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“You Fly to the Edge of the Tar Sands, and ... No Life”

University of Montana professor George Price on permaculture, race, and how he's standing up to tar sands extraction.

Everything Gardens: Growing Transition Culture

Academic work on Transition can often be infuriating rather than illuminating.

Co-operatives Need to Confront Climate Chaos

The challenges for 2015 are the same ones we've failed as a movement to find solutions to, or even act on, for a very long time: climate change and the neoliberal politics of austerity.

A Simpler Way: Crisis as Opportunity

A Simpler Way is a documentary about simple living, permaculture, and local economy as a response to global crises.

Picturing the End of Fossil Fuels

"It’s all of us, the little guys, against the immense, concentrated wealth and power of the biggest companies on earth."

A Good Life is the Business of us All

Digital culture is changing society: the way we relate to each other, how power flows, decisions are made, and politics is done, shaping environmental stresses.

The Last Refuge of the Incompetent

The science fiction author Isaac Asimov used to say that violence is the last refuge of the incompetent.

Dignity, Democracy and Food: An Interview with Frances Moore Lappè

What is the balance between crisis and progress? Can food activism possibly keep pace with the food industry’s destructive swath?

The War Against Change

The first step in making change is imagining change, and the first step in imagining change is recognizing that “more of the same” isn’t going to cut it.

Exposing the False Prophets of Social Transformation

A growing group of elite storytellers present radical solutions to global problems, but their ideas actually inhibit real change and strengthen the status quo.

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