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The Last Possible Refuge by Tristan A. Shaw

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by Tristan A. Shaw
Writer, Dandelion Salad
British Columbia, Canada
March 8, 2013

Wealth and power is the single greatest force that will lead to our species annihilation. It seems there is little historical antidote to the pathology of this class power. When a plutocracy grows into a rapacious system of exploitation, environmental destruction closely follows. Almost every past civilization has fallen in this manner, and we are not exempt.

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Can Civilization Survive Capitalism? by Noam Chomsky

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by Noam Chomsky
In These Times
March 5, 2013

There is “capitalism” and then there is “really existing capitalism.”

The term “capitalism” is commonly used to refer to the U.S. economic system, with substantial state intervention ranging from subsidies for creative innovation to the “too-big-to-fail” government insurance policy for banks.

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The Myth of Human Progress by Chris Hedges

Climate change

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by Chris Hedges
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Carolyn Baker: Preparing Emotionally for the Coming Chaos

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peakmoment·Jan 1, 2013

“The external growth of a budding economy is over. The focus on growth now needs to be on the inner world.” Carolyn Baker’s Navigating the Coming Chaos is a toolkit to prepare emotionally and spiritually for the collapse of industrial civilization now underway. First build an “internal bunker,” she suggests, to begin healing the fear, grief and despair that immobilize many people in our “culture of numbness.” From that foundation, she invites us to look at who our allies are ? people, places, possessions. Carolyn observes that many people experience a level of joy by doing this work (Episode 225). Continue reading

Surviving Progress (2011)

The way of the civilizations

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Film about the risks we pose to our own survival in the name of progress; connecting financial collapse, growing inequality and global oligarchy with the sustainability of mankind.

©2011Cinémaginaire Inc. – Film Progreso Inc. Invisible Hand Productions Inc. in co-production with The National Film Board Of Canada

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Michael C. Ruppert: Arrival of the Post-Petroleum Human

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NOT A WAR FOR OIL

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 on Jun 24, 2011

Peak Moment 196: “Petroleum Man is dead. Infinite Growth Man is dead. Post Petroleum Human is alive,” announced Michael C. Ruppert on May 22, 2011. Members of this emerging “species” know they must live in balance with the Earth, while remembering the lessons of industrial civilization. The star and subject of the documentary “Collapse”, Mike founded CollapseNet.org in 2010 to empower people to connect and relocalize. Continue reading

A critique of General Leonid Ivashov’s article, “BRICS and the mission of reconfiguring the world: An alternative world order?” by Fazal Rahman, Ph.D.

by Fazal Rahman, Ph.D.
Guest Writer
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June 17,  2011

The recent article of General Leonid Ivashov (1) deals with BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China, South Africa) group of countries and its current and future potentials for changing the nature of civilization and the world balance of forces. In doing so, Ivashov has touched on some of the underlying macro-level historical-intellectual foundations of the developmental historical process. Continue reading