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As shit keeps rollin things are gettin more polarized. kinda funny to see how shit like this is happening as the orwellian state seems to croach in on us in the western democracies and mother nature is fucked a little harder everyday by consumerbased global capitalism

Grist

While the news about climate change seems to get worse every day, the rapidly improving technology, declining costs, and increasing accessibility of clean energy is the true bright spot in the march toward a zero-carbon future. 2013 had more clean energy milestones than we could fit on one page, but here are 13 of the key breakthroughs that happened this year.

1.Using salt to keep producing solar power even when the sun goes down. Helped along by the Department of Energy’s loan program, Solana’s massive 280 megawatt (MW) solar plant came online in Arizona this October, with one unique distinction: the plant will use a ‘salt battery’ that will allow it to keep generating electricity even when the sun isn’t shining. Not only is this a first for the United States in terms of thermal energy storage, the Solana plant is also the largest in the world to…

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NATRIPAL Profile

December 29, 2013

DAKILA

ABOUT NATRIPAL:

The Nagkakaisang Tribu ng Palawan (NATRIPAL) or the United Tribes of Palawan, is an indigenous peoples organization federated by 57 local associations spread across the island of Palawan (Philippines), consisting of three indigenous groups, namely: the Tagbanua, the Pala’wan and the Batak. The federation was formed in 1989 and was formally registered with the Philippine Securities and Exchange Commission on February 4, 1991 as a non-stock, non-profit, non-sectarian organization.

After more than a decade now, the gradual empowerment of the indigenous peoples is among the modest tangible achievement of NATRIPAL. This is evident by its capability to implement satisfactory programs in the midst of tremendous political and commercial challenges that confront the organisation and we are proud now to say that the organisational management of NATRIPAL taken care of by the indigenous peoples ourselves.

The chief mission of our organisation is to gain recognition for the rights of…

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The Dakota 38

December 27, 2013

It is important to remember the stories of colonization all over the world. It is important to hear the stories of the people that were pushed into submission, pushed away from their walks of live. Help them remember who they are, by listening

sharing economy, hmmmmm

iRevolutions

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

Dropping Knowledge, What can a woman from African tell about Europe?

Amazon with Bruce Parry 6 of 6

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