By Vicki Robin, Jane Davidson, Resilience.org
Jane Davidson is the author of #futuregen: Lessons from a Small Country, the story of why Wales was the first country in the world to introduce legislation to protect future generations. Jane shares her thoughts on “What could possibly go right?”
By Scott Newstok, Resilience.org
Faced with existential crises in the environment, human migration, creeping authoritarianism, and the specter of artificial intelligence, a world without a broadly disseminated capacity for thinking is severely exposed.
By Chris Smaje, Small Farm Future
Wider issues like climate change, energy scarcities, economic stagnation and political fragmentation are already reconfiguring our world, but we can only guess at the local adjustments this will demand of us – which makes it hard to know where to put our energies and what kinds of institutions to support and nurture.
By Joel Stronberg, Civil Notion
Long after Trump is a footnote in history, his impact on the environment will still be felt. For progressives and moderates alike, the horrors of a Trump presidency are cloaked in judicial robes.
By Yavor Tarinski, Towards Autonomy
The truth is that democracy, in its authentic direct form, has nothing to do with capitalism and is in fact at odds with it. James Madison, one of US’s Founding Fathers, seems to have been aware of this when saying that democracies have ever been found incompatible with personal security or the rights of property.
By Jody Tishmack, Anima/Soul
We are a democracy first; liberals or conservatives, Democrats or Republicans second. We need to prepare for the challenges that lay ahead. “Climate hell is here and we cannot stand it.” Neither can we afford to ignore it.
By Lee Morgan, Local Table
Twin brothers Irucka Ajani and Obiora Embry approach farming in an unconventional way. Instead of relying on the usual row crop methods or the use of pesticides to give plants a leg up, they instead look to ancient history and a loving, symbiotic relationship with the land that has been long forgotten in many parts of the world.
By Laura Johnson, Medium
taught by patriarchy to take up less space at the expense of my breath, taught by capitalism to be productive at the expense of my breath, taught by modernity to disconnect from my body at the expense of my breath, this violent mind-body separation joining all those other power-laden fragmentations of modern supremacist culture