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Starving In The Spring

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Originally posted on The Dish:
The Arab Spring nations, such as Egypt and Syria, have struggled with food security: The food import dependence and lack of foreign exchange is all the more worrying as the global food crisis of 2008  [seen above]…

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Ecuador’s Long Struggle with Chevron and its Predecessor Standard Oil

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The Ecuador-Chevron video I’ve made available here is 3 minutes. All humanity, all life everywhere, is vulnerable to deadly exploitation by our well-entrenched economic practice of “progress by profit and profit by expansion.” Status-quo’ does not challenge itself. The challenge must come from that ‘ordinary voice’, and the ordinary voice must be informed, thoughtful, and firm. Continue reading

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A Case For Nurturing and Developing Empathy – 21st Century Solutions

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The 10 minute video posted here – an entertaining animated summary of Jeremy Rifkin’s Empathic Civilization, originally via The Royal Society of Arts website – is in complete solidarity with the purpose of Thoughts From The Well – promoting ideas and practices for our 21st Century. (And – predictably – it challenges old, entrenched, paradigms!) Continue reading

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Re-claiming Our Souls from The Company Store

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I’ve been on YouTube searching for lyrics that fit current economic conditions. I’m posting “Banks Are Made of Marble”. A great match to current conditions! I believe this is Seeger’s voice, posted by “TheInterdome” who has selected excellent supporting visuals. Follow link into my post to hear/see Seeger and photos and to catch reminders and suggestions of other worthy truth songs. Continue reading

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China Is Not The Problem

…there seems universal agreement that “human behavior (psychology)” constrains us to carrot-stick economic systems. “Most of us”, we assume, “will never be motivated to accomplish anything significant except through motivations such as fear, greed, and “fight” mentalities.” The assumption should to be questioned. Continue reading

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