Archive | March, 2014

Wage Peace

Wage Peace with your breath. Breathe in firemen and rubble, breathe out whole buildings and flocks of red wing blackbirds. Breathe in terrorists and breathe out sleeping children and fresh mown fields. Breathe in confusion and breathe out maple trees. Breathe in the fallen and breathe out lifelong friendships intact. Wage peace with your listening: […]

Noam Chomsky on Globilization

Globalization Noam Chomsky interviewed by Maria Ahmed Global Agenda, January, 2006   Free and fair trade For the record, I am in favour of globalization. That’s been true of the left and the labor movement since their modern origins. That’s why every union is called an international, why there were several abortive attempts to form […]

United Nations…

International Day of Happiness. Happiness and Fair Trade go hand in hand.See research by LSE economist and co-founder of Action for Happiness, Lord Richard Layard. Our research shows that 87% of people would prefer to live in a society with the greatest happiness rather than the greatest wealth. But we are bombarded with so many fake and misleading […]

Red Lentil and Spinach Soup

Ingredients   1 tablespoon olive oil 1 onion, finely chopped 3 cloves garlic, minced 1 teaspoon ground cumin 1 teaspoon ground coriander 1/2 teaspoon curry powder 2 cups red lentils, rinsed and picked through 3 to 4 cups vegetable stock 1 (14 1/2 ounce) can diced tomatoes 5 ounces baby spinach Salt and pepper, to […]

The Power of Outrospection, by RSA Animates

Here’s a thought-provoking 10 minute video about empathy.  Introspection is out, and outrospection is in. Philosopher and author Roman Krznaric explains how we can help drive social change by stepping outside ourselves. The RSA is a 258 year-old charity devoted to creating social progress and spreading world-changing ideas. For more information about our research, RSA […]