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Can “Development” Be “Sustainable?”

Capitalistdevelopment” and pollutes the environment, forces people to work twice as hard for a little more money, and enriches a small minority. Without doubt, many live in grinding poverty and deserve better lives. But how to do improve lives sustainably, meaning without destroying the natural world that is source of all wealth? Continue reading

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Why Police Can’t Keep Us Safe

Crime and violence don’t come out of nowhere. There are deeper causes, and police aren’t equipped to address them. Organized communities can do it better. Continue reading

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The Real Causes of Climate Change

Climate change is real, but its causes go far deeper than greenhouse gases and fossil fuels. It stems from a badly wounded natural world that is no longer able to maintain stability. We have to stop exploiting Nature and start loving it. Continue reading

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How Capitalism Killed Democracy

Politics has become a reality TV show that only serves to hide the real power structure. Continue reading

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Community Building Drama

We’re trying to make our 12-story building more of a community. We wanted a place where we knew a lot of people, where people knew each other and sometimes helped one another. It’s been a lot of work and some unexpected drama, but also a lot of rewards. Continue reading

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The Eagle and the Condor

The ancient prophecy only predicts there will be an opportunity in this place and time for the Eagle and Condor, science and spirit to come together. It’s up to us to make this beautiful, sustainable world a reality. Continue reading

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We Need Nature in Our Lives

If kids lived in Nature and meditated every day, and took a full year every decade to work the land, would they spend their lives pursuing profit and power? I doubt it. Nature would heal them, and they could heal us. Continue reading

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Miracle in the Desert

The village women saw a solution. But from the men’s objective viewpoint, the women’s idea didn’t make sense, and the men had the power. I imagine 90% of women and 100% of children can remember having their ideas discounted in this way. Continue reading

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US Empire Wrecking World Economy

Having been forced to rely on exports and imports to live, what happens to people when that trade is cut off? Global capitalism has been history’s greatest bait-and-switch — join our system or else, then watch us tear it down. Continue reading

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4 Ways Life Protects Earth

Nature can heal itself if we take our feet off Her neck. Shellfish, trees, seaweed and coral reefs are four ways She’s trying. Some people are helping Nature; others killing Her slowly. Our choice. Continue reading

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