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Participants Becha
Skills Community building
Status Planning
Niche Community
Purpose World domination
"In our present numbers and enacting our present dreams, 
the human race is having a lethal impact upon the world." Daniel Quinn
"You cannot sustain population growth 
and / or growth in the rates of consumption of resources." Albert Bartellet 
 "Is this culture ever going to undergo voluntary transformation
to a sane and sustainable way of living?"  Derric Jensen
"I’m fighting on behalf the species we’ve not yet driven to extinction. 
I’m fighting to increase the odds that Earth will be vibrantly green 10 million years from now." Guy McPherson 


Contents

Hackers Tribes (Saving the World)

Why are hackers like tribes?

About hackers

http://mobilizingideas.wordpress.com/2013/07/19/everyday-hacking/

http://mobilizingideas.wordpress.com/2013/07/19/the-multifaceted-hacker/

http://mobilizingideas.wordpress.com/2013/07/01/productive-freedom-and-the-political-economy-of-hacking/

http://mobilizingideas.wordpress.com/2013/07/01/hacking-beyond-activism-and-crime/

http://mobilizingideas.wordpress.com/2013/07/01/hackers-freedom-fighters-or-danger-to-society/

http://mobilizingideas.wordpress.com/2013/07/01/productive-freedom-and-the-political-economy-of-hacking/

http://mobilizingideas.wordpress.com/2013/07/01/which-hackers-are-we-talking-about/

Hacker Culture: Smári: Hacker culture is all about being able to learn and experience and interact. It takes an "anything goes" approach 
to altering reality. A hacker is somebody who has read-write-execute permissions on the universe. 
Within this mindset there is no right and wrong - such moral judgements are separate from hacker culture, 
and although hackers might argue heavily about what is right and wrong, 
they will all agree that tinkering is a good idea. A side effect of this is an incredibly liberal attitude towards almost everything. 
Once you recognize moral relativism for what it is, then we can move forward to do more interesting things than opining at each other, 
such as working together to build better communities.
The free exchange of information is a necessary precondition for this.
  • "The hacker is someone one can imagine as still having some shred of a utopian practice." Interview with @McKenzieWark http://owl.li/rPYGN
"You can't trust code that you did not totally create yourself." 


November 2014:

"The hacker ethos is wild and anarchic, indifferent to the trappings of success. 
Or it was, until the gentrifiers moved in" Brett Scott


About hackerspaces

Learning from the mistakes

Why are hackerspaces like tribes?

"... Internet’s spirit of permissionless innovation, open entry, diversity and competition." http://www.internetgovernance.org/2013/10/20/plans-for-internet-commission-on-internet-cooperation-revealed/

  • & why are hackerspaces as "commons"?
“A commons must be animated by bottom-up participation, personal responsibility, transparency 
and self-policing accountability.” http://bollier.org/commons-short-and-sweet 

Hackers Ethics

Teaching Hackers Ethics

Hackerspaces Governance Models

Consensus

  • Wired 3.10: How Anarchy Works www.wired.com/wired/archive/3.10/ietf.htm
  • (get some links from anarchist web sites!!)

Governance in general

  • Internet Governance & Hackers [[Internet_Governance_and_hackers]

On Leadership

  • Talk about / dedicate yourself to / what you love

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zEssxCSlItw

"Leaders are the ones who are brave enough to ACT on what they know to be true "
"Leadership is a choice"
"Bring the choice about what you do into alignment with what you love, and become a leader." 
  • Examples of other organizations - Red Cross:
"The Red Cross is a classic example of an organization that's been around too long 
and whose focus has shifted from fulfilling its mandate to guaranteeing its own success and survival. 
Typically, they're arrogant and unassailable. Individuals behave much the same way, 
only within a shorter time span. We have much to learn about how we handle change." 

https://www.propublica.org/article/how-the-red-cross-raised-half-a-billion-dollars-for-haiti-and-built-6-homes

p2p management

  • self management, worker ownership, social enterprise, workplace democracy…*

Other hackerspace related project

We are organized and unorganized individuals like you, fighting for our rights, for democracy, equality, justice, 
freedom and solidarity, for our and the planets’ survival.
GNUnion is a new type of transnational and p2p networked social movement union.
GNUnion strives with its entirity, to build and stregthen ties among all the nodes untill the humanity becomes 
One Big Meshwork.

Why are tribes important?

    • 1) The Great Forgetting
    • 2) The Boiling Frog
    • 3) The Collapse of Values
    • 4) Population: A Systems Approach
    • 5) The Great Remembering
  • The parable of tribes, Andrew Bard Schmookler
  • James C. Scott: Review of "The World until Yesterday: What Can We Learn from Traditional Societies?" by Jared Diamond http://www.lrb.co.uk/v35/n22/james-c-scott/crops-towns-government
    • "Anthropology can show us radically different and satisfying forms of human affiliation and co-operation that do not depend on the nuclear family or inherited wealth. "
    • "our world of grains and states is a mere blink of the eye (0.25 per cent), in the historical adventure of our species."
    • "As Norbert Elias pointed out more than half a century ago in The Civilising Process, what the state does is to centralise and monopolise violence in its own hands"
    • relative non-violence and physical well-being of contemporary hunters and gatherers when compared with the early agrarian states.
    • strong social forces mobilised by kinsmen to restrain anyone contemplating a hasty and violent act that will expose all of them to danger.
    • It’s hard to imagine Diamond’s primitives giving up their physical freedom, their varied diet, their egalitarian social structure, their relative freedom from famine, large-scale state wars, taxes and systematic subordination in exchange for what Diamond imagines to be ‘the king’s peace’.
    • ((I also refer to "Against Leviathan", "Debt" by David Greaber, "Full House" by Stephen J Gaud, Daniel Quinn & Deric Janssen)



Becha's Talks and Papers

UnCivilization

  • Proposal for the "Inverting Globalization" conference, topic of "Unsustainability, Precarity, Ecology" (refused) Hackers_tribes_GCC

* MAILING LIST! https://lists.puscii.nl/wws/info/uncivilization

Hackers Ethics

Beyond Civilization

Is this culture ever going to undergo voluntary transformation
to a sane and sustainable way of living? Derric Jensen

Books

  • Derrick Jensen: Endgame

http://www.derrickjensen.org/work/books-dvds-cds/


  • A User’s Guide to the Crisis of Civilization: And How to Save It -- (2011), Dr. Nafeez Mosaddeq Ahmed:

http://crisisofcivilization.com/book/

  • Running on Emptiness: The Pathology of Civilizatio ... , John Zerzan
  • "Against Civilization: Readings and Reflections"
  • Naomi Klein - This Changes Everything
  • Norbert Elias: The Civilising Process,
  • Edward Abbey's "Desert solitaire?: a season in the wilderness", New York: Ballantine Books. 1971
  • Abbey: "The Monkey-Wrench Gang" is a classic story set in the Utah/Arizona wilderness -- it's the original inspiration for what is now called 'eco-terrorism'!
  • "The Man Who Walked Through Time" By Colin Fletcher - about a 3-month solo trip hiking the Grand Canyon && "The Complete Walker" was one that kept me dreaming for the times in the wilderness!
  • John Muir "Steep Trails" (and his other books)

Culture

New way of thinking

Quotes on Sharing, spirituality, morality, ethics, religion, Culture or "the new way of thinking" Hackers_tribes_quotes_culture


  • In the Absence of the Sacred, Jerry Mander
  • Born and raised in captivity...
  • The Great Turning

"somebody will take care of it... that's their job..." == THAT'S MY JOB!

