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An interview with Toby Hemenway, author of The Permaculture City

We’re developing the idea that because permaculture’s lessons apply so well in creating dynamic, healthy physical landscapes, they can probably do the same for cultural and social landscapes. 

'Perfect Storm' Engulfing Canada's Economy Perfectly Predictable

Economists, an irrational tribe of short-sighted mathematicians, are now …

Re-Imagining Climate Justice at the COP: Finding Our Frontlines at a Gathering in Bellagio, Italy

We should be trying to identify the strategies that give us the best chances …

Energy, the repressed: Paging Dr. Freud

Today, a new psychological repression hides in plain sight. It is …

Water: Source of Life and Conflict in the Land of Rivers

Oil is often seen as the root cause of conflict in the Middle East, but in the coming years water might come to overtake it as a key source of …

Buying organic isn’t just about local veggies

Pedaling our bicycles and gear across the American West at a steady 12 miles an hour, my friend Neil and I have begun to fathom just how much land …
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The Case for a “Jazz Revolution” Against Corporate Capitalism

Should checkerboard revolutionaries let their preference for incremental, open-ended process get in the way of opportunities for concrete, society-wide progress?

Socialism for the Rich: Drawbacks of our Current Money System

There are many reasons to change the current money system.

Obama Climate Plan: Testament to People Power, but Much More to Do

President Barack Obama on Monday officially unrolled the first-ever federal …

Waste Less, Share More

Food waste is big news at the moment, as well it should be. According to a …

A North Carolina Textile Co-Op Gives Immigrant Workers a Stake in the Business

By the example that Opportunity Threads sets, other working people …

A Day of Tears: Report from the "sHell No!" Action in Portland, Oregon

This week, activists in Portland, Oregon, employed non-violent civil disobedience to delay the departure of a Royal Dutch Shell ship delivering …

Mysteries of Eleuthera

What kind of force can leave a four million pound rock on top of a cliff? According to the oceanographers, it was waves. "

The Greek Coup: Liquidity as a Weapon of Coercion

In the modern global banking system, all banks need a credit line with the …

Peak Oil Review - Aug 3

A weekly review including: Oil and the Global Economy, The Middle East & …

We are all Greece

The cast of heroes and villains in Greece’s ongoing battle to save its …

Resilience Roundup - July 31

Global Coal Boom Ends As China — And World — Wakes Up To Reality …

Post-Development Discourse: Lessons for the Degrowth Movement

Is degrowth only conceivable in the context of “oversaturated” …

Beyond Liberal Rights: Lessons from a Possible Future in Detroit

Warning US and global allies of deepening trends, Maureen Taylor, State …

The Death of the Labor Market

Over the past 20 years, the existence of common spaces, places of social …

Fighting for Social, Economic, and Environmental Justice in Minnesota

The Minnesota Food Association (MFA) operates a number programs and …

The Aquaponics Solution

This article reports on a novel, sustainable, and economically viable model …
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