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The Italian Essayist Guido Dalla Casa Aptly Urges us to Overcome Industrial Civilization

Posted by Ruth Thomas-Pellicer on Sunday, October 20, 2019, In : Re-embodiments politics 
Guido Dalla Casa
Key points of Guido Dalla Casa's philosophy: 
  • We must become profoundly aware that we humans are an animal species which can be easily classified (Class: Mammals, Order: Primates). We are like a kind of cell in an organism, which is the Ecosphere or Earth. Therefore, the first value must be the good health of the entire organism;
  • This planet can support a maximum of 2 or 3 billion humans that are mostly vegetarians like the other primates, and with a level of consumpt...

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Change The World Without Taking Power but with the Creation of Natural Carbon Sinks

Posted by Ruth Thomas-Pellicer on Monday, July 22, 2019, In : Re-embodiments politics 

I once read a Marxist book -and wrote a review thereof- entitled 'Change the World without Taking Power'. I guess the motto resonates with many of us in the altermondialiste movement. It's my belief that fulfilling the remit goes, to a large extent, by way of creating natural carbon sinks thereby sequestering carbon so that the latter becomes a dynamic of fertility and it's stropped from its performance as a global warmer and climate changer.  

In this succinct video (follow-up video,...


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Localization as the Only Avenue to Bring Ecocides to an End

Posted by Ruth Thomas-Pellicer on Friday, July 13, 2018, In : Re-embodiments politics 

Challenging Authoritarianism: the prospect of localization

By Helena Norberg-Hodge

We urgently need widespread awareness of the big picture of economic deregulation and its impacts on our communities and personal lives. It is only ignorance about this system that enables the pseudo-solutions of Trump, Brexit, Duterte and others to gain strength, even as the global economic system marches onwards, unfettered. Despite the fact that these right-wing political forces are often branded as “anti-gl...


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Worldwide Advances on the Ecological Front according to the Wellbeing Economy Alliance

Posted by Ruth Thomas-Pellicer on Sunday, May 13, 2018, In : Re-embodiments politics 

Here are a few examples of the many new directions, experiments, and models of the wellbeing economy already happening around the world.

  • The ability to communicate in real time with everyone empowers millions of people at virtually no cost and makes social organizing easier than ever before. Peer-to-peer networking has become a reality, whether sharing information, data, software, goods, services, car rides, accommodation, lending and/or political strategies.
  • Renewable energy allows for decentr...

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EcoPaxMundiAgora.Org Sides with SumOfUs.Org to Denounce the Destruction of the Rainforest on the Part of Multinationals such as Cadbury

Posted by Ruth Thomas-Pellicer on Wednesday, March 28, 2018, In : Re-embodiments politics 

Around Easter time, companies like Cadbury try to play up their wholesome image of a family-friendly chocolate company. The last thing Cadbury wants the public to know, is the dirty secret behind chocolate Easter eggs: the destruction of precious rainforests.

A study from our partner Mighty Earth shows: The cocoa used in Cadbury chocolate is grown illegally in national parks and protected areas all over the world. In some countries in West Africa, more than 90 percent of protected areas, such ...


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EcoPaxMundiAgora.Org Is Part of This Vision

Posted by Ruth Thomas-Pellicer on Friday, February 10, 2017, In : Re-embodiments politics 

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We must develop as much self-sufficiency as we reasonably can, both at the national level, meaning much less international trade, but more importantly at local and household levels. We need to convert our presently barren suburbs into thriving economies which produce much of what they need from local resources.

Home gardens and mini-farms throughout suburbs would allow nutrients to be recycled back to the soil. Most of us could get to work by bicycle or on foot, and the...


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'Going Local: the Solution-Multiplier' - A short introduction to economic localization.

Posted by Ruth Thomas-Pellicer on Sunday, February 5, 2017, In : Re-embodiments politics 
http://www.localfutures.org/media-room/online-videos/animated-short-film-going-local-solution-multiplier/

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'Old Faith vs. Old Fossils'

Posted by Ruth Thomas-Pellicer on Monday, July 27, 2015, In : Re-embodiments politics 
ETC Group
Pope Francis’s encyclical takes on the Fossil Fuel Industry – and much more
18 June 2015

“Liberation Theology” or “Liberation Technology”?

Pope Francis’s sympathies for “Liberation Theology” – the radical Catholic message of Latin American clergy of the 1960s and 70s that called for social change – has been uncertain. He was a young priest when Liberation Theology was at its height and didn’t speak up when it fell out of favour with the Catholic hierarchy. In 201...


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'Pope's climate change encyclical tells rich nations: pay your debt to the poor'

Posted by Ruth Thomas-Pellicer on Friday, June 19, 2015, In : Re-embodiments politics 

The Guardian, 19/06/2015
Pope Francis has called on the world’s rich nations to begin paying their “grave social debt” to the poor and take concrete steps on climate change, saying failure to do so presents an undeniable risk to a “common home” that is beginning to resemble a “pile of filth”.

The pope’s 180-page encyclical on the environment, released on Thursday, is at its core a moral call for action on phasing out the use of fossil fuels.

But it is also a document infused with...


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'Norway Will Divest From Coal in Push Against Climate Change'

Posted by Ruth Thomas-Pellicer on Sunday, June 7, 2015, In : Re-embodiments politics 

New York Times, June 5, 2015
Norway’s $890 billion government pension fund, considered the largestsovereign wealth fund in the world, will sell off many of its investments related to coal, making it the biggest institution yet to join a growing international movement to abandon at least some fossil fuel stocks.

Parliament voted Friday to order the fund to shift its holdings out of billions of dollars of stock in companies whose businesses rely at least 30 percent on coal. A committee vote las...


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'We propose the perspective of “Living Well” in harmony with Mother Earth and the construction of a culture of life, complementarity, solidarity, and peace'

Posted by Ruth Thomas-Pellicer on Tuesday, October 14, 2014, In : Re-embodiments politics 
Address by Evo Morales Ayma, President of the Plurinational State of Bolivia, at the 69th Session of the General Assembly of the United Nations, September 24, 2014.

Translated from the Spanish by Charles McKelvey

Brother President of the General Assembly, Brother Secretary General, fellow Heads of State, brothers and sisters:

1. Mother Earth and humanity are dying, lashed by the environmental, climatic, financial, and food crisis that has been generated by an inhumane and predatory capitalism th...

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'Plain Living and High Thinking', Steps Towards An Age of Re-Embodiments

Posted by Ruth Thomas-Pellicer on Tuesday, September 9, 2014, In : Re-embodiments politics 

Simple Living in History: Pioneers of the Deep Future is available here.

Foreword to Simple Living in History, by David Shi

The simple life is almost as hard to define as it is to live. It has also been with us for thousands of years. Simplicity is an ancient and universal ideal. Most of the world’s great religions and philosophies have advocated some form of simple living that elevates activities of the mind and spirit over material desires and activities. The great...


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