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Things Are Good: The Future of Green Burials Lies in the Past

The modern funeral industry took something that was natural and safe and converted it into a toxic-filled death. When people die we need to dispose of the body in an appropriate way to ensure diseases don’t spread, human civilizations have been doing this for millennia.

However, in the past hundred years we have started taking . . . → Read More: Things Are Good: The Future of Green Burials Lies in the Past

Things Are Good: Leave Loved Ones With an Exit Plan

Get Your Shit Together (GYST) is a website dedicated to making it so that other people don’t need to experience what one mother had to go through when her husband suddenly passed away. Losing someone you love is hard enough, but what made things even harder was that the couple never planned for their inevitable . . . → Read More: Things Are Good: Leave Loved Ones With an Exit Plan

350 or bust: Take Time To Renew Your Spirit

This is Stephen Lewis’s stirring eulogy at Jack Layton’s funeral, one year ago tomorrow. * “Another world is not only possible, she is on her way. On a quiet day, I can hear her breathing.” Arundhati Roy Read the full text on the Globe And Mail.

CANADIAN PROGRESSIVE WORLD: In Ottawa, scientists to mourn the death of Canadian evidence

Canadian scientists gather in Ottawa today to stage a funeral procession to protest the Harper government’s draconian cuts to federal scientific programs and systematic muzzling of Canadian scientists. The protest is sponsored by the Council of Canadians. It begins at the Ottawa Convention Centre at 12 p.m. ET and ends with a rally on Parliament . . . → Read More: CANADIAN PROGRESSIVE WORLD: In Ottawa, scientists to mourn the death of Canadian evidence

Pop The Stack: A Coming Out Party for Optimists

Watching the funeral services yesterday for Jack Layton, I felt it was like a coming out party for optimists, a chance for people to be unashamed to express hope in the human spirit, in the future and in what is possible in our country if we all work together.

I’m tired of cynicism. I’m tire . . . → Read More: Pop The Stack: A Coming Out Party for Optimists