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Look and listen for the welfare of the whole people and have always in view not only the present but also the coming generations. – The Great Law of Peace, Constitution of the Haudenosaunee (Iriquois) Nation

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All children are gifted

I’m just reading an article about community that draws from the tradition of the Dagara people now situated in Burkina Faso, central West Africa and Ghana. In this article Malidoma Somé says: The Dagara people have an elaborate cosmology to … Continue reading

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Inspirational guerilla gardener

I’ve just received a link to a TED talk by the inspirational Ron Finley, a guerilla gardener in South Central Los Angeles. And I love the t-shirt that says that he wants to “unf#*ck the world” You can find it … Continue reading

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Resistance is futile

Every so often I return to one or two topics that really make me angry. They make me so angry that my blood boils. It doesn’t do my stress levels any good and I end up feeling weak, useless The … Continue reading

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We’re doomed!

I had a very interesting conversation this week. I was asked what I did with my spare time (because I only do about 2.5 days of paid employment apparently all the rest of my time is “spare”!) and in my … Continue reading

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Think of the poorest

Dom Helder Camara, the Brazilian Archbishop and poet, apparently used to say at meetings: Think of the poorest, most persecuted person you know, and think about how each decision we make will affect their lives. I’ve just been catching up … Continue reading

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Protest Power

Following on from my post on consumer power I was pondering on the effectiveness of other forms of protest. Many years ago we would go to Menwith Hill, the US monitoring station north of Leeds, to take part in peaceful … Continue reading

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