Are we distroying the planet just to be a little bit more comfortable for a short while? Dimitry Orlov

What does a life well lived look like?

Socratic Questions / Social Justice issue : http://goodmenproject.com/social-justice-2/social-justice-climate-change-is-a-social-justice-issue/

  • "Myth" : The great enemy of the truth is very often not the lie, deliberate, contrived and dishonest, but the myth, persistent, persuasive and unrealistic. John F. Kennedy
7. Build consciousness of alternative stories

Many of the above show by example that a better world is possible, but that won’t be enough. 
Without a narrative to backup our actions we are easily ignored and relegated to the sidelines.
The current paradigm lauds competition, deems wealth a reward for being good, hard working, 
and smart, and equates poverty with personal failing.
We need to counter this with stories of cooperation and community. We need to strip poverty of it’s stigma. 
We need to show people that we can build on empathy and not greed.

Art

  • "Cloud and Field -- On the resurgence of “field guides” in a networked age. We’ve moved from birding to dronewatching, from natural history to dark ecology. But are we still looking through colonialist binoculars?" https://placesjournal.org/article/cloud-and-field/


Novels

"the most important environmental book ever written. It is not Silent Spring, Small Is Beautiful or even Walden. It contains no graphs, no tables, no facts, figures, warnings, predictions or even arguments. Nor does it carry a single dreary sentence, which, sadly, distinguishes it from most environmental literature. It is a novel, first published (in 2006) , and it will change the way you see the world."

  • Generation A, Player One (Douglas Coupland)
  • Pingvin Island, Anatole France
  • Combined and Uneven Apocalypse, Luciferian Marxism "From salvagepunk to zombie hordes, wastelands to plagued cities, Combined and Uneven Apocalypse grapples with the apocalyptic fantasies of our collapsing era."

CliFi

Cli Fi (#CliFi) is a label coined by activist/blogger Dan Bloom in 2008. 
Other names for it include anthropocene fiction, slow apocalypse fiction, climate fiction 
and hyperobject fiction.
  • http://www.sffworld.com/2016/06/interview-with-cli-fi-author-cat-sparks/
    • Cat Sparks: The Bride Price, Lotus Blue,
    • George R. Stewart’s Earth Abides (1954), J.G. Ballard’s 1960s drowned world disaster sequence and Brian Aldiss’s Hothouse (1962).
    • Barbara Kingsolver’s Flight Behaviour or Kathryn Heyman’s Floodline. Station Eleven by Emily St John Mandell
    • Margaret Atwood, Colson Whitehead, Cormac McCarthy, Claire Vey Watkins, Lionel Shriver.
    • John Joseph Adams’s anthology Loosed Upon the World. Kim Stanley Robinson’s Science in the Capital trilogy, (Green Earth).
    • James Bradley’s Clade, George Turner’s The Sea and Summer, Saci Lloyd’sThe Carbon Diaries, Paolo Bacigalupi’s Ship Breaker and The Drowned Cities, A Wrong Turn at the Office of Unmade Lists by Jane Rawson, Julie Bertagna’s Exodus.
“Anyone can do a dystopia these days just by making a collage of newspaper headlines.”  Kim Stanley Robinson
  • J.G. Ballard. His books “The Drowned World” and “The Burning World” are pretty good for predicting some of the problems of climate disruption.
  • Charleton Heston movie Soylent Green.
  • Bruce Sterling’s 1994 novel “Heavy Weather“ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Heavy_Weather_(Sterling_novel)

Animations

(and unrelated, but worth it: http://stevecutts.com )

  • "There is no tomorrow", animation

http://www.popularresistance.org/video-can-this-current-way-of-life-continue/

  • Michael Pollan's Food Rules vimeo.com Based on Michael Pollan's talk "Food Rules" given at the RSA, this animation was created in the context of the RSA/Nominet Trust film competition. Using a mixture…

http://vimeo.com/35444471

Movies

Video & documentaties

  • What a way to go - LIfe at the end of the empire // WhatAWayToGomovie.com

http://www.youtube.com/embed/h2em1x2j9-o

  • Crisis of Civilization

http://crisisofcivilization.com/watch/

  • Al Gore interview: Why civilization will not survive next 100 years:

http://motherboard.vice.com/blog/al-gore-explains-why-civilization-might-not-survive-the-next-100-years

  • And of course, "The Inconvenient Truth"
  • "There can't be any large-scale revolution until there's a personal revolution, on an individual level. It's got to happen inside, first." - Jim Morrison // The sustainable Man

https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=9pDfxdWT2js#t=24

  • Films: "What the Economic Crisis Really Means" & "Peak Oil and Economic Contraction"

"http://youtu.be/z6P6B2lhSro"

"http://youtu.be/bXmuWecIQos"

"http://metanoia-films.org/films/"

"http://metanoia-films.org/films/"

"http://youtu.be/h2em1x2j9-o"

"http://youtu.be/pMgOTQ7D_lk"

  • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adam_Curtis : Century of the Self: 1. Happiness Machines (17 March 2002) 2. The Engineering of Consent (24 March 2002) 3. There is a Policeman Inside All Our Heads: He Must Be Destroyed (31 March 2002) 4. Eight People Sipping Wine in Kettering (7 April 2002) && All Watched Over by Machines of Loving Grace: 1.1 Love and Power 1.2 The Use and Abuse of Vegetational Concepts 1.3 The Monkey In The Machine and the Machine in the Monkey
  • http://www.demain-lefilm.com/ "As humanity is threatened by the collapse of ecosystems, Cyril, Melanie, Alexandre, Laurent and Antoine Raphäel, all in their thirties, go explore the world in search of solutions that can save their children and, through them, the new generation. From the most successful experiences in all fields (agriculture, energy, housing, economy, education, democracy ...), they will try to put the puzzle that will build another history of the future."



  • Down to Earth!


  • A Farm for the Future: https://vimeo.com/34816525 Wildlife film maker Rebecca Hosking investigates how to transform her family's farm in Devon into a low energy farm for the future, and discovers that nature holds the key. With her father close to retirement, Rebecca returns to her family's wildlife-friendly farm in Devon, to become the next generation to farm the land. But last year's high fuel prices were a wake-up call for Rebecca. Realising that all food production in the UK is completely dependent on abundant cheap fossil fuel, particularly oil, she sets out to discover just how secure this oil supply is. Alarmed by the answers, she explores ways of farming without using fossil fuel. With the help of pioneering farmers and growers, Rebecca learns that it is actually nature that holds the key to farming in a low-energy future.


