What happens when economic growth produces more “illth” than wealth? What happens when it gobbles up the foundation of the good life—the commons?
Many thought the global movement against unfair trade started in Seattle 1999. But going back over 200 years, people have reached across borders to end the slave trade, shame a brutal colonial regime, and bring respite to laborers of the industrial revolution.
An indigenous people at the tip of South America reclaims health, culture, and the vitality of the land.
Vandana Shiva is a physicist and an organic farmer, an instigator of India’s historic “tree-huggers” movement, and a renowned author. She speaks internationally on the perils of globalization, while mobilizing fellow citizens to reclaim their rights to life itself.
Nordic welfare society, Finland, Martha Organization,
While the ruling elites occupy themselves with seeking to restore faith in the pathological institutions on which their power and privilege were built, the rest of us can embrace this moment of economic failure as an historic opportunity. Through our individual and collective choices, we can grow into being the economic institutions, relationships, and culture of a just, sustainable, and compassionate world of living economies that work for all.
How Burlington became one of America's most sustainable communities.
Solidarity solutions in Argentina, barter clubs as a solution, Brukman Factory takeover, author Lisa Gale Garrigues, worker-owned cooperatives as a solution to Argentina crisis. YES!
The suicide economy is all too ready to cast off used material, disadvantaged people, and troubled neighborhoods. These living economy entrepreneurs are turning throwaways into gold.
Appalachian Sustainable Development, ASD, sustainable forestry and wood products program, sustainable farms.
What to do when Corporations Rule the World, an interview with David Korten by Sarah van Gelder. Authors converse about threats to democracy and the environment posed by corporate globalization.
A recent class-action suit by black farmers against the USDA fails to stem the loss of land by African American farmers.
Thirst for Justice, by Maude Barlow. Privatization of Bolivia's water supply fails in the face of protest, and a local coallition takes on water distribution.
We should increase vacation time in the U.S.
Parker Palmer writes about finding his vocation and the link between self and service
the new solidarity, by Anthony S. Arch. Steelworkers and forest activists forge a new alliance.
India's silent but singing revolution, by Pramila Jayapal. Swadyaya social movement in India is based on the belief that God resides within, all people and nature are connected, and a person's responsibility is only to do one's duty to the best of one's capability for God and without attachment to the fruits of the labor.
garden of simplicity, by Duane Elgin. Simplicity is the new mantra for the overworked, over-stressed, and over-cluttered, and for those who want to lighten their impact on the Earth. The author of the classic book on voluntary simplicity says the ways to simplicity are many.
combining some old-fashioned animal husbandry with new, low-tech facility design and sophisticated ideas about the relationships between livestock and the land.
The ancient, wild rice-centered culture of Minnesota's Anishinaabeg people confronts cultivated "wild" rice.
Contrary to myths about the efficiency of corporate agriculture, family farmers are the most efficient producers - and they produce much more than food
Global warming is unlikely to yield to politics-as-usual. So what will work? Start with the fact that “we” are not one, but rather a world divided.
Fran Korten makes a pilgramage to see the Dalai Lama
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