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Earth Commons Rising!

on Mon, 03/22/2010 - 08:00

"The commons is still an embryonic vision. It will require time to evolve. But it is a vision with great potential, perhaps because it is not being advanced by an intellectual elite or a political party, but by a hardy band of resourceful irregulars on the periphery of conventional politics. (That’s always where the most interesting new things originate.) These commoners are now starting to find each other, a convergence that augurs great things." -- Imagining a New Politics of the Commons, David Bollier

Celebrating women and womanhood on the 100th International Women's Day

on Mon, 03/08/2010 - 12:24

The International Women's Day, a good opportunity to express our appreciation not only of the women in our life but also, the women who joined the World Citizen Panels network (the half of us), and womanhood itself.

Mapping the complexity of climate change and sustainability

on Sun, 03/07/2010 - 12:24

"Mapping the Complexity of Climate Change and Sustainability" is the title of a conversation in the Sustainability group at the Presencing Community site, which Toni Stafford, a wise, whole-brain woman opened on March 5. By "whole brain" I mean someone who is at home with matters of Spirit, beauty, deep intuition, AND doesn't shy away from the scientific dimensions of what evolutionary agents need to master, such as chaos and complexity theory in action, systems dynamics, holarchy, etc.

Midway through Copenhagen

on Sun, 12/13/2009 - 14:03


Transforming Capitalism

on Sun, 12/06/2009 - 12:24

"The crisis of our time is not about financial or economic bankruptcy. The real crisis of our time is about an intellectual bankruptcy: the bankruptcy of mainstream economic thought. Just as the crumbling of the Berlin Wall in 1989 marked the end of one fundamentalist approach to society and the economy socialist state-centric fundamentalism the toppling of the Wall Street house of cards marks the end of another neoliberal market-centric fundamentalism." -- Otto Scharmer, from The Blind Spot of Economic Thought.