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Britain Is Not a Rainy, Fascist Island - Here's My Plan for Progrexit
Social justice and democracy must be at the heart of Brexit negotiations. Progressives must unite to stop the UK turning into a Thatcherite wasteland
Post-Brexit Visions of The Possible: It's Time to Imagine a New European Community
We live in the beginning phase of a global revolution which will turn societal conditions upside down. We cannot stop this transformation, but we can influence where it will...
Bernie Sanders: Here's What We Want
My supporters and I want real change in this country.
My First Journey With Psilocybin Mushrooms
In May 2013, my whole world shifted. At the time, I was living in Amsterdam and I began to feel the call to the Peruvian Amazon to work with the sacred plant medicine...
Seven Must-Have Skills for the 21st Century
We live in a world that moves faster than we do. Trying to keep up can be an overwhelming task that at times feels hopeless, like we are falling further and further behind—but...
It's 2016 and Two Men Kissing Is Still a Stunning, Terrifying Sight
Just existing as a queer person is still a radical —and very dangerous — act.
Transforming the Human Narrative: The Rise of Regenerative Development & Design
The novelist Terry Pratchett once wrote, “people think that stories are shaped by people. In fact, it’s the other way around.” However it seems these types of dichotomies are...
Alternatives to War from the Bottom Up
MORE THAN AT ANY OTHER time in history, a strong case can be made on pragmatic, utilitarian grounds that war is no longer necessary. Nonviolent statecraft need not be the dream...
Embracing Radical Uncertainty
How to live passionately when we’re not sure how the story will end
Down With Guilt! There Are Much Better Ways to Get People to Act on Climate Change.
How do you get people to do something about climate change? For years, the answer has been to prod people into thinking about their role in causing it, to guilt trip them into...
No Single Project Is the Magic Acorn: How All Our Efforts are Working Together
My interview with Tiziano Bonini has ben published in Italian at Che Fara. Here is the English version: Q Among the many case histories that you brilliantly discovered and...
The UK Might Leave the European Union. Here’s Why.
Brilliant comic sums up tough choices around EU Referendum
A Monthly Income Just for Being Human, and Other Sensible Ideas
Unconditional basic income, a policy option that seems radical by American standards, is gaining new traction across Europe, Canada, and even a few places in the United States...
Zen and the Art of Living Deeply
Cultivating a Beginner's Mind With traditional arts in Asia much emphasis is put on long-term practice and effort, so as to reach continuously higher levels of skill...
We Should Look Beyond Economics and Open Our Eyes to Beauty
We seem to have forgotten that the human spirit is not satisfied by material progress alone. It’s time for us to reconnect with nature
How to Find Your Power (Your Ability to Make a Difference in the World) - And Avoid Abusing It
For the past twenty years, I have been carrying out experiments to find out how power is distributed in groups. I have infiltrated college dorms and children’s summer camps to...
Commoning as a Transformative Social Paradigm
In facing up to the many profound crises of our time, we face a conundrum that has no easy resolution: how are we to imagine and build a radically different system while...
How to Bootstrap a Bossless Organization in 3 Easy Steps
My first impression at OuiShare Fest was a weird utopian blockchain mania: a poorly understood but massively hyped technology that will somehow fix all our social, political...
8 Ways to Defend Against Terror Nonviolently
One of my most popular courses at Swarthmore College focused on the challenge of how to defend against terrorism, nonviolently. Events now unfolding in France make our course...
Basic Income Gathers Steam Across Europe
In the last few months basic income—an unconditional cash payment to every member of the population—has been getting more and more attention in the media and social networks...
Joanna Macy on How to Prepare Internally for WHATEVER Comes Next
“Yes, it looks bleak. But you are still alive now. You are alive with all the others, in this present moment. And because the truth is speaking in the work, it unlocks the...
5 Reasons the Fight for Energy Democracy Starts in Communities
It is a sunny April Saturday and I’m running late to an event. This itself is not remarkable – but this time it is because the street I’m looking for in Lambeth is not marked...
Positive Parenting: How to Raise Your Children With Unconditional Love
Parenthood lies deep within us. We are wired to help our little ones survive and prosper. Modern life, however, has removed us from our natural environment. It can be hard to...
Solving a Problem That Has Not Been Named
Many changes happening around us remain unclear. We need better names and stories for them.
From Floating Food Forests to Vacant Lot Crops, Urban Farming Is Taking Root Across America
More than 1,500 community gardens have been started on vacant land in Detroit alone in recent years.
