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Animals/Humans: A Story of Love and Loss

The inspiration for this article comes from the following short trailer for Midway, which provides a heart-wrenching glimpse into the effects of human capitalist consumption and pollution on the lives of our fellow animals: “Urbanization in the West was based historically on a notion of progress rooted in the conquest and exploitation of nature by […]

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“The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is an attribute of the strong.” –Gandhi

It takes a very strong heart, strong mind, and strong spirit to truly forgive.  In a society that sees retribution as ‘justice’, it becomes easy to misunderstand payback as being courageous.  Forgiveness, however, is what takes the utmost strength –to not only be able to show compassion and forgiveness for those who have harmed you, […]

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Leading by Example — Remembering Martin Luther King Jr.

Today, on the birthday of one of the most inspirational and perceptive thinkers and leaders of our time, let us take the time to reflect on some of the wisdom imparted to us by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.  Forgive your enemies, love instead of hate, and never, ever stay silent about issues that matter.  […]

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Love is Simple. (the ‘Sharing Economy’)

“When we start substituting sharing for buying, fascinating changes –disruptions, opportunities, and maybe even climate benefits– can follow.” –Scott Rosenberg As is fairly obvious, the capitalist economy is a system of growth.  The circuit of capital accumulation has to grow to keep turning.  When the system can no longer grow in one area, it has […]

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“This is What Love Looks Like”: Idle No More in Toronto

Today at 2pm by the fountain in the middle of Toronto’s iconic Eaton’s Centre, hundreds of people joined in a flash mob in support of the Idle No More movement and Chief Theresa Spence.  In a heartening and spirited display, First Nations representatives and Canadian citizens beat drums, sang songs, and circled the fountain together […]

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What if money didn’t matter?

If we don’t give capital its power, it won’t hold such extensive power over us all. What could life be like?

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The ‘Land Ethic’

“A land ethic changes the role of Homo sapiens from conqueror of the land community to plain member and citizen of it…it implies respect for his fellow-members, and also respect for the community as such.” –Aldo Leopold Aldo Leopold is a well-known American author, scientist, ecologist, and environmentalist.  In his most famous work, A Sand […]

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