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Last Build Date: Tue, 23 May 2017 13:41:57 +0000

 



The Banality of the Anthropocene

Tue, 23 May 2017 13:03:07 +0000

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There are plenty of troubling things about the Anthropocene. But to my mind, one of its most troubling dimensions is the sheer number of people it fails to trouble.

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This Revolution Will Not Be Centralized: Mid-Atlantic Hub Creates ‘Egalitarian Spokescouncil’

Tue, 23 May 2017 11:19:57 +0000

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We demand egalitarian treatment of others, and for others. Yet, do our own daily actions indicate that we value each other’s humanity equally? How does the Transition movement square with egalitarian, non-hierarchical practice?

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Make the Anthill Great Again: The Ant Colony and the Human One

Tue, 23 May 2017 11:18:23 +0000

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In history, we see the widespread attempt to place a single human being – that is, a single brain – in charge of the activity of the state. That sometimes leads to attempts of planning for the future of the whole colony, but it often backfires creating disasters. A single human brain cannot manage the immense complexity of a human state.

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A House on Shaky Ground: Eight Structural Flaws of the Western Worldview

Mon, 22 May 2017 11:21:42 +0000

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Our global civilization is facing the threat of its own Big One in the form of climate change, resource depletion, and species extinction. If our worldview is built on shaky foundations, we need to know about it: we need to find the cracks and repair them before it’s too late.

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What is a Liberal?

Mon, 22 May 2017 09:02:24 +0000

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So how can we define a Liberal? I would start with John Stewart Mill’s definition in On Liberty. Accordingly, a Liberal is someone who believes the following: people are and should be free to do whatever they like up to the point at which it keeps others from doing as they like.

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Resilience, Community Action and Societal Transformation: Christopher Lyon

Fri, 19 May 2017 13:50:44 +0000

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For me, resilience is much more complicated than the capacity to ‘bounce back’ from or respond to changes or ‘disturbances’ or other similar definitions. To be useful, resilience must be about what people are doing with the idea, how they know it and apply it, and what happens when they do.

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Tearing Down the Walls that Keep Us from Finding Common Ground

Fri, 19 May 2017 12:14:13 +0000

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If social movements are to continue to be a “means for ordinary people to act on their deepest values,” as Moyer thought they did, then we need to ask questions about our current culture and the dynamics that are creating more walls than ever before. Are there, in fact, universal values that are widely held today?

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Radicle and Rhizomati: Notes from a Folk Herbalist

Fri, 19 May 2017 09:48:05 +0000

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Herbal medicines are, and always have been, a rhizomatic source of the equitable and lateral distribution of basic needs that seeks not to hoard, commercialise, and capitalise on healthcare or to dole it out only to those with access to the necessary currency.

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The Permanent Community Energy Cooperative

Thu, 18 May 2017 15:18:04 +0000

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Permanent Community Energy Cooperatives are an opportunity to start healing the planet and communities today through equitable energy development. They’re also “fun-work” that can bring people together, create results to celebrate, and build stronger bonds for more resilient, thriving communities.

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Traffic Just Needs to Be Put in its Place

Thu, 18 May 2017 14:28:09 +0000

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Playing in the street, the “really good thing” Jo and her neighbours stumbled across, has many benefits. Children need to play, it’s vital for their physical and emotional development.

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Lean Logic

Thu, 18 May 2017 08:55:36 +0000

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The late David Fleming was a maverick economist who left his imprint across British environmentalism from the Green Party to the Transition movement by way of the New Economics Foundation. In Lean Logic, he presents a lifetime’s thinking on how humanity might deal with a coming ‘climacteric’ – an interlocking crisis of climate, energy, water, food and other resources.

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