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A unique and detailed survey funded by the Rockefeller Foundation confirms the important role that social and community bonds play vis-à-vis disaster resilience. The new study, which focuses on resilience and social capital in the wake of Hurricane Sandy, reveals how disaster-affected communities self-organized, “with reports of many people sharing access to power, food and water, and providing shelter.” This mutual aid was primarily coordinated face-to-face. This may not always be possible, however. So the “Share Economy” can also play an important role in coordinating self-help during disasters.

In a share economy, “asset owners use digital clearinghouses to capitalize the unused capacity of things they already have, and consumers rent from their peers rather than rent or buy from a company” (1). During disasters, these asset owners can use the same digital clearinghouses to offer what they have at no cost. For example, over 1,400 kindhearted…

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A number of organisations from different European countries active in the CSA movement have together brought out a document on community supported farming initiatives in Austria, Czech Republic, France, Greece, Hungary, Slovakia and UK. Including a To-Do list on how to start up a CSA initiative, aspects of financing, distribution and how much land is needed. Download.European Handbook on Community Supported Agriculture

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Brazil: 1500 Indigenous Peoples occupy the Esplanade of Ministries

By • Oct 3, 2013 •

From Interncontinental Cry

Nearly 1,500 Indigenous Peoples from across Brazil on Wednesday occupied a central road in the federal capital Brasília known as the Esplanade of Ministries, paralyzing traffic in both directions.

A part of the National Indigenous Mobilization convened by the Articulation of Indigenous Peoples of Brazil (APIB), the protesters are trying to stop a legislative assault that threatens to severely undermine or extinguish Indigenous rights in the country.

 

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

October 4, 2013

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