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40 Years Ago Today, We Changed the World (Part 4: Shifts in the Culture)

Why were [nuclear accidents] suddenly newsworthy? …Odds are very good that it was because of Clamshell and the national citizen action movement it sparked. Those efforts caused a lot more people to learn about nuclear power, and to become scared, and to take action

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Where is the Outrage over Police Destruction of OWS Property?

I keep waiting for one of these Great Defenders of Property Rights—you know, people like Limbaugh, Hannity, Coulter, and O’Reilly—to step forward and make some noise about the way the police wantonly destroyed property of individual occupiers and resources belonging

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Grassroots Democracy vs. Electoral Democracy

Today is Election Day in the United States. And something like the 7th week of the Occupy Wall Street/Occupy Everywhere movement that sprung up in September. A good day to reflect on different social change strategies—as someone who’s done both

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Permaculture Takes Root at Occupy Wall Street

if they can do permaculture in an impermanent camp in a city park, we should be able to do it all over the country and the world in our permanent dwellings.

Posted in Abundance and Prosperity, Energy & Sustainability, People Helping People, Politics, Protests and Crackdowns, Social and Economic Justice Tagged with: , , ,

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