Category Archives: politics

We can defeat hate

Most news items indicate that hate is winning. People target those with slight differences like skin colour, religion, ethnicity. In my country, Australia, the government tortures people because they tried to seek asylum here via a leaky boat rather than … Continue reading

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Good news for tigers and rhinos — for now

Chinese medicine has superstitious aspects, like rhino horn and tiger bits enhancing male potency. While Chinese authorities are all for wildlife conservation, traditionally they’d allowed bits of these animals as long as they were captive, and bred for the purpose. … Continue reading

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A plan to stop global extinction

Avaaz is raising money to enable them to have an input into the Global Deal for Nature at the crucial Biodiversity Summit of 2020. This is the most important issue facing humanity. Climate change is only part of it. We … Continue reading

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Toolkit for making a climate change difference

You can download a detailed guide for personal actions you can take, never mind the idiocy of certain politicians. It was prepared for Australia, but minor modifications allow it to be applied anywhere. This is from the Climate Council, one … Continue reading

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Who would Jesus vote for?

I’ve been doing my best to ignore the political barrage, but this inspiring post by Brandi Miller made me want to translocate to America and hug the lady.

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How to reduce extinctions

A few months ago, I made a submission to an Australian Senate enquiry into Australia’s faunal extinction crisis. They have just notified me that I may now make my submission public, so I have uploaded it as a PDF file. … Continue reading

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Action needed, not talk

Gandhi kicked the British out of India via nonviolent action. We now need to kick the moneybags out of power in the same way. This is the inspiration of a new British organisation, Extinction Rebellion. When the law is against … Continue reading

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Gandhi’s spiritual daughter?

Molly Scott Cato is a British politician, who has announced her intention of going from law-maker to law-breaker to try to save the planet. She is leading a movement for nonviolent direct action to protect what future we still have. … Continue reading

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New hope for Ethiopia

Their new Prime Minister, Abiy Ahmed is transforming a savagely traumatised country’s culture toward cooperation, decency, letting go of past hatreds. And the country has just appointed its first female President, Sahle-Work Zewde. Exiles from the country are returning, there … Continue reading

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Pip’s call to action

Stephanie Black has posted a long and thoughtful comment to How to change the world. I have learned some of the answers to her questions from Pip Lipkin, who is the hero of my novel, Ascending Spiral. Here is how … Continue reading

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