David Korten’s 1995 bestseller, When Corporations Rule the World, was a key document in building the anti-globalization movement. In the aftermath of the 2008 economic meltdown, he wrote Agenda for a New Economy, a critique of the overwhelming influence of Wall Street on economic policy, which has resulted in a political system that serves, not the many, but the very wealthy few. Now, Korten is back with a strategy for taking back our political and economic systems and using them to create localized, community-controlled economies that foster the things we really need.
Today is Blog Action Day! Bloggers around the globe are posting about the same issue on the same day with the goal of “sparking a global discussion and driving collective action.” This year’s topic is water, and the following article published on in July in Yes Magazine! is so important it needs to be read and read again, and again.
“Yoga uncovers hidden parts of yourself, then shifts your life,” writes guest author Marylee Graffeo Fairbanks. “It summons the lessons needed lessons for transformation. We can resist, but the longer we take to see the harder the lessons get.
10.10.10 has been designated by organizations like 350.org as a Global Work Party to take action for our planet. 350’s message to the world is: “STARTING NOW, people at 7347 events in 188 countries are getting to work on the climate crisis. People are digging community gardens, installing solar panels, planting trees, riding bikes instead of driving, doing beach clean-ups and more. We’re sending a clear message to our political leaders: “If we can get to work, so can you!”
I think it is probably fair to assume that most Americans today consider happiness not only something that would be nice to have, but something that we really ought to have—and, moreover, something that’s within our power to bring about, if only we set our minds to it. We can be happy, we tell ourselves, teeth gritted. We should be happy. We will be happy.
Losing your pants during an interview isn’t the worse thing that can happen as our newest writer, Snotty McSnotterson, discovers when she unearths her “lucky pants” for the occasion.
Born with mild cerebral palsy and hearing loss, Ronan Corr (with Earth Day Canada) never let disabilities stop him from living the life he dreamed of living. Ronan reminds us that in a day and age when we rush towards our future like a hare, going slow and sure like the tortoise is just as effective and gives you time to savour life along the way.
The United States’ largest teacher-led, educational reform movement in music education has been unleashed. David Wish, founder and executive director of Little Kids Rock, talks about the exciting benefits of the “Fifth Stream” of music education in US public schools. Will kids actually get to study at school what they listen to at home?
And here we go! The World Cup has begun…the world is about to discover South Africa. South Africa is going to discover South Africa. Alan Heather explores sport, national pride, the FIFA theme song by K’naan and the global village … and somehow manages to tie it all together.
Simon T. Bailey, bestselling author of “Release Your Brilliance”, wants to know: what does Appetite for the Spectacular mean to you? When you hear those words, what stirs your soul? What is possible when you become intentional about your life and decide to be spectacular?