Gaia’s Hand

My father has recently told me of the time he was put on a train in London, with his name attached to a cord about his neck, to go to the unknown home of complete strangers in the country.  It was both a terrifying separation and an exciting adventure.  Concerned for the physical safety of children with the … More Gaia’s Hand

Towns in Transition

Let’s assume, despite those who would still argue otherwise, that climate change is real and people did and do have a part to play in it. Let’s also assume, despite those who would still argue otherwise, that peak oil is real and we can’t keep using fossil fuels.  (Video below best viewed from 1:45.) Here’s … More Towns in Transition

Love Under Will: An Anarchist’s Heart

Which country’s people are the most charitable in terms of donating money? Which country’s people are the most charitable in terms of giving their time to help others? Which country’s government donates the most to international aid? Which country’s government donates the largest proportion of its budget to international aid? One particular Guardian article by Aditya … More Love Under Will: An Anarchist’s Heart

Our political future?

A little bit of serendipity today sent me to my spam folder and I discovered a detailed response to Love Under Will: Explorations in Participation. Mark Rodgers has suggested a more participatory system of government for Ireland.  And summarised his position as follows: “I hear your frustration with the current system so I show below … More Our political future?

Leaderless Revolution

Representative democracy is failing.  Capitalism is suffering a crisis of legitimacy.  The 99% will no longer tolerate the greed and corruption of the 1%.  It is time for new politics and a new politics is emerging. Carne Ross, who I introduced you to in the last post, has named it as a Leaderless Revolution of … More Leaderless Revolution

Love Under Will: Explorations in Participation

Michael Moore once stated that “democracy isn’t a spectator sport, it’s a participatory event.  If we don’t participate in it, then it ceases to be a democracy.” “Democracy isn’t a spectator sport, it’s a participatory event.  If we don’t participate in it, then it ceases to be a democracy.” ( M.  Moore) In many western … More Love Under Will: Explorations in Participation