
     and paper industry: "Pulping the forest," "Forest Spraying: A Gathering Storm," "A Tree
    Farm Is Not A Forest," "Humans as a 'pest' species," "Pulp Mills: Know your enemy," and
    "Pulp mills - the regulatory illusion." A column "What is green thinking?," responds to a
    decision by CD magazine, not to print a Green Web column on the Gulf War. A discussion
    on parks and wildlife issues: "The 12% solution" - is an assessment of the Endangered Spaces
    campaign launched by the World Wildlife Fund Canada; and "The National Parks" -
    describes some problems and contradictions faced by the National Parks system. The final
    column, "House Greens," January 1992 issue, is a critical evaluation of the government-
    funded Canadian Environmental Network, and the new face of Corporate Environmentalism,
    and it argues for the independence of environmental and green groups from governments and

    #25. "Influence of the Forest Industry on The Educational System in Nova Scotia",
    January 1991, by Frank Millstream, a Nova Scotia teacher.

    #26. "Pulp and Paper Primer: Nova Scotia" April 1991, 13 pages. An activist
    primer to the pulp and paper industry in Nova Scotia.

    #27. "Environmental Inequities of Economic Growth", by Winin Pereira and Jeremy Seabrook,
    March 1991. Twelve pages. A profound critique by a green from India and his colleague,
    of Western assumptions underlying the concept of  'sustainable development.'

    #28. "Response to Dwandwik Questions", by D. Orton, March 1991. Nine pages. Published
    in the Indian Bengali magazine Dwandwik:8, "A Collection of essays on Green-movement,"
    July 1992.

     #29. "Discussion: Socialist Biocentrism" Capitalism, Nature, Socialism,
    Vol. 2, No. 3, Issue 8, October 1991. A reprint of an exchange between James
    O'Connor and D. Orton. It shows a fundamental clash of values between a Marxist
    perspective on the environment and that of an ecocentrist who is also on the Left.

    #30. "Canadian National Parks: Losing Ground" A parks and wildlife discussion.
    An assessment of the national parks system in Canada, printed in Wild Earth, Vol.1,
    No.4, Winter 1991/92. A three-page document by the Green Web, Jan. 1992, called
    "An Alternative Vision for Wildlife in Nova Scotia", can be obtained. (See also
    Bulletin #47, for protected areas in Nova Scotia.)

    #31. "The Philosophy And Environmental Politics Of Seal Programs"
    March 1992. Twelve pages. A discussion on seals and the Sealworm Intervention
    Project at Dalhousie University, based on two talks given by D. Orton, at Dal
    and St. Francis Xavier Universities. (Included in material for science and
    environmental science classes on "Seals and Fishery Interactions in Atlantic
    Canada," prepared by Active Learning Systems Inc. and the International Marine
    Mammal Association.)

    #32. "Forest Treaty" June 1992. A six-page forest treaty negotiated between
    representatives of Non-Governmental Organizations from many countries, at the
    Global Forum, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Two Green Web representatives took part
    in the treaty negotiations.

    #33. "Rio Reflections and Ethical Considerations" by D. Orton, July 1992.
    Six pages. Published in Network News, The Citizen, Greenhouse, Canadian
    Dimension, and Act Too. Also available, a List Of NGO Treaties, negotiated at
    the Global Forum.

    #34. "The Practical Relevance of Deep Ecology" by David Johns. Published
    in Wild Earth, Vol. 2, No. 2, Summer 1992.

    #35. "Science, Ecological Wisdom and Deep Ecology" by high school science
    teacher Dan Bourque and D. Orton. Twelve pages. Based on two workshops,
    plus additional material, given at the Association of Science Teachers of Nova
    Scotia Annual Conference, in Halifax, October 1992.

    #36. "Jokkmokk Perspective: What is causing the destruction of the boreal
    forests?" February 1993. A nine-page theoretical perspective by D. Orton, on
    some of the issues which emerged out of a boreal forest conference held in Northern
    Sweden in 1992. The Taiga Rescue Network was formed at this Swedish conference.

    #37. "Polemics is Useless: A Proposal for an Ecosocialist Synthesis in the
    Overpopulation Dispute" by Saral Sarkar. Twelve pages. A thoughtful and
    innovative view on the sensitive problem of population  growth, by a Third World
    person from India who is living in Germany. Sarkar is the author of the two-
    volume Green-Alternative Politics in West Germany. (Available by e-mail.)

    #38. "For a Radical Ecocentrism" by Andrew McLaughlin. Nineteen pages.
    This is chapter 10, reprinted from Andrew McLaughlin, Regarding Nature:
    Industrialism and Deep Ecology (Albany, N.Y.: State University of New
    York Press, 1993), by permission.

