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Let's Get Visible

by: Heather on 12/08/2008
Posted in: Activism

As a year round cyclist in the Pacific Northwest, I know how important lights are in the wintertime. The more I look like a rolling disco palace in the dark days of December and January, the safer I am. And I thought I was doing a pretty good job of staying well-lit and reflective until I saw this video presented by the Vancouver Area Cycling …

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Learning from Cuba's Response to Peak Oil

by: Heather on 12/05/2008
Posted in: Peak Oil

From Peak Moment TV, Megan Quinn of The Community Solution discusses Peak Oil as an opportunity to create healthy communities, with a focus on reducing our consumption dramatically, using Cuba as an example. It's a long clip (27 minutes), so grab a coffee, get comfy and enjoy.

For more from The Community Solution check out Pat Murphy's Plan C: …

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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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