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New Environmental Website Launched
I’ve been writing content for a new environmental site that has been launched. Could you take a look, and share with your network? My articles are under the “environment” tab, but there’s lots of other great content as well!
Gandhiji talked about swaraj; he talked about economic decentralisation. I would urge us to ensure that six basic primary needs are met from resources within 100 miles around us. I call it the “100 mile principle”. If food, shelter, clothing, primary education, primary healthcare and primary banking are locally produced and consumed, we will have the growth of a new holistic economy, that the world will sit up and take note of. …
Catching up with western economic models will turn us into incompetent followers, not leaders. Women, work and peace | The Elders
Our goal is not to assume leadership of existing institutions, but rather to render them irrelevant. We don’t want to take over the state or change its policies. We want to render its laws unenforceable. We don’t want to take over corporations and make them more “socially responsible.” We want to build a counter-economy of open-source information, neighborhood garage manufacturing, Permaculture, encrypted currency and mutual banks, leaving the corporations to die on the vine along with the state.
We do not hope to reform the existing order. We intend to serve as its grave-diggers. Kevin Carson, Why Import Evgeny Morozov When Tom Franks and Andy Keens are Out of Work?? (via c4ss)