Category: Our World

Gerrymandering: the manipulation of the redistricting process for political gain

Reapportionment is the process of determining how many Congressional seats each state receives. Redistricting is the redrawing of districts within each state. Gerrymandering is the manipulation of the redistricting process for political gain. Every decade, following the decennial census, the state legislatures of the United States are told how many representatives their state will send […]

Super Weeds Pose Growing Threat to U.S. Crops

Reuters, 2011 – An estimated 11 million acres are infested with “super weeds,” some of which grow several inches in a day and defy even multiple dousings of the world’s top-selling herbicide, Roundup, whose active ingredient is glyphosate. In Paola, Kansas, Farmer Mark Nelson bends down and yanks a four-foot-tall weed from his northeast Kansas […]

Coral Reefs ‘Will Be Gone by End of the Century’

They will be the first entire ecosystem to be destroyed by human activity, says top UN scientist and ecologist Peter Sale, who in his just released book Our Dying Planet warns that Coral reefs are on course to become the first ecosystem that human activity will eliminate entirely from the Earth — and before the […]

The Art of Crafting a Humane Economy

“Personally, I agree with the visionary thinker Jose Arguelles, who proposes that time is not money: time is art. The next phase of human development should be one of conscious evolution and co-creative collaboration, when we recognize that society is, in itself, an art project. We have the power to use our intelligence and imagination […]

Author Naomi Klein Arrested in Oil Sands Protest

Canadian author and social activist was arrested in front of the White House Friday for her participation in the climate protest against the proposed U.S. $13 billion Keystone pipeline system project  linking a secure and growing supply of Canadian crude oil with the largest refining markets in the United States. One of 166 protesters arrested […]

9/11: Shift From Fear to Love

Do yourself a favor and participate in this remembrance and transformation of consciousness around the tragedies of September 11th and the wars that followed. Called,“ One The Event,” it’s a 2-day Experiential Solutions & Empowerment Gathering & Global Webcast to honor all those senselessly lost by rebuilding our relationships with love and kindness, and celebrate our […]

“Living the Gift:” Experiments in Money and Economy

Author and philosopher Charles Eisenstein (Ascent of Humanity, Sacred Economics) gives a one hour talk at the Santa Fe Time Bank discussing the history of money and gift culture, the real difference between gifts and purchases, and how we might reconceive of the individual gifts we have to offer the world. Gifts, unlike financial transactions, […]