What If Everything Ran On Petrol?

May 28, 2011 § Leave a comment

Aside from the major logical flaws (where does electricity come from?) – this ad is good. Really good.

The Leaders We Need Are Already Here

May 28, 2011 § Leave a comment

The Berkana Institute works in partnership with people around the world who strengthen their communities by working with the wisdom and wealth already present in their people, traditions and environment. As part of that, they support a number of fellows – three of whom you’ll meet in the videos below. It starts slow – but contains some really interesting lessons on change and leadership.

Link Loving 27.05.11

May 27, 2011 § Leave a comment

Reverend Billy Tells It As It Is

May 27, 2011 § Leave a comment

Earth-a-lujah!

A Wake-Up Call For Social Democrats

May 27, 2011 § 1 Comment

Guy Standing has a fascinating essay on the rise of a new class-in-the-making, the ‘Precariat’. He argues that the mainstream left has no progressive agenda and has forgotten the basic principle that every progressive political movement has been built on the anger, needs and aspirations of the emerging major class.

The Precariat live with no control over their time and have no economic security – ultimately an argument of inequality.

Most in it do not belong to any professional or craft community; they have no social memory on which to call, and no shadow of the future hanging over their deliberations with other people, making them opportunistic. The biggest dangers are social illnesses and the risk that populist politicians will play on their fears and insecurities to lure them onto the rocks of neo-fascism, blaming ‘big government’ and ‘strangers’ for their plight. We are witnessing this drift, increasingly disguised by clever rebranding, as in the case of the True Finns, Swedish Democrats and French National Front. They have natural allies in the US Tea Party, the Japanese copycats, the English Defence League and the originals, Berlusconi’s neo-fascist supporters.

This Kid Inspires Me

May 26, 2011 § Leave a comment

Seriously.

  • He has balls.
  • In the face of ridicule he does his thing.
  • He has moves.

Link Loving 26.05.11

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Speed Cameras Lead To Resurrection

May 26, 2011 § 1 Comment

Great video from The Other Taxpayer’s Alliance taking down the TPA argument that speed cameras lead to resurrection.

Link Loving 25.05.11

May 25, 2011 § Leave a comment

Next EcoWarriors

May 25, 2011 § Leave a comment

My friends Josh Kahn-Russel, Ben Powless and Jamie Henn all appear in a new book The Next EcoWarriors. I’m thrilled to see their, and other, stories being told.

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