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New Zine Highlights the Solidarity Economy in St. Louis

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 16:49:00 GMT

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It's hard to convey what the sharing movement is about without describing how it looks in practice.




Decolonisation in Europe: Sámi Musician Sofia Jannok Points to Life beyond Colonialism

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 09:00:22 GMT

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I was able to interview Sofia Jannok to explore the connection between her music, the decolonisation of Sámi Indigenous land and of Europe, and the necessity of Indigenous rights and Indigenous peoples’ perspectives for all of humanity. 




The Curse of the Modern Office

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 08:57:01 GMT

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The information society promises to dematerialise society and make it more sustainable, but modern office and knowledge work has itself become a large and rapidly growing consumer of energy and other resources.




Where Citizens Can Run for Office Without Big Money—and Win

Thu, 01 Dec 2016 14:10:00 GMT

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State representative Joyce McCreight never thought she would run for office.




Moving Slowly and Deliberately at Standing Rock: A Report on Life in the Camp

Thu, 01 Dec 2016 10:18:00 GMT

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I am moving slowly and deliberately and thinking about the world we need to build together, on a much larger scale.




The Beginning is Near: The Deep North, Evictions and Pipeline Deadlines

Wed, 30 Nov 2016 13:13:36 GMT

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Standing Rock is an unpredicted history lesson for all of us.




The Centre-Left’s Narrative on Climate Change has Convinced No One

Wed, 30 Nov 2016 11:37:00 GMT

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The election of Donald Trump reflects the unraveling of the centre-left across the West, and with it a fragile consensus on climate change.




Portugal Announces World’s First Nationwide Participatory Budgeting Project

Tue, 29 Nov 2016 16:18:00 GMT

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Participatory budgeting is becoming increasingly popular, with more than 1,500 programs worldwide.




Is America Ready for a Municipalist Movement?

Tue, 29 Nov 2016 13:52:00 GMT

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The mass protests across the United States in response to Donald Trump’s presidential election victory constitute a palpable and growing potential for the formation and constructive utilization of various anti-fascist fronts and coalitions.




Consciousness and the New World Order

Tue, 29 Nov 2016 11:02:00 GMT

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In the previous post on Chaos, Havoc, and the American Abyss, we began a discussion about the work of Peter Pogany, and how it relates to the situation we now find ourselves in with the pending Trump administration here in the U.S.




COP22: Can we UNF*CK the UNFCCC?

Tue, 29 Nov 2016 10:56:00 GMT

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But can any of us imagine how frustrating beyond words it must be for someone from a small island state or a drought-stricken African nation, a going-underwater Asian country, or a progressive Latin American nation to be at the annual two week-long COP 22 [Twenty-second meeting of the Conference of the Parties] meeting of the UNFCCC – the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change – and not be able to do anything.




Why the Office Needs a Typewriter Revolution

Mon, 28 Nov 2016 12:36:00 GMT

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Artificial cooling and digital equipment are the main drivers behind the quickly growing energy use of modern office work.




Standing Rock Braces For Eviction: Will You Keep Fighting With Us?

Mon, 28 Nov 2016 12:15:00 GMT

(image) As people from around the country continue to converge in Standing Rock, and less than a week after police blasted water protectors with water cannons in freezing temperatures while gassing them in a confined space, the Army Corps of Engineers has lived up to a long-held tradition of the United States government — the displacement of Native peoples.



The Places in Between

Mon, 28 Nov 2016 11:39:00 GMT

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One of my favorite spots on our farm is not so much a destination as it is a place to pause along the way.




After Brexit and Trump: don't Demonise; Localise!

Mon, 28 Nov 2016 10:50:00 GMT

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Both Trump and Brexit can be explained by the failure of mainstream political elites to address the pain inflicted on ordinary citizens in the neoliberal era.




What will spark a degrowth movement in the USA?

Sun, 27 Nov 2016 18:32:00 GMT

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Last year I cycled across North America, talking about degrowth to anyone who would listen and listening to whomever had something to say about it. Just mentioning it leads to dynamic and interesting conversations, especially among people previously unfamiliar with the concept.




Feeding the Rest of Wessex

Fri, 25 Nov 2016 10:47:00 GMT

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Let us beat a retreat from the troubling politics of the real world and pay another visit to the Peasant’s Republic of Wessex, where all is sweet accord.




The Free Trade Fallacy

Thu, 24 Nov 2016 11:27:00 GMT

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One of the major currents underlying 2016’s political turmoil in Europe and the United States, in fact, has been a sharp disagreement about the value of free trade.




Ten Reasons I’m Thankful This Thanksgiving

Thu, 24 Nov 2016 10:52:00 GMT

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I’m thankful this Thanksgiving that…




Reflections on "A Letter from Mondragon"

Wed, 23 Nov 2016 15:40:00 GMT

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In a "letter from Mondragon", recently published by on the Cincinnati Union Co-op Initiative (CUCI) website, Armin Isasti, makes some incisive and thought-provoking observations that I think we in the worker co-op movement would do well to consider.




Prejudice, Ignorance and Granfalloons – Society in the Trump Era

Wed, 23 Nov 2016 12:06:00 GMT

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But what does it mean to say that a society becomes “more complex”?




From UN Climate Talks, Indigenous Activists Align with Standing Rock Protesters as Tensions Rise and Temperatures Fall

Wed, 23 Nov 2016 11:15:00 GMT

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Days before police resorted to using water cannons in freezing temperatures against Dakota Access pipeline (DAPL) protesters, the international indigenous community was already decrying the treatment of Native Americans and environmental activists camped in Cannon Ball, North Dakota.




Rebuilding Karachi, One Issue at a Time

Wed, 23 Nov 2016 10:31:00 GMT

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A nascent group in Karachi rises to take control of their city; raising their voice through protest, community projects and action.




Lessons on Creating an Equitable and Sustainable Economy

Tue, 22 Nov 2016 12:57:00 GMT

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The economy can often feel like it’s out of our control — a system that abides by its own forces that we have no power to influence.




The Power of the Movements Facing Trump

Tue, 22 Nov 2016 12:14:00 GMT

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But on its own, protest is never enough to create lasting social transformation.