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PostArctica: Come To Standing Rock!

Inspired by veterans at the site I wrote this song tonight. My gift. Feel free to add, subtract, change, whatever it takes to make this a great song.

 

We have blood and dirt on our hands

from all these son’s and daughter’s commands

we never really did very much for the land

but now . . . → Read More: PostArctica: Come To Standing Rock!

The Canadian Progressive: David Suzuki: Our voices and actions bring hope for the year ahead

Our responses to the tragedies of 2015, which include the Syrian refugee crisis, racism, ignorance and the ongoing climate catastrophe, offer hope, says environmentalist David Suzuki. The post David Suzuki: Our voices and actions bring hope for the ye… . . . → Read More: The Canadian Progressive: David Suzuki: Our voices and actions bring hope for the year ahead

Writings of J. Todd Ring: New Leadership Urgently Needed For The US, Canada and Britain

Imagine if Martin Luther King Jr., Tommy Douglas and Tony Benn were President of the US, and Prime Ministers of Canada and Britain, respectively. The world would certainly be a far better, more just, freer, more peaceful, and safer place. But we do not. In all three of these “leading” nations we have neoliberal corporate . . . → Read More: Writings of J. Todd Ring: New Leadership Urgently Needed For The US, Canada and Britain

Writings of J. Todd Ring: New Leadership Urgently Needed For The US, Canada and Britain

Imagine if Martin Luther King Jr., Tommy Douglas and Tony Benn were President of the US, and Prime Ministers of Canada and Britain, respectively. The world would certainly be a far better, more just, freer, more peaceful, and safer place. But we do not. In all three of these “leading” nations we have neoliberal corporate . . . → Read More: Writings of J. Todd Ring: New Leadership Urgently Needed For The US, Canada and Britain

The Canadian Progressive: David Suzuki: The values of hope and happiness

David Suzuki on how our tendency to seek solace in material things as a reaction to threats such as terrorism and climate change causes more insecurity.

The post David Suzuki: The values of hope and happiness appeared first on The Canadian Progressive.

350 or bust: Take Time To Renew Your Spirit

The Disaffected Lib: Taking Stock

Most of us just don’t want to know.  Most of the rest are coming to feel the same way a lot of the time.

Interesting op-ed by Quincy Saul, “The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse.”  It deserves a read.

Ecology: The global climate is officially destabilized. Major tipping points have passed, and while . . . → Read More: The Disaffected Lib: Taking Stock

350 or bust: Making The World A Better Place Is Your Joy

Shift happens. A movie made by a movement. * TheShiftMovie.com *

Politics, Re-Spun: How to Help Raise Hope, On A Monday Morning!

Beverly Bell just posted an amazing, inspiring interview with Gerardo Cerdas at Raising Hope Across the Borders: Transnational Social Movements and Power

Gerardo Cerdas is coordinator of the Latin American- and Caribbean-wide social movement Grito de los Excluidos, Cry of the Excluded. He is also a sociologist and researcher. A native of Costa Rica, . . . → Read More: Politics, Re-Spun: How to Help Raise Hope, On A Monday Morning!

cartoon life: After me there will be ten more doing what I have done. I’m not alone.

From https://plus.google.com/109143384193766932670/posts/cX3cw6Ydypw

After me there will be ten more doing what I have done. I’m not alone.

 

The short Trailer at Vimeo.

The long trailer

Filed under: video Tagged: hope, our future, Sepideh, video

. . . → Read More: cartoon life: After me there will be ten more doing what I have done. I’m not alone.

Writings of J. Todd Ring: What can be done?

What can be done? How can we help others? How can one person make a difference? Well, there are many ways, of course. Most people in modern Western society, and in many parts of the world, feel powerless today. They feel that they can’t do anything to help – they can’t do anything to change . . . → Read More: Writings of J. Todd Ring: What can be done?