    #39. "Against Forest Spraying: Documents From A Scotsburn Community
    Meeting" August 1993, 8 pages. Featuring material by Judy Davis, Bernadette
    MacDonald, David Orton and Helga Hoffmann. Articles by Orton and Hoffmann
    have been printed in the Northern Forest Forum, Winter Solstice 1993, Vol. 2,
    No. 2, under the titles, "Forestry Conflicts Are About Basic Values," and
    "Pesticides Used in Forestry in Nova Scotia, 1993."

    #40. "Regional Report: Nova Scotia" and "Sustainable Forestry?" Ten
    pages. Two reports of participation by D. Orton for the Green Web, in the
    Native Forest Network Conference, held in Burlington, Vermont, in November
    1993. The "Regional Report" was published in the Spring 1994 issue of
    Wild Earth,  Vol. 4  No.1. "Sustainable Forestry?" was published in the
    February 1994 Earth First! Journal, Vol. XIV  No.111; in Canadian
    Dimension, under the title "Is sustainable forestry possible?," May-June
    1994, Vol.28, No.3; and in the Watershed Sentinel, under the title
    "Economics and Ecology: Sustainable Forestry" June/July 1994, Vol.4 No.3.

    #41. "Struggling Against 'Sustainable Development': A Canadian
    Perspective" by D. Orton, January 1994. Printed in the U.S. quarterly
    Z Papers, Jan./March 1994, Vol.3  No.1.

    #42. "Envirosocialism: Contradiction or Promise?" by D. Orton, one of
    fourteen essays printed in Green on Red: Evolving Ecological Socialism,
    1994. Published as Annual No.9, by the Society for Socialist Studies and
    Fernwood Publishing.

    Environmental-Aboriginal Relationship discussion:  #43-46, #48, #50 and
    #67(A&B). The first four Bulletins make up a Discussion Paper by D. Orton
    with the overall title "Rethinking Environmental-First Nations Relationships".
    The Discussion Paper was the topic for a panel debate/open discussion session,
    at the 1995 Learned Societies Conference on June 5/95, at the University of
    Québec in Montréal.

    #43. "Rethinking Environmental-First Nations Relationships" published in
    the Earth First! Journal, Yule 1994, Vol. XV, No. II, and in Canadian
    Dimension, February-March 1995, Vol.29, No.1. Also creatively edited and
    printed in the British publication Real World, No. 6, Spring 1995, under the title
    "Native Intelligence".

    #44. "The Wild Path Forward: Left Biocentrism, First Nations, Park
    Issues and Forestry, A Canadian View" Printed in Wild Earth, Fall 1995,
    Vol.5, No.3.

    #45. "Fisheries And Aboriginals: The Enclosing Paradigm" 17 pages,
    April 1995. A discussion of the federal government's Aboriginal Fisheries
    Strategy and of the non-sustainable nature of the commercial fishery.

    #46. "Limitations of a Left Critique and Deep Dilemmas in
    Environmental-First Nations Relationships" 12 pages, May 1995. A
    discussion of Left Biocentrism, the Non-Biocentric Left, economic growth,
    Indian-animal relations past and present, environmental racism and cultural
    traditionalism. See:
    An article "Aboriginal Tradition or Commercial Trapping? Fur Industry
    Masquerades as Politically Progressive," based on sections of this Bulletin,
    was published in the Earth First! Journal, Aug. 1/95, Vol. XV, No. VII.

    #47. "Aim High: The Wild Path Forward, Notes for Wilderness
    Recovery and A Protected Areas Policy in Nova Scotia" printed in the
    Northern Forest Forum, Mud Season 1995, Vol.3 No.4, New Hampshire,
    U.S.A. (This article was a presentation by the Green Web at a public
    meeting held in Truro, February 1995, to the Public Review Committee
    on a Proposed Systems Plan for Parks and Protected Areas in N.S.
    given by D. Orton.)

    #48. "The Environment and Relations with First Nations" published
    in New City Magazine, September 1995, Vol.16, No.2. A short article
    (two pages) based on opening remarks and the Discussion Paper, delivered
    at the Kent Gerecke Memorial Session on June 5th at the Conference of
    Learned Societies held at the University of Quebec in Montreal.

    #49. "Left Biocentrism" May 1996. A requested article written to introduce
    this perspective to greens, environmental activists, and the left in Spain. Published
    as "El biocentrismo de izquierdas" in Ecología Política (Barcelona, Spain),
    1996, No. 12, pp. 153-155. Also published in an abridged form in New City
    Magazine, Fall 1996, Vol.17/1.

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