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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 US presidential election comes up? It’s a fair question.

Grassroots Movements, Degrowth and ‘New Economies’

There are numerous grassroots movements and initiatives worldwide with the ambition to contribute to transformative change towards more sustainable, resilient and just societies.

21st Century Revolution: Review

Across the Western world, post-war political structures are facing their toughest challenges yet.

Thousands March in Philadelphia Kicking off Vocal Week of Protests at DNC

More than 10,000 people calling for a “clean energy revolution” marched in the streets here Sunday demanding that the Democratic Party endorse a ban on fracking and commit to heavy investments in renewables on the eve of the Democratic National Convention.

Northwest Tribes Band Together to Stop Oil-by-Rail

There’s no such thing as a good place for an oil-train derailment, but this year’s June 3 spill outside Mosier, Oregon, could have been worse if the 16 oil cars had derailed and caught fire even a few hundred feet in either direction.

Resilience + Resistance: A Recipe for Justice and Sustainability

In the face of climate change, we have the dual challenge of both resisting new fossil fuel infrastructure projects and building a resilient, sustainable and equitable economy in the shell of the old.

2011: A Year of Occupations that Changed the World

What has become of the great promise of social change raised by the “movements of the squares” of 2011?

We Are Mother Earth’s Red Line: Frontline Communities Lead The Climate Justice Fight Beyond The Paris Agreement

The Paris Climate Agreement of December 2015 is a dangerous distraction that threatens all of us.

Exit from the Megamachine

Opening a newspaper or listening to the radio news exposes us to a flood of catastrophic messages: devastating droughts, failing states, terrorist attacks, and financial crashes.

What’s next for Democracy Spring?

Last week, I was arrested at a sit-in to get big money out of politics and protect voting rights in Washington, D.C. 

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