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Simply calling the US an oligarchy is not enough

It’s not every day that an academic article in the arcane world of American political science makes headlines around the world, but then again, these aren’t normal days either.

Greening Philly’s vacant lots

Community access to vacant land has the potential to reduce crime rates in …

Momentum on Fossil Fuel Divestment Grows as Harvard Professors, Desmond Tutu Call for Action

"People of conscience need to break their ties with corporations …

Did crude oil production actually peak in 2005?

Haven't we been hearing from the oil industry and from government …

Energy Crunch: The end of business as usual for fossil fuels?

It’s the end of business as usual for fossil fuels. That’s according to the latest report from the IPCC, released on Sunday.

The New Economic Events Giving Lie to the Fiction That We Are All Selfish, Rational Materialists

Jeremy Rifkin's new book, “The Zero Marginal Cost Society,” brings welcome new attention to the commons just as it begins to explode …
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The Final Word on Food Banks?

Every week, in Britain and across the world, new food banks are opening their doors.

Peak oil notes - April 17

A mid-week update. Oil prices in London have risen this week on concerns …

The End of Employment

Nothing is easier, as the Long Descent begins to pick up speed around us, …

Hemp Fiber Crop Research & Development

With the advent of state laws that overturn a sixty-year ban on hemp …

Years of Recapping Dangerously

Just like on Game of Thrones, where winter is a destabilizing …

Climate Panel Stunner: Avoiding Climate Catastrophe Is Super Cheap — But Only If We Act Now

The U.N. Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has just issued its third of four planned reports. This one is on …

Millennials and the Slave Economy

Similarities abound between today’s declining civic ethos and mid nineteenth century, pre Civil War era human flesh markets starting with …

New Book Inspires Us to Think Like A Commoner

David Bollier, an award-winning policy strategist and international …

Redefining Local

What does “local” mean when you live on a remote farm or ranch?

Use Your Climate Credit to Ask for More

In the next month, millions of Californians will receive their first …

In memoriam: Michael C. Ruppert

Investigative journalist and peak oil activist Michael C. Ruppert died …

Pop-up Stores Build Local Economies Through Sharing

The idea behind pop-ups is to allow new businesses to test their products …

Don't Leave BitCoin to the Libertarians! (Or, why Your Movement Needs Open Source Money)

Among activists one often finds an aversion to even thinking about money.

The Buzz Tour: walking across England to pollinate change on climate

“What can I do about climate change?” “Very little. What …

Living Dangerously

It's happening again, a TV presentation intended to wake people up to the …

Mobilizing for the common: some lessons from Italy

What can organizers elsewhere learn from Italy’s movements?
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