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Learning from Failure: A Modest Introduction

The other day, one of the readers over at the other blog asked a question as sensible as it is timely: why do so many sane people start foaming at the mouth when the subject of this year’s …

Resilience in Action!

Our thoughts go out to all those affected by the earthquake in central Italy - as we post this 241 people are known to have died, dozens are still trapped, …

School Days in 2040: Saikou's Day aboard the Tigerfish Floating School

While floating schools certainly aren’t solving the climate crisis in The Gambia and the many other coastal countries where they’ve emerged, …

Declaration of La Via Campesina Delegation to the 2016 World Social Forum

"We not only believe that another world is necessary, the members of La Vía Campesina are already building a better world."

On Flimsy Ladders, or Flimsy Ain’t Nothing. Flimsy is All.

We float above living Earth in a life supplied by fossilised life.

Five Things Americans Don’t Understand about Politics

At the height of America’s most bizarre presidential election campaign in decades, a careening spectacle largely due to the nutcase ramblings of an epic uber-narcissist, a contemporary, real-world …

Protect the Earth. Live Simply... Our Future Depends On It.

In November and December of 2015, I visited a couple of places in India that inspired some questions and thoughts about what is involved in protecting the …

Of Horseshoe Crabs and Empathy

I feel quite sure that whatever the scientific explanation for the die-off of the horseshoe crabs and eels, the real reason is the senseless killing Stella …

Wild Democracy: A Biodiversity of Resistance and Renewal

With characteristic insight, the great American philosopher, John Dewey, once wrote: ‘Every generation has to accomplish democracy over again for …

Helsinki Timebank: Currency as a Commons

In October 2009, while expecting another futile climate summit in nearby Copenhagen, a small group of friends in the Kumpula neighborhood of Helsinki got …

Climate Change and Colonial History Make a Toxic Combination

New research points to a powerful link between climate change and armed conflict.
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