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The Meaning of Brexit: It's the Movement

Tue, 25 Oct 2016 20:29:00 GMT


And so there is another meaning, that Brexit represents both an explicit and implicit, (and perhaps, ironic,) repudiation of globalisation and neoliberalism.

Introducing … The Nearly Carbon-Free Academic Conference: The World in 2050

Mon, 24 Oct 2016 09:07:00 GMT


What if we held a conference and nobody came?

Campaign melodrama: As the world burns

Sun, 23 Oct 2016 17:20:00 GMT


In the melodrama that passes for the U.S. presidential campaign, Donald Trump got practically all the post-debate headlines last week. But what both candidates agreed on should be far more troubling. And yet, it elicits nothing more than a yawn these days in political discourse.

Disabled People Lead the Fight Against Austerity

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 08:00:00 GMT


While the attack on peoples’ lives through social welfare cuts continues unabated, there has been no sign of accompanying cuts to corporate welfare.

Patterns of Commoning

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 07:22:00 GMT


Just like farmers, we cannot really know how big and copious the harvest will be, or when exactly it will come. But we keep seeding to help make the commons visible at different levels...

Born of Triumph and Tragedy, Social Justice Org Fosters Health Equity and Well-being of Communities of Color

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 09:42:00 GMT


Though D’Artagnan Scorza grew up economically disadvantaged amidst a food desert in South Los Angeles, his family created an oasis of fresh fruits and vegetables that left him wanting for nothing at home.

Transition in Cities

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 09:21:00 GMT


It is widely assumed that the ongoing migration of rural peoples to mega-cities all over the world will help reduce humanity’s per-capita energy footprint, while giving people a higher standard of living and accelerating energy transition.

The Privilege of Being Privileged

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 09:03:00 GMT


The Ford Foundation believes we have an obligation to strengthen capitalism. In fact we have a duty to transform it.

Help by Giving Time

Wed, 19 Oct 2016 12:42:00 GMT


Time is money – so the saying goes. Now you can donate and even exchange your time to help people.

Repair Cafe and Seeing the Beauty in Broken Things

Wed, 19 Oct 2016 10:18:00 GMT


Actually, in Silicon Valley, some engineers do still work with their hands, some people appreciate the beauty in broken things and some people help each other for free for the fun and good will of it. Here's a story of how that happened all at once for me.

Dark Mountain Issue 10: Uncivilised Poetics

Wed, 19 Oct 2016 09:47:00 GMT


There’s something dishevelled and unsettling about poetry.

To Build a Sustainable World, Academics need to Tear Down the Ivory Tower

Tue, 18 Oct 2016 12:15:53 GMT


Avoiding societal collapse means building bridges between science and the rest of the world.

How Democracy Collaborative Will Create 50 Million Employee Owners by 2050

Tue, 18 Oct 2016 12:14:00 GMT


There are currently an estimated 10 million employee owners in the U.S. What if that number grew to 50 million by 2050?

There's Much that Don't Matter a Fig

Tue, 18 Oct 2016 10:56:00 GMT


Most of us resist new circumstance, and so the finest art is the skill (the cultivated humility) of accepting new circumstance (a rare skill) & then of the knowledgeable application of ancient morals to explain it.

Georgist Macro-Economics and the Land Value Tax

Tue, 18 Oct 2016 09:50:00 GMT


The ideas of Henry George are still very relevant for economic theory.

Vindication for Press Freedom as Charges Dropped Against Journalist Amy Goodman

Tue, 18 Oct 2016 09:20:00 GMT

(image) In a vindication for press freedom and land protectors fighting against the Dakota Access Pipeline, North Dakota has dismissed the "riot" charges against Democracy Now! journalist Amy Goodman, issued after she reported on pipeline company security guards physically assaulting nonviolent, mostly Indigenous land protectors in September.

Filmmaker Faces 45 Years in Prison for Reporting on Dakota Access Protests

Mon, 17 Oct 2016 14:03:00 GMT


In an ominous sign for press freedom, documentary filmmaker and journalist Deia Schlosberg was arrested and charged with felonies carrying a whopping maximum sentence of up to 45 years in prison—simply for reporting on the ongoing Indigenous protests against fossil fuel infrastructure.

People vs. Big Oil: Washington Victory over Shell Oil Signals a Turning Tide

Mon, 17 Oct 2016 13:32:00 GMT


From Standing Rock Reservation to the Florida Everglades, 2016 has been an unprecedented year in people’s resistance to the fossil fuel economy.

Into the Ruins Issue 2: Review

Mon, 17 Oct 2016 07:48:00 GMT


Science fiction fans who pine for stories grounded in reality, rather than in the techno-fantasies that prevail in most other science fiction, will find much to like in Into the Ruins.

A Little Funding Goes a Long Way

Mon, 17 Oct 2016 07:15:00 GMT


Started in Sonoma County in 2010, the Community Resilience Challenge has grown into a national affair, including 800+ actions in Asheville, NC, among other ripples.

Deepwater Horizon and our emerging 'normal' catastrophes

Sun, 16 Oct 2016 16:39:00 GMT


We think of the world we live in as static and linear rather than dynamic and nonlinear. That has given us a false sense that things move gradually and predictably in our world, the same false sense that led to the Deepwater Horizon disaster.

Fear of a Living Planet

Fri, 14 Oct 2016 12:38:00 GMT


Does the concept of a living planet uplift and inspire you, or is it a disturbing example of woo-woo nonsense that distracts us from practical, science-based policies?

How Freelancers Are Reinventing Work Through New Collective Enterprises

Fri, 14 Oct 2016 11:05:00 GMT


Like an extended smashing of atoms, the 9-to-5 job market has shattered and splintered over the past 25 years in ways that have both liberated and trapped millions of workers.

Naomi Klein & the Let­down of the Leap Manifesto: It's Time We Divest From the Pipelines – the Pipelines of Film & Television (part 4/4)

Fri, 14 Oct 2016 08:52:00 GMT


There is no single extremely viable change we could make in our lives to combat fossil fuel consumption (and thus climate change) than ditching film and television.

Working with Patterns: An Introduction

Thu, 13 Oct 2016 12:57:00 GMT


Using patterns enables people to communicate common ideas about complex relationships more easily and to seamlessly combine theoretical research with its practical application.