Tuesday, 27 December 2016
6 Lessons Learned Fighting Oppressive Regimes While Trying to Protect People and Planet The U.S. is bracing for President-elect Donald Trump. All initial indications are that the U.S. is in for a dramatic change of leadership, more like some of the authoritarian regimes we are used to reading about in other parts of the world. Over the last decade, I have worked as an environmental and human-rights philanthropist trying to protect people and the planet, some of that inside oppressive and authoritarian regimes.
Monday, 26 December 2016
'This is possible. We did it': the week Portugal ran on renewables | News | The Guardian Lisbon at night Renewables kept the lights on in Lisbon for four and a half days in May. Photograph: ImageBroker/Rex/Shutterstock Sam Jones in Alto Minho @swajones Monday 26 December 2016 08.00 GMT Last modified on Monday 26 December 2016 08.02 GMT View more sharing options Shares 1,710 Comments 313 If you can keep your gaze off the hilltops, imagine away the pylons and forget the occasional tractor of an uncertain vintage coughing along the narrow roads, little appears to have changed in the valleys of north-eastern Portugal for decades, perhaps even centuries. The gnarled alvarinho vines have been relieved of their fruit to make vinho verde, an old woman in black herds her sheep through a hamlet and hungry eagles hover over the fields, scanning the land for lunch. But look up, past the villages, the clumps of stout ponies and the wolf-haunted forests of pine, oak and eucalyptus, and the harbingers of an environmental revolution are silhouetted against the December sky. The 130 giant wind turbines that sprout from the peaks, slicing the air with a rhythmic sigh, have helped Portugal to a remarkable achievement. For four and a half days in May the country ran entirely on electricity from renewable sources: wind, hydro and solar power.
Friday, 16 December 2016
Wednesday, 7 December 2016
What Can Humanity's Hidden Past Teach Us About Our Future? An Interview with Graham Hancock | Wake Up World
What Can Humanity's Hidden Past Teach Us About Our Future? An Interview with Graham Hancock | Wake Up World December 7th, 2016 By Dr. Kelly Neff Guest writer for Wake Up World Author and inspirational thinker Graham Hancock appeared on Lucid Planet Radio last week, to chat with me about his latest (2015) book, “Magicians of the Gods”, which continues his work of uncovering humanity’s hidden past. You probably recognize Graham Hancock as the author of bestselling books like “Fingerprints of the Gods”, or from his banned Ted Talk, “The War on Consciousness” – a must see if you haven’t already. In addition to his talks, presentations and books reaching an audience of tens of millions, in February, Hancock was voted No. 14 in the Watkins list of “The 100 Most Spiritually Influential Living People.”
Camesquat evicted: Game over for squatters as Camelot reclaims its former Hoxton HQ - News - Hackney Gazette
Camesquat evicted: Game over for squatters as Camelot reclaims its former Hoxton HQ - News - Hackney Gazette Camesquat evicted: Game over for squatters as Camelot reclaims its former Hoxton HQ 16:37 02 December 2016 Emma Bartholomew Camelot outwitted the Camesquat crew, evicting them them from its Hoxton HQ Camelot outwitted the Camesquat crew, evicting them them from its Hoxton HQ Squatters occupying Camelot’s former Hoxton HQ have been evicted after security guards caught them unawares. Share article from Hackney Gazette on facebook Tweet article from Hackney Gazette Share article from Hackney Gazette on Google Pluspost article from Hackney Gazette on reddit email article from Hackney Gazette Camelot outwitted the Camesquat crew, evicting them them from its Hoxton HQCamelot outwitted the Camesquat crew, evicting them them from its Hoxton HQ The group, which dubbed itself Camesquat, took over the building in Westland Place two months ago. It is owned by the firm whose mission, ironically, is to keep squatters out of unoccupied buildings by placing “property guardians” in them.
Occupy protesters were right, says Bank of England official - Telegraph Occupy protesters were right, says Bank of England official The anti-capitalist protesters who occupied St Paul’s Cathedral were both morally and intellectually right, a senior Bank of England official said last night. A banner reading 'Capitalism is Crisis' is displayed in front of St Paul's Cathedral in the city of London on October 16, 2011 as part of a global day of protests inspired by the Members of the movement occupied the grounds of St Paul’s and remained camped there for more than three months until police evicted them in February last year Photo: AFP