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Empowerment in the Face of Planetary Suffering

by: Sara on 12/05/2014

Deepening global crises surround us, causing many of us to fall prey to denial and despair. Coming Back to Life by Joanna Macy and Molly Young Brown, shows how grief and fear are healthy responses to the harsh realities of our time, and that when  honored through the revolutionary practice of The Work That Reconnects, they can free us from …

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Give the Most Delicious Gift of All on #GivingTuesday

by: EJ on 12/01/2014

Regular readers of this blog will know that salmon, aboriginal rights, democracy and our precious coast are things we hold dear. You may have read about the Alexandra Morton’s visit to Gabriola on her Get Out Migration blog, or about our office closure during #BlackoutSpeakout, or more recently, the wonderful book from the Prince Rupert …

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Ten things we can do to take action on climate change

by: EJ on 10/03/2014

Dr. Lynne Quarmby, professor and chair at SFU’s department of molecular biology and biochemistry, addressed the People’s Climate March in Vancouver on September 21. This list of "10 things we can do" is taken from her speech which was originally posted on Common Ground and is reprinted here with permission.You can read the complete speech here …

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GATHERING THE THREADS OF SOCIAL CHANGE - Nelson welcomes Judith Plant on October 8 at the Civic Theatre

by: Sara on 09/22/2014

All of us here at New Society are really excited about this event, for obvious reason. New Society Publisher's co-founder and publisher Judith Plant has been invited by Jon Steinman, co-creator of Deconstructing Dinner to speak at the Civic Centre in Nelson BC on the 30-year history of New Society Publishers. Judith has never been one for tooting …

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Elizabeth May, Leader of the Canadian Green Party, Shares Why She Will be in New York This Sunday - Marches Work

by: EJ on 09/19/2014

This blog by Elizabeth May is re-posted with permission from the Yes! Magazine website where it appeared August 12th. While it is too late to join Elizabeth May in New York  City at the People's Climate March without hypocritically burning large amounts of fossil fuels, there are local events planned across the US and Canada.

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