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My 50 Favorite Books of 2014

Peter Dreier | Posted 12.23.2014 | Politics
Peter Dreier

This is not a "50 best books of 2014" list. It is my personal and idiosyncratic list of books I found interesting and/or fun to read (or in a few cases, re-read) and that I think others will enjoy, too.

Three Essential Green Books of the Year -- and a Poem

Jeff Biggers | Posted 12.16.2014 | Green
Jeff Biggers

Drawing from years of research and case studies, these three books challenge such trends with empirical evidence of breakthrough regenerative development efforts in our cities, villages and agricultural fields as acts of restoration, resistance and climate mitigation -- and the still small possibility of hope in an age of climate destabilization.

Love Will Save My Place

Isabel Rimanoczy, Ed.D. | Posted 12.15.2014 | GPS for the Soul
Isabel Rimanoczy, Ed.D.

Photo: I.Rimanoczy I was reading the controversial Canadian journalist Naomi Klein's latest book This Changes Everything, recommended by a colleague ...

A Climate Cure For Social Injustice

Carol Pierson Holding | Posted 12.03.2014 | Green
Carol Pierson Holding

Why not invest in a new society that's safer and fairer, that reduces the threats posed by hunger, poverty, desperation and chaos?

Welcome to the Anthropocene: Anthropology and the Political Moment

Paul Stoller | Posted 11.29.2014 | Politics
Paul Stoller

The Anthropocene presents to anthropologists and other social scientists a profoundly humanitarian obligation. As the Songhay people of Niger like the say: even though the path toward truth is long, it is one that is always worth taking.

A Line in the Tar Sands: Naomi Klein on the Climate

Dave Pruett | Posted 11.26.2014 | Green
Dave Pruett

I was to have been one of 400,000 protestors gathered for the People's Climate March in New York on Sept. 21. Alas, a knee injury sidelined me. As a consolation prize, a friend bought me Naomi Klein's This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. the Climate. So wowed am I by Klein's singular accomplishment that I dedicate this post to an unsolicited review.

Training the Citizen Muscle

Isabel Rimanoczy, Ed.D. | Posted 11.26.2014 | Healthy Living
Isabel Rimanoczy, Ed.D.

Photo: I.Rimanoczy A few days ago I was in Buenos Aires, Argentina, and saw multiple ads on the streets inviting citizens to gather in their n...

Charles Darwin and the SunMine

Paula Gordon | Posted 11.14.2014 | Good News
Paula Gordon

The problem seems to be that all three (reviewer included) adopt an essentially Newtonian perspective: discover the problem(s); figure out how to fix the problem(s); implement the solution(s). Mostly it's the implementation part which is the obstacle.

The Elephant in the Activist Livingroom

Michael Goldstein | Posted 12.19.2014 | Politics
Michael Goldstein

Saturday I attended the Bioneers Conference in San Rafael, California, a forum about "inspiring a shift to live on Earth in ways that honor the web of...

People's Climate Change March: Several Different Drummers

Corinna Clendenen | Posted 11.23.2014 | Green
Corinna Clendenen

Climate change is not happening in a vacuum, and speakers referred repeatedly to "corporate greed" as complicit in its profiting from mining and burning fossil fuels. Issues and answers filled the streets.

The Fabulous Future of p2p Economics, Commerce and Democracy

Jules Peck | Posted 11.17.2014 | Business
Jules Peck

I've just returned from an eye-opening, mind-expanding week in Leipzig at the 4th Annual global Degrowth congress. This vibrant gathering brought together over 3,000, mostly young, 'prosumer' activists and practitioners from a variety of new economy movements.

Be the 'Disruption'

Abel Collins | Posted 11.09.2014 | Green
Abel Collins

We are closer to this tipping point than we realize, and each new pair of boots on the ground brings us a step closer. In New York and beyond, if we hope to stop business and politics as usual, me must be the disruption.

