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Feeling "Prorogued"?

by: Heather on 12/04/2008
Posted in: Activism

While it's too late to stop Canada's Governor General MichaĆ«lle Jean from suspending Parliament to head off Monday's no-confidence vote which could have precipitated the toppling of the Harper government, it's not too late to express how you feel about this move, and about the Harper government in general. So if you support the formation of a …

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Rhetoric for Radicals: A Handbook for Twenty-First Century Activists

by: Heather on 12/03/2008
Posted in: New Books

Jason Del Gandio's Rhetoric for Radicals describes effective communication as the ability to speak with clarity and intelligence, without underestimating the challenge of breaking new ground and winning new converts. This form of communication is the most important tool in the activist's toolkit. This indispensible book provides practical …

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Guest Post - Marilyn Hamilton

by: Heather on 12/01/2008
Posted in: Guest Posts

This just in from Dr. Marilyn Hamilton, author of Integral City. Thanks Marilyn!

Networking not working? Try Meshworking

One of the things I learned at the book launch for Integral City: Evolutionary Intelligences for the Human Hive in Vancouver on Nov. 5, was that many people realized how much more powerful meshworking is than networking.

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Monbiot on Astyk in The Guardian

by: Heather on 11/28/2008
Posted in: Peak Oil

George Monbiot is the author of Heat: How to Stop the Planet from Burning and one of the planet's most well-known and influential advocates for solutions to climate change. His Guardian columns are internationally syndicated and read by hundreds of thousands of readers each week.

In this week's Guardian column focusing on energy renewal, Monbiot …

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Buy Nothing Day - Nov. 28 and 29

by: Heather on 11/27/2008
Posted in: Activism

Now in its 17th year, Buy Nothing Day is celebrated every November by environmentalists, social activists and concerned citizens in over 65 countries around the world. Over the years, Buy Nothing Day (followed by Buy Nothing Christmas) has exploded into a global movement, inspiring the world's citizens to live more simply and buy a whole lot less.

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