Rebecca Solnit has shared her Secret Library of Hope with the world. It is made up of books that tell the inspiring stories of peoples’ movements for peace, justice, and the environment. Throughout history, and around the globe, hope, and resistance to oppression, springs up eternally. Some days it it helpful to have a reminder of that. Even if you and your friends cannot buy and share (or persuade a public library to buy) these books, I am sure there would be a lot of useful inspiration to be found on the web by searching for reviews of the books or by author name. Start your own library of hope and share it with your friends.
Monthly Archives: December 2007
How much crushed rock you get through in a year?
Take a guess, then read on. Continue reading
Beyond “the holy grail” – a quick look at the (New Zealand) Economic Development Indicators 2007 report.
The (New Zealand) Economic Development Indicators 2007 Report was released recently (link is for the summary document).
Sadly, in addressing the report, Government Minister Pete Hodgson, the New Zealand Herald, and the Opposition National Party all seem to have bought into the “Keeping up with the Joneses” mentality rather than looking seriously at the underlying issues. Continue reading
What appears to be a revolutionary call for a global economic transformation has been published by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon. In the Washington Post he urges world leaders meeting in Bali for the Climate Change Conference “to open the door to the age of green economics and green development.”
He also writes: “First came the Industrial Revolution, then the technology revolution, then our modern era of globalization. We stand at the threshold of another great change: the age of green economics.”