George Floyd’s Autopsy and the Structural Gaslighting of America

George Floyd’s Autopsy and the Structural Gaslighting of America The weaponization of medical language emboldened white supremacy with the authority of the white coat. How will we stop it from happening again? By Ann Crawford-Roberts June 29, 2020 “Information Clearing House” –  The world was gaslit by misreporting about George Floyd’s initial autopsy report. As concerned physicians, we write to …

What to Say When People Say “It’s Impossible”: 10 smart conversation starters to address some standard defenses of the status quo.

By Andrea Brower Jun 14, 2013 in Yes Magazine Those committed to building a more just future must question the taken-for-granted “truths” that support the beliefs that capitalism is the only common-sense possibility and that there is no alternative. We can’t leave this task to the pages of peer-reviewed journals and classrooms of social theory—these conversations can start with family …

Communicating and building coalitions across partisan divides on class demands

Glenn Greenwald, The Intercept, June 25 2020 A SIGNIFICANT IDEOLOGICAL SPLIT within GOP politics is as clear and vitriolic as the one within the Democratic Party. And that growing division means that, along with vehement differences, there is ample agreement on specific, consequential issues between the factions that identify as the “populist left” and “populist right.” Often there is more agreement between them than either group finds with …

Auto industry (except Tesla) spends an average $1,000 per vehicle in advertising

Posted July 15, 2016 by Charles Morris & filed under Newswire, The Vehicles. Elon Musk has said several times that he rarely thinks about marketing, and that if you build a truly revolutionary product, the marketing will take care of itself. Tesla has followed this philosophy since its founding. It participates in only the largest, most high-profile auto shows, gives access to only a few carefully selected …

Apartisan not Apolitical: the Gilets Jaunes have refused existing organizations, rather focusing on fiscal and social injustices making it difficult to live off low incomes

The Gilets Jaunes sought out a way to articulate a collective voice that could speak out about why it is hard to make a living, social suffering and the social and economic dead-ends that millions of people have run into. The revolt of the Gilets Jaunes is one of the first mobilizations to articulate the question of equality and climate, social justice and climate …

To Communicate Well, Listen First

https://www.forbes.com/sites/nazbeheshti/2020/01/30/reclaim-the-lost-art-of-deep-listening/#76959b453d83 It all comes down to intent. It is one thing to be fully present to the other person. It is another thing to go the extra mile and seek to understand them truly. Deep listening springs from a desire to better understand a person or situation and authentically connect with them. When we listen deeply, we do so without …

Watch the Condor and the Eagle

Hosting Host an event MAKA SI TOMNI LAKOTA GREY EAGLE SOCIETY – EVENT INFO: Date and Time Still To Be Determined- This event will support Maka Si Tomni Lakota Grey Eagle Society – committed to peaceful education of all children and a thriving Lakota language and culture, creating a regenerative traditional…MORE INFO A POWER SHIFT NETWORK EVENT – EVENT INFO: …

Denver EEE (Ethics, Economics, Environment) Forum

MAY 2019:Improving Climate Change Dialogue, Part Two: Bridging the Divides through Storytelling — Maria Talero, Founder, Climate Courage, LLC APRIL 2019: Improving Climate Change Dialogue, Part One: Understanding How Worldviews Divide Us/Using Our Collective Knowledge to Map the Divides — Maria Talero, Founder, Climate Courage, LLC MARCH 2019: Regenerative Agriculture and Carbon Farming in Colorado — *Daniel Palic, Natural Resources Conservation Service—USDA and Marcus McCauley, McCauley …

‘Assemblies of randomly selected citizens mulling over thorny issues are a brilliant way for elected politicians to shift the responsibility for really unpopular policies onto someone else’

France’s citizens’ climate convention has come back to bite Macron 18 April 2020, The Spectator, Melanie McDonagh Those of us who are skeptical about the worth of citizens’ assemblies have been noting with interest the upshot of the French citizens’ convention for the climate which delivered its recommendations this week. The thing about these assemblies of randomly selected citizens mulling over …