Articles about Vision
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Standing Rock Wisdom: How Sacred, Nonviolent Activism Has the Power to Succeed
I am told by Native American friends active at Standing Rock that the elders are counseling the Water Protectors to undertake each action prayerfully and to stay off the...
Twelve Things To Remember After The US Election, From Front Line Organizers
When you find yourself in a suddenly darkened room, what do you do?   Some rush blindly to where they think the door might be.  Others stand still, let their eyes get...
If Life Wins There Will Be No Losers
A Message of Solidarity from Tamera Peace Research Center to Standing Rock
There Is No One Right Way to Be an Activist
There is no one right way to be an activist. There is no one right way to change the world. There is no one right philosophy of leftist politics. There is no one right reaction...
Rising up to the Trump Moment: We Are the Ones We've Been Waiting For
The Trump victory is devastating. Devastating for communities of color, immigrants, women, Muslims and queer communities. Devastating for us. Trump has given new voice to...
How Cities Can Protect People Threatened by Trumpism
Cities can offer shelter and protection to their vulnerable citizens and become a place progressives can exert real power.
On Trump: an Open Letter to the Brokenhearted
"To those of you that care about diversity, about the environment, about the beauty of queer sexual orientations, about indigenous lands and their right to thrive, and about...
Donald Trump & Hillary Clinton: Two Figures in a Derailed World
What is the Way Out?
WE NEED A REVOLUTION: Overcoming Fascism with a Movement of Love
November 9th, the day after the U.S. election, will be a peculiar anniversary. On this day in 1938 more than 1000 synagogues and 7000 Jewish businesses were burning all over...
Films for Action: What We Are Here For
It's hard to believe Films For Action has been around now for 10 years. From our early years focusing on local film screenings to our more recent years, focusing on raising...
Anarchists - What We Stand For
Anarchism : The word “anarchy” comes from Greek and means “no rulers”. As a political philosophy, anarchism is based on the idea that organization does not require rulers—that...
On Ending Racism and the Need for Holding Simultaneous Realities
One of the things I've been reflecting on a lot lately is the importance of holding simultaneous realities in our hearts and awareness at the same time. When it comes to ending...
The Anthropocene Is Here: Humanity Has Pushed Earth Into a New Epoch
The epoch is thought to have begun in the 1950s, when human activity set global systems on a different trajectory
Is This - the Love Journey? Is This the Only One?
You meet them, you get to know them, you date them, you learn about them. You have sex with them. Finally, you love them. You live with them. You marry them. You have kids with...
What Does Black Lives Matter Want?
On August 1 the Movement for Black Lives (M4BL), a coalition of over sixty organizations, rolled out “A Vision for Black Lives: Policy Demands for Black Power, Freedom &...
Vote for the Lying Neoliberal Warmonger: It's Important
An explanation for why defeating Donald Trump—despite what we know about Hillary Clinton—should be the left's primary national electoral objective this November
One Earth, Two Social Fields
Dallas, Ferguson, Nice. Turkey, Trump & Brexit. The simultaneous rise of global terrorism, of authoritarian strongmen and the far-right are the twin faces of our current...
Being Hopeful About the Future
It is a delicate balance to know how much the world is messed up and still be hopeful about the future. This is something I dance with on a daily basis — while writing...
Being Crazy in a Sick Society Is Actually Healthy
To be normal is to be sick
The Politics of Being Woke
The fraternity of the woke is growing larger by the day, but can anyone get in? Who polices the woke, and why aren’t we checking IDs?
Let's Build a Boat (A Metaphor for the Great Transition)
Let’s jump off the train and build a boat. The train is constrained to the tracks and it’s momentum makes it almost impossible to slow, but the boat…. aaah the boat is very...
15 Ways to Help Create a More Beautiful World
“Never believe that a few caring people can’t change the world. For, indeed, that’s all who ever have.” ~Margaret Mead
Is the Revolution Internal or External?
Bringing together the inner and outer aspects of transformation may be the revolution of our times
The Cultural Sickness That Needs to Be Named
All over the world there is a feeling that something is deeply wrong. It is often felt more than seen, an unnamed darkness that keeps millions (even billions) of people...
15 Films Inspiring and Illuminating the 'New Story' Revolution
Charles Eisenstein is one of the first people I heard talk about the "new story," synthesizing a diverse movement that has been emerging for the last several decades. When I go...
7 Solutions We Can Support Right Now to Transition to a Resource Based Economy
One of the downsides of presenting such a visionary solution to our global crisis is that it's hard to know where to begin, beyond raising awareness. The gap between where we...
Now Is the Time to Defeat Both Trump and Clintonian Neoliberalism
"If Trump is the price we have to pay to defeat Clintonian neoliberalism – so be it." — Mumia Abu-Jamal
5 Ways the News Media Can Get Real
When Donald Trump gets more air time than Bernie Sanders, the media misses the mark on grassroots change.
Communalism: a Liberatory Alternative to the Present System
The belief that what currently exists must necessarily exist is the acid that corrodes all visionary thinking. - Murray Bookchin
Abolish the Police. Instead, Let's Have Full Social, Economic, and Political Equality.
When people ask me, “Who will protect us,” I want to say: Who protects you now?
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...
Five Vital Lessons From Psychedelic Experts
The problem with banning anything out of a fear of the unknown is that many unknowns will remain. Such is the story of many psychedelic drugs in the U.S. While the government...
Mushrooms as Spiritual Teachers, A Brief History
The human use of fungi for changing consciousness extends far into pre-history. Arguably, the first food product humans produced was a mead (honey wine). Early humans, so the...
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...
Building a Local Peace Economy: We Have the Power
When attending meetings with peace and justice activists, I often find myself the only business person in the room. Inevitably, someone makes a comment about the evils of...
In a Rhino, Everything
I received the following email from a young woman, a student at an elite law school. I want to quote it in full, because it cuts so deep to core issues so many change agents...
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...
'The Struggle Continues': Sanders Refuses to Bend the Knee to Establishment
'We will take our fight for social, economic, racial, and environmental justice to Philadelphia,' senator declares
The Three Stories of Our Time
In any great adventure, there are always obstacles in the way. The first hurdle is just to be aware that we, as a civilization and as a species, are facing a crisis point. When...
On Staying Sane in a Suicidal Culture
"All you can know is your allegiance to life and your intention to serve it in this moment that we are given." - Joanna Macy
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
Rewilding Human Nature
Lucy Purdy explores how the concept of ‘rewilding’ could be applied not just to the natural world, but to ourselves
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...
By Their Fruits Ye Shall Know Them
I’m dealing with massive cognitive dissonance right now. Multiple, contradictory beliefs and perceptions inhabit my mind, each compelling on its own terms. How do I...
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...
How to Stay Human
Neoliberalism encourages us to treat every aspect of our lives as if it were on sale in a marketplace: is it an anti-spiritual project?
Why Spirituality Is the Key to a More Visionary Politics
Progressive renewal lies in a deep recognition that we are not choosing our current lives.
Solving a Problem That Has Not Been Named
Many changes happening around us remain unclear. We need better names and stories for them.
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...
Seeing Wetiko: on Capitalism, Mind Viruses, and Antidotes for a World in Transition
What if we told you that humanity is being driven to the brink of extinction by an illness? That all the poverty, the climate devastation, the perpetual war, and consumption...