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10 Years of Transition Network: The Early Days

Wed, 01 Mar 2017 14:11:33 +0000

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Fast forward to 2017. 10 years have flown past in a blur. Transition is now active in thousands of communities around the world, in over 50 countries….It has pioneered innovative approaches to developing a healthy organizational culture, and to the balance of inner and outer Transition.

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Thoughts on Pope Francis’ Laudato Si

Wed, 01 Mar 2017 13:48:08 +0000

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Laudato Si is already receiving both strong support and resistance. The resistance testifies to the radical nature of Francis’ renewal of the basic doctrine of the Earth and cosmos as God’s Creation.

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In Search of Integrity

Wed, 01 Mar 2017 13:16:53 +0000

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Bright, experienced and committed folks have been developing and refining them for a very long time: solutions waiting for the general populace to acknowledge that the nature and urgency of the crises that threaten our existence requires systemic change.

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Before the Flood: Review

Wed, 01 Mar 2017 11:18:49 +0000

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There is much to commend this film – not least Leonardo DiCaprio’s natural propensity to see through unsubstantiated optimism along with his evident appreciation of the science of climate change and the beauty & fragility of our time on this planet.

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Journey to Earthland: Initiating a Global Citizens Movement for the Great Transition

Tue, 28 Feb 2017 14:02:05 +0000

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‘Journey to Earthland’ is a recently released book by the Great Transition Initiative (GTI), a worldwide network of activist scholars with a unique purpose—to advance “a vision and praxis for global transformation”.

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The Autonomous Body

Tue, 28 Feb 2017 13:19:31 +0000

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There has been a loss of autonomy among societies and individuals, who have become dependent upon a system which is destructive not only to the planet but also to the group or individual themselves.

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There is Really Only One Way to Come to Grips with the Climate Crisis

Tue, 28 Feb 2017 13:18:26 +0000

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Our purpose should be to force governments and corporations to do what must be done. There is no other way that this is going to happen.

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Advertising Sh*ts in your Head: Review

Tue, 28 Feb 2017 10:26:52 +0000

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Advertising Shits In Your Head (no author is given), is a pocket-sized book, but it’ll burn a hole in any pocket you put it in. It’s a powerful tirade against advertising and what it does to our minds, to our culture, to our planet.

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The Walking Dead in Washington

Mon, 27 Feb 2017 11:15:46 +0000

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How can a Trump Presidency be positive? Surely this is a major setback – to action on climate change, to addressing inequality, to human rights and global security.

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How Many Standing Rocks Do You See?

Mon, 27 Feb 2017 10:54:39 +0000

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Likewise, it looks to me like Standing Rock has devolved into an attempt on the part of big business to exterminate a particular kind of consciousness, demoralize it, demonstrate its weakness, and win recruits to a less feeling way of existing in the service of these business entities and the governmental agencies they have co-opted.

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Traditionalism through the Lens of Cultural Ecology

Mon, 27 Feb 2017 10:15:03 +0000

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In a time of such ferment, most socio-political forecasts are foolhardy. However, I’ll venture one: the least likely outcome for America is a return to the liberal, secular, consumerist order that characterized the post-WWII decades.

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