Music

  • Pearl Jam: Yield , album inspired by Ishamel (Daniel Quinn)
  • * "We are the Vogons" (spoof of "We are the robots" by Kraftwerk & HHGttG"

Other examples

  • Gypsies
  • Circuses

Against Anthropocentrism

  • ANTHROPOCENTRISM -- crazy idea that _people_ are more entitled to food / water / shelter then any other living beings!

Capitalism.jpg Anthropocentrism.png

"object-oriented philosophy, a recent movement that resists 
the notion that only the relation of humans to things matters." 



Anthropocene


2016:

  • Human Difference / Supremacy
    • The Mysterious Stranger, Mark Twain

2017:


Ecosexual

Responsibilities instead of rights

Rights of nature.jpg
  • "water is a human right" -> NO, keeping the water available and clean for plants and SQUIRRELS is a human RESPONSIBILITY!
  • instead of "civil liberties", responsibilities to the landbase (Derrick Jensen)

Animal Rights

& Animal Intelligence, Empathy, Emotions, Communication 
  • People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA)
  • Artist's paintings tell powerful story of survival with our animal allies buff.ly/1XiZfRL


Respect for Nature


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Consider the Squirrels!

Squirrels symbolize imperative of considering more then just humans, 
making "the commons" less anthropocentric.
Tangram-squirrel.png
  • Speaker for the Squirrels (like Naomi Klein is speaking for Earth, and Derrick Jensen speaking for the Salmon)
  • Carl Safina: "Beyond Words: What Animals Think and Feel" | Talks at Google // youtube.com/watch?v=SR4ewP
Jedi squirrels download.gif



Squirrels against technology

Consider the Squids!

Bacteria

Tip of the middle finger of life on Earth.jpg


Fungus


  • Donna Harroway: Tentacular Thinking: Anthropocene, Capitalocene, Chthulucene

https://www.e-flux.com/journal/75/67125/tentacular-thinking-anthropocene-capitalocene-chthulucene/

  • "In the Malheur National Forest of eastern Oregon, a really gigantic specimen of Armillaria ostoyae, or the Honey Mushroom, is growing. The fruiting bodies of this vast organism are seen as clusters of mushrooms, but the continuous underground part of the fungus extends over 3.5 miles and an area of around 2200 acres. Such size is not attained without age, and this organism has been dated variously from 2400 years old to over 7000 years old. " http://www.viewzone.com/plants.html


Trees

Tree -- heaven and hell.jpg

Time

Human-prehistory-Timelines+342.png

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"If the history of Earth were compressed to a single year, modern humans would appear on December 31st at about 11:58pm."

What has the civilization ever done for us.jpg

Problems

  • The Myth of "Takers": Greatness, Power over, Pinnacle of Evolution, God's chosen children
  • Peak Oil
  • Overpopulation
  • Climate change
  • Over-Consumption
  • Pollution
  • NTE

Takers Myths

The great enemy of the truth is very often not the lie, deliberate, contrived and dishonest, 
but the myth, persistent, persuasive and unrealistic. 
 John F. Kennedy

The myth of superiority

  • The Great Delusion: The Myths Greatness, Power over, Pinnacle of Evolution, God's chosen children...
    • Daniel Quinn: Ishmael, Story of B, etc

http://www.ishmael.org/Interaction/QandA/Detail.CFM?Record=48

Takers exhibit three characteristics:

(1) They believe (i.e. act as if) the world was made for humans to conquer and rule;

(2) they practice totalitarian agriculture, a form of agriculture predicated on the notion that all food on this planet belongs to humans exclusively; thus (a) food dedicated to human use may be denied to all other species, (b) any species that would compete for human food may be destroyed at will, and (c) food needed by other species may be destroyed at will to make room for the production of human food;

(3) they believe their way is the One Right Way for people to live and everyone in the world should live that way---and be forced to live that way, if necessary

The myth of progress

  • "genocide of the Holocaust and totalitarian systems [were] unnatural but the logical consequence of modernity. They were the culmination of the idea of progress and purity which, according to Bauman, were of crucial importance for the dynamics of modernity." https://nettime.org/Lists-Archives/nettime-l-1701/msg00017.html
Myth of progress: Now is the best time, we never had it as good as now
PRO AGAINST
Bill Gates: By almost any measure, the world is better than it has ever been. http://annualletter.gatesfoundation.org/ Seven out of ten people live in countries where economic inequality has increased in the last 30 years (1)
The bottom half of the world’s population owns the same as the richest 85 people in the world. (2)
* There are no problems, we never had it better then now, it's been only progress since 1850: http://slatestarcodex.com/2013/10/20/the-anti-reactionary-faq/ (first part only! = "1: Is everything getting worse?")
http://www.businessinsider.com/charts-that-will-restore-your-faith-in-humanity-2013-5 majority-of-us-public-school-students-are-in-poverty (3)
(we will live to be 150) https://techcrunch.com/2016/10/03/what-happens-if-we-live-to-be-150/ (BigData = loss of privacy, BigPharma = inequality; false analysis of the bubble finance models; case of techno-optimism induced blindness; see "Criticism of Capitalism" below)

(1) http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2014-01-22/top-1-has-65-times-more-wealth-bottom-half-and-global-elite-it-way

(2) http://www.theguardian.com/business/2014/jan/20/oxfam-85-richest-people-half-of-the-world &&& http://www.oxfam.org/sites/www.oxfam.org/files/bp-working-for-few-political-capture-economic-inequality-200114-summ-en.pdf

(3) http://www.washingtonpost.com/local/education/majority-of-us-public-school-students-are-in-poverty/2015/01/15/df7171d0-9ce9-11e4-a7ee-526210d665b4_story.html

Feudalism then and now.jpg

Colonialism

The myth of humanity

It's NOT all the humans that are a problem -- it's just one CIVILIZATION (right now, 21st century) -- the TAKERS!

  • e.g. "Humans are “the ultimate invasive species” having spread from Africa to every corner of the planet (and beyond) in 100,000 years. In doing so, we have removed the habitats of other species, or affected them by moving other invasive species around, causing pollution and driving climate change."

http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2014/dec/16/five-ways-to-stop-mass-extinction

NO -- for 90,000 years they stayed POOR and did not cause pollutions & extinctions!

Only in the last 10.000 years, since totalitarian agriculture, have we been waging a war on Nature!

Limits to Growth

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  • and transcript

http://www.albartlett.org/presentations/arithmetic_population_energy_transcript_english.html

       "You cannot sustain population growth and / or growth in the                  
       rates of consumption of resources."
          
