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14 January 2017 - A message to my doomed colleagues in the American media
by Alexey Kovalev Congratulations, US media! You’ve just covered your first press conference of an authoritarian leader with a massive ego and a deep disdain for your trade and everything you hold dear. We in Russia have been doing it for 12 years now — with a short hiatus when our leader wasn’t technically our leader—so quite […]
14 July 2016 - This Is OUR Future
We need to be protecting original peoples everywhere. We need to preserve the environment and cultural diversity. They are our future. Please sign “Say NO to mining sacred Native American land in Arizona”. Peace and kindness, Katherine
24 June 2016 - Disarm Hate!
Public Domain meme for sharing. Please remember and honour this moment in history! Peace and kindness, Katherine
23 June 2016 - Support the John Lewis Sit-in
This is the letter I sent to my Federal Senators and House Representative. Feel free to use it as a template for your own letters. Dear Senator/Representative, It has come to my attention that House Representative John Lewis has initiated a sit-in for legislation on gun control. I applaud both his courage and his humanity. […]
22 March 2016 - Saving Sacred Oak Flat!
On the 26 February the San Carlos Apache celebrated one year of standing strong at Oak Flat Arizona. They have been occupying Oak Flat in order to preserve their ancient sacred grounds from the devastation that would come with Rio Tinto mining the area. News has just come through that Oak Flat will remain listed […]
28 December 2015 - The Plutocrats Are Winning. Don’t Let Them!
by Bill Moyers
The vast inequality they are creating is a death sentence for government by consent of the people. This is the fight of our lives and how it ends is up to us. Dear Readers: In the fall of 2001, in the aftermath of 9/11, as families grieved and the nation mourned, Washington swarmed with locusts […]
07 December 2015 - No Future Without Sharing, No Future Without Cooperating
I walk into a conference about sharing and collaborating. Roughly half the audience is female, little ethnic diversity is represented here. We have seven speakers for the current session: five men, two women, and one of the women is Asian. The guest speaker from abroad is a white man. The day is organised by a […]
19 November 2015 - How Platform Coops Can Beat Death Stars Like Uber
to Create a Real Sharing Economy
by Neil Gorenflo
We have an epic choice before us between platform coops and Death Star platforms, and the time to decide is now. It might be the most important economic decision we ever make, but most of us don’t even know we have a choice. And just what is a Death Star platform? Bill Johnson of StructureC3 […]
16 September 2015 - Male Elephants
I am deeply grateful that it was Charles Darwin who largely founded and popularised the study of evolutionary biology. The industrial era has a lot to answer for. Any number of other scientists might have injected British imperial bombast into the incipient field. Even so we are still laden with Victorian attitudes permeating business, politics, […]
08 September 2015 - Elephants Are Smart…
My grandfather was a goodwill ambassador for the US government. He was sent to places like Morocco, Pakistan, Iraq, Egypt, and Vietnam to help people grow crops. Because he was representing the US, he was expected to wear a suit and hat to work, even when working in wet humid climates as you find in […]