The Preface to Vandana Shiva’s latest book, Oneness v. the 1 Percent, is a hymn to Earth as One Family that either thrives together or goes extinct together. It comes from the phrase Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam, the Earth is One Family, (Sanskrit: वसुधैव कुटुम्बकम्) which consists of several words: “vasudhā”, the earth; “ēva” = indeed; and “kutumbakam”, family. The… Read More Vandana Shiva: the Earth is One Family
via Adi Don Warning: this is Satire, like The Onion The point of this satire is that Trump spews the same kind of mindless, cockamamie bullshit that many contemporary televangelists, gurus and spiritual teachers spew today, only in political terms. Which is why it was so wildly successful with brain-dead elderly smack-addled white Americans who… Read More Adi Don
I’ve written a couple of articles on creating a ‘Complete Culture’ of Buddhism and the need for a multi-faceted movement. (Lead to Life will be next–stay tuned). Here’s #XR’s Spring Rebellion, with music, art, dance, skill workshops, political and ecological education, networking, fun play, everything you would need to create a new society. If our… Read More Complete Movements: XR Spring Uprising
This presentation is by Johanna from Ende Gelande, a German Climate Justice mass direct action movement. This presentation was a Zoom webinar recorded on Monday, March 8, 2019. I don’t know how long this video will be available on the Zoom site, so I suggest you watch it as soon as possible just in case… Read More Ende Gelande: Mass Direct Action for Climate Justice
Jeremy Rifkin is a sociologist who believes he always has the Next Big Idea that’s going to change everything. I’ve been following his work since I was first introduced to it at a lecture on ‘entropy as a societal phenomenon’ in 1980 in Youngstown, Ohio. (I was in college in Ohio for a couple of years).… Read More Rifkin: Social Economy and the Internet
Watch this excellent DN interview with Shoshona Zuboff on her new book: The Age of Surveillance Capitalism. Part 1 explains most of it; Part 2 is a bit of a recap.
And you can’t run democracy by the hate machine being fueled through the divide-and-rule policy of the 1 percent to destroy our oneness, our solidarity, our recognition that we are one humanity and can be strong when we fight for the rights of the planet and for our basic rights to food and water and… Read More Vandana Shiva: Oneness vs. the One Percent