Friday Video: Brazil – Dragon Dreaming

With Brazil elections upcoming, it is heartening to see young community leaders engaged in moving Brazil forward, making connections as diverse as book clubs, vermiculture and entrepreneur hubs – all interrelated and serving  to improve quality of life. Pedro Arujo Mendes teaches a method called “Dragon Dreaming” to make environmentally …

New Poll Shows Voters Are Ready To Pay To Blunt Climate Change

New Poll Shows Voters Are Ready To Pay To Blunt Climate Change By Tom Kenworthy on June 11, 2014 at 10:10 am CREDIT: Shutterstock If this keeps up, more politicians may learn to love climate change as a political issue. A new poll from Bloomberg shows that by nearly a …

OTHER NEWS: Where Will The New Europe Go?

   Where Will The New Europe Go?   By Roberto Savio*   ROME, May   2014 (IPS) – “An era can be said to end when its basic illusions are exhausted” is a phrase from Arthur Miller which applies well to the European elections that have just ended. What those elections …

Thanks to the Roberts Court, Corporations Have More Constitutional Rights Than Actual People

  Thanks to the Roberts Court, Corporations Have More Constitutional Rights Than Actual People   William Greider – The Nation   The big media talk a lot about stalemate in Congress, but they are missing the real story. While representative democracy is dysfunctional, the Supreme Court has taken over with …

Beyond GDP: Measuring progress, true wealth, and the wellbeing of nations

  Beyond GDP Measuring progress, true wealth, and the wellbeing of nations May 2014 newsletter   Interview Quote In the spotlight   In brief Agenda On the web   In this edition of the Beyond GDP newsletter: Interview with Enrico Giovannini Quote from Wayne Visser Spotlight on Using beyond GDP …

Other News – Our Planet’s Future Is in the Hands of 58 People

Our Planet’s Future Is in the Hands of 58 People   By Roberto Savio*   ROME, Apr  2014 (IPS) – In case you missed it, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) released the third and final part of a report on Apr. 13 in which it says bluntly that …

Koch net worth hits $100 billion as Supreme Court lifts limits on cash for Congress

  Koch net worth hits $100 billionas Supreme Court lifts limits on cash for Congress     Bloomberg’s Billionaires Index shows Charles and David Koch’s combined net worth as now surpassing the $100 billion benchmark, far beyond Bill Gates’ $79 billion, Sheldon Adelson’s $36 billion, George Soros’s $26 billion, and Tom …

Supreme Court just crippled democracy

Hazel, Moments ago, the U.S. Supreme Court handed down its ruling in McCutcheon v. Federal Election Commission. Sadly, alarmingly, infuriatingly — it’s Citizens United all over again. I’ll explain a bit more below, but first I need you to do THREE things: 1. Voice your outrage that the Supreme Court has sold out …

Kosmos Newsletter:Creating the New Civilization for the Common Good

Kosmos Newsletter Creating the New Civilization for the Common Good  October 30, 2013 SUBSCRIBE: print or digital  Buy current issue here November 1st is the big day when Wayne, from Snyder Printer, backs up his truck to the door to deliver the new Fall-Winter 2013 issue of Kosmos Journal. It’s an exciting time for us …