Jan 162017
 
2017-01-16  World's largest fund manager demands cuts to executive pay and bonuses (The Guardian)

https://www.theguardian.com/business/2017/jan/15/blackrock-demands-cuts-to-executive-pay-and-bonuses?utm_source=esp&utm_medium=Email&utm_campaign=GU+Today+main+NEW+H+categories&utm_term=208612&subid=8093198&CMP=EMCNEWEML6619I2#comment-91285307 (My Comment is at bottom.) = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = BlackRock threatens to stir shareholder rebellions, warning UK companies they must match boardroom pay rises with that of workers BlackRock has said it would only approve salary rises for top executives if firms increase […]

Dec 292016
 

Continuing with reactions to  2016-12-24   I wouldn’t like to wish you peace if there was no hope for it.: And related to the conditions for successful revolutions, Derek’s question . . ..  Gerald captured what others also expressed.  His words: Thank you so much my friend,   I am still hunkered down in psychic fear of […]

Dec 292016
 
2016-12-21   Why I Kneeled Before Standing Rock Elders and Asked For Forgiveness, Yes! Magazine.  (former Army Lt. Wesley Clark Jr., son of Gen. Wesley Clark, former Supreme Allied Commander of NATO.)

Yes! Magazine   (David Korten).    Excellent journalism.   This article alone is worth a donation! http://www.yesmagazine.org/people-power/why-i-kneeled-before-standing-rock-elders-and-asked-for-forgiveness-20161221 Sarah van Gelder Everything seemed to be converging on Standing Rock on Dec. 4. Thousands of veterans were scheduled to arrive the next day at this remote, frozen outpost—along with a blizzard. The Army Corps of Engineers had recently ordered the […]

Sep 282016
 
2016-08-25   Revisiting the lessons of the Battle of Seattle and its aftermath,   by Walden Bello.

Thanks to Janet,  an excellent article.  A couple things first:   I wondered,  Who is Walden Bello? He is an intrepid activist, teacher, scholar.  One in that legion of dispersed leaders who make me believe that my small contributions will help to drive the changes we so badly need. About Walden Bello,  see  http://www.waldenbello.org/about-walden/    Background to the Battle in […]

Mar 262016
 
2016-03-17   How Political Elites Have Failed To Ensure Social Justice Across Generations,  Joseph Stiglitz

  https://www.socialeurope.eu/2016/03/how-political-elites-have-failed-to-ensure-social-justice-across-generations/ Social Europe by Joseph Stiglitz on 17 March 2016 @JosephEStiglitz Joseph Stiglitz (CC Raimond Spekking) Something interesting has emerged in voting patterns on both sides of the Atlantic: Young people are voting in ways that are markedly different from their elders. A great divide appears to have opened up, based not so much […]

Jul 082015
 

With thanks to Janet Eaton: Richard Heinberg concludes: It  is probably not within the capability of philanthropic foundations to avert all the human impacts that will accompany the end of economic growth, nor the environmental impacts of past growth. Nevertheless, the strategic application of some of society’s accumulated wealth toward solving the problem of systemic adaptation […]

Jun 142014
 

I find this interesting (as well as tragic), in the context of Change.  Change comes about through awareness – – seeing through things. = = = = = = = = = = = = = = == Email exchange,  My reply: Yes – angry men.  They were betrayed by their leaders. I wonder how […]

Oct 182011
 
2011-10-18   From a single hashtag, a protest circled the world,  Reuters.

http://www.reuters.com/article/us-wallstreet-protests-social-idUSTRE79G6E420111018 Occupy Wall Street protesters meditate while a sign bearing their twitter handle hangs from a railing in Zuccotti Park in New York October 1, 2011. REUTERS/Jessica Rinaldi   It all started innocuously enough with a July 13 blog post urging people to #OccupyWallStreet, as though such a thing (Twitter hashtag and all) were possible. […]