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Another view of #Lebanon – here’s a look at some of its most inspiring social and environmental initiatives.
‘Determination and ingenuity … crop up repeatedly across this ancient land – but … typically go unreported.’
Lebanon: beauty on the border with war – Positive News
Conflict, debt and dysfunction often cloud progress in Lebanon, which shares a border with Syria. But as Martin Wright discovers, this is only part of…
Soil, not money, enables us to live.
‘Humanity is in deep trouble because we … handsomely reward those who create and manage money, but neglect the soil and the labor of those who care for it.’
#soil #wealth #money #politics #economics #survival
Real Wealth Resides Under Our Feet
Soil, not money, is the source of wealth, and our economic system needs to reflect that.
‘…#degrowth offers a world in which the noise of commoditization quiets down, where self-worth isn’t rooted in monetary value, and where you don’t have to work to utter exhaustion to access basic necessities.’
#economics #equality #WorldEnvironmentDay
The Radical Plan to Save the Planet by Working Less
The degrowth movement wants to intentionally shrink the economy to address climate change, and create lives with less stuff, less work, and better wel…
FILM: The Nuns, The Priests and The Bombs
‘Nuclear disarmament activists challenge the security and legality of America’s nuclear weapons when they break into two top-secret facilities…’
#USA #nuclear #disarmament #faith #SaturdayMotivation
‘A French rights group sought to block the loading of what it said were munitions onto a Saudi Arabian ship docked in southern France…’
More on the French arms activist context:
#ArmsTrade #France #disarmament #StopFuellingWar
Stop Fuelling War: an interview with Holly Spencer
I find it hard to understand why arms sales are seen as so separate from the conflicts in which they are used, as they fuel conflicts, escalating them…
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‘If #climate change is anything, it is a failure of the #imagination, the ghastly final playing out of Margaret Thatcher’s assertion that “There Is No Alternative”. Of course [there is], and our survival depends upon our finding it and living it.’
Why the Climate Emergency needs a National Imagination Act
This week, Caroline Lucas and other MPs argued that all new laws should need to pass a ‘compassion threshold’ before being enacted to ensu…
‘Every year, @CAATuk activists attend the AGM of the UK’s biggest arms company, #BAE Systems … One campaigner who attended this year was Arabian activist, Ameen Nemer. Here he reflects on his reasons for going & how he found the experience.’
A view from inside the UK’s biggest arms company
Photo by Alan Wilson. Every year, CAAT activists attend the Annual General Meeting of the UK’s biggest arms company, BAE Systems. We do this so …
I borrowed a copy of The Dispossessed from the Commonweal Library and it has wonderful anarchist marginalia