Tag Archives: Community

The Struggle for Peace in Afghanistan: Is Community Engagement the Key?

By Robert J. Burrowes I have just read a superb book by Mark Isaacs, an Australian who has documented several years of effort by a group of incredibly committed young people in Afghanistan to build peace in that war-torn country … Continue reading

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Art and Dreaming: Realizing our Power to Co-Create Reality

By Ruth Gordon Source: Reality Sandwich “True creativity doesn’t just make things; it feeds what feeds life. In modern culture where people are no longer initiated, the spirit goes unfed. To be seen, the uninitiated create insane things, some destructive … Continue reading

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The Lonely American

By Sean Posey Source: The Hampton Institute In 2015, psychotherapist Traci Ruble started a “community listening project” in San Francisco dubbed “Sidewalk Talk.” The project sends trained volunteers to meet strangers on the street and listen to them discuss their … Continue reading

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Eternity, nature, society and the absurd fantasies of the rich

By Kurt Cobb Source: Resilience Professor and author Douglas Rushkoff recently wrote about a group of wealthy individuals who paid him to answer questions about how to manage their lives after what they believe will be the collapse of society. … Continue reading

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Why We’re Underestimating American Collapse

The Strange New Pathologies of the World’s First Rich Failed State By Umair Haque Source: Information Clearing House You might say, having read some of my recent essays, “Umair! Don’t worry! Everything will be fine! It’s not that bad!” I … Continue reading

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The Age of Ego

By Dan Corjescu Source: CounterPunch Hegel’s conception of history taught us that the meaning of history was the liberation of the individual through his or her recognition as a fully autonomous rational person. Indeed, since the French Revolution, the Age … Continue reading

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Radicle and Rhizomati: Notes from a Folk Herbalist

By Lisa Fazio Source: Resilience Hierarchy Power structures establish various systems to ensure the organisation of interrelationships and the distribution of resources throughout a group, community, or ecosystem. In human terms, these systems become our tribes, societies, and civilisations. The … Continue reading

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10 Life Lessons I Learned as a Psychiatric Nurse – and Patient

By Cortland Pfeffer Source: Wake Up World Over the past 25 years, I have been immersed in the mental health and addiction system as a patient, later as staff, as a Registered Nurse (RN), and eventually as a supervisor. My time … Continue reading

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