“A contrarian account of our prehistory argues that cities once flourished without rulers and rules — and still could.”
Resisting government plans for privatizing the forest, making plans for corporate economic growth in places where people want to live in balance with nature.
What if our power grids could only achieve two out of these three goals?
- an uninterrupted and limitless supply of power
- affordability of electricity prices
- environmental sustainability
Maybe it’s time to Redefine “Energy Security”
“Greece’s lack of a strategic planning framework allows developers to license wind power projects many times over requirements, disregarding their impact on local habitats.”
“Make it a green peace!” was first uttered, in Vancouver, 1970. It's now been 50 years since #Greenpeace was founded.
"In the long run, whatever it promises, colonial militarism can’t control nationalism, fascism, or fundamentalism - it only gives them a justification to recruit."
Greece is burning...
Thanks to decades following the dogma of eternal economic growth we managed to change the climate globally.
People in Greece are facing one of the hottest summers in years.
At the same time, neoliberalism and austerity policies marked as "waste of money" any reasonable investment in people, knowledge and technology to prevent or effectively tackle wildfires. Forests have always been an unprofitable "business", why should we care after all?
"the unavioidable reality of climate change", said the Greek PM, while issuing permits for fossil fuel drilling.
"trees regrow", while allowing industrial investments in Natura regions.
"houses can be rebuilt", owner of 36 properties.
"In some ways this is a story about how I began to learn that law enforcement is there to protect some specific people (and companies), and not the general public as I imagined."
"Specific EU action against violent left-wing and anarchist extremism and terrorism" https://www.statewatch.org/media/2554/eu-council-violent-left-wing-extremism-discussion-paper-10180-21.pdf
“Until everyone has access to an effective vaccine, any system requiring a passport for entry or service will be unfair. The vaccine is a public health exercise and must not be a new discriminator”
@privacyint on Vaccination passports/certificates http://privacyinternational.org/long-read/4350/anytime-and-anywhere-vaccination-passports-immunity-certificates-and-permanent
After 18 years with the Free Software Foundation, I've decided to resign my position as executive director, effective at the end of a transition period. We'll be sharing further details, including information about that transition, and a few more words, in the coming days. It's been a humbling honor to serve this institution, and to work alongside the FSF's staff, members, and volunteers over the years. The current staff deserve your full confidence and support -- they certainly have mine.
“Richard M. Stallman, frequently known as #RMS, has been a dangerous force in the free software community for a long time. He has shown himself to be misogynist, ableist, and transphobic, among other serious accusations of impropriety. We, the undersigned, ask for the entire Board of the #FSF to step down and for RMS to be removed from all leadership positions.”
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