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The BlueGreenEarth Experience (1, 2, 3, 4)
An extensive interview with Tim Barton of BlueGreenEarth by Louis P. Burns aka Lugh © 2008. (This is a copyleft interview) Some rights reserved.


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I met Tim Barton through interacting with the Mark Thomas Info forum and website and their mailing list (or The List) roughly 2 years ago. He seemed to appreciate where Sensitize © was at even at the beginning when there was very little available to view. My opinion is that if someone lends a helping hand to get things off the ground, then they deserve recognition for their kindness and willingness to see others do well. So I arranged to interview Tim by email for the Sensitize © e-magazine and I'm happy to report he said 'yes.' Please find the interview with Tim Barton of www.bluegreenearth.com (from here on referred to as BlueGreenEarth) directly below:-

Lugh: Hi Tim. Can you tell our readers about how BlueGreenEarth came about?

Tim: "My background was in History and Philosophy, which I studied at Bolton, 83-86. I became interested in anarchist and green philosophy, and, as my time in Lancashire coincided with the miners strike, a certain amount of activism on the anarchist and anti-fascist left. I was introduced to the work of Murray Bookchin by fellow anarchist Alan Brown, who has since been involved in various anarchist activities in the Bolton area, including co-op allotments and the provision of 5-a-day fruit and veg to the poorer parts of town (which led to employment with the NHS Trust there). Bookchin's ideas struck a chord with me, especially his essays in Post-Scarcity Anarchism and in Towards an Ecological Society (I was lucky enough to have come across his work before the sectarian rot set in). I had been an avid reader of SF as a teenager, especially liking Brunner's The Sheep Look Up and Stand on Zanzibar, and also read a lot of environmental science, cosmology, etc, so my dissertation for the Philosophy strand of my degree was influenced by ideas from David Bohm, Murray Bookchin, Rudy Rucker, Pytr Kropotkin, Ilya Prigogene, Fritjof Capra and critiques of deep ecology, as much as, say, Wittgenstein, Descartes or Marx.

In the early 1990's Robert Allen and some colleagues of his (some of whom became part of Grassroots Gathering), were activists on the green-left. At that time Robert was writing occasional anarchist and green community features for An Poblacht, and, as the material he wrote met with a mixed response, he set up the collective An Talamh Glas, which began an occasional Xeroxed newsletter, Blue.

I began to work with him after we met in Dublin (bizarrely, at a science-fiction convention, TrinCon400, at Trinity) in 1991 or 1992 (I forget which!). He was working in anti-incinerator campaigns, amongst others, mostly anti-corporate and community based. He had published Guests of the Nation: The people of Ireland vs the multinationals (1990), and was completing Waste Not Want Not: Production and Dumping of Toxic Waste (1992). We worked out very quickly that few of those there had the same concerns as us, from a futurological point of view, and found ourselves in the bar with SF author David Wingrove (who Rob had known through his misspent late-seventies/early-eighties days running an SF magazine out of Belfast and reporting on football matches for the Belfast Telegraph and the Irish Times), horror novelist and BBC script writer Stephen Gallagher, the then runner to TD Roger Garland, Patricia McKenna (who not long after became MEP for the greens in Dublin), and Tomas, an anarchist friend of Rob's.

After that I was increasingly involved in ventures on the fringes of An Talamh Glas and Blue. We wrote book reviews, and anti-incineration articles (published by ToxCat in Ellesmere Port as well as the Blue newsletter). Meanwhile, I had been involved in campaigns against incinerators and cement kilns in Kent, and Rob had been involved with anti-GM and anti-road campaigns around Europe. During this time new contacts were made around the globe – for example, Erik Valencic in Zagrab; CD Stelzer in St Louis, Missouri; and Cindy Milstein, of the then Social Ecology Institute in Vermont, as well as the Lancashire based Green Anarchist one-man splinter faction Steve Booth.

Rob and I co-founded the European Social Ecology Research Unit, now the European Social Ecology Institute, in the mid-90s. This was run as a second string to day jobs etc (I was in bookselling and Rob a sub on the London papers, between projects). It began as a joint project intended to formalise where we were coming from, and place it outside the circle of any other entrenched ideology – a major attraction of Bookchin's ideas around social ecology being the way in which he took a combination of left green and anarchist positions into a constellation less sullied by popular preconceptions.

In early 2001 I created a website on the US green movement (focussed on Jello Biafra and Judi Bari) and then one on incineration issues http://www.anamnesis.net/incineration/ both as part of an HNC Multimedia project.

In August 2001 I put up the first webpages for http://www.bluegreenearth.com, Rob and I having decided to take the now failing newsletter into cyberspace."

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Upstate Renegade Productions produced the animated banner for the Mark Thomas Info website to say thanks for their assistance with the post production of Healing Herbs. Please note that by clicking or double-clicking the animated banner directly above, you will be taken to the Mark Thomas Info website.

Please note that by clicking or double-clicking the banner up above you will be taken to the bluegreenearth.com domain and homepage which is facilitated by Tim Barton and colleagues. Why not bookmark us in your favourites folder and visit us again?

Upstate Renegade Productions adapted the above animated banner from an original by Tim Barton for Bluegreenearth (BGE). This was to say thanks for their assistance with the post production research of Healing Herbs. This is also to say thanks to Tim for taking time out of his heavy schedule to be interviewed for the Sensitize e-magazine. Click here to read the BlueGreenEarth Experience