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Engagement: ‘You may be asked to participate in ecotherapy project’

How do organizations engage people in sustainability? A research project seeking to understand how organizations engage people in environmental and social sustainability efforts is about to get underway in the Lehigh Valley and your participation is requested Dear Sustainability Community, … more

Posted in Advocacy & Activism, Building Community, Community – Empowerment |

FYI: ‘Stuff, Wealth, and the End of Democracy’

An economy based on expansion and consumerism is destructive to humanity and the planet’s environmental health, and the greed that drives globalization and capitalism is also driving the so-called Trans-Pacific Partnership, yet another ‘free trade agreement’ that has a little … more

Posted in Building Community, Civil Liberties, Democracy, Economic Justice, Law & Legislation, Minority Rights, Poverty, Precautionary Principle, Rights of Nature | Mother Earth, Slavery, Sustainability & Business, Workers' Rights |

“Pennsylvanians’ Pledge to Fight Shale Gas Industry Encroachment and Pollution”

From Berks Gas Truth re: Saying No to Gas Drilling in Pennsylvania. Take The Pledge We will fight for our air. We will fight for our water. We will fight for our food. We will fight for our HEALTH. We … more

Posted in Advocacy & Activism, Air, Building Community, Climate, Climate, Energy, & Environment, Community – Empowerment, Community – Government & Rights, Community Rights, Environment & Ecosystems, Environmental Health, Fossil Fuels, Land Use, Law & Legislation, Shale gas, Stewardship, Unsustainable Energy, Water & Watersheds | Tagged ,

FYI: Whistleblowers, Warrior Cops, and the Growing Security State

Recent articles depicting increasingly invasive & authoritarian practices of the government, including violent & militarized local police forces: 10 Things That Don’t Make Sense About Obama’s Security State, by Juan Cole – Reader Supported News, August 2013 Manning Defense Exposes … more

Posted in Advocacy & Activism, Building Community, Civil Liberties, Justice System, Militarism, Nonviolence, Social Justice |

FYI: Corporate Killers

Informative articles that look at how the right to earn profits has overturned the basic legal principle that your rights end when you harm others. Mankind: Death by Corporation, by Dr. Brian Moench – Truthout, 26 June 2013 Death by Corporation, Part II: … more

Posted in Advocacy & Activism, Corporate Personhood, Economic Justice, Endocrine Disruptors, Environmental Health, Environmental Justice, Fair Trade vs. Free Trade, Food for Health, GMOs - GE foods, Precautionary Principle, Rights of Nature | Mother Earth, Sustainability & Business |

Forum: “School Property Tax”

Gabriel Arroyo wants to call our attention to HB 76 & SB 76, The Property Tax Independence Act, asking us to read info from the Pennsylvania Taxpayers Cyber Coalition: 1) PTCC Update July 08, 2013 “There is no ‘Holy Grail’ … more

Posted in Taxes | Tagged ,

FYI: Whistleblowers for democracy [UPDATED]

The mainstream media seem to parrot the government line that whistleblowers are a threat to national security. [In reality, they are only a threat to the corrupt officials who are the real threat to our nation.] Why the Ruling Class … more

Posted in Advocacy & Activism, Civil Liberties, Community – Government & Rights, Democracy, Rethinking…, The World |

FYI: Capitalism, Financialism, & Democracy

Here are some recent news articles and blog posts that are ‘must read’ if you’re concerned about the extent to which unregulated capitalism & financialization of the economy are strongly anti-democratic: The Next American Revolution Has Already Begun (interview with … more

Posted in Banking & Financial, Cooperatives, Corporate Personhood, Economic Justice, Economy, Business, & Money, Fair Trade vs. Free Trade, Resource Extraction, Rights of Nature | Mother Earth, Social Justice, Sustainability & Business, The Commons, Waste |

Boston & ‘the Muslim exception’ to the Bill of Rights

A lot has been written about the Boston bombings, the Tsarnaev brothers, and the way the case was handled.  I don’t want to add to that, but here are links to some of the more insightful articles, along with a … more

Posted in Civil Liberties, Discrimination, Human Rights, Justice System, Minority Rights |

Good News (UPDATED)

Here are a few news articles that report positive developments, starting with an article by Frances Moore Lappé on why it’s important to share stories like this…. Why Sharing News About Solutions Is a Revolutionary Act | YES! Magazine Food … more

Posted in Advocacy & Activism, Building Community, Climate, Environmental Health, Food for Health, Going Local, Local Food, Media, Renewable Energy, School Food, Social Justice, Sustainable Growing |