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A Run on the Planet

Tue, 03/14/2023 - 09:25

And the banks? Well, they further undermine the planet’s environment, upon which all else depends. Including the economy—which is a subset of the earth, and not the other way around.

The Next Decade Will Be The Most Pivotal in History: This is the Global Phase-Shift

Tue, 03/14/2023 - 09:02

Despite what the headlines scream, what politicians are doing, what powerful lobbies are scheming, despite all of that, amidst of all of that, our job is to empower and accelerate the most positive material and cultural shifts unfolding before our eyes and within our communities.

A Tale of Two Garden Books

Mon, 03/13/2023 - 06:35

There are all types of gardens. I think Silver does a better job of teaching this important lesson even as he restricts his list of plant allies to a few that work for him. That is the point.

Deadly train collision in Greece reveals the dysfunctionality of State and capitalism – time for self-management

Mon, 03/13/2023 - 06:10

A major social change is urgently needed, one based on total political equality and direct participation, that requires moving beyond statecraft and capitalism

Empty Tables: How It Feels to Be Hungry

Mon, 03/13/2023 - 05:43

Whether the term used is food insecurity or food inequity, the result is simple enough: hunger.

Achieving 30×30: Percentages Matter, We’re All in This Together, and What You Do to Help Counts Big-time

Mon, 03/13/2023 - 04:56

The “Kunming-Montreal Global Biodiversity Framework” (GBF), approved by the 15th Conference of Parties to the UN Convention on Biological Diversity clearly states the goal of protecting, conserving, and restoring 30% of Earth’s lands and waters by 2030.

We are all modern now

Mon, 03/13/2023 - 04:39

We can salvage the good things that modernity has brought that can be taken with us. We can mourn the good things that we will lose.

Despoiling the final frontier: Satellite mega-constellations threaten ozone layer

Sun, 03/12/2023 - 08:22

Satellite mega-constellations are coming to a sky near you and the results could over time be catastrophic for the ozone layer unless something is done.

A love letter to a regenerative community

Fri, 03/10/2023 - 04:56

The labour of love that is Camp Habiba Community (Habiba does mean love after all), has risen out of the Sinai sands as a result of elevating and empowering local communities and their collective will to regreen the desert.

On the Other Side of Separation: Individual and Collective Steps Towards a Post-Patriarchal Way of Living

Fri, 03/10/2023 - 04:07

I offer, here, a feminist vision of a global maternal gift economy and describe pathways to moving towards it from exactly where we currently are, both collectively and individually.

Through a Glass, Darkly

Fri, 03/10/2023 - 03:09

Perhaps sooner than most think, there should come a point when public demand in the United States for corrective action to free us from fossil fuels is sufficiently intense that, if Congress and a  unified NGO community are prepared, then at that point decisive, major legislative action could finally be possible. 

Philadelphia Passes Public Banking Law

Thu, 03/09/2023 - 06:22

From It’s A Wonderful Life, we can see the advantages of community and cooperative banking where the people, and not corporate bosses, are in charge.

A national divorce? Surveying the potential for a national breakup

Thu, 03/09/2023 - 05:32

We don’t need a national divorce. We need a new basis of unity, and that ultimately will come by talking with one another.

Countdown to the Next East Palestine?

Thu, 03/09/2023 - 04:52

Ever since the train derailment and resulting chemical disaster in East Palestine, Ohio, three weeks ago, I’ve taken to listening to the sounds of trains passing through my small town every day.

Gareth Roberts: “Geology, Optimism, & Something Completely Different”

Thu, 03/09/2023 - 04:14

On this episode, geologist and entrepreneur Gareth Roberts joins Nate on the podcast to discuss the geological science behind how we find, extract, and deplete fossil hydrocarbons.

Life after Extinction (Rebellion): From raising the alarm to starting a farm

Thu, 03/09/2023 - 03:58

Professor Bendell just started an organic farm, focusing on resilience to both climate and societal collapse, and facilitating others to do the same. I’m beginning to see why.

Fabricating our future

Thu, 03/09/2023 - 03:27

Throughout human history we have faced many challenges, but the greatest danger of social disintegration was when lies and disinformation were accepted over the truth.

How climate adaptation plans for European cities are gradually getting better

Wed, 03/08/2023 - 06:10

We hope that our study – and the accompanying online tool – can help practitioners and policymakers reflect on what they can include in future plans, and thereby contribute towards improved resilience in cities across Europe and elsewhere.

Pre-payment meter forcibly installed in student home despite bills being paid

Wed, 03/08/2023 - 05:34

A spokesperson for Fuel Poverty Action, a campaign group that has been pushing for the government to ban forced prepayment meters, accused UniHomes of profiting off of students.

Nina Simons: “Dancing With Contradictions – A Systems View”

Thu, 03/02/2023 - 03:51

On this episode, author and social entrepreneur Nina Simons reminds us that in a fact driven culture, sometimes it’s important to return to the emotional, physical, and even spiritual in order to balance the conversation.


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