The traditional knowledge and practices of indigenous peoples can make a significant contribution to sustainable development in our cities and areas of sprawl.
What can a bunch of grad students do to try to combat urban sprawl? We’ll find out as the entries for The Geneva Challenge arrive on July 31, 2016.
Less than 66% of Peruvians currently have electricity, leaving more than two million of Peru’s poorest citizens, literally, in the dark and without access to phones and the internet. That’s all to changing, however, and those changes are accelerating thanks to a new government program that aims to give up to 95% of Peruvians all […]
This summer there is a unique opportunity to learn how we can all organize and work together to create a better world at the European Summer University for Social Movements in Paris.
Reverend Billy and the Church of Stop Shopping were in San Francisco recently; they spoke of a yawning deadly silence surrounding climate change, why it is so very important to engage with one another and loudly address this life threatening issue in public now.
Political and social discontent continues to grow in North Carolina as the 10th Moral Monday grew to an estimated 3500 people on July 8th 2013. Moral monday is a movement that is organized by civil rights leaders, faith organizations, education leaders, environmental groups and women’s rights advocacy groups who oppose North Carolina’s new extremist legislation.
One of the fasted growing recent offshoots to arise from the Occupy Wall Street movement is a new group entitled Occupy the NRA. The activist organization is demanding sensible gun safety legislation, and already has tens of thousands of members dedicated to stopping the rampant deadly gun violence epidemic that has spread across our country.
The Yes Men are brilliant satirical social activists who are adept at political impersonations, hoax interviews and using humor to highlight the absurdity of entrenched destructive corporate influence. The group is now making a documentary entitled: The Yes Men are Revolting. The movie chronicles some of the group’s clever disruptive actions, focusing on impending climate change disasters in store for our planet if we all continue to do nothing.
Climate Change town crier and leader of the Church of Stop Shopping, Reverend Billy, describes the enormity of Sandy’s death and destruction in New York neighborhoods. He also explains that the global warming tipping point has already been reached, and that NOW is the time for radical change.
One of the most significant books published this year is Days of Destruction, Days of Revolt, a gripping graphic novel reportage mix which skillfully exposes the extreme exploitation and poverty that flourishes on the disenfranchised burned out edges of our nation. This brutal compelling work is a collaboration between Pulitzer Prize winning journalist Chris Hedges, and the revolutionary cartoonist and foreign correspondent, Joe Sacco.
If you’re busy concentrating on the things that you lack in life, you’re neglecting the abundance that you do possess. There’s an art to this: the art of gratitude.
Recent insidious right wing assaults upon women have been relentless, but many communities are fighting back against these misguided attacks by extremists. In western Washington local citizens joined together to help protect women’s access to health care, and organized weekly demonstrations in front of the local Planned Parenthood clinic. Scores of dedicated residents stood in front of the Olympia medical center, throughout all kinds of weather, to show how much they love and appreciate access to health care.
Even though the official Bank Transfer Day was back in November, millions more citizens are still continuing to move their money out of huge corporate banks into smaller and more accountable credit unions and local community financial institutions. The excessive fees and cruel indifferent arrogance of many large banks has definitely helped to fuel this decentralized grassroots activism. It seems that increasing amounts of people are finally getting the message that it really does make a difference where you keep your money.