Changing Everything Except What Needs Changing: What's Missing From The Renewable Energy Debate
Among climate change activists, solutions usually center on a transition to renewable energy. There may be differences over whether this would be best accomplished by a carbon...
The Most Eco-Friendly Nation on the Planet Is Now Carbon Negative
Lodged between two of the most populated countries on earth — India and China — Bhutan may be small at 700,000 souls, but it has a mighty role to play in showing the world how...
Regenerative Economies for a Regenerative Civilization
There is nothing more difficult to plan, nor more dangerous to manage, than the creation of a new system. For the creator has the enmity of all who would profit by the...
What About Human Nature?
In the struggle for a more just society, we will be aided, not hurt, by our shared nature.
This Is How Democratic-Socialism Comes to America
(In response to Robert Kagan’s ‘This is how fascism comes to America’)
Face It: Our Democracy Is a Sham. We Don't Have a Real Say in Most Decisions That Affect Our Lives
Are we able to stop fracking and other threats to the environment from coming into our communities?  Are we able to protect local farming from sewage sludge or factory...
Why the Economy Should Stop Growing-And Just Grow Up
“How do we grow the economy?” is an obsolete question. Local initiatives across the world are looking for maturity instead as they rebuild caring, place-based communities and...
To Save Democracy, We Need to Make Voting Much, Much Easier
Political rhetoric in the U.S. is often characterized by sickly sweet appeals to democracy. Voting is held up as the foundation of democracy, or as the most useful or necessary...
Radical Politics in the Age of American Authoritarianism: Connecting the Dots
If the left is to fight back against authoritarianism, we must bring together diverse movements working for social change.
Worker Cooperatives Are More Productive Than Normal Companies
 When maximizing profits isn’t the only goal, companies can actually work better.
Building New 'Nonviolent Cities'
Last year, I was invited to give a talk on peace in Carbondale, Illinois. I was surprised to discover that in recent years, activists from across Carbondale had come together...
What Do You Think About When You Hear People Say That 'We're All One'?
Sometimes I feel this in my body and it's hard to describe. And I say 'we are all one' as a verbal way to describe the feeling. Other times it is an intellectual idea which I...
The Brussels Attacks: Our Pain and Rage Are Immense, but We Need Reason and Understanding More Than Ever
Frank Barat reflects on today's attacks on his city, and argues that only more understanding can defeat terrorism and its root causes.
90 Inspiring and Visionary Films That Will Change How You See the World in Profound Ways
The world today is in crisis. Everybody knows that. But what is driving this crisis? It's a story, a story that is destroying the world. It's a story about our relationship to...
Traditional Gender Norms Are Imprisoning All of Us - It's Time to Break Free!
The world needs all of us to become healers. It needs us to nurture the sacred feminine and the sacred masculine that lies dormant to various degrees within each and every one...
13 Point Human Rights-Based Revolutionary Agenda
REVOLUTION LA is a political discussion group and revolutionary grassroots movement dedicated to building class-consciousness from the bottom-up through community education...
The 10 Revolutionary Keys to Saving Humanity and Healing the Planet
The Awakening of Humanity Occasionally in the course of human events, a new worldview emerges that transforms society. It happened when Jesus’ disciples were inspired by his...
Mapping the Emerging Post-Capitalist Paradigm and Its Main Thinkers
“We do not live in an era of change, but in a change of eras” is the way Jan Rotmans from the University Rotterdam describes the structural changes impacting our societies...
I Am Half: How Can We Inspire More Men to Make a Public Stand for Equality?
Most of the pain and killing and suffering comes from the hands of men in my age group. If all of a sudden all the men between 25-35 did half of what was on this list. If all...
The Warriors of the Rainbow Prophecy
Are the ancient stories of the Native Americans coming true?
One Example of How the Left Has Internalized the Ideology of Their Oppressors
"Ideological hegemony is the process by which the exploited come to view the world through a conceptual framework provided to them by their exploiters." - Kevin A. Carson
How to Be an Anticapitalist Today
Anticapitalism isn’t simply a moral stance against injustice — it’s about building an alternative.
How to Get Rid of Your Landlord and Socialize American Housing, in 3 Easy Steps
Homelessness, unaffordable urban real estate, devastating gentrification, and the housing bubble are all rooted in privatized housing.
Thich Nhat Hanh On Seeing Ourselves In All Beings and All Beings In Us
An excerpt from his book "No Death, No Fear."
The Longevity of Struggle: How to Prevent Burnout From Being in Action
Are you passionate about the work that you do? What are you doing to maintain that? Being in action for the causes you are passionate about demands a lot and feeling burnt out...