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   
"The greatest shortcoming of the human race is                                                            
our inability to understand the exponential function."        
  • "There is no tomorrow", animation

http://www.popularresistance.org/video-can-this-current-way-of-life-continue/

  • The Dream of the Earth, Thomas Berry; "The Great Wok"
  • Population: 10 Billion, by 2100:
  • #ScaledToDeath How to Avoid the 6 Traps of Exponential Growth

https://medium.com/nobl-collective/this-post-was-adapted-from-a-speech-given-by-bud-caddell-and-lucy-chung-at-this-year-s-sxsw-v2v-6acc733bff19

  • It took 200.000 years for our human population to reach 1 billion and only 200 years to reach 7 billion youtube.com/watch?v=PUwmA3 https://t.co/COiJyFpNjp

The Population Myth

it's NOT overpopulation, it's INEQUALITY & overconsumption 

http://www.monbiot.com/2009/09/29/the-population-myth/

  • Mahatma Gandhi ("there is enough for everyone's needs, not for everyone's greed'),
  • Mahmoud Mamdani: the Myth of Population Control). here's a short review:

https://www.marxists.org/history/etol/newspape/isj/1973/no065/butler.htm


INEQUALITY

moving from precariat to unnecessariat
  • https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/belief/2016/nov/17/diversity-can-distract-us-from-economic-inequality
    • "Rich western liberals, Michaels argues, don’t want to challenge the economic structures that produce inequality because that might seriously impact on their own standing and wealth. Instead they insist on the elite being as diverse as the poor, as a way to justify the very existence of the elite."
    • "If a Muslim woman is better at doing the job than a white man, the logic of capitalism is entirely non-discriminatory. She rightly gets the job. Thus capitalism is applauded as an agent of social progress. And yet the poor get poorer and the rich get richer." -> The issue, of course, is NEOLIBERAL capitalism.
    • social justice CAN mean a commitment to both social diversity and economic equality


No Growth != Economic Collapse

Food = Totalitarian Agriculture

  • " Civilization will eat itself" Ran Prieur & "Superweed"
  • Acheiving food security in the face of climate change

http://ccafs.cgiar.org/sites/default/files/assets/docs/climate_food_commission-final-mar2012.pdf

Overshoot

  • "Overshoot" -- the ecological basis of revolutionary change
  • Footprint & "energy slaves" = equivalent of human work , done by machines, using energy & resources
  • "Unguarded gates" Otis Graham
  • "as Perlman makes plain, population growth is purely a product of civilization: 'a steady increase in human numbers [is] as persistent as the Leviathan itself. This phenomenon seems to exist only among Leviathanized human beings. Animals as well as human communities in the state of nature do not proliferate their own kind to the point of pushing all others off the field.' "
  • CRITICISM of overpopulation / overshoot theories*

VIDEO: 6 million years of human evolution in 30 seconds https://t.co/W5cwJScE23

Energy & society

> Bailey, K.D., 2006. Living Systems Theory and Social Entropy Theory. Systems Research and Behavioral Science, 23, pp.291–300.

> Georgescu-Roegen, N., 1976. Energy and Economic Myths, New York: Pergamon Press.

> Price, D., 1995. Energy and Human Evolution. Population and Environment: A Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies, 16(4), pp.301–320.

> Pimentel, D. & Pimentel, M.H., 2008. Food, Energy, and Society 3rd ed., Boca Raton, FL: CRC Press.

> Cottrell, F., 2009. Energy and Society, Available at: http://www.eoearth.org/view/article/51cbedae7896bb431f693338/

> Cimbleris, B., Economy and Thermodynamics. Available at: http://ecen.com/eee9/ecoterme.htm

Climate

(etc)

  • "The Party's Over" , Richard Heinberg
  • The World according to Pimm, Stuard Pimm
  • Grassland, Richard Manning

Capitalism & Climate

  • "Published on Friday, November 15, 2013 by Adbusters 'Sleepwalking to Extinction': Capitalism and the Destruction of Life and Earth

by Richard Smith https://www.commondreams.org/view/2013/11/15-3#.UoukAlRq0jc.twitter // http://www.paecon.net/PAEReview/issue64/Smith64.pdf // Upcoming book: "To Save the Planet, Turn the World Upside Down"

IPCC 5th report

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In the HAIKU form: http://daily.sightline.org/2013/12/16/the-entire-ipcc-report-in-19-illustrated-haiku/ 
  • 27 sept 2013 the 5th IPCC report got published, and results from their year study are summarized :

http://www.ipcc.ch/news_and_events/docs/ar5/ar5_wg1_headlines.pdf http://www.tyndall.ac.uk/communication/news-archive/2013/ipcc-report-released-today-stockholm http://www.newscientist.com/article/mg21929360.200-climate-science-why-the-world-wont-listen.html#.UkVjjKw4_T0 http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2013/sep/27/ipcc-climate-change-report-ar5-live-coverage http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-24292615

the revolutionary nature of climate science http://www.newstatesman.com/2013/10/science-says-revolt

"our entire economic paradigm is a threat to ecological stability."

challenging currents economic paradigm is humanity’s best shot at avoiding catastrophe

"ditching of this cruel system is no longer a matter of mere ideological preference but rather one of species-wide existential necessity"


"we have an economic system that fetishises GDP growth above all else, regardless of the human or ecological consequences"


"Today, after two decades of bluff and lies, the remaining 2°C budget demands revolutionary change to the political and economic hegemony"


Water Shortage

  • Bottled Life: The Story, Bottled Life, 1 January 2012

Sea level raise

Pollution

  • OCEANS

e-waste

=> solution?! http://www.step-initiative.org (solving the e-waste problem, UN)

  • the Centre for Research on Multinational Corporations, a Dutch NGO: http://genderchangers.org/docs.html
    • Corporate social responsibility issues in the ICT hardware manufacturing sector.
    • Also by SOMO: Critical issues in the mobile phone industry.
    • And one by Greenpeace: Toxic chemicals in computers.

Litter -- Garbage -- Rubbish

  • What we leave behind, Deric Jansen

Near Term Extinction

“A typical person is more than five times as likely to die in an extinction event 
as in a car crash,” says a new report.
  • Previous mass extinctions : ....
  • Devouring all life & resources on the whole planet:
  • "The World is Blue" (a book)
  • A Good House" (water shortage!)

Animals extinction

Instead of extinction, let’s adopt the word ecocide.

See also: Hackers_tribes#Animal_Rights & SQUIRRELS

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BE POOR!
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2000-watt_society                                                                    
  • Bees...
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Trees and forests destruction

Collapse

  • "Collapse" , Jared Diamond? Another guy?
  • "5 stages of collapse" & "6th stage"
  • Kees van der Pijl:
".. a frozen constellation, in which the oligarchies collude with the national security apparatus, 
keeping each other in power,  is unable to deal with popular demands and with 
objective, life-threatening crises that result from the destruction of the Earth’s biosphere." 

http://snuproject.wordpress.com/2014/04/15/interview-with-kees-van-der-pijl-global-rivalries-today/

  • "Nomads, empires, states", 2 books

http://www.bookdepository.com/Modes-Foreign-Relations-Political-Economy-Nomads-Empires-States-v-1-Kees-Van-Der-Pijl/97 80745326016

http://www.bookdepository.com/Modes-Foreign-Relations-Political-Economy-Foreign-Encounter-Myth-Religion-v-2-Kees-Van-D er-Pijl/9780745323169

Fascism

2016: Brexit, Trump, AltRight, Neo-Nazies, Refugees...

