Fundamentally, we have to “hospice what’s left of the system we’re leaving behind, while planting the seeds for the future we’re building.”
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In building a movement, finding common ground is paramount. A movement can progress with the aid of constructive criticism, but it is imperative that this criticism be accompanied by genuine effort to understand and learn from one another, and recognition of each party’s value to the movement.
Rebuilding the commons in an economically-divided, violence-scarred neighborhood.
A danger with any movement is its potential to fragment into factions once it reaches a certain size – with the various factions competing instead of collaborating – and the potential emergence of a dominant faction that drowns out competing worldviews, theories of change, and tactics.
Review of "This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. The Climate" by Naomi Klein.
This is the time for our species to “turn 21”: to transition from adolescence to responsible adulthood as citizens of the planet, before we destroy our own future.
Truth be told, my goal here is not to belittle Bill McKibben, nor is it to scold climate activists in particular or activists more generally.
You have immense powers." That’s one of the messages of Post Carbon Institute's Public Energy Art Kit (P.E.A.K.) project.
"We couldn't outspend the fossil fuel industry – they have more money than God. But we had other currencies that we could find work in - the currencies of movements: passion, spirit, creativity..."
Naïve or Necessary? How does the economic and ethical case for divestment stack up?