Entries by dh

nice appearance by the always-amazing naomi klein on bill moyers. 30 min worth watching. i love her analysis of most climate activist messages that target the individual (‘you can do something about it by changing your behavior’) and often neglect the necessity for collective action. this point is the reason i finally became a fan […]

350.org on the Do The Math Tour: 3 sold-out nights so far, and clear language: 5 times more than is safe to burn. It’s simple math: we can burn 565 more gigatons of carbon dioxide and stay below 2°C of warming — anything more than that risks catastrophe for life on earth. The only problem? […]

four more years to finally take climate change seriously: open letter to obama from the least developed countries: Later this month, representatives of the world’s nations will meet in Doha, Qatar, for the annual negotiations on the UN climate change treaty. When you were first elected president, your words gave us hope that you would […]

I miss George Carlin. I think he raises a good (possibly the best) point that it doesn’t really matter who you vote for. But I think there’s an important reason to vote, which has gone largely underreported: upcoming nominations of Supreme Court justices. Currently there are 5 traditionally conservative (Roberts, Scalia, Kennedy, Thomas, Alito) and […]

Seit mehr als 3 Wochen demonstrieren Flüchtlinge, die von Würzburg nach Berlin gelaufen sind, um auf das unmögliche Asylrecht aufmerksam zu machen, seit einer Woche auch im Hungerstreik vor dem Brandenburger Tor. Dabei werden Ihnen bei Temperaturen um den Nullpunkt und Bodenfrost Decken/Isomatten von den Behörden weggenommen, sie dürfen nicht mal zur medizinischen Behandlung weder […]

great case study of effective creative protest in action: getting the politicians to  improve the street quality in yekaterinburg through street art intervention! (Source: https://www.youtube.com/)

the yes men are crowdfunding their next movie on the chamber of commerce, one of the major reasons that effective climate change legislation is not happening in the US! highly worth supporting, they are some of the most inspiring contemporary activists. (if you don’t know it yet, check out their movie ’the yes men fix […]

a bunch of good TED talks that have been published recently, including a talk by tristram stuart on the global food waste scandal, something i’ve liked to point out many times. brené brown’s power of vulnerability is also a really great watch, and i’m pointing it out even though it’s been published for a while […]