Category Archives: News and politics

The Anti-Democracy Movement Run Amok

Originally posted on Filosofa's Word:
As I lay in bed at 5:30 this morning seeking that elusive thing called sleep, I received an email with Robert Reich’s latest newsletter.  Despite my better judgment, I started reading the piece and…

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Greens celebrate House of Lords defeat of draconian government ideas

Originally posted on Baroness Jones of Moulsecoomb:
The House of Lords inflicted a staggering 14 defeats on the government in one historic evening, with a further 5 government amendments being withdrawn. The Lords seized their chance to reject most of…

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Oligarchy: a sickness at the heart of British democracy

I’m wondering how long it will be before the Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill, currently with the House of Lords, is used not just against peaceful protests in the streets but also to silence those who would speak out … Continue reading

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An update on how we’re handling the climate crisis

Overpopulation is a problem, but it’s not the biggest problem. The biggest problems are: 1) serious inequity in terms of the emissions generated by the most wealthy and 2) serious incompetence and corruption on the part of governmental institutions – most of which are in thrall to those in (1) Continue reading

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Today’s Quote

Originally posted on Soul Gatherings:
It is no use saying ‘we are doing our best.’ You have got to succeed in doing what is necessary. ~ Winston Churchill ~ ________________

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Wellbeing Economy approach to meeting climate goals

Half an hour from now, Caroline Lucas MP is scheduled to lead a Westminster Hall debate on ‘a Wellbeing Economy approach to meeting climate goals‘. I was invited to offer my thoughts to her on this topic (because I signed … Continue reading

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What happened at COP26? And what next?

COP26 summarised in a haiku:

In Pandora’s Box
Hope’s frosty note lay unread:
“Down pub getting drunk.” Continue reading

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George’s call to action, NOW

Originally posted on Bobbing Around:
You’ve got to read this call to action from George Monbiot. He starts with what appears to be a technological approach: replace fossil fuels with electric, and all will be well. Those who pay attention…

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There is no ‘planet B’ – yet we’re using it already

Happy§ Earth Overshoot Day! Time to celebrate: we’re now using almost three-quarters of ‘planet B’. Shame it doesn’t exist. Back in 2014, I wrote a set of edicts I would apply ‘If I ruled the world‘. One of those (#4) … Continue reading

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The clock is ticking

Originally posted on The Mind of Brosephus:
https://youtu.be/yRlvHYrXUTg I’m guessing that you’ve seen this video by now. If not, take a few minutes to listen or you can read the article about it that was posted on Mother Jones. Here’s…

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