Jan 022017
 
2012-09-10   Happiness in difficult times: The ‘giggle factor’ is gone.  John Helliwell,  Economist.  International Day of Happiness, March 20.

http://www.vancouversun.com/life/Happiness+difficult+times+giggle+factor+gone/7360269/story.html Douglas Todd, Vancouver Sun  Professor John Helliwell, 75, is one of the authors of a groundbreaking UN Happiness Report. He and his wife Millie have found happiness together by taking care to pay attention to the needs and feelings of others. July 13, 2012.  Jenelle Schneider / Vancouver Sun “It made him happy.” University […]

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 […]

Oct 272016
 
2016-10-27   First Nations & Conservation Groups Sue to Block Massive LNG Project in BC

  ‘They couldn’t have chosen a worse place for an industrial facility’ by Nika Knight, staff writer (NOTE:  Search this blog on “Skeena”.  We joined others as long ago as 2007 to protect this River.) The Skeena River, where Canada’s second largest salmon run occurs each year, is to be the site of a liquefied […]

Oct 272016
 
2016-10-27  Armed With Riot Gear, Militarized Police Begin Forcibly Clearing DAPL (Dakota Access Pipeline) Protest Camp. (Common Dreams)

Media Blackout as Militarized Police Begin Clearing DAPL Protest Camp by Deirdre Fulton ‘We will be peaceful, we will be prayerful, we will not retreat’   There are a number of videos for viewing at the above link (Media Blackout).   The text of the article appears below. There are 2,000 people in solidarity, now at the […]

Oct 202016
 

The Police Officer will do a good job.  But at the root?   it’s not actually his job.   The growth of gangs is a symptom that tells us we are failing.  So how do we get a passing grade? A fundamental responsibility of our communities is to provide the stew to nourish our individual toddlers into […]

Aug 122016
 
2016-08-12    How to Break the Power of Money,  by David Korten.  YES! Magazine

We can refuse to accept the pervasive, but false, claims that money is wealth and a growing GDP improves the lives of all. by David Korten “Money is just a number, an accounting chit we accept in exchange for things of real value because we have been conditioned to do so almost from birth,” David […]

Jul 242016
 
2016-07-10   Turmoil in Saudi water sector as country runs dry.   And related,  The Great Land Grab.

Many thanks to Lyle for the article below, “Turmoil in Saudi water . . . “. Earlier, related postings  appear at bottom. First, a bit of background on The Great Land Grab  is helpful to understanding the full impact of Lyle’s comment. Note:  The Land Grabs usually take place in the Global South.   Welcome, Canada!   The sale of the […]

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 […]

Oct 242015
 

I highly recommend:    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y-a6jzU0YgQ     (1:08:49) John Perkins is essentially another whistleblower.   His stories are from his own employment as an “economic hitman” for the U.S.. HOWEVER,  he has much more to say (listen to the end).   We are not in rebellion, overthrowing the scoundrels.   He believes that around the globe we are crafting a new way of […]

Oct 142015
 

These 3 youtubes cover the ground on ecological economics very well:   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d05jEprJxtE     “CRASH COURSE” in Ecological Economics (Jon Erickson) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EhHH5meSLZI     Nate Hagens // From Wall St. to Ecological Economics // Part 1 ] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uxfGcwfYlAg     Interview, William Rees – The Dangerous Disconnect Between Economics and Ecology.  Institute for New Economic Thinking