Partial Solutions

Goals

Guy McPhearson: "I’m fighting on behalf the species we’ve not yet driven to extinction. 
I’m fighting to increase the odds that Earth will be vibrantly green 10 million years from now." 


Bright Side

HUMOR

  • Always look on the bright side of life...
  • "I am planning on living forever -- so far, so good" (Groucho Marx)
  • Comedians! (Russel Brand, Ship of Fools....)
  • OBOS (anti-commercials for Norvegian housing corporation) (thanks, Patrice!)

Changing Culture

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  • You can and must be the one to change the world. You are the One. "saving the world isn't the work of specialists" - Daniel Quinn

http://www.ishmael.org/Education/Writings/littletrain.cfm

  • "Pirates are the only hope that culture has left" http://falkvinge.net
    • "Pirate Cinema", Cory Doctorow

"fighting climate change requires “a clear moral vision of the alternative being fought for,” said Klein. Just as Mandela fought for a new “rainbow egalitarian society” rather than simply against racism, environmentalists need to establish a new approach to society.

It is time for a new generation of environmental activism to emerge, she said—one that is not dominated by acceptance of the prevailing world view, but one that breaks free from the “ideologically shackled environment in which we all operate”.

Failure to challenge an ideology based upon self-interest and an all-powerful market ... the ideas that have been our greatest obstacles—especially the idea that there is no society, that we are defined by self interested, consumer desires.”


    • Improving Public Engagement With Climate Change: Five “Best Practice” Insights From Psychological Science DOI: 10.1177/1745691615598516

No Techno Fix

  • To Fix Climate Change, Scientists Turn To Hacking The Earth, by NPR STAFF

http://www.npr.org/2013/10/20/238548240/turning-to-scientists-to-engineer-a-cooler-climate

  • Review of "Who Owns the Future" by Jaron Laniers

http://librarianshipwreck.wordpress.com/2013/12/22/probably-not-you-a-review-of-jaron-laniers-who-owns-the-future/

delusion that we are separate from nature is the perilous essence of the techno-topian myth.
  • Same as It Ever Was: Why the Techno-optimists Are Wrong, By Martin Wolf

https://www.foreignaffairs.com/articles/2015-06-16/same-it-ever-was


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Internet and Capitalism

"[IT companies/Social Media] are, in fact, just the latest version of the large capitalist enterprise: 
 John D Rockefeller 3.0" 
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"We need new interventions that interrupt, outlaw, or regulate                                                                    
1) the initial capture of behavioral surplus,                                                                                     
2) the use of behavioral surplus as free raw material,                                                                            
3) excessive and exclusive concentrations of the new means of production,                                                         
4) the manufacture of prediction products,                                                                                        
5) the sale of prediction products,                                                                                               
6) the use of prediction products for third-order operations of modification, influence, and control, and                         
7) the monetization of the results of these operations.                                                                           
This is necessary for society, for people, for the future, and it is also necessary 
to restore the healthy evolution of capitalism itself."



[digital technologies are] upholding the status-quo: a simulation of social or political progress 
that simultaneously upends current practices and studiously protects existing wealth and power inequities.


"how the network would funnel the energies of the people into a centrally administered, tightly monitored 
information system organised to enrich a small group of businesses and their owners."



technology *is* ideology

Pinkertons, and that ideology is deeply embodied in centralized services, asymmetric bandwidth, the culture of mediation, and Newspeak of instant messaging. Instead, the left, as bumbling idiots, cheered the use of apps to organize "protests". The left interpreted this ideology as inevitable technological progress, and lost the battle and the war at that very moment. Instead of reading McLuhan, the best it could think of was to use the same centralized ideotechnology from its masters to indoctrinate crowds, but for the left causes. It's fascinating how it manages to stay repeatedly surprised as it gets beaten into the ground over and over again. Fuck such left and its "academic crowd". The faster it dies out, the better.

  • Geoff Huston: "The Internet's Gilded Age" (March 2017) http://www.potaroo.net/ispcol/2017-03/gilding.html
    • "that monopolies are unconditionally an intolerable imposition on the proper functioning of society. The notion of "crony capitalism" and the use of money to purchase political power to further corporate aggrandisement is both an historical and a current problem with large entrenched monopolies"
    • "The result was much the same as before: a small number of corporate behemoths dominated the Internet and its portfolio of services and content."
    • "Who are these new barons of today’s Gilded Age? Any casual poll would nominate Google, Facebook, Amazon, Apple and Microsoft."
    • "these new corporate giants have a far smaller workforce and far shallower social roots."
    • "In today’s world, there is once more a massive concentration of corporate power. There are fewer public companies and more are disappearing than appearing while this process of concentration and aggregation is underway. Now corporatism is the new thinking, and any politician that has a desire to curb corporate influence and social power is forced to work with a sparse set of thin regulatory frameworks to advance the cause of the public good. The more common mantra is to surrender the ground to so-called industry self-regulation, and hope that the resultant feeding frenzy does not generate an unpalatable level of collateral damage."
    • This is no longer just a conversation about carriage and communications. It is probably not even a conversation about carriage and communications at all. The changing face of the Internet is no longer a matter of public communications, but a matter of public services. And with this observation we are back to a more basic theme. The essential topic of the conversation is how to strike a sustainable balance between a rapacious private sector that has amassed overarching control of the digital service and content space, and the needs of the larger society in which we all would like some equity of opportunity to thrive and benefit from the outcomes of this new digital age.
    • PLUS (Economist, May 2017) http://www.economist.com/news/leaders/21721656-data-economy-demands-new-approach-antitrust-rules-worlds-most-valuable-resource


  • Trump & Internet & news-media (and the end of freedom of information & speech ) https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2017/feb/27/trump-free-speech-media-bans-tweets-internet-deregulation
    • "The internet-access industry has become a tight oligopoly,"
    • "The large internet providers are now acquiring the media properties for which, increasingly, their services are essential. ... A large portion of the news media will soon be owned by enormous companies with very strong special interests of their own.
    • "kleptocracies and dictatorships don’t usually appear overnight; they creep up on you gradually. And this would definitely be one of those times to start looking over your shoulder, early and often."

Internet, Electrical Energy Efficiency, Pollution

2017
2016
2015 
Holland:

No Fossil Fuels

Electricity


  • "Green Wizardry" lessons
  • appropopedia

Bikes instead of cars

Human-powered transport!!

  • My own idea: multi-user-rickshaw-with-roof :)

Public transport

Alternatives to Consumerism

crisis regions can learn from ecovillages // applied sustainability:
- Natural water management.
- Decentralised energy autonomy. 
- Local food autonomy. 
- Community based economy.
- Holistic Planned Grazing.
- Community Knowledge

Commons

1. Define clear group boundaries.
2. Match rules governing use of common goods to local needs and conditions.
3. Ensure that those affected by the rules can participate in modifying the rules.
4. Make sure the rule-making rights of community members are respected by outside authorities.
5. Develop a system, carried out by community members, for monitoring members’ behavior.
6. Use graduated sanctions for rule violators.
7. Provide accessible, low-cost means for dispute resolution.
8. Build responsibility for governing the common resource in nested tiers from the lowest level up to the entire interconnected system.

Economy of No Growth

  • Applying permaculture principles to finance

http://www.resilience.org/stories/2013-12-18/seedbombing-applying-the-principles-of-permaculture-to-finance#

  • "Triple bottom line investing (TBLI) reflects an enlightened understanding of self-interest: we profit most by contributing to something greater than ourselves."
http://www.csrwire.com/blog/posts/1177-the-next-frontier-of-sustainable-investing-evolution-in-this-anthropocene-age


  • (degrowth.org)

Caring Economy

"valuing all the activities that society needs for humans to flourish."

  • Riane Eisler, The Real Wealth of Nations: Creating a Caring Economics.
International network for recognition & payment for all caring work, 
and the return of military spending to the community starting with women the main carers everywhere.



Working Less

  • "unneccesariat"

Sharing Economy

"Interestingly, women are pioneers in the so-called sharing economy, which conservative Milo Yiannopoulos slated as an "emasculating, dispiriting and demotivating" realm of insipid do-gooders. Poor Milo, frightened by the thought of his manhood being threatened by people actually wanting to co-operate and share stuff.)"

(this links to my Women in Technology page Ladies_Night

  • Social solidarity economy: http://www.ripess.eu/ Intercontinental Network of the Social Solidarity Economy (RIPESS)
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  • Sebastian Orma...


Criticism of capitalism

  • (add all the other links from the above)
unfettered capitalism is unstable, empowers predatory behavior and worsens inequality
I do coke so I can work longer so I can earn more so I can do more coke 
    • 20th century was: I drink to forget...



  • Concerning Violence: Frantz Fanon
    • "Angered by the racism he witnessed on Martinique during the Second World War, Fanon here examines the roles of class, culture and violence, and expresses his profound alienation from the idea of colonialism and its bloodshed. More than four decades on, Fanon's work still inspires liberation movements today."
  • https://bookshop.theguardian.com/wretched-of-the-earth.html
    • Wretched of the Earth, Frantz Fanon
    • Provides inspiration for anti-colonial movements ever since, analysing the role of class, race, national culture and violence in the struggle for freedom. In this book, the author makes clear the economic and psychological degradation inflicted by imperialism.

Cooperation

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  • Sustenance Farm

Against Individualism

  • Teach your child the importance of communal achievements as opposed to the banality of narcissistic goals.
  • About individualism: Jitterbug Parfume, book by Tim Robbins
  • Difference between individual freedom & autonomy & connection
It is thus precisely in this binding we do with other human beings that our autonomy lies.
  • From "The Invisible Committee" (https://events.ccc.de/congress/2014/Fahrplan/events/6459.html)
    • "Freund” and “frei” in German come from the same Indo-European root, which conveys the idea of a shared power that increases. Being free and having ties was one and the same thing. I am free because I have ties, because I am linked to a reality greater than me.
    • how ridiculous and what a scam the individual freedom of “I do what I feel like doing” is. If they truly want to fight the government, the hackers have to give up this fetish. The cause of individual freedom is what prevents them from forming strong groups capable of laying down a real strategy,

Existing Communities

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(and many more… http://bwcd.vdcn.org/doku.php/links/similar_projects )



https://lasindias.com/the-communard-manifesto-html


  • https://embassynetwork.com/ "a global housing layer for the new world // We are building a cooperative movement for those leveraging housing towards greater aims, where those aims are strengthened by operating in community with others, global fluid mobility, and by connection to other networks."



  • A community in Australia
    • Download the film at http://happenfilms.com/a-simpler-way
    • "A Simpler Way: Crisis as Opportunity" is a free feature-length documentary that follows a community in Australia who came together to explore and demonstrate a simpler way to live in response to global crises. Throughout the year the group build tiny houses, plant veggie gardens, practice simple living, and discover the challenges of living in community. This film is the product of hours and hours of footage that I shot during that year-long experiment in simple living.

Building Communities

"Plucking one early weed from a bed of germinating seeds changes everything. 
Small actions by focused participants change the tone of the whole.
 It is possible to maintain big healthy gardens online. 
The solution isn't cheap, or easy, or hands-free. Few things of value are." Xenia Jardin
(online community manager) https://www.edge.org/response-detail/11009
  • (maybe move to another category?) http://www.chelseagreen.com/lean-logic
    • "Lean Logic is David Fleming’s masterpiece, the product of more than thirty years’ work and a testament to the creative brilliance of one of Britain’s most important intellectuals.
    • A dictionary unlike any other, it leads readers through Fleming’s stimulating exploration of fields as diverse as culture, history, science, art, logic, ethics, myth, economics, and anthropology, being made up of 472 engaging essay-entries covering topics such as Boredom, Community, Debt, Growth, Harmless Lunatics, Land, Lean Thinking, Nanotechnology, Play, Religion, Spirit, Trust, and Utopia."
    • http://thackara.com/learning-institutions/lean-logic-a-dictionary-for-the-future-and-how-to-survive-it-2/


  • http://indigenousrising.org/blog-the-battle-ahead-lies-in-our-hearts-by-cherri-foytlin/
    • How do we build, in what looks to be one of the most regressive and oppressive eras of our time?
    • "birth and growth are painful exercises. "
    • "wealth as example, wealth as inspiration, wealth as knowledge, wealth of understanding "
    • "birth and growth are also not passive deeds. We must then take ourselves to the battle grounds, and organize and educate -- must we be standing in defiance of that injury or assault."
    • "we must recognize the basic humanity in each of us. Yes, there will be arguments, frustrations, and challenges within our circles. Tactics will be different, skills will vary, leadership will shift and change, along with strategies and narratives.... and give each other the benefit of allowance of growth, understanding, and opportunity to make mistakes along the way."
  • "According to researchers, the key to hooking new recruits into any movement, and to getting them increasingly involved over time, is to simply give them activities to participate in. This often precedes any deep ideological commitment on the recruits’ part and, especially early on, is more about offering them a sense of meaning and community than anything else."

Conflict Resolution

http://www.g-casa.com/download/Okonkwo.pdf

Ladies_Night#Conflict_Resolution

Lika_Guiding_Principles#Resolving_Conflicts

Protests & Revolutions & Resistance

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  • Russel Brand (see below)
  • How to start the revolution, Meaning conference (link later)
Energy issues will also set the stage for more aggressive geopolitics and will substantially destroy the ecosystem services 
on which society is wholly dependent. These are but a few of the impacts that the double energy problem 
of climate change and oil decline have in store for us.

Political Action: DGR groups will only engage in aboveground, nonviolent activities. These can include legal demonstrations as well as civil disobedience.

Solidarity: Non-indigenous members of DGR remember that we are living on stolen land in the midst of an ongoing genocide. The task of the non-indigenous is to build solidarity with indigenous people in defending the land, preserving traditional cultures, and protecting sacred ceremonies from exploitation.

Justice: We are enmeshed in overlapping systems of sadistic power built on stolen wealth, white privilege, misogyny, and human supremacism. As individuals, it is our responsibility to acknowledge those systems, overcome our entitlement, and make alliances with the dispossessed. Collectively, it is our task to bring those systems down.

Liberty: DGR groups have a zero-tolerance policy for abuse of anyone, human or nonhuman. Physical integrity and emotional safety are basic human rights that DGR is sworn to defend. DGR will banish any members who rape, batter, or abuse any living creature. Masculinity, with its militarized psychology and its violation imperative, has to be abandoned personally and dismantled globally.

Character: DGR is a serious undertaking that requires loyalty, commitment, integrity, and courage. Members are expected to treat everyone with respect.

Security: All DGR members are required to abide by principles of security culture and to address breaches directly. Both lax security and paranoia are dangerous to our organization. All non-political illegal activity puts everyone at risk and is inappropriate for members. DGR groups are required to educate new members on security culture.


"If we say that it is wrong to make schools uber-competitive through testing and the response is that "life is competitive", 
the conversation will naturally move to whether we should change life, change our culture, change absolutely everything. 
Increasingly, the Western world tends to value people by how hard they work, how much money they earn and 
how many possessions they have. These values are instilled in children from the minute we compare them with one another 
and the result has been the sacrifice of our collective mental health. We’re talking revolution, here." 


Disruptions

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Green Anarchism

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Green_anarchism

Green Syndicalism vs. Anti-Civ: Social Revolution or Primitivist Reaction? / http://ecology.iww.org/node/283

Primitivist Primer: http://www.primitivism.com/primer.htm

Anarchist library http://theanarchistlibrary.org/

Queer ecology (Timothy Morton) http://www.academia.edu/1050754/Queer_Ecology

Participating in existing Political structures

  • Jeremy Corbyn !!!!!!
To overcome the crisis of democracy and reaffirm our autonomy, 
we first of all need to liberate our empty self from mindless consumerism and conformity. 
Representation places the source of legitimacy outside of oneself. 
Whether it is a corporate brand name, political party, an ideology or slogan, 
one looks for objects of representation through which 
something inside can be projected out onto the world.
Slowly Boiling Frog (just like in "the story of B")
People are moving more and more outside of electoral politics. A call is arising for a new type of governance, 
for a real democracy where each person participates directly and manifests their own voice. 
This is a political act, but  it is also much more. The current crisis of democracy is a crisis of representation. 
Images that perpetuate illusions about ourselves can no longer sustain our humanity.


Recovery from Privilege, Supremacy, Abuse, Opression

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  • Taking Male Entitlement Seriously (Abuse / Violence / Intolerance ) http://tim.dreamwidth.org/2035407.html
    • "Abuse is not "sharing an opinion". Being an abuser is not an identity; abusing is something you do, not something you are. Abuse is not "questioning assumptions" or "challenging conversations". Abuse is not justifiable, and should not be tolerated, accommodated, or empathized with."
    • Neutrality is a myth; being "neutral" in this conflict means siding with the abuser.
    • abuse is about power; it means that a person is taking advantage of a power imbalance to exploit or control someone else." (Bancroft, p. 123)
    • Entitlement is central: Domestic abusers (Bancroft writes) feel entitled to physical, emotional, and sexual care-taking; deference; and freedom from accountability from their partners.
    • "Anger and conflict are not the problem; they are normal aspects of life."
    • non-abusive people find non-abusive ways to express their hurt feelings.

  • https://medium.com/@sheaemmafett/abuse-in-polyamorous-relationships-d13e396c8f85
  • https://theestablishment.co/what-the-facebook-live-murderer-can-teach-us-about-domestic-abuse-e0827ca8daf0
Guiding Principles for Community Care

LInks to Anti-Globalisation Movement

Small Steps

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Get prepared

  • Links about "preparation & transformation" rom "What a Way to Go"

http://www.whatawaytogomovie.com/the-issues/preparation-and-transformation/

  • Scientists say new approach to climate preparedness essential to help people adjust to coming changes

http://phys.org/news/2013-11-scientists-approach-climate-preparedness-essential.html#jCp

(heaven read yet!)

Clean Energy

  • What *CAN* technology help with? http://worrydream.com/ClimateChange/ (November 2015)
    • the lack of attention to climate change in the tech industry
    • “How do you think the tech community (startup community, or any community) can contribute to tech and/or policy solutions on a global scale?”

Divestment

(put your money where your mouth is)

  • ikstapover.nl

Managing environment

  • Mountain regions in Europe... Sustainable Land-use Practices in European Mountain Regions under Global Change: an Integrated Research Approach

http://www.ecologyandsociety.org/vol18/iss3/art37/

Urban Gardening and Food

Bees Keeping

Clean-up

Practical Survival

House

Toilets

Spend time in Nature

  • "people find happiness in person-to-person (p2p!) relationships, contact with nature, and being in harmony with themselves" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y395J6W6i1E (TEDxTokyo!!!) = de-growth, de-materialization, de-ownership

Nomadic life


UN, EU & other attempts to solutions

  • "How to feed the world in 2050", a video etc

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gjtIl5B1zXI&feature=youtu.be // http://ccafs.cgiar.org/news/commission-sustainable-agriculture-and-climate-change/world-scientists-define-united-approach#.UpDgJRZEB3a

Gender & Climate Change

Emotional Healing

  • Geneen Roth - the feeling of *enough*
  • Brene Brown: Vulnerability, and "Daring Greatly"
  • Byron Katie:
    • Loving What Is and
    • How to live in harmony with the way things are (A Thousand names for Joy, Tao te Ching)
    • The Work
    • (scientific research to confirm "question the assumptions" http://psycnet.apa.org/journals/psp/69/6/1069/) : "consider-an-alternative strategy for debiasing judgments."

Mental Health

  • Resources, by Tiffany Howard @OnlineWithTiff1
    • 1) Open Path Collective is a directory of U.S therapists that offer therapy at lowered rates than normal. openpathcollective.org
    • 2) Recovery Inc: This saved my life. Online and in person group therapy mtgs based on proven therapy methods. recoveryinternational.org
    • 3) @7Cupsot: Online community offering free trained "listeners" and also online chat, and small steps you can do each day for mental health.
    • 4) One of many online therapy options. Cheaper than traditional therapy. Will work with you if you have $$ issues. betterhelp.com
    • @SipandOm meditation podcast. Meditation goes a long way in promoting mental well being, reduced stress. Host Mary Meckley is wonderful.
    • 7) @therapy4bgirls podcast hosted by a black female therapist covering issues that pertain to black American women specifically.

NVC++

  • Non-Violent Communication & Self-empathy
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nonviolent_Communication
FREE to read online: https://leanpub.com/littleguide/read // PDF (soon)

Empathy


We all need your compassion and empathy. Start with yourself. 
Know that my acceptance depends on yours.
https://medium.com/@thefatshadow/what-your-fat-friend-needs-from-you-90401ffa37b3#.jlo3sritl



Anxiety

Recommended: focus on commonality:

happiness can never result from the exercise of choice alone: we are social beings, 
and the building blocks of happiness lie in looking out for each other, acting together, being in teams 
and pursuing common goals for the common good. 
Families, schools, colleges, unions, newspapers, sports clubs and even firms should all understand that 
such commonality should be part of their core
  • Radical Joy
  • Trauma Healing,
  • http://sandiegofreepress.org/2016/11/ecopsychological-imperative-dismantle-civilization/
    • The awe I feel with the beauty of it all is an antidote for despair. Instead of ruminating, I am celebrating. The lie that the world seeks to destroy me is replaced with the truth that the land is conspiring to give me life. For the next six hours, I lose myself trying to describe the color of the sky, the wisdom of stones, and the fragrance of pines.
    • The aspens have given me a great gift. They have reminded me how to step out of my own small mind into the communities surrounding me and giving me life. They have taught me that there is no such thing as isolation in the natural world. They have given me a weapon against the despair: listening. While I am busy listening, I am not ruminating. The less I ruminate the healthier I am.
    • Aspens give me medicine as effective as the anti-depressants my psychiatrist prescribes me. Aspens teach me an invaluable skill for resisting rumination as effective as the techniques my therapist teaches me. In doing so, aspens become allies in my personal struggle to overcome depression. As I get better, my mind is less dominated by rumination, and I am better able to contemplate problems beyond myself.

Caring

(see also: CARIG ECONOMY on this wiki) Hackers_tribes#Caring_Economy

  • "Labor can be outsourced. Caring can't." @mipsytipsy


PolyAmory

  • "I’m finding it relatively easy to enjoy polyamorous harmony in my life because I know that it’s a projection of inner harmony. Being able to love multiple people is the same thing as being able to love the various parts of myself." http://www.stevepavlina.com/blog/2010/08/dream-lovemaking/

Misc

  • (2017) Settle Down, "down to earth" https://godsandradicals.org/2017/05/04/settle-down/
    • settling down with oneself, and one’s community, is just about the most radical stance a person can take these days.
    • cultivating a healthy inner life. Having a sense of contentedness, equanimity, patience, inner peace, and wild-eyed wonder at the beauty our world has to offer.
    • We must learn to slow down, to be present in each moment.
    • A sense of duty, care, compassion, and collective responsibility for the planet and the meek of the Earth must be stoked among leaders in civil society.
    • It is possible to draw strength from the planet, as well as lovers and friends and plant and animal allies, after all.
    • Settling also means each of us has to learn how to become rooted in one’s community, state, and nation: growing a stable and harmonious identity, a sense of belongingness, and a meaningful culture.
    • Healthy food, continuing one’s education throughout life, being fulfilled in work and in play, learning to appreciate nature, and developing a spiritual practice are just a few basics.
    • step back from the maelstrom of contemporary life in certain senses: to set examples by not jet-setting around the globe regularly, to give up luxury consumer items in solidarity with the working classes, etc
    • walking barefoot on the soil, our mother Earth, will help people understand how to resist. (ecotherapy)
    • Pacts within communities to promote some sort of egalitarian redistribution of wealth to decrease inequality will foster higher levels of trust, friendship, and reciprocity.
    • Restraint, humbleness, and compassion must reemerge as key values for our descendants to have a chance at a prosperous future.
    • Live simpler. Love harder. Listen to the wind, the rocks and soil, rushing water, a crackling fire. One can find answers by keeping still and listening.

Accepting Death

  • "What we leave behind", book about decomposing and activism by Dereck Janssen
  • Embracing Life-Affirming Awareness of Death: How to Transform Yourself and Possibly Save Human Civilization http://bit.ly/1aPbdK0

Religion

  • "Culture", "Myth", "Ethics", "Spirituality", "Empathy", "Community", relationship with Nature -> "RELIGION"
When people have lost their sense of participation in or meaning relative to anything larger than the day-to-day, 
I have no problem calling that a spiritual crisis, even if the roots can be found in hard economic and political realities.
  • ETHICAL TRUTHS (from the anarchist collective The Invisible Committee)

Zen

emBodyMent

Being physical, feeling with all your senses, being "in the body" 

Sexuality, Flexibility, Strength, Health 
  • Yoga
  • Exercise: cycling
  • Movement: Dance, Swimming, Skating...
  • Connection between body and emotions and spiritual
  • Connection between body and Nature


Nudism

Science

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Misc

Misc Solutions

(to be placed in categories later! Note to self!)

  • Daniel Pinchbeck is the author of Breaking Open the Head (Broadway Books, 2002) and 2012: The Return of Quetzalcoatl (Tarcher/Penguin. 2006). He is the Executive Director of Center for Planetary Culture, www.planetaryculture.com , a nonprofit think tank. He is the host of the talk show Mind Shift, www.mindshift.net , produced by GaiamTV. He co-founded Evolver.net – which publishes Reality Sandwich and The Evolver Learning Labs – and The Evolver Network, which organizes local community groups. He was featured in the documentary 2012: Time for Change, directed by Joao Amorim and produced by Mangusta Films.

Websites: www.planetaryculture.com www.mindshift.net www.evolver.net www.realitysandwich.com


Permaculture


Russel Brand

(see quotes: Hackers_tribes_quotes_culture#Quoting_Russell_Brand )



Oct 2017, Gert

BIEN | Basic Income Earth Network http://basicincome.org/

Future Earth Forum http://network.futureearth.org/ crowd sourcing, academic

Solutions - Global Ecovillage Network https://ecovillage.org/solutions/ citizen, solutions, crowd sourcing

Appropedia http://www.appropedia.org/ solutions

Climate CoLab https://climatecolab.org/ academic, crowd sourcing, solutions, climate change

Regeneration International http://regenerationinternational.org/ ecology

Permaculture - practical solutions beyond sustainability https://www.permaculture.co.uk/ ecology

Ecolabel Index http://www.ecolabelindex.com/ labelling, standards

ISEAL Alliance https://www.isealalliance.org/ standards

Bill McKibben https://twitter.com/billmckibben climate change, blogger, news, action

Naomi Klein https://twitter.com/NaomiAKlein climate change, blogger, news, action

Finding Solutions | Publications | David Suzuki Foundation http://www.davidsuzuki.org/publications/finding-solutions/

AskNature - Innovation Inspired by Nature https://asknature.org/ biological knowledge

IRENA - International Renewable Energy Agency http://www.irena.org/ government

Planetary (2015) - IMDb http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3462896/ documentary

A New We - Ecovillages in Europe http://www.cultureunplugged.com/documentary/watch-online/play/11913/A-New-We---Ecovillages-in-Europe documentary