Political Hope

Political Hope

Maybe democracy resides in unofficial, informal civic structures, extra-legal vernacular institutions, and place-based communities. When the people are strong and determined, when they have a sense of themselves as a people, when they know their own power

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Hope springs eternal with a little effort

Hope springs eternal with a little effort

We are, I think, in a collective state of despair. So, it isn’t surprising to me that I have a hard time feeling hopeful when asked “How do we fix things?” since despair is the absence or loss of hope (from the Latin “without” [de] and “to hope” [sperare]).

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The Great Battle for the Future

The Great Battle for the Future

If you see “the future” as necessarily an extension of the path that has brought us from the past to the present, then the elite’s version seems inevitable. It is therefore crucial to break free from this idea of some kind of predestined vector taking us towards a hyper-industrial destiny.

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Ignore the Prophets of Doom – Organic food can feed the world

Ignore the Prophets of Doom – Organic food can feed the world

We must not be hoodwinked by the relentless fear-mongering (concerning organics) of the agritech-agribusiness lobby, which requires farmers to continue to purchase its proprietary inputs, including synthetic fertilisers, while continuing to rollout and impose its high-input, high-energy, health-damaging model of industrial agriculture across the world.

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The Nitrogen Problem in Agriculture

The Nitrogen Problem in Agriculture

Reduce the use of chemical fertilisers, make the chemical industry pay for pollution instead of criminalising farmers who were trapped by in the chemical treadmill through industrial agriculture.

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10 Lies of Contemporary Culture

10 Lies of Contemporary Culture

10 uncomfortable things about 10 comfortable ideas that they say you need to cultivate: identity, self-esteem, service to the world, creativity, critical thinking, peace, justice, openness, love, and freedom. These are 10 nice, happy face words but, unlike most commencement speakers, I will not tell you happy lies about them.

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Mainstream Environmental Movement Lies

Mainstream Environmental Movement Lies

The environmental movement has lost its way. At one point environmentalism was about protecting wild places and wild beings. Now environmentalists themselves are trying to sustain this destructive way of life instead of trying to protect wild nature and wild beings.

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