An Educator's Lament: Part II -- Causes of Our Educational Demise

Dave Pruett | Posted 08.09.2014 | Education
Dave Pruett

The primary culprits against education include neglect, austerity, anti-intellectual/anti-science attitudes, good intentions gone awry, and malevolence aforethought.

Passionate Green: It's Not Just the Temperature That Gets Intense

Linda Buzzell | Posted 07.02.2014 | Green
Linda Buzzell

So now what? If we have truly found ourselves at the point in human history when we cannot avert environmental catastrophe, what should we be doing?

How Environmentalists Created the Koch Brothers, and How the Heartland Institute Radicalized Environmentalists

Bill Shireman | Posted 04.27.2014 | Green
Bill Shireman

We created the demon Koch brothers. We made them not just our adversaries but our deeply committed enemies, lacking in nuance, matching our simplistic caricatures, who fear us as much as we fear them.

Chomsky: Putting the Eco Back in Economy

Abel Collins | Posted 04.15.2014 | Green
Abel Collins

Environmentalists are frequently characterized as being economy killing party poopers. The truth is we merely want to work and live in a way that isn't self-destructive.

Operation Exodus: The Snowden Accompaniment Flytilla to Political Asylum in Venezuela

Robert Naiman | Posted 09.07.2013 | World
Robert Naiman

A Snowden accompaniment flotilla of prominent and peace-loving Americans could assemble at the Moscow airport, and fly together from Moscow to Caracas. Snowden could fly from Moscow to Caracas under the protection of our company, like the Fellowship of the Ring.

Where Is the Feminist Outrage Over Discrimination in Gaza?

Mitch Wolfe | Posted 05.29.2013 | World
Mitch Wolfe

Why are feminists so angry and hostile to Israel that they cannot rationally bring themselves to criticize Palestinian men who mistreat women? Don't Palestinian women deserve concern and empathy?

4 Ways to Leap the 'Fiscal Cliff' to a Better America

Sarah van Gelder | Posted 02.10.2013 | Politics
Sarah van Gelder

Feeling panicked about the so-called "fiscal cliff?" Don't be. But artificial or not, the outcome of this fiscal showdown could set policy for years to come. Times of crisis open the door to changes that would be politically impossible in calmer settings

Naomi Klein: 'A Very Small Window To Try To Avoid Catastrophic Climate Change'

The Huffington Post | Jessica Leader | Posted 11.16.2012 | Green

In the days following Hurricane Sandy, politicians, activists and civilians alike jumped into action on recovery efforts. Local governments brainstorm...

Fiscal Cliff Scare Talk Follows Shock Doctrine Script

Dave Johnson | Posted 11.13.2012 | Politics
Dave Johnson

We have a jobs problem, not a deficit problem. The best way to deal with the deficit is to put Americans back to work. The real job creators are working people with money in their wallets. We can't cut our way to growth.

Geoengineering: Ignore Economics and Governance at Your Peril

Gernot Wagner | Posted 05.14.2013 | Green
Gernot Wagner

Is there any hope in this doomsday scenario? Absolutely. Country after country is following the trend set by the European Union to institute a cap or price on carbon pollution.

Investors, Business Schools and Financial Crisis

Sion Owen | Posted 03.19.2012 | Business
Sion Owen

It is not just Wall Street that needs to be occupied and reformed, but Main Street, and the process is already underway in finance, retailing, manufacturing, education and politics. Perhaps this is the time for business schools to step forward and take a radical lead.

Naomi Klein Is Half Right About Capitalism vs. the Climate

Gernot Wagner | Posted 02.05.2012 | Green
Gernot Wagner

It's not about a full-scale assault on human desires, capitalism, and free markets. It's about freeing them in the first place, and in the process freeing all of us to do the right thing. It doesn't get more ethical than that.

Occupy Wall Street: "The No Kidding Around Moment"

Monika Mitchell | Posted 01.15.2012 | Business
Monika Mitchell

Americans, no matter what side of the question they are on, appreciate freedom of speech and the right to actively dissent. Any obstruction of these will only create more sympathy for those who were forcibly removed from what has been renamed by Occupiers as Liberty Square.