Every day it becomes clearer how important it is to understand the political and economic forces that are getting in the way of addressing the climate crisis. The scientists’ understanding of the crisis is clear. The technological solutions to support human life into the future without destroying the natural matrix we depend on are … Continue reading Anti-capitalism and the Climate Crisis: A review
Freedom: Challenging Domination or License to Dominate?
When the people on the streets in Iran use the slogan "Woman, Life, Freedom," the freedom they refer to is freedom from domination. Iranians are living under a regime that limits what they can say, how they dress, and how they may gather and organize. Their government is imprisoning, torturing, and killing people who are … Continue reading Freedom: Challenging Domination or License to Dominate?
Advice for Joining the Climate Justice Movement
The reason the world is not making the transition away from the use of fossil fuels at the speed required for human thriving is because of entrenched systems of power. Getting those systems to change will take everything we have. As Frederick Douglass said, “Power concedes nothing without a demand. It never has and it … Continue reading Advice for Joining the Climate Justice Movement
Consumerism, Sustainability, and Happiness: How to Build a World Where Everyone has Enough
Forthcoming Spring 2023 What would it take to have a world where everyone had enough? How can we eliminate poverty, leave enough for non-human nature, and increase wellbeing? This book explores ways the reader can live their life, engage with cultural change, and engage with policy making, to build that world. We are presently on … Continue reading Consumerism, Sustainability, and Happiness: How to Build a World Where Everyone has Enough
We Can Solve the Climate Crisis Without Worrying About Population
I am working on a book that argues that the world has enough for everyone. To get to that world of enough, we need better ways to organize society such that the politics of profit aren’t driving social, economic, and political decision making. One of the reviews I received on my manuscript took me to … Continue reading We Can Solve the Climate Crisis Without Worrying About Population
Shifting Wasteful Consumption￼
In San Mateo County California, where I live, advocates worked hard to create a new public electricity supplier that would provide everyone electricity from renewable sources at no extra cost. I turn off the light when I leave a room, but my personal carefulness does not come close to the impact of the work people … Continue reading Shifting Wasteful Consumption￼
The Production of Apathy
Jewish Trauma and Christian Redemption in Shine
The Making and Unmaking of Whiteness
Rittenhouse’s Acquittal is an Endorsement of Critical Race Theory
The acquittal of Kyle Rittenhouse is a powerful endorsement of critical race theory. We all know that no one is teaching critical race theory in the K-12 system. The current discussions of Critical Race Theory (CRT) are the result of a tried-and-true right-wing strategy to create weird forms of cathexis where they link the name … Continue reading Rittenhouse’s Acquittal is an Endorsement of Critical Race Theory