Category Archives: Social awareness

Climate Protection as a World Citizen Movement

Protection of Earth system services is essential for sustainable development. This is why a paradigm shift is needed in society and the economy. It is thus up to all actors – from individuals to businesses to nation states – to … Continue reading

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Living dangerously on borrowed time during slow, unrecognized Regime Shifts

Regime shifts from one ecological state to another are often portrayed as sudden, dramatic, and difficult to reverse. Yet many regime shifts unfold slowly and imperceptibly after a tipping point has been exceeded, especially at regional and global scales. These … Continue reading

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Best Strategies to End Corporate Rule

Corporate power is behind the politics of climate denial, Wall Street bailouts, union busting, and media consolidation, to name just a few. But real people have power, too. Here are some of our most successful strategies. The power of corporations … Continue reading

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Crisis económica y terror social

Esas poblaciones no encuentran el modo de salir de la pasividad y de la despolitización incentivadas por un sistema que hizo del acceso al consumo su núcleo articulador de la subjetividad contemporánea. Un consumo, en muchos casos desenfrenado, que acabó … Continue reading

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11 Things You Can Do to Help the ‘Occupy Wall Street’ Movement

Read The people protesting on Wall Street are fighting for the unemployed, the uninsured, and those totally insecure in the face of ever increasing financial inequities. These patriot occupiers are fighting for 99 percent of us. Those who are unemployed, … Continue reading

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It’s Not Just Indignation: Inventing new ways of doing politics

It’s true that we’re indignant. But not just that. If it were just indignation that brought us together in the streets and squares of our cities, the movement would have less force. Once the moment of excitement had passed we … Continue reading

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Using Social Awareness Streams To Learn What People Care About

A recent paper called “Hip and Trendy: Characterizing Emerging Trends on Twitter” calls social awareness streams “a class of communication and information platforms”. Those platforms are social networking sites such as Twitter, Facebook and even Youtube. Any place that we … Continue reading

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