Melissa Fong: Smile

It’s sometimes really difficult for me to come to terms with realizing that there are some really horrible people in the world. Like, not just ignorant but just really hateful. […]

350 or bust: Take Time To Renew Your Spirit

Thanks to Sustainable Man on Facebook for this graphic:

350 or bust: Take Time To Renew Your Spirit

Writings of J. Todd Ring: The new epidemic: Death cults and the culture of despair

An article in The Atlantic speaks to the growing death-fetish that is gripping more and more youth. It is a bad omen for the state of modern industrial civilization as a whole, I would contend, and it indicates a broader trend toward anxiety, hopeless and despair, which must be confronted and overcome – if, that . . . → Read More: Writings of J. Todd Ring: The new epidemic: Death cults and the culture of despair

Susan on the Soapbox: Debt is debt, except when it’s hope

Sometimes Question Period is downright funny. Witness this exchange on the provincial debt between Opposition Leader Danielle Smith and Premier Redford.*

Ms Smith: In Medicine Hat earlier this month the Premier said this about debt: it’s not debt; it’s hope. So let’s take some of the Premier’s other quotes and sub in “hope” for . . . → Read More: Susan on the Soapbox: Debt is debt, except when it’s hope

350 or bust: Shift Happens

* Here in Northern Ontario our lovely boreal summer is in full swing. The blueberries are starting to ripen, the ethereal call of the loons drifts up to our windows at night, and the zucchini are plentiful. This summer in my community we are lucky to be growing some “really cool old squash” that Winona . . . → Read More: 350 or bust: Shift Happens

350 or bust: From Boston To Iraq To Syria: Nobody Deserves To Get Blown Up, At Anytime

* Via @AnonymousOpsIRC on Twitter: From Boston to Afghanistan, nobody deserves to get blown up at anytime. #peace not #war American comedian Patton Oswalt posted a thoughtful response to the Boston bombings on his Facebook wall, reflecting on the goodness that remains in the world: …I don’t know what’s going to be revealed behind all . . . → Read More: 350 or bust: From Boston To Iraq To Syria: Nobody Deserves To Get Blown Up, At Anytime

350 or bust: From Boston To Iraq To Syria: Nobody Deserves To Get Blown Up, At Anytime

* Via @AnonymousOpsIRC on Twitter: From Boston to Afghanistan, nobody deserves to get blown up at anytime. #peace not #war American comedian Patton Oswalt posted a thoughtful response to the Boston bombings on his Facebook wall, reflecting on the goodness that remains in the world: …I don’t know what’s going to be revealed behind all . . . → Read More: 350 or bust: From Boston To Iraq To Syria: Nobody Deserves To Get Blown Up, At Anytime

350 or bust: Geniuses Among Us: There Is A Way Humans Can Live Gracefully On This Planet

What if we humans looked to nature, and considered how nature solves design problems before we build or design? For TED Talk Tuesday on 350orbust, Janine Benyus discusses biomimicry in action and reminds us of the wonder of existence on this “blue planet”. In this 2009 talk, Ms Benyus reminds us that no other species . . . → Read More: 350 or bust: Geniuses Among Us: There Is A Way Humans Can Live Gracefully On This Planet

The Canadian Progressive | News & Analysis: Full text: Justin Trudeau’s speech for the Liberal leadership showcase

I stand before you a son of Quebec. A grandson of British Columbia. And a servant of Canada. These Canadians you just met are a few of the thousands I’ve had the honour to meet, to talk with, and to learn from over the past 6 months. Their stories are remarkable. Remarkable, […]

The post . . . → Read More: The Canadian Progressive | News & Analysis: Full text: Justin Trudeau’s speech for the Liberal leadership showcase

350 or bust: Tune In To Spring of Sustainability, For Operating Instructions From Planet Earth

It’s April, and in some places in North America it is spring. Not outside my window this morning, though, where the snow is lightly falling for the second day in a row. However, snow or not, it’s time for the “Spring of Sustainability” series. S of S offers free daily lectures and discussions, online or . . . → Read More: 350 or bust: Tune In To Spring of Sustainability, For Operating Instructions From Planet Earth

350 or bust: Take Time To Renew Your Spirit

Via Brian McClaren’s blog, Holy Week: Meditation 6: Wherever there is death … wherever hope is buried … wherever evil triumphs over law, and wherever law triumphs over grace … wherever injustice, unkindness, and arrogance are winning … just wait. It’s not over yet.

350 or bust: Take Time To Renew Your Spirit

 

350 or bust: Take Time To Renew Your Spirit