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Simplicity Institute

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An email from the Simplicity Institute Dear friends and colleagues, I'd like to bring your attention to a new short film, "Urban Abundance", produced by Jordan Osmond of Happen Films, in association with the Simplicity Institute. This uplifting film is available freely at the link below: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1BSSB2zf2CI We're also happy to note that our documentary "A Simpler Way: Crisis as Opportunity" has now been viewed more than half-a-million times in its first few months online.…

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Rebecca Solnit, Protest and Persist

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[Solnit, always a breath of fresh air: hope beyond optimism-pessimism, rich knowledge of activist history, opening to the unexpected and the unkown, beyond the short-termism of 'winning/losing' mindset, the long haul... Peter] Protest and persist: why giving up hope is not an option   By Rebecca Solnit Source: The Guardian March 13, 2017 Change text size: [ A+ ] / [ A- ]   Posted in: Activism, Reimagining Society, US | No comments Last month, Daniel Ellsberg and Edward Snowden had a public…

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CERN (Not That One!)

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Just another site that's worth a look at. Maybe I need to get another list going for Rob's wiki or something. http://www.communityeconomies.org/Home The Community Economies Collective (CEC) and the Community Economies Research Network (CERN) are international collaborative networks of researchers who share an interest in theorizing, discussing, representing and ultimately enacting new visions of economy. By making multiple forms of economic life viable options for action, these diverse, engaged…

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Your Oil Wake-Up Call

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[Posting this for Ted, the author, who is also a member of IOPS] YOUR OIL WAKE UP CALL … (File under ignore.)   Ted Trainer 3.3.2017   Almost no one has the slightest grasp of the oil crunch that will hit them probably within one decade.  When it does it will literally mean the end of the world as we know it.  Here is an outline of what recent publications are telling us.  Nobody will of course take any notice.   It is gradually becoming understood that the amount…

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News From BIEN

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BIEN NEWSLETTER: http://us11.campaign-archive1.com/?u=1ee7284968c494ec88c2f40c9&id=6659c79eff&e=6d96ada97e I suppose this is part of the problem when liberal, don't-really-mind-capitalism-and -the-benefits-it-bestows-on-me-and-my-kind economists, start in on basic income debates. They no longer remain basic and become the domain of the coordinator class, going round and round, while the rest of us just get bored and leave it all to those in the nice suits and Italian leather shoes. But then, these…

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Latest From The NSP

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New Systems Series: Volume 5 FEBRUARY 28, 2017 Four new models for political-economic alternatives The fifth volume of papers in our “New Systems: Possibilities and Proposals” series offers visions ranging from an Economy for the Common Good and Earthland to a decentralized United States in Million Utopias and Community Economies. In The Economy for the Common Good – A Workable, Transformative Ethics-Based Alternative, http://thenextsystem.org/the-economy-for-the-common-good/ Christian Felber…

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Who Owns the Robots

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A recent essay published by the Next System Project Worth reading? A broad array of technological advances are set to converge on our political economy over the next few decades: advanced robotics, augmented reality, machine learning, machine vision, the internet of things, and beyond. A range of observers, from economists to labor organizers to businesspersons, are concerned that the resulting workforce disruption could cause serious economic and even political instability given the unprecedented…

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How the Trump regime was manufactured by a war inside the Deep State

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How the Trump regime was manufactured by a war inside the Deep State   A systemic crisis in the global Deep System has driven the violent radicalization of a Deep State faction   By Nafeez Ahmed   A special report published by INSURGE INTELLIGENCE, a crowdfunded investigative journalism project for people and planet. Support us to keep digging where others fear to tread.       President Donald Trump is not fighting a war on the establishment: he’s…

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