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Rex Weyler, Co-Founder of Greenpeace International, Proposes Some Ways Forward in the Aftermath of COVID-19

Posted by Ruth Thomas-Pellicer on Friday, May 22, 2020, In : Re-embodiments politics 

Below you can listen to the inspiring talk by Rex Weyler, co-founder of Greenpeace, on the double bind of the pandemic. Some very good points that Weyler makes in relation to 'whither the global polity in the aftermath of COVID-19:

(1) A long-term perspective is necessary away from the legislature-based short-termism adopted by politicians;

(2) We have to move away from engineering linear thinking towards systems thinking including a humble approach towards Mother Earth as we can't know al...


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Covid-19 as a Stepping Stone Towards the Collective Rite of Passage into Adulthood that Humanity has to Undergo

Posted by Ruth Thomas-Pellicer on Tuesday, April 14, 2020, In : Re-embodiments politics 

Is COVID-19 a Collective Rite of Passage?

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Many transitions in human cultures are marked by rites of passage, such as baptisms, weddings, even funerals. And, during those transitions there is a moment when those involved are neither what they were, nor what they will become. At a wedding, the couple is not yet married, nor are they single. A child going through an adulthood ritual is not yet an adult, but is no longer a child. Even in a funer...


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The Green Activist Sandy Irvine Reminds Us that COVID-19 Offers an Unprecedented Chance to Slow Down and Mend Our Ecocidal Ways and Move Towards An Ecological Society

Posted by Ruth Thomas-Pellicer on Sunday, April 5, 2020, In : Press artricles 

Covid-19 and a chance for sustainability

The following is the text of a very short talk I gave in my ‘green issues’ slot on local community radio in March 2020 on the lessons of the Covid-19 crisis and the chance to build a better society. Please feel free to recycle in your area


The Covid-19 crisis continues to dominate the news. The costs … the death toll… threatened livelihoods… the general dislocation… are painfully clear. But I want to put the current crisis in a wider context....


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GRAIN NGO Informs that Industrial Livestock, not Wet Markets, Might Be Origin of Covid-19

Posted by Ruth Thomas-Pellicer on Wednesday, April 1, 2020, In : Relevant literature 

New from GRAIN | 1 April 2020

New research suggests industrial livestock, not wet markets, might be origin of Covid-19

There is a growing body of evidence that the origin of the current Covid-19 pandemic is not a wet market in Wuhan, as has been widely claimed. We now know that tests of the animals at the market came back negative and that the first reported case and many other initial cases had no connection to this market. We also now know, thanks to a newly released analysis of the genomic s...


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