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Ireland: Thoughts on Wildness and Domestication

By Renzo Connors Source: Anarchists Worldwide “If I decide to break the chains of domestication, I can only do so because I feel the chains and suffer the effects of domestication on my own skin.” – Alfredo Bonanno I While out … Continue reading

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The Political Value of Psychedelics

By Dr. James Cooke Source: Reality Sandwich Psychedelics and Politics Psychedelics are political.  Their use in the 1960s had a political impact that is still being felt today, and their widespread banning was driven by political motives.  But how can … Continue reading

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Four Reasons Civilization Won’t Decline: It Will Collapse

By Craig Collins Source: CounterPunch As modern civilization’s shelf life expires, more scholars have turned their attention to the decline and fall of civilizations past.  Their studies have generated rival explanations of why societies collapse and civilizations die.  Meanwhile, a … Continue reading

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COVID-19’s Black Swan Timeline

Black swan events are characterized by their extreme rarity, their severe impact, and the widespread insistence that they were obvious in hindsight.” By Steve Brown Source: The Duran According to Investopedia a Black Swan event “is an unpredictable event that … Continue reading

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Coronavirus reminds us we are organisms in an environment

By Kurt Cobb Source: Resilience A close friend of mine, a professor of English literature, has been researching American philosopher John Dewey, whose book Quest for Certainty captivated me so much many years ago that I read it again right … Continue reading

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Epistemological divide: How we live in two different worlds of understanding

By Kurt Cobb Source: Resilience Epistemology is the study of how we know things. All of us cycle between two main ways of knowing in our modern culture: 1) the rational, reductionist way and 2) the holistic, relational, intuitive way. … Continue reading

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Our Vanishing World: Wildlife

By Robert J. Burrowes Throughout its history, Earth has experienced five mass extinction events. See, for example, ‘Timeline Of Mass Extinction Events On Earth’. It is now experiencing the sixth. The Ordovician-Silurian Extinction, which occurred about 439 million years ago, … Continue reading

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Why you might consider the Buddha’s proposal

By Jack Balkwill Source: Intrepid Report The Buddha was said to have predicted the day he would die. When that day approached, his followers, weeping, asked him to stay with them. “I’ve told you that life is about suffering,” he … Continue reading

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