Excerpts from Endgame

Derrick Jensen is a force for the common good. His books are mandatory reading in the study of culture and social change. Derrick Jensen is a contemporary philosopher with his feet firmly on the ground.”—Terry Tempest Williams, author of The Open Space of Democracy Hailed as the philosopher poet of the ecological movement, best-selling author Derrick Jensen returns with a passionate …

David Solnit’s insights

Wednesday, December 04, 2019byCommon Dreams A Few Things From the WTO Shutdown I Carry Into the Future There is an incredible opportunity to use street theater—art, dance, music, giant puppets, graffiti art and theater—and nonviolent direct action to simplify and dramatize the issues of corporate globalization and to develop and spread new and creative forms of resistance.by David Solnit We …

Only Bridging Can Heal a World of Breaking

Meaningful bridging—like real integration—must acknowledge, respect, and appreciate difference as a starting point. John a. powell posted Nov 12, 2019 At a time of heightened polarization and intense inequality in the United States and around the world, social differences run the risk of being turned into fault lines, and exploited for divide-and-conquer politics. As political scientists Rose McDermott and Peter K. …

Reaching everyday people, based on values, religion and health

Excerpt from Deutsche Welle, Nov 2019 DW’s Director General Peter Limbourg (main picture) told the Karachi Eco Islam conference that it was high time to bring religion into the climate-change discussion. “Religious leaders have a great reach to the common people. Sometimes even the government and media can’t influence them that way. It is also important to remind people that …

The right to have children humanely: to “have children, not have children, and parent the children we have in safe and sustainable communities”

The first step is renouncing the individualism celebrated by capitalism and recognizing the interdependence that is essential for long-term survival. We depend on our water supply to be clean, and our rivers depend on us not to poison them. We ask our neighbors to watch our dogs or water our plants while we’re away, and offer our help in kind. …

Where Does Creativity Come From? Everything has within itself the power of creativity, the power of giving birth, the power of surprising us, the emergence of beauty

By Matthew Fox, October 9 2019  Today’s science is finding that the whole universe is permeated with the power of creativity.  Physicist Brian Swimme puts it this way: “If you let hydrogen gas alone for 13 billion years it will become giraffes, rose bushes and humans.”   This is another way of saying that everything has within itself the power of creativity, the …

Only 16% of Americans deny that climate change is happening, a number that has barely changed over the past decade – it’s turning out people who care, that matters

As frustrating as they are, climate deniers aren’t the problem. The real trouble lies with what I call climate liars: the thousands of politicians who secretly accept climate science, but publicly deny it for political gain. If the climate movement is going to prevail, we must be crystal clear about this distinction. According to the Yale Program on Climate Change Communications, …

City collaborations with faith communities around climate

OCTOBER 2, 2019 In 2012, an estimated 69 percent of Americans self-identified as either moderately or very religious, and there are an estimated 350,000 church communities in the United States. For cities, improving engagement and communication strategies with faith communities and working closely with their leaders — who can serve as trusted messengers — could help accelerate both local and federal climate efforts. In recent years, many …

Climate Strike Demands

Here are the demands of the Climate Strike listed at https://strikewithus.org/#demands Green New Deal Transform our economy to 100% clean, renewable energy by 2030 and phase out all fossil fuel extraction through a just and equitable transition, creating millions of good jobs A halt to all leasing and permitting for fossil fuel extraction, processing and infrastructure projects immediately  Indigenous Sovereignty Honor …