Thursday, December 31, 2015

Nilmini and Steve

Nilmini and Steve have been looking — and working — at creating alternatives that address our massive environmental and social challenges. I met them in October at a NSW Greens conference where I was talking on a Future Economy panel about a non-monetary future. They have just posted a summary of a discussion we had when they visited the town I live in, Castlemaine (Central Victoria, Australia) — known for its artistic and sustainability achievements. Change ... come she will.

Saturday, December 12, 2015

The river to freedom

The Amazonian Kichwa people have rowed down the Seine to publicise the plight of their rain forests exploited by oil miners and logging companies. Watch this wonderful video on their lives and arguments which summarise the threats of capitalism to all peoples on Earth at present.

In this video at the Guardian newspaper site, an Elder says:
Money is not life for us. Life for us is what we have here. We have to keep passing on the knowledge we have learned here about the earth, from nature. Only in that way can we defend this place.