Links: Stuff We Love

Let’s Roll Up Our Sleeves and Build It

People we think are doing work that makes positive change.  Another world is inevitable.  What kind it is depends on what we get together and make real.

Metro Justice
50 years of member-driven, grass roots advocacy work in Rochester.  Still features treasured voices in our community that date back to its days as Friends of F.I.G.H.T.

Take Back the Land
Land is the basis of power, and it’s the next big move for the financial bandits our revolutionary founders warned us about.  Everybody knows it.  This crew gets right in there where the dispossessed are being even more dispossessed, and works to make sure they aren’t.

B.L.A.C.K.: Building Leadership and Community Knowledge
Where a lot of beautiful community building happens.

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Revolution Media

When the major networks are full of spin, distractions, and memory holes you could drive five eighteen wheelers through shoulder to shoulder, where do you turn?  Sure, we’ve got Rachel Maddow and Jon Stewart letting the air out of those balloons full-time, and even fitting in some genuine journalism now and then, but where’s the actual conversation?  You probably know something we don’t know, but we like this stuff.

Reflections on a Revolution
The thoughtful, rigorous creation of Jerome Roos.

Democracy NOW
Amy Goodman is of a breed of real journalists we’ve got to figure out how to nurture, support, and learn from in the shifting media landscape.

Moyers & Company
Another one of these priceless journalists that makes people want to go to journalism school, if only they thought they could somehow pay off the soul-crushing student debt they’d have to take on.

Popular Resistance
Margaret Flowers and Kevin Zeese make me feel all warm and fuzzy.  Let them make you feel warm and fuzzy, too.

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Ecological Economics

The whole field of Economics has an egg-covered face these days.  The neoclassical ideology that was being aggressively pushed while I was getting my degree has been throoughly discredited.  Greg Mankiw, I’m lookin’ at you, buddy.  Anyway, we still think it’s a useful enough way of thinking about systems that we should keep it around and be conversant in it.  Here are people we adore for rethinking the whole ball of wax so that it may serve us instead of hose us over.

Center for the Advancement of a Steady State Economy
Herman Daly and others are building rigorous theoretical underpinnings for measuring human activity with sticks that will militate toward a living planet.  For most of Industrial Capitalism’s development, you could more or less get away with using GDP as a proxy for human well being with only a few grumbles to explain away.  That’s pretty much shot now, and should never be used by anyone in policy or media circles ever.  CASSE is building a new, smarter vocabulary for taming the Babylon System into something that serves.

Revolution Media

When the major networks are full of the most disingenuous spin, distractions, and memory holes you could drive five eighteen wheelers through, shoulder to shoulder, where do you turn?  Sure, we’ve got Rachel Maddow and Jon Stewart letting the air out of those balloons full-time, and even fitting in some genuine journalism now and then, but where’s the actual conversation about rolling up our sleeves and being what’s happening? Reflections on a Revolution ROARMag is the thoughtful, rigorous creation of Jerome Roos. Democracy NOW Amy Goodman, part of a breed of real journalists we’ve got to figure out how to nurture, support, and learn from in the shifting landscape of the media. Moyers & Company Bill Moyers is another one of those great journalists who give the profession a good name.  The kind of person that makes people want to go to journalism school, if only they thought they could somehow pay off the soul-crushing student debt they’d have to take on. Popular Resistance Margaret Flowers and Kevin Zeese make me feel all warm and fuzzy.

Blogs, Side Projects, and Good Clean Fun

Shake your booty and raise your fist.

The Hotness of Young Stalin

Noam Chomsky and Howard Zinn Analyze Lord of the Rings