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By Elaine Graham-Leigh

How and why the operating classification are being blamed for weather swap, and what we will do approximately it.

Received knowledge is more and more that all of us need to consume much less to save lots of the planet, yet acquired knowledge is incorrect. A vitamin of Austerity argues that, simply because the terrible are blamed for the industrial predicament, Malthusian conceptions approximately nutrients and ecology are getting used to carry the operating category accountable for weather swap and international starvation. hard present dogmas approximately overconsumption and private accountability, it exhibits that what we have to cease weather swap is approach change.

“Elaine has a produced a must-read e-book for we all inquisitive about combatting weather swap. We can’t vitamin our method to a greater global yet we will and needs to swap the approach to maintain the long run. This booklet is easily written, interesting, arguable and essential.” —Derek Wall, former eco-friendly celebration of britain and Wales critical Speaker and writer of The upward thrust of the fairway Left

“Who is in charge for weather switch? Graham-Leigh says it’s now not fats humans, cows or the operating classification. A not easy and engaging e-book, jam-packed with new principles to make you're thinking that back approximately what you inspiration you knew.” —Jonathan Neale, writer of Stop worldwide Warming, switch the World

“Food construction and intake is more and more well-known as an incredible motive force of worldwide weather swap, yet the place does the stability of blame lie? Elaine Graham-Leigh’s publication makes a massive and well timed contribution to the debates swirling round foodstuff creation structures, ‘overconsumption’ and weather switch. The class-based ideological attack on operating humans because the culprits of our multi-faceted ecological difficulty are elucidated with nice readability via the writer. for those that think combining social justice with ecological sustainability is a vital a part of the reply, Graham-Leigh’s e-book offers crucial ammunition as to why it's our method of foodstuff creation for commodity alternate, and the waste inherent in it, instead of person habit and foodstuff offerings, that lies on the middle of the crisis.” —Chris Williams, writer of Ecology and Socialism

“An first-class, polemical ebook; relaxing, attention-grabbing and extremely, very well-written. a very new contribution to thought and an incisive argument.” —Chris Nineham, writer of The humans v Tony Blair

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Ed. 24 FROM T H E THEATRE OF WAR Yesterday we already presented an extract from the last (26th) Army Bulletin published in the Vienna Lithographierte Correspondent? Today we have the complete text of the Bulletin before us. b However hard Windischgräcz endeavours to give the action at Kapolna the character of a major battle, however violently he flings about bayonet-charges, cavalry attacks and bombardments—he is soundly defeated in his aim by the figures he himself gives of the dead and captured.

On the same day that the Vienna Government distributed in Vienna the news of Windischgrätz' alleged victory, it stopped all letters and newspapers from Pest at the post-office. Probably in joy at the mighty victory of the armed forces of the fatherland. The Kölnische Zeitung must have read this news, as we did, in at least half a dozen East-German newspapers. But in order not to disturb the joy of its readers at the victory of "German arms", it does the same as the Austrian Government and withholds this piece of news.

Moreover, the Siebenbürger Bote is awaiting the following royal imperial reinforcements: "According to reports received the corps heading for Transylvania under generals Gläser, Todorovich and Mengen is said to comprise the following troops: 8 battalions of infantry, Leiningen, Rukavina, men from Peterwardein, Romanians, Illyrians, and German-Banat Borderers; 5 squadrons of Uhlans, 300 mounted Serbs, 80 Serezhans; one Congreve battery, one mounted foot-battery, two ordinary footbatteries, 5 Serbian cannon.

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