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'Perfect Storm' Engulfing Canada's Economy Perfectly Predictable

8 hours 19 min ago

Economists, an irrational tribe of short-sighted mathematicians, are now calling Canada's declining economic fortunes "a perfect storm."

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Re-Imagining Climate Justice at the COP: Finding Our Frontlines at a Gathering in Bellagio, Italy

8 hours 35 min ago

We should be trying to identify the strategies that give us the best chances of creating “tipping points” in the climate wars. I dream of a movement that can create a non-linear trajectory into the future... One idea ... is a COP21-focused campaign for “Just Climate Futures: Saying No in Paris.” The best “outcome” for the COP would be NO treaty/agreement.

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Water: Source of Life and Conflict in the Land of Rivers

9 hours 3 min ago
Oil is often seen as the root cause of conflict in the Middle East, but in the coming years water might come to overtake it as a key source of dispute.
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Buying organic isn’t just about local veggies

10 hours 1 min ago

Pedaling our bicycles and gear across the American West at a steady 12 miles an hour, my friend Neil and I have begun to fathom just how much land our society dedicates to growing food, particularly grains.

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Socialism for the Rich: Drawbacks of our Current Money System

10 hours 3 min ago

There are many reasons to change the current money system.

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Obama Climate Plan: Testament to People Power, but Much More to Do

10 hours 31 min ago

President Barack Obama on Monday officially unrolled the first-ever federal plan to limit power plant emissions of greenhouse gases, in a move that environmental campaigners are alternately calling "significant" and "not enough."

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An interview with Toby Hemenway, author of The Permaculture City

10 hours 36 min ago

We’re developing the idea that because permaculture’s lessons apply so well in creating dynamic, healthy physical landscapes, they can probably do the same for cultural and social landscapes. 

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Waste Less, Share More

Mon, 03/08/2015 - 12:55

Food waste is big news at the moment, as well it should be. According to a recent World Resources Institute report, approximately a third of all food produced for human consumption never gets eaten.

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A North Carolina Textile Co-Op Gives Immigrant Workers a Stake in the Business

Mon, 03/08/2015 - 12:32

By the example that Opportunity Threads sets, other working people learn new possibilities about how they might end their exploitation and rebuild their lives.

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A Day of Tears: Report from the "sHell No!" Action in Portland, Oregon

Mon, 03/08/2015 - 10:27

This week, activists in Portland, Oregon, employed non-violent civil disobedience to delay the departure of a Royal Dutch Shell ship delivering equipment essential for commencing its oil-drilling operations in the Arctic Sea. Eye-witness account and analysis.

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Mysteries of Eleuthera

Mon, 03/08/2015 - 09:57

What kind of force can leave a four million pound rock on top of a cliff? According to the oceanographers, it was waves. "

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The Greek Coup: Liquidity as a Weapon of Coercion

Mon, 03/08/2015 - 08:52

In the modern global banking system, all banks need a credit line with the central bank in order to be part of the payments system. Choking off that credit line was a form of blackmail the Greek government couldn’t refuse.

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Peak Oil Review - Aug 3

Mon, 03/08/2015 - 08:50

A weekly review including: Oil and the Global Economy, The Middle East & North Africa, China, Russia/Ukraine, The Briefs.

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Energy, the repressed: Paging Dr. Freud

Sun, 02/08/2015 - 17:18

Today, a new psychological repression hides in plain sight. It is the servant of a modern ideology, a religion really, that says the material world is soulless and merely fodder for economic growth. This repression prevents most from seeing our ecological predicament and therefore from understanding it or acting in response to it. This repression is of the very physical world about us and the vast and complex interconnections which govern our lives and the life of the planet.

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We are all Greece

Fri, 31/07/2015 - 11:38

The cast of heroes and villains in Greece’s ongoing battle to save its economy varies depending on who’s telling the story. 

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Resilience Roundup - July 31

Fri, 31/07/2015 - 11:37

Global Coal Boom Ends As China — And World — Wakes Up To Reality Of Carbon Pollution | It's not Climate Change - It's Everything Change | Hillary Clinton has a renewable energy plan, but she still needs one for fossil fuels | Study: We've wiped out half the world's wildlife since 1970 | Against Forgetting...

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Post-Development Discourse: Lessons for the Degrowth Movement

Fri, 31/07/2015 - 09:41

Is degrowth only conceivable in the context of “oversaturated” industrial societies while the global “South” remains dependent on growth?

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Beyond Liberal Rights: Lessons from a Possible Future in Detroit

Fri, 31/07/2015 - 09:38

Warning US and global allies of deepening trends, Maureen Taylor, State Chair of MWRO, often begins presentations on Detroit by proclaiming: “Welcome to the future!”

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The Death of the Labor Market

Fri, 31/07/2015 - 09:37

Over the past 20 years, the existence of common spaces, places of social debate and pretty much everything involving citizenship has been erased in a conscious and ideologically-directed manner.

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Fighting for Social, Economic, and Environmental Justice in Minnesota

Fri, 31/07/2015 - 09:34

The Minnesota Food Association (MFA) operates a number programs and initiatives that build a more sustainable food system based on social, economic, and environmental justice.

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