Our Blog | November 2011

Guest Post - Mary-Wynne Ashford - Tribute to Dr. Paul Eisenbarth

by: Heather on 11/24/2011
Posted in: Guest Posts

This tribute to Dr. Paul Eisenbarth was passed along by Mary-Wynne Ashford, author of Enough Blood Shed: 101 Solutions to Violence, Terror and War. It originally appeared in Turning Point, the newsletter of Physicians for Global Survival. PGS is an organization of Canadian physicians who, because of their concern for global health, "are committed …

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Occupy Your Own Backyard

by: Sara on 11/22/2011
Posted in: Guest Posts


Our guest blogger today is Deborah Niemann the author of Homegrown and Handmade, A Practical Guide to More Self- Reliant Living. Deborah is a homesteader, writer and self-sufficiency expert. Today Deborah talks about how even if you can't get out to an Occupy Movement near you, you can still stand up to Corporate America, starting in your own backyard!

Homegrown and Handmade is also the feature title in our book club this month,so with Thanksgiving and Christmas on there way the book club is a great place to talk to our Deborah directly and ask your questions about how to get back to basics and create your holiday from scratch!

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Seizure of the OWS Library - New Society Authors Respond

by: Heather on 11/18/2011
Posted in: Activism

Under the cover of darkness Monday night, during the now infamous raid when the tents and belongings of OWS protesters were removed from Zuccotti Park, the People's Library was forcibly dismantled and their collection of more than 5000 books was seized. Despite assurances by city officials that the library's property would be "safely stored", …

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In Memoriam: Richard Douthwaite

by: EJ on 11/17/2011
Posted in: Events

Richard Douthwaite (1942-2011) died on November 14th, 2011 after a long illness. Richard was the co-founder of Feasta, an Irish economic think tank focused on the economics of sustainability. He was also a council member of Comhar, the Irish government's national sustainability council. He acted as economic adviser to the Global Commons Institute

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The KunstlerCast: Conversations with James Howard Kunstler by Duncan Crary

by: EJ on 11/10/2011
Posted in: Peak Oil

Duncan Crary's recently released, The KunstlerCast: Conversations with James Howard Kunstler , explores the  “Tragic comedy of suburban sprawl”.

“James Howard Kunstler plainly has a lot to say about the state of the world. And while much of it is bad, bad news — aggressively, congenitally, perhaps even fatally bad — he speaks with such …

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