Spraying: A Chemical Horror Story", November 1988. A
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.
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.
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.
#7. "Acid Rain:
The Nova Scotia Connection",
#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.
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.
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
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.)
#16. "Sustainable Development:
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 http://rewilding.org/pdf/GW16-sust%20dev.pdf. 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.
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.
Consent or Informed
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.
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
Maritimes, 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,"
#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
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
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.
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
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
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
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.
Development': A Canadian
Perspective" by D. Orton, January 1994. Printed in the U.S. quarterly
Z Papers, Jan./March 1994, Vol.3 No.1.
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
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
#44. "The Wild Path
Forward: Left Biocentrism, First Nations, Park
Issues and Forestry, A Canadian View" Printed in Wild Earth, Fall 1995,
#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.
#47. "Aim High: The Wild Path Forward